07/09/2011 8:45AM

Prairie Meadows: Beware the Devil romps in Iowa Stallion Futurity


ALTOONA, Iowa - Beware the Devil turned Friday evening's $107,036 Iowa Stallion Futurity into a procession, pulling away from a stretched-out group of nine 2-year-old rivals to score by 10 1/4 lengths.

Beware the Devil surged clear leaving the turn under Alex Birzer. He returned $9.40 and covered the 5 1/2 furlong distance in 1:05.02. Trained by Lynn Chleborad, he earned $69,429 for owner-breeder Donald Shrage.

Beware the Devil was one of eight Iowa-breds in the field, which consisted of all maidens, including six horses who had never raced. A son of Devil His Due, Beware the Devil had finished a willing second after a tardy start in his June 25 debut behind the impressive Voodooville.

A Little Edgy, who had finished fourth in the same five furlong Iowa-bred maiden event as the winner, rallied from fifth to snatch second by three-quarters of a length from the 9-10 favorite Kid Mescalero, an Oklahoma-bred who shipped in from Lone Star Park for trainer Bret Calhoun.