07/02/2008 12:00AM

Full field in Prairie Gold Lassie


A full field of 12, plus two also-eligibles, have been entered to run in the $50,000 Prairie Gold Lassie for 2-year-old fillies. The five-furlong event is headed by Churchill maiden winner Shining Moment, who will break from the inside post postion. After splitting the field in her Keeneland debut, she returned to crush a field of $50,000 claimers at Churchill. She has been working steadily since that race for trainer Steve Asmussen. Terry Thompson has the call.

With a speed duel expected to materialize, the pace might benefit a closer such as Miss Fontana, who scored from off the pace in her only lifetime start at Arlington Park. Trainer Jimmy DiVito has made a habit of successfully shipping into Prairie over the years. Inez Karlsson will ride.

Happy Henrietta is another unbeaten filly who appears to have a chance. After putting up a struggle during the post parade, she set her mind on running and wore down a maiden special weight field to score at first asking.