09/04/2001 12:00AM

Chicago Six finds hole along rail


ALTOONA, Iowa - Chicago Six, under a ground saving trip from jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr., rallied to score a half-length victory over Neon Shadow in Monday's $100,000 Prairie Meadows Handicap.

Juarez settled Chicago Six ($4.40) in third position about six lengths off pacesetting Frazee's Folly, who ran a half-mile in 47.10 seconds. Chicago Six saved ground to the stretch and came through inside of Neon Shadow in the final 100 yards to earn the victory while clocking the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.60.

Da Devil who was last in the six-horse field on the backstretch, finished fastest for third, three-quarters of a length behind Neon Shadow.

The victory was Chicago Six's fourth in seven starts this year and the 15th win of the 6-year-old son of Wild Again's career. The winner was the co-starting highweight at 118 pounds and is trained by Jere Smith Sr. for owner Richard Trebat. Chicago Six has now earned $647,983 in 34 career starts.