08/01/2005 12:00AM

Prairie Meadows: Silver Axe kicks in

Coady photgraphy/Jack Coady
Silver Axe wins the $75,000 Prairie Meadows Handicap.

Silver Axe ($3) overcame a slow early pace and rallied to score a 1 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 Prairie Meadows Handicap at 1 1/8 miles.

Silver Axe rallied to take the lead 50 yards out before drawing clear late. Azucar, who pressed the pace throughout, edged Tricky Mocha by a head for the place.