06/23/2003 12:00AM

Prairie Meadows: Chindi wins second Sprint


ALTOONA, Iowa - Chindi ($11.80) rallied from last in the seven-horse field with a quarter of a mile to run and caught pacesetter Private Horde in the final stride to become the first two-time winner of the $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap at Prairie Meadows.

Chindi, a 9-year-old gelding who captured his first Iowa Sprint in 1998, rated at the back of the pack under jockey Tim Doocy through a contested half-mile run in 44.63 seconds. Doocy weaved his way through traffic racing near the inside through the stretch and Chindi got up at the wire to score a head victory.