08/20/2001 12:00AM

Prairie Meadows: Horrible rates kindly


ALTOONA, Iowa - Horrible Evening ($3.60) rated kindly under substitute jockey Glenn Corbett and drew off through the lane for a 2 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Prairie Meadows Derby.

Corbett, the meet's leading rider, picked up the mount on Horrible Evening just 20 minutes before post after jockey Ray Sibelle's flight from Chicago was cancelled.

Corbett nursed Horrible Evening through a half-mile run in 48.53 seconds, the pair turned back a bid from Take Me Up entering the stretch, and widened the lead to the wire, covering the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.57.

Quadrophonic Sound raced three-wide throughout and grabbed second, 1 3/4 lengths clear of Take Me Up, who held third.

The Prairie Meadows Derby was Horrible Evening's first career stakes score and his fourth win in 13 career starts for trainer Niall O'Callaghan.