05/12/2009 11:00PM

It's My Day Toots back off big allowance win


Ten older Iowa-bred fillies and mares will square off in Friday's $65,000 Mamie Eisenhower Stakes, a six-furlong contest at Prairie Meadows.

It's My Day Toots might be favored following her 11-length win in her seasonal bow against statebred allowance foes 10 days ago. A two-time winner over the Prairie Meadows strip last season, It's My Day Toots has yet to win back-to-back starts in seven lifetime starts. Trainer Kelly Von Hemel took over the training of It's My Day Toots this season and retains the services of Glen Corbett, who has partnered with the 4-year-old Five Star Day filly in all of her races.

Like It's My Day Toots, the 5-year old mare Friend O the Devil will be trying to earn her first black type in the Eisenhower. She is in sharp form for trainer Lynn Chleborad. Claimed for $7,500 at the Remington Park meeting last November, Friend O the Devil has rattled off three wins in her five subsequent starts, including her most recent outing at Prairie Meadows three weeks ago. Joel Campbell has the call.

Indianpass makes her first start of the year in the Eisenhower. A winner of four races from eight starts last season for trainer Chris Richard, she makes her first start for trainer Steven Hudnut. Indianpass has whistled in her recent morning breezes, including a bullet five furlong work of 59.20 last Saturday.

The red hot connections of trainer Richard and owner Maggi Moss will be represented by Thekatcamehome. Although she hasn't won a race in two years, the 6-year-old mare has earned over $276,000 while racing exclusively in Iowa.