09/29/2002 11:00PM

Prairie Meadows: Shandy takes finale

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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.