06/06/2007 11:00PM

Alba Dabas Secret seeks third straight


ALTOONA, Iowa - Alba Dabas Secret will be looking for her third straight stakes win when she leads a solid field of 10 3-year-old fillies in the $50,000 Panthers Stakes on Saturday night at Prairie Meadows.

Alba Dabas Secret, one of four 2007 stakes winners entered in the one-mile Panthers, captured the $100,000 Green Oaks going a mile at Delta Downs on March 31 on a muddy track. She followed that up with a win in the $50,000 Hallowed Dreams Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs. Trained by Don Roberson, Alba Dabas Secret should sit right off the pace under the meet's leading rider, Terry Thompson.

Cream Only, winner of the $100,000 Instant Racing Breeders' Cup at Oaklawn Park on April 14, also figures despite breaking from the outside in post 10. Fourth last time out in the Stonerside Stakes in the slop at Lone Star Park, Cream Only is trained by Steve Asmussen with Tim Doocy back in the saddle.

The red-hot Irish Party is 5-1 on the track's morning line. Irish Party, 2 for 2 in stakes at Prairie Meadows in 2007, will be trying two turns for the first time. Trainer Kelly Von Hemel said he thinks she should handle the distance. Richard Monterrey will ride.

Trainee, Girls Pearls, and Acrosstheborder all have a shot.

Mile: Takedown looks tough

Takedown, the 8-5 morning-line choice, heads a field of eight in the $50,000 Prairie Mile.

Winner of the $100,000 Northern Spur BC at Oaklawn, Takedown should be closing with a rush.

Biglie Smallworld, winner of the $50,000 Golden Circle on opening weekend, figures to be the speed in the race. He will also be trying two turns for the first time.

Following a tough allowance win at Churchill Downs, Greeley's Conquest will be looking for his fourth straight victory and first stakes score. Trainer Gary Thomas has named Larry Sterling Jr. to ride.

A trio of Chicago shippers should contend. Piratesonthelake has drawn the rail, and has never been out of the money in seven starts. Snowblind Friend was a 43-1 longshot winner in his 2007 debut at Arlington, and is looking for his third straight win. Who Let the Cat In has been facing the likes of stakes winners Teufelsburg and Pirate Saint for trainer Richard Scherer.