07/08/2003 11:00PM

See How She Runs leads Distaff field


ALTOONA, Iowa - See How She Runs will attempt to win her second six-figure stakes at Prairie Meadows in 15 days when she heads a field of six in Friday's $125,000 Iowa Distaff.

See How She Runs found racing room through the stretch and rallied for a 1 1/2-length score in the $100,000 Saylorville Stakes at six furlongs here June 28 under her regular rider, Don Pettinger. The Saylorville win was See How She Runs's eighth victory in 14 career starts. She has finished second five times.

See How She Runs has earned $560,950 for her owner-breeder, Pin Oak Stable. She is trained by Donnie Von Hemel.

In the 1 1/16-mile Distaff, See How She Runs will stretch out around two turns for the first time since April 27, when she scored a 2 1/4-length win in a one-mile allowance race at Lone Star. The distance doesn't figure to pose a problem for the 4-year-old daughter of Maria's Mon, because she scored one of the biggest wins of her career at 1 1/16 miles in the Grade 1 Selene Stakes at Woodbine last May.

Pettinger will be in for the mount aboard See How She Runs, who is the 123-pound highweight.

So Much More and Iowa-bred champion Sharky's Review figure as the main competition on Friday.

So Much More enters the Distaff off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs on June 14, when she was beaten four lengths by You. So Much More set the pace to the stretch that day. Prior to the Fleur de Lis, So Much More had scored back-to-back allowance wins at Churchill for trainer Niall O'Callagan.

So Much More, a 4-year-old daughter of Chimes Band, has five wins from 11 career starts and was assigned 120 pounds for the Iowa Distaff. Robby Albarado, who rode So Much More in both of her allowance wins this year, will replace Pat Day in the saddle.

The 5-year-old Sharky's Review is going for her fourth straight win. She is proven against open company here, having captured the Wild Rose Stakes by three-quarters of a length on June 14. She returned against statebred company here two weeks later and scored an easy 4 3/4-length victory in the $70,000 Hawkeyes. Both of those stakes victories were at Friday's Distaff distance.

Mark Bader trains Sharky's Review, who looks to add to her $535,433 bankroll. Regular rider Luis Quinonez has the call.