09/02/2001 11:00PM

Prairie Meadows: The Biscuit, again


ALTOONA, Iowa - Two time defending Iowa-bred horse of the year Sure Shot Biscuit was in control throughout and scored a handy two-length victory over Fruitcake Jim in Saturday's 1 1/16-mile, Ralph Hayes Stakes at Prairie Meadows as part of the Iowa Classic Night program, which included six Thor-oughbred stakes for Iowa-breds.

Jockey Terry Thompson never asked Sure Shot Biscuit ($2.60) for his best as the pair cruised to the win while covering the distance in 1:44.63. The victory was Sure Shot Biscuit's 22nd in 37 career starts and the winner's share of the $78,400 purse pushed his career earnings over $900,000. He is the richest Iowa-bred ever. Kelly Von Hemel trains Sure Shot Biscuit for the Okoboji Racing Stable.

* Sumthintotalkabout ($6.80) led from start to finish and scored an easy 4 1/2-length victory in the mile and 70-yard Donna Reed Stakes for fillies and mares.

Cindy Noll rode Sumthintotalkabout, who covered the distance in 1:42.08. Nut N Better was second and defending champion Lady Tamworth finished third in the $78,600 event.

The victory was Sumthintotalkabout's eighth in 15 career starts and sent the 4-year-old daughter of Kyle's Our Man's earnings to $243,318 for owner Equal Justice Acres LLC. Steve Hobby trains the winner.

* Sharky's Review ($3.20) overcame a wide trip under jockey Luis Quinonez to score a two-length victory over pacesetter Sound of Gold in the $77,500 Iowa Breeders' Oaks for 3-year old fillies.

The victory in the mile and 70-yard event was Sharky's Review's fifth in six career starts for trainer Mark Bader and sent her earnings to $195,403 for owner Paul Tonderum.

* Who Devil Who rallied to score a neck victory over favorite Take Me Up in the $74,733 Iowa Breeders' Derby under Terry Thompson.

Who Devil Who ($11.20) covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.89 in winning for the third time in 12 career starts for trainer Ray Tracy Jr. Lloyd DeBruckyer owns the son of Devil His Due.

* Trainer Larry Hunt Sr. and jockey Cindy Noll captured both 2-year-old events on Iowa Classic Night. The pair started the evening by winning the $74,000 Iowa Sorority with True Tear Drops, who scored a three-length win over Orphan Lover.

True Tear Drops ($9.60) covered the six furlongs in 1:11.79 while winning for the second time in three career starts.

Hunt and Noll took the $74,430 Iowa Cradle Stakes with War General, who won the six-furlong event by five lengths over First Copy.

War General ($28.20) covered the distance in 1:11.36 and won his maiden in doing so in his fourth career start. Hunt Stables Inc. owns both True Tear Drops and War General. In saddling the two stakes winners Hunt equaled his win total for the entire year prior to Saturday.