05/19/2004 11:00PM

Prairie: 'Angel' appears formidable


ALTOONA, Iowa - Walks Lik'n Angel heads a field of seven Iowa-bred 3-year-old fillies, all searching for their first career stakes win, in the $50,000-added Bob Bryant at Prairie Meadows.

Walks Lik'n Angel was stakes placed three times as a 2-year-old in 2003, including a second-place finish against males in the Prairie Gold Juvenile, and completed the year with a 1-3-1 record from 6 starts.

In her seasonal debut on April 16, Walks Lik'n Angel scored a one-length victory over allowance rivals here. Trainer Fred Falldorf then tried Walks Lik'n Angel against older mares in the Mamie Eisenhower on May 8. She chased winner Only at Night to the stretch before tiring to finish fifth in a field that included several multiple stakes winners.

The return to her own age group makes Walk Lik'n Angel the one to beat in the six-furlong Bryant. Ken Shino has a return call and the pair should set the pace.

Hollywood Wine is the main danger. She rallied to score a two-length win in an entry-level allowance for statebreds here on April 30. The win was Hollywood Wine's second in six career starts and marked the first time she had ever faced Iowa-breds. Tim Doocy has a return call for trainer Kelly Von Hemel.

This One for Abbey is the only three-time winner in the field. She comes off a three-quarter-length score against $25,000 claiming company here on May 7. She was claimed from that race and will be making her first start for trainer Ray Tracy. Jockey Glenn Corbett retains the mount.