06/30/2012 9:08AM

Prairie Meadows: Wiredfortwotwenty wins Sprint on three-stakes night

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Wiredfortwotwenty cruises home under Jake Barton to win the Iowa Sprint Handicap

ALTOONA, Iowa - The 7-year-old Wiredfortwotwenty controlled the pace and responded gamely when challenged to fend off 2-5 favorite Rothko and win the $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap at Prairie Meadows. The Sprint was one of three stakes at Prairie Meadows Friday night, along with the $107,000 Iowa Distaff and the $90,000 Saylorville.
Wiredfortwotwenty, trained by Bart Hone, broke sharply in the six-furlong featured event and quickly established a clear lead under jockey Jake Barton. As the stalking Rothko pulled alongside nearing the three-sixteenths pole, Wiredfortwotwenty found plenty when roused and edged clear for a two-length win.
Wiredfortwotwenty completed the six furlongs on a muddy track in 1:08.12 after setting fractions of 21.77 and 44.02. Rothko stayed on to secure second, three lengths in front of Warning Song, who was third in the field of six.
The victory marked the culmination of a long road back for Wiredfortwotwenty, who injured his left shin last May. The Greatness gelding had raced only once since when third behind River Bear in the May 25 Prairie Express - the race he injured himself in last year.
The locally based Wiredfortwotwenty was sent off as the second choice and returned $9.60 to win. He earned $75,000 for owner Joe Masino's Class Racing Stable.

Iowa Distaff: Brushed by a Star romps

Brushed by a Star seized command early in the backstretch run and pulled away strongly throught the stretch to take the $100,000 Iowa Distaff by 11 lengths. Fresh off a May 10 Churchill Downs allowance win versus males, the Grant Forster-trained Briushed by a Star made quick work of her five rivals in the 1 1/16-mile test.
Brushed by a Star was handled confidently by Corey Nakatani and won as she pleased. The Kelly Von Hemel-trained Someplace Else stayed on to grab second, a neck in front of his brother Donnie K. Von Hemel's trainee Another World.
The 3-10 favorite Sterling Madame was eased approaching the far turn after vying for the early lead between rivals.
Brushed by a Star, who earned $60,000 for Team Forster in getting her first stakes win, covered the distance on a muddy track in 1:42.86. A 4-year-old Eddington filly, she was the second choice in the wagering and paid $9.40 to win.

Saylorville: Yournotthebossofme wins three-horse race

Yournotthebossofme rallied from last in a three-horse field to win the $100,000 Saylorville Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares. The longest shot in a field reduced from eight with the scratch of five horses, Yournotthebossofme paid $14.60 to win.
Yournotthebossofme, owned by Gene Phelps's World Thoroughbreds Racing Inc. and trained by Tony Granitz, relaxed nicely under jockey Israel Ocampo as 3-5 favorite Speedacious and the 6-5 Starlite Starbrite battled through demanding fractions of 21.63 and 44.42 over the muddy track. Yournotthebossofme edged closer on the turn and produced a solid rally to best the drifting-out Speedacious by 2 1/4 lengths. A 5-year-old mare half-sister to the 2008 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap champ Wayzata Bay, Yournotthebossofme stopped the clock in 1:09.07 and earned $60,000..

JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
A nice win for Wiredfortwotwenty. That was a stout turnback for him of the favorite, and a very good effort in total. It seems, lately since the Triple Crown races, the majority of the most exciting and competitive races seem to be run by the fillies and mares. Yournotthebossofme (love that name - LOL) ran a great tactical race after the two favorites burned each other out in a speed dual. It was an exciting race. Yournotthebossofme paid a decent win price, too. And the exotics were worth the price of admission.
Gee More than 1 year ago
M Mena gave Speedacious a horrendous ride in this race. He thought he had it won easy Look at the replay?? Woow. the pk 4 fer .50 paid 12,000.
Chris Jones More than 1 year ago
Gee, I disagree with your analysis. Speedacious broke well and Mena did not want to pull her up. Starlite Starbrite broke poor, and she is a "need-the-lead" type. Goncalves rushed her up to duel with Speedacious. Speedacious put her away, but got used up doing so. Mena knew he had little horse left, so he tried to sit chilly just to keep her together in the stretch. Yournotthebossofme fell into the win. Realistically, Speedacious had no chance to win this race once it scratched down to 3. If she did not try to keep the lead, and let Starlite Starbrite have it, she would have just chased with futility in second as Starlite Starbrite went wire to wire.