05/18/2008 11:00PM

Beyond the Reach outruns her odds


Beyond the Reach ($19.90), sent off as the longest shot on the board in Saturday's six-furlong Mamie Eisenhower at Prairie Meadows, ran like she belonged with the best older Iowa-bred fillies and mares when she scored by 1 1/4 lengths.

After being caught in the middle of a three-way speed battle, Beyond the Reach finally shook clear as the field reached the top of the stretch only to have the the 2-5 favorite, Camela Carson, looming dangerously on her outside.

Carlos Montalvo rode the winner, but it was her trainer, Jeff Barkley's decision to take race the filly without blinkers that may have made the biggest difference. She covered the distance in1:10.78. Jim and Linda Leech owned and bred the winner.

In the co-featured$65,000 John Wayne Stake, Red Hot and Gold ($14.80) broke in front cruised to a 6 3/4-length victory.

Ken Shino tapped Red Hot and Golde once as he raced unchallenged through the stretch, running the six furlongs in 109.08. Wild L, the 1-2 favorite, moved in to second with four furlongs to run but didn't threaten the winner.