09/05/2006 11:00PM

Beau Watch draws the rail


ALTOONA, Iowa - Beau Watch heads a field of 10 in Friday's $40,000 Central Iowa Stakes for fillies and mares, one of three Thoroughbred stakes on Friday's 12-race program at Prairie Meadows.

Beau Watch, trained by Eric Reed, captured the $60,000 Wild Rose Stakes here on June 3, scoring a front-running neck victory at the same 1 1/16-mile distance as the Central Iowa. Beau Watch returned to run second in a $75,000 stakes at Mountaineer on June 20 before fading to finish ninth, beaten 11 lengths, in the Grade 3 Gardenia Handicap last out at Ellis Park.

Beau Watch drew the rail on Friday and should be close throughout under jockey Alex Birzer. Beau Watch, a 5-year-old daughter of Beau Genius, sports a career record of 8-5-2 from 24 starts, good for $219,700 in earnings.

Precocious Kat, trained by Tom Amoss, could be a danger in the Central Iowa. Owner Maggi Moss claimed Precocious Kat from his last start for $50,000 on July 19 at Arlington Park. Precocious Kat's Beyer Speed Figures stack up well against her rivals on Saturday, and she figures to get a good stalking trip under jockey Terry Thompson. Precocious Kat will be coupled with Iowa-bred Switch Lanes as one of three entries in the race.

Freshman: Tricky Mon has top figure

Tricky Mon may go favored against seven rivals in the $40,000 Prairie Meadows Freshman.

Scott Blasi trains Tricky Mon, who scored a 3 3/4-length victory against maiden special weight company on Aug. 25 at Remington Park, earning the Freshman field's top Beyer Speed Figure of 82. Joel Campbell picks up the mount on Tricky Mon.

Winamac Jack, winner of the Iowa Cradle for statebreds here Aug. 26, and Arlington Park shipper Biglie Smallworld loom as dangerous in the six-furlong Freshman.

Biglie Smallworld won his maiden race in his debut here in May and has since finished second against allowance company and third in the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Arlington Park in his most recent start, on Aug. 20.

Debutante: Caitri out for third straight

Caitri will try to keep her undefeated record intact when she heads an overflow field of 14 entered in the $40,000 Prairie Meadows Debutante at six furlongs.

Caitri has begun her career with two clear-cut wins against Minnesota-bred rivals at Canterbury Park. In her most recent start, Caitri was an easy 11 1/4-length winner in the Northern Lights Debutante going six furlongs on Aug. 20. Tanner Riggs has a return call on Caitri for trainer Willie Padilla and her owner-breeder, Kissoon Thoroughbreds.

Local hopeful Irish Party and Spooked are also major contenders in the Debutante. Irish Party has won 3 of 4 career starts, including two stakes here for trainer Kelly Von Hemel. Irish Party held on to score a 1 1/4-length victory over statebred rivals here in the six-furlong Iowa Sorority on Aug. 26. Glenn Corbett has a return call on Irish Party, who figures to set the pace in the Debutante.

Spooked, trained by Mike Lauer, enters the Debutante off a third-place finish in the $85,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies on Aug. 6. Bill Troilo will be in to ride Spooked.