Updated on 09/18/2011 12:24AM

Siphon City romps in Cornhusker

Coady Photography / Jack Coady
Siphon City scores a six-length victory in the Grade 2, $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap on Saturday.

Siphon City ($48.60) controlled the pace and drew off through the final furlong to score a six-length victory over Three Hour Nap in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap.

Under jockey Elvis Trujillo, Siphon City sprinted clear early and set fast fractions of a half-mile in 45.82 seconds and six furlongs in 1:09.91 while under a long rein. Siphon City responded when Trujillo urged him through the lane and widened to the wire while clocking the 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.76.

Three Hour Nap, an 11-1 shot, raced near the back of the 13-horse Cornhusker field for the first half-mile and rallied through the lane to gain second, a neck in front of Gouldings Green, who finished third. The 2-1 favorite, Master Command, raced wide throughout and never threatened, finishing sixth.

Daniel Hurtak trains Siphon City, who won his third straight stakes and scored his seventh win in 17 starts. A 4-year-old son of Siphon, Siphon City, could have been claimed for $62,500 when he finished unplaced in a turf event at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 17 of this year. The $180,000 winner's share of the Cornhusker purse nearly doubled Siphon City's career earnings to $364,016.

On the Cornhusker undercard, Coach Jimi Lee won his third straight Iowa Sprint Handicap. Coach Jimi Lee took the took command from the 4-5 favorite, Bishop Court Hill, approaching the stretch and drew off through the final furlong to score a 4 3/4-length victory.

Coach Jimi Lee returned $8.40 in the $125,000 Sprint Handicap, clocking the six furlongs in a quick 1:08.29 under jockey Eddie Perez. Bishop Court Hill held second, a neck in front of Brooker

Jimmy DiVito trains Coach Jimi Lee and co-owns him with Lee Battaglia. The victory was Coach Jimi Lee's 14th in 36 starts and sent his career earnings to $772,068.

In the $125,000 Iowa Distaff Breeders' Cup Stakes, No Sleep ($6.20) fought back and scored a game neck victory over Capeside Lady in what turned out to be a match race between the two.

No Sleep was well rated on the lead by jockey Mike Luzzi, clocking the half-mile in 47.71 seconds. Capeside Lady, who broke a step slowly, tracked outside of No Sleep to the final turn. No Sleep and Capeside Lady went head and head through the final quarter-mile, with No Sleep outfinishing her rival in the final strides, in 1:42.35 for 1 1/16 miles. Defending champion Platinum Ballet chased the top pair throughout before finishing a distant third, 11 3/4 lengths behind Capeside Lady, who was the even-money favorite in the Distaff.

Owner Maggi Moss claimed No Sleep for $25,000 at Belmont Park on Oct. 26 last year. A 4-year-old daughter of Robyn Dancer, No Sleep has won 6 of her 9 starts since the claim, earning over $220,000 during that time. Gary Contessa trains the winner, who scored her eighth win in 23 starts.