05/11/2005 11:00PM

Only at Night looks for a repeat


Defending champion Only at Night squares off against Switch Lanes and four other Iowa-bred filly and mares in Saturday's $60,000 Mamie Eisenhower Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

Only at Night, a front-running 6-year-old daughter of Olympio trained by Suzanne Evans, scored a gate-to-wire three-quarter-length victory in last year's six-furlong Eisenhower. She has gone winless, however, in five races since.

In her only start of 2005, Only at Night led to inside the final furlong before finishing second, beaten a length by Switch Lanes, in a $38,000 statebred six-furlong allowance. David Essman has a return call aboard Only at Night, who starts as the co-highweight at 120 pounds under the allowance conditions of the Eisenhower.

Switch Lanes, trained by the meet's leading trainer, Dick Clark, is the likely favorite Saturday. Clark claimed Switch Lanes for $25,000 on July 3 last year for his main client, Maggi Moss. Since then, Switch Lanes, a 6-year old daughter of Deerhound, has run six times, winning three races and finishing second in the other three, earning more than $100,000.

Included in the three victories was last August's $75,000 Donna Reed here at Prairie Meadows over a mile and 70 yards. Switch Lanes figures to stalk Only at Night early in the Eisenhower before testing her through the stretch. Glenn Corbett, who has ridden Switch Lanes in each of her last 10 starts, has a return call Saturday.

Hollywood and Wine, trained by Kelly Von Hemel, returned from an 11-month layoff to run a close third, beaten 1 1/4 lengths by Switch Lanes on April 22. Hollywood and Wine figures to rally through the stretch under the meet's leading rider, Tim Doocy.