07/18/2007 11:00PM

Prairie Meadows: Timelysupreme tough

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Timelysupreme should rule a strong favorite when he makes his stakes debut against four other Iowa-breds in the $60,000 Iowa Stallion Auction Derby at a mile and 70 yards.

Timelysupreme has won 4 of his 8 starts this year, facing both statebred and open allowance company. He started out his 2007 campaign at his winter base in Texas and has a pair of wins and a pair of seconds since arriving in Iowa. Dick Clark trains Timelysupreme, a son of Supremo, for owners Maggi Moss and Okoboji Racing Stables. Glenn Corbett rides.

Timelysupreme does his running near the front end and may find himself pressed early, as Ghazi Up puts on blinkers for his second start around two turns. Ghazi Up stretched out to a mile for the first time in a June 22 optional claimer. He was on the pace before drifting late and finishing second, beaten a head. Cesar Torres will ride for trainer Gary Paulson.

Nitak, trained by Jeff Barkley, also made his first two-turn start in that June 22 race, and rallied to be third, about two lengths behind Ghazi Up. Nitak will have Tim Doocy aboard and appears the one likely to pick up the pieces if a hotly contested pace develops.