06/27/2003 11:00PM

Prairie: Dashboard Drummer easily


ALTOONA, Iowa - Dashboard Drummer ($20.80) stalked the dueling leaders around the turn, hit the front in midstretch, and drew off late to score an easy five-length victory over Walks Lik' n Angel in Friday's $50,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

Dashboard Drummer, who was unraced since scoring a debut victory in the first 2-year-old race of the year here, a two-furlong event May 9, covered the five furlongs in a stakes record 57.23 seconds under jockey Luis Quinonez.

Walks Lik' n Angel, an Iowa-bred filly facing males, gamely held second a length in front of 8-5 favorite Cherniasky after a duel.