07/05/2006 12:00AM

Prairie Meadows: 'Bella' scores


Bella Shambrock ($5.60) set the pace, turned back a bid from Sequoia King on the turn, and went on to score a 1 3/4-length victory in the $50,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

Tim Doocy rode Bella Shambrock, who clocked the five furlongs in 58.20 seconds. Sequoia King easily bested the rest, finishing 6 3/4 lengths clear of the even-money favorite Bring Forth, who tired to finish third after briefly challenging on the turn.

Todd Pletcher trains Bella Shambrock, who scored his first stakes victory and his second win from four starts.