08/12/2012 7:30AM

Prairie Meadows: Dirty Rotten Shame holds on to win Juvenile Mile


ALTOONA, Iowa - Under a persistent right-handed drive by Glenn Corbett, the 11-1 Dirty Rotten Shame outlasted 85-1 longshot Sunshine Warrior by a half-length to win the $60,000 Prairie Meadows Juvenile Mile on Saturday, closing day of the Prairie Meadows meet.

Trained by Dave Tibbitts and owned by his Consortium Stable, Dirty Rotten Shame saved ground for six furlongs from his inside post before angling four wide for a clear path into the stretch. Sunshine Warrior, ridden by Shane Laviolette, slipped through along the rail for his late rally. Under Corbett, the track's all-time winningest jockey, Dirty Rotten Shame covered the mile in 1:41.51 and returned $25.40.

Favored Sir Pulpit, an Ellis Park shipper who was sent off at 3-5, never got untracked from the outside post in the field of nine and ended up eighth. The group's lone filly, American Sugar, an upset winner of the July 21 Prairie Gold Lassie, raced forwardly throughout and wound up third. She finished two lengths behind Sunshine Warrior after challenging for the lead at the furlong marker.

 Dirty Rotten Shame, a Quest colt, scored for the second time in three lifetime tries and earned $36,000.

Alex Birzer topped the meet jockey standings with 95 wins and earnings of $2,111,996. His chief rival proved to be David Mello, who tallied 84 victories. Chris Richard successfully defended his training title with 76 wins, and owner Maggi Moss registered her 10th straight title with a 44 wins and $902,812 in total purses.