05/31/2004 12:00AM

Prairie Meadows: River Mountain Road best

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River Mountain Road wins the $50,000 Jim Rasmussen Memorial Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

ALTOONA, Iowa - River Mountain Rd ($5.60) survived a prolonged pace duel to score a 1 1/4-length victory over Dusty Spike in the $50,000 Jim Rasmussen Memorial Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

River Mountain Rd, trained by Bob Holthus proved gamest through the drive while clocking the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.10.