07/17/2011 10:52AM

Prairie Meadows: Jake Mo, Page Springs score in co-features for 2-year-olds


ALTOONA, Iowa -- Locally-based 2-year-olds Jake Mo and Page Springs rose to the occasion in Saturday evening's co-featured $75,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes and $81,750 Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes, both contested at 5 1/2 furlongs at Prairie Meadows.

Jake Mo, a stoutly-bred Giacomo colt, put forth an impressive display of speed to take the Prairie Gold Juvenile by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:03.75.

Trained by Allen Milligan, Jake Mo ($11.60) was always in command under Israel Ocampo and pulled away from the willing Don Roberson-trained Let's Get Crackin.

Canigotoo, the 2-5 favorite shipped in from Lone Star Park from Bret Calhoun's stable, faded to fourth after stalking Jake Mo.

Page Springs, an Arizona-bred daughter of Rocky Bar who had dominated opposition in both of her starts at Turf Paradise this spring, cruised to victory by 3 1/2 lengths in the Prairie Gold Lassie under Prairie Meadows all-time leading rider Glenn Corbett.

Trained by Dan McFarlane, Page Springs ($3.40) prepped nicely this meet in anticipation of this target.  She covered the distance in 1:04.30 without being fully extended.

Scrappy Coco chased her home valiantly and, notably, finished well clear of the race's lone pair of Iowa-breds Here Comes Polly, trained by Tim Martin and Rhythm Plus, conditioned by Ray Tracy.