Prairie Meadows Ends Meet With Stakes Bonanza

Eight stakes will be contested at the track on Saturday.

Prairie Meadows near Des Moines, Iowa, will offer an all-stakes program on Saturday, closing day of the track's 2016 American Quarter Horse meet.

Prairie Meadows Racetrack will end its Quarter Horse meet with an all-stakes program on Saturday. Post time for the first of eight races is set for 1 p.m. (CDT).

A field of 10 2-year-olds has been entered back in the afternoon’s richest race, the 350-yard, $230,310 Valley Junction Futurity. Leann Burns’ Mary Paintyourwagon, a daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon and the fastest qualifier, drew the rail post and will be ridden by Jorge Torres for trainer Stacy Charette-Hill. The filly has won three of her last four outs and ran second, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Fast Prize Tacita, in the 350-yard, $152,000 Iowa Double Gold Futurity (R) on September 3.

Second-fastest qualifier Two Timin Suzy, a brown One Dashing Eagle filly trained by Kasey Willis for owners Connie L. Young and John L. Herrick, has won earned $35,708 from six outs, and her resume includes a fourth-place finish in the July 10, 350-yard Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park. Two Timin Suzy will be ridden by Cesar Gomez from post 7.

The complete lineup for the Valley Junction Futurity, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Mary Paintyourwagon (Jorge Torres), 5-2
Kates Carter (David Pinon), 15-1
Jess Wild For You (Berkley Packer), 10-1
The Real Deahl (Stormy Smith), 12-1
Kates Wagon (Oscar Delgado), 6-1
Crazy At The Top (Ramiro Hara Garcia), 8-1
Two Timin Suzy (Cesar Gomez), 6-1
Favorite Moment (Raul Gutierrez), 10-1
Bold Ruller (Jose Montoya), 5-1
Corona Springs (Brayan Velazquez), 15-1

Altoona Derby
Also on Saturday, fastest qualifier Ferrari James drew post 5 for the 400-yard, $108,497 Altoona Derby.

Ferrari James is trained by Manuel Campos for owner Alfredo Botello. A bay son of Ivory James, the gelding brings in a three-race win streak that includes a neck victory in the 400-yard, $84,000 Iowa Double Gold Derby (R) on September 3.

Ferrari James is the 3-1 morning-line favorite and will be ridden by Osgar Delgado.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Mazzimo (Stormy Smith), 10-1
Tee Chic (Agustin Silva), 6-1
Macgyver Moonflash (David Pinon), 20-1
Justified (Dale Beaty), 15-1
Ferrari James (Oscar Delgado), 3-1
Pyc Time (Cesar Gomez), 20-1
Prized Wagon (Larry Payne), 4-1
Flare For Ivory (Ramiro Haro Garcia), 10-1
Freighttrain V (David Brown), 5-1
Divas Candy Girl (Brayan Velazquez), 12-1

Two Rivers Stakes
A full and evenly matched field of 10 aged runners has been entered in the afternoon’s lone graded stakes, the 440-yard, $45,000-added Two Rivers Stakes (G3).

The lukewarm 4-1 morning-line choice, Irene Velasquez’s A Will And Away drew the rail post and will be ridden by David Brown. The 6-year-old homebred son of Spit Curl Jess has banked $17,009 from four races this season, and he is coming off of a second-place finish in a 400-yard allowance-optional claiming ($35,000) race at Prairie Meadows on September 17.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
A Will And Away (David Brown), 4-1
Savanna Slim (Jorge Torres), 12-1
Jess Shaky (Cristian Esqueda), 20-1
Blacks Cartel (David Pinon), 8-1
Soraya Seis (Raul Gutierrez), 15-1
Built Tuff Enough (Ramiro Haro Garcia), 6-1
Load Your Guns (Oscar Delgado), 8-1
Magical To Know (Dale Beaty), 20-1
Rackem Back (Josh Romero), 15-1
This Doll Ca Run (Berkley Packer), 15-1

The other five stakes on Prairie Meadows closing-day program are the 870-yard, $25,000 Covered Bridges Stakes; the 400-yard, $60,000-added Terrace Hill Stakes (R) for Iowa-breds; the 400-yard, $126,128 Polk County Derby (R) for Iowa-breds; the 350-yard, $60,000-added Future of Iowa Stakes (R) for state-bred fillies and mares; and the 350-yard, $157,288 Jim Bader Futurity (R) for Iowa-bred juveniles.

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