05/09/2007 11:00PM

Tough competitors in Eisenhower at Prairie Meadows


The field may lack quantity, but certainly not quality as six Iowa-bred fillies and mares will line up in Saturday's $65,000 Mamie Eisenhower at Prairie Meadows. Five of the six entrants have previously won a stakes race here.

Seekingthereinbow is the stronger half of a RPM Thoroughbreds-owned entry that is the morning line favorite at 8-5. After an allowance win at Oaklawn on April 6 to begin her 2007 campaign, she scored an impressive six-furlong allowance win here in 1:10.27.

"She came back great, had a nice four-furlong work a few days ago, and is running at her best distance," said trainer Kelly Von Hemel.

Seekingthereinbow is 4 for 4 lifetime at six furlongs, and should be on the lead from the start.

Thekatcamehome comes into the Mamie Eisenhower off an eye-catching allowance win at a mile in open company on April 23. After stalking the pace, she drew off to a 5 3/4-length victory. Current leading trainer Dick Clark saddles Thekatcamehome with Glenn Corbett named to ride.

Elite Lady ran a good second to Seekingthereinbow on April 20, and she shouldn't be overlooked in her second start of the year. The winner of last year's Donna Reed here, Elite Lady is also trained by Clark and will have Joel Campbell aboard.

Dixie Kate, the Iowa-bred 3-year-old filly champion last year, will be making her first start of 2007. She comes into this race off a string of nice works, and she has never been worse than second in four lifetime starts at six furlongs. Dixie Kate is trained by Judi Hicklin.

Queansco and Camela Carson round out the field.