05/04/2009 12:00AM

Slater's Peanuts too good at Prairie


Slater's Peanuts turned Saturday night's Golden Circle Stakes for 3-year-olds into a procession at Prairie Meadows. Breaking sharply from post 6, the Kenny Smith-trained Slater's Peanuts was unchallenged and blazed his way to a meet-best clocking of 1:09.38 for six furlongs.

Needing only minimal encouragement from jockey Tim Doocy, the son of Monashee Mountain won by 7 3/4 lengths for his first stakes victory. Albacore Bob rallied from eighth to finish second.

Slater's Peanutscollected $30,000 for owners/breeders Dream Walkin Farms Inc. and Jico Inc.

Slater's Peanuts benefitted from jostling at the start, which compromised the chances of the well-regarded pair of Hold That Broad and Minnetonka Mist. Hold That Broad lost his chance when squeezed back to last.

In front of a large Kentucky Derby Day crowd, which included four patrons who nailed the Derby's $1 trifecta payoff of $20,750.30, Slater's Peanuts returned a generous $9.