06/15/2005 11:00PM

Wild Wild West puts rep on line in Cyclones


Wild Wild West will be the 124-pound highweight where he faces 10 other Iowa-breds in Saturday's $70,000 Cyclones Handicap at Prairie Meadows.

Wild Wild West seized the lead among the statebreds here with an easy gate-to-wire victory in the six-furlong John Wayne on May 21. Wild Wild West, who goes for his fourth straight win Saturday, is the likely pacesetter as he stretches out to 1 1/16 miles in the Cyclones. In his only start at 1 1/16 miles last year Wild Wild West ran second, beaten 1 1/4 lengths, in the $65,000 Iowa Breeders' Derby here in August.

Overall, Wild Wild West, 4, has a record of 6-8-0 from 15 starts and $201,470 in earnings for his owner-breeder, William Hobbs, and trainer Larry Jones.

Wade Rini will ride Wild Wild West, who spots his rivals from three to nine pounds.

Plum Sober enters the Cyclones off an allowance win at a mile and 70 yards here in open company for trainer Jeff Barkley. Plum Sober has finished on the board in four straight starts and is improving with each race. Plum Sober might well complete the Cyclones exacta.

Defending champion Rubianos Image and 2003 Cyclones winner Take Me Up, who finished second in this race last year, are also entered.