03/06/2010 1:00AM

Jim's Prospect turns the tables


The third time proved to be the charm for the 3-year-old filly Jim's Prospect in her rivalry with Gator Prowl.

Beaten by a head and 1 3/4 lengths by Gator Prowl in a pair of six-furlong sprints earlier this winter, Jim's Prospect turned the tables with the help of an extra furlong in Saturday's $70,000 Wide Country Stakes at Laurel Park.

Ridden by Vladimir Diaz for trainer John Secor, Jim's Prospect ($9) rallied from far back and outbattled That's How I Roll by a head as pacesetter Gator Prowl faded to third as the 8-5 favorite, ending her three-race winning streak.

"I was hoping to get by Gator Prowl sooner or later," said Diaz, who has moved his tack to Maryland after riding regularly at Penn National. "The distance helped her a lot. When I saw the first quarter and Gator Prowl not getting away with an easy lead it made me feel confident."

In winning for just the second time in seven lifetime starts, Jim's Prospect ran the seven furlongs in 1:24.67.