Sundot Shows Speed: Gallops Seven-Eighths at Washington Park in 1:24 4/5, Daily Racing Form, 1932-06-10


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SUNDOT SHOWS SPEED Gallops Seven-Eighths at Washington Park in 1:244/5- ♦ Exceptionally Fast Time Made in Majority of Races — Favorites Win With Regularity. HOMEWOOD, 111., June 9.— Sundot. four-year-old son of Herodot and Sun Vive, in Norman W. Churchs Northway Stable, was victorious in the Municipal Pier Purse, the principal race on an excellent program, out of which developed much interesting and formful spc.rt at the Washington Park course this afternoon. Racing under ideal conditions and favored by a fast early pace, set by Dark Hope, Sundot ran the distance in l:244/f,. within four-fifths of a second of the track record, and won easily, three lengths clear of the Chappel Brothers Sherab. Third fell to the Leiter estates Prince Hotspur, one of five three-year-olds among the eight behind the two older leaders. Prince Hotspur was only a length back of Sherab and going fast when the finish was reached. With the track at its best, time that closely approached the track records was the rule rather than the exception throughout the balmy afternoon. Sundot had to show his best speed to keep in closest pursuit of the fleet Dark Hope, as the latter raced the first quarter in :22af. and led the way to the end of the half-mile in :46%. After straightening out in the stretch, where George Woolf rode him vigorously, Sundot came past the early pacemaker and, maintaining fine speed to the finish, was safe from Sherab, which also moved up after swinging into the long stretch. Finishing strongest of all on the extreme outside. Prince Hotspur closely pressed Sherab in the late stages, the latter taking second by a length over the Leiter three-year-old, which in turn defeated Peggy Lehraann by a length and one-half. As the field rushed through the stretch Dark Hope tired badly and the finish found him sixth. VICTORY FOR PEABODY. Alpers, which received only slight support, carried the silks of Stuyvesant Peabody, Chicago patron, to victory in the opening race under claiming conditions and engaging twelve maiden two-year-olds at five furlongs. Under a strong and well judged ride by Danny McAuliffe, the victor, an un-sexed son of Bunting and Captious, got away with his victory by a nose over Vol-wood, the one to furnish the chief contention. Bianoz, which enjoyed an extended stay in the lead and came again mildly near the close after dropping back entering the stretch, was third, with Sid Lea in the van of the others. The second race, in which twelve of the older platers raced seven-eighths, also resulted in a local victory when F. A. Burtons Wise Advocate, which ruled a strong favorite, outsprinted his rivals, winning by four and one-half lengths from Don Romiro. Sir Satin succeeded in saving third, with Worth-ington best of the others. Finding his best stride quickly and, show-good speed, the winner drew into clear command after going three-eighths and, after withstanding a threat from Don Romiro when entering the long stretch, came away fast when covering the closing furlong, where Don Romiro held second secure and Sir Satin narrowly outstayed Worthington. QUEENLY NITUMA AGAIN. The queenly Kentucky filly, Nituma, which races for Sewell Combs of Lexington, embellished her fine racing record with another victory when she won from Poly-phote, Good Scout and nine other juveniles of her sex in the Forest Glen Purse, another of the features. Away fast and maintaining keen speed for the entire distance, Polyphote forced the winner to closely approach track record time to earn the honors. Nituma was timed in :59%, just one-fifth of a second slower than the track mark. Willie Gainer, who had the mount on the Combs filly, rode her in capable fashion and, rushing her through on the inside on the far turn, had her in close pursuit of the leading Polyphote entering the stretch. In the final quarter Nituma slowly wore down the Coe filly and, getting to the front a sixteenth out, drew away slowly thereafter, winning by a neck as Polyphote reached the finish with a three lengths margin over Good Scout. The latter ran well and, but for swerving in the stretch, might have been closer up. Spartan Lady was fourth. E. R. Bradleys Bar Hunter scored the " Continued on twenty-first pagej. 5 j j J SUNDOT SHOWS SPEED Continued from first page. third win in successive races for the choices when in the third stirring finish of the day he nosed out F. G. Hallers War Saint in the Fox Lake Claiming Purse, fourth oa the program, and excelled only by the fea-J ture in attractiveness. The winner and War Saint were the leaders throughout, while Uncommon Gold saved the minor award four lengths back and by three-quarters of a length from Impish. Tannery failed to prove a factor at any stage. Until reaching the final furlong W** Saint carried on well in the van of Bar Hunter, but the latters resolute finish, com-; bined with the formers tiring in the late stages, brought the Bradley colt his nar-J rowly attained victory. J. Smith rode the winner whose success marked his fourth in consecutive engagements, and he ran the dis-; tance tance in in 1:41%. 1:41%.

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