06/28/2002 11:00PM

Prodigious meets 'Kid'


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Can any of the other six horses entered in the $75,000 Lieutenant Governors' on Monday beat Kid Katabatic? Probably not, but two trainers, Terry Marshall and Steve Bryant, think that Prodigious has an excellent shot in the 1 1/8-mile Hastings Park feature.

Kim Hart, the owner of Prodigious, employs both Marshall and Bryant as his trainers. Marshall, who has horses stabled here and in northern California, has been the main caretaker of Prodigious, but when Hart's horses run here, they race under Bryant's name.

"Terry has done most of the work with him and he sent up a fit and ready horse," said Bryant.

Prodigious comes into the Governors' off a very good third in the Grade 3 All American Handicap at Bay Meadows on June 8.

Marshall, who knows the horse better than anyone, likes what he sees. "He looks great. Believe me, this is a nice racehorse. He'll give Kid Katabatic all he can handle." Pedro Alvarado rides.

As good as Prodigious is - eight lifetime wins and $186,489 in earnings - his record doesn't match up with that of the Kid, who has won 16 times and earned $594,398. His most important win came in the 1997 Longacres Mile. Plus, he appears to be better than ever at age 9. He has won both of his starts this year, a one-length decision over Diglett in the Spring Sprint Stakes and a dominating 3 3/4-length route victory, again over Diglett in the John Longden 6000 on June 9. Shauna Ferguson trains and Chris Loseth rides.