06/08/2008 11:00PM

Surface switch no problem for Prospective Kiss


Undeterred when the race was switched from turf to the main track, Prospective Kiss ($4.80) scored by three lengths in the $50,000 Brooks Fields Stakes at Canterbury Park on Saturday.

Heavy rain earlier in the week forced track officials to transfer the Brooks Fields from its scheduled running on the turf course to a one-mile race on the main track, which was listed fast. The surface switch reduced the field to six runners, with Prospective Kiss the 7-5 favorite.

Jockey Derek Bell placed Prospective Kiss just off a three-way pace battle among Trail This, Voy Por Uno Mas, and Switzerland while they raced through fractions of 23.96 seconds, 47.34, and 1:12.16. Switzerland had something left when challenged by Prospective Kiss and the pair dueled into the stretch. Prospective Kiss drew clear in the final furlong while covering the mile in 1:37.66. Switzerland finished second, 12 1/2 lengths in front of Heza Wild Guy.

Prospective Kiss , a 7-year-old gelding, trained by Mac Robertson, won the John Bullit Stakes locally last season.