07/21/2005 12:00AM

Prairie Meadows: Formidable entry

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The entry of Mingo Mohawk and Perfect Pose looks formidable in the $60,000-added Iowa Stallion Stakes for 3-year-olds at Prairie Meadows.

Mingo Mohawk looks like the stronger half of the entry in the mile and 70-yard Stallion Stakes. Both Mingo Mohawk and Perfect Pose are trained by Dick Clark, this track's all-time leading trainer.

Mingo Mohawk finished second, beaten a neck, against open allowance company here two weeks ago at Saturday's distance. In his previous start, Mingo Mohawk rallied to score a two-length victory over statebred allowance foes here June 23.

Mingo Mohawk is the leading money earner in the field with $99,448, more than double his nearest rival. He is also one of only two stakes winners in the lineup, having captured last August's $75,000 Iowa Cradle Stakes at six furlongs. Overall, Mingo Mohawk sports a record of 3-2-1 from 12 career starts. Glenn Corbett, who has ridden Mingo Mohawk throughout his career, has a return call.

Perfect Pose adds strength to the entry. He and his entrymate are the only three-time winners in the race. In his most recent start, Perfect Pose got up in the final stride to score a nose victory over entry-level statebred allowance company going a mile and 70 yards here July 3. Jockey Cindy Noll picks up the mount aboard Perfect Pose for trainer Suzie Evans.

Lightly raced Count Rock, who in his most recent start finished third, beaten three lengths by Mingo Mohawk, is a threat for trainer Jim Arnett. Luis Ranilla has a return call on Count Rock, a winner of 2 of his 7 starts, who figures to be close to the pace throughout.

Okie Dozer won last August's $61,000 Iowa Stallion Futurity at six furlongs. He has finished off the board in his two starts this season, both against open allowance company, and returns from a near two-month layoff. Tim Doocy will ride.