03/04/2010 12:00AM

Salzman's workhorse on a roll


Gator Prowl is a filly who apparently thrives on frequent activity. A 3-year-old trained by John Salzman Jr., Gator Prowl will be making her third start in 36 days and her fourth start in 7 1/2 weeks when she seeks her fourth consecutive victory in Saturday's $70,000 Wide Country Stakes at Laurel Park.

The seven-furlong Wide Country drew a field of nine 3-year-old fillies and goes as race 10 on the card and the first leg of this week's Magna 5.

Gator Prowl, 4 for 4 over Laurel's main track, comes off a wire-to-wire 1 3/4-length victory in the six-furlong Marshua on Feb. 15. In the Wide Country, she may have to fight for the lead with the filly who will start just to her outside, That's How I Roll.

Based in New York with trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, That's How I Roll has been off since controlling the pace in the Maryland Filly Championship, a 7 1/2-furlong race contested over a muddy track on New Year's Day.

McLaughlin is 8 for 25 (32 percent) with fillies and mares returning from a layoff of 61 to 180 days in races at 6 1/2 to seven furlongs, according to DRF's Formulator.

The other dangerous fresh filly could be the unbeaten Imanheiress, whose three victories have come at either 6 1/2 or seven furlongs. Her trainer, Rodney Jenkins, has gone 10 for his last 34 (29 percent) with females returning in 31 to 60 days at either 6 1/2 or seven furlongs.

Jim's Prospect will take a third crack at Gator Prowl after losing by 1 3/4 lengths and a head in their last two meetings. Before that, Jim's Prospect was badly beaten by That's How I Roll.

Judge Sonya also ships in from New York after hitting the board in the Busanda and the Dearly Precious over Aqueduct's inner track. She will be making the third start of her form cycle, an angle with which trainer Ben Perkins Jr. is 6 for 26 (23 percent) with filly and mare sprinters.