09/30/2002 12:00AM

Prairie Meadows: Shandy takes finale


Shandy rallied for a 1 1/4 length victory in the $50,000 Prairie Meadows Freshman Stakes, the feature on closing night at the 45-day meet at the central Iowa oval. Shandy ($6.80) took the lead approaching midstretch and held off Oneofthebirdboys late, clocking six furlongs in 1:10.42.

The 6-5 favorite, El Saddler, was never a factor, finishing sixth.