08/03/2003 11:00PM

Woodbine: Wake at Noon staying the trip


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Favored Wake at Noon, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year and champion sprinter, won his second straight stakes race at 1 1/16 miles under Emile Ramsammy Sunday at Woodbine in the $136,500 Seagram Cup.

"The race turned out the way we wanted it to," Ramsammy said. "He had a nice, easy lead. Nobody pressured him, and he kept going. He's found a new lease on life now going longer."

Wake at Noon set quick fractions of 23.12 seconds, 46.54, and 1:10.82 while running off the rail. Anglian Prince moved into contention on the far turn and was angled to the rail for the stretch run, but he flattened out in the final sixteenth of a mile, as Wake at Noon drew off to prevail by 2 3/4 lengths.

Anglian Prince finished second, with Mark One third in the six-horse field. Florida Recount was scratched. The final time was 1:42.92.

Wake at Noon ($5.30) earned $81,900 for owner Bruno Schickedanz and trainer Abraham Katryan.