Montsin In Thrilling Triumph At Churchill: Gains Neck Advantage in Central Park Purse as Plowshare and True Star Dead Heat for Place Award, Daily Racing Form, 1941-05-10


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MONTSIN IN THRILLING TRIUMPH AT CHURCHILL Gains Neck Advantage in Central Park Purse as Plowshare and True Star Dead Heat for Place Award AwardLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 9 In one of the most thrilling finishes of the meeting which found M J Schmitts True Star and Joseph E Wideners Plowshare locked for second honorsr Hyman Friedbergs Montsin won the Central Park Purse best offering at Church ¬ ill Downs Friday Kings Blue was fourth a head back of the deadheated pair and three lengths before Hoptown Lass Timeful was the trailer in the small field of six sixA A drop in the temperature made condi ¬ tions unpleasant for the first time since the opening but despite this a large crowd was present Favorites again were in the minor ¬ ity Sergeant Bill an oddson choice and winner of the third race was the only suc ¬ cessful choice in the opening events The racing strip was at its best bestRidden Ridden by N Boyce and under steadying restraint while True Star Kings Blue and Hoptown Lass dominated the race for five of the seven furlongs Montsin charged down through the field to wear down the leaders and enjoy a neck advantage at the close closeKings Kings Blue held at the prohibitive odds of 7 to 10 was steadied when True Star sprinted into a commanding lead in the opening threesixteenths and maintained that advantage to the turn He was sent after the pacemaker soon afterwards and Hoptown Lass also reserved made her move at the same time The trio came to the stretch turn heads apart but Hoptown Lass ran out badly and this eliminated her Mont ¬ sin drove to the leaders in fine style and although Boyce was of little help she proved much the best and was drawing away at the end endMAKES MAKES UP GROUND GROUNDAfter After racing well back to the stretch Plowshare was sent to the inside and made madeup up much ground to finish on even terms termswith with True Star Timeful trailed throughout throughoutand and failed to make up any ground groundUnder Under 110 pounds seven less than that carried by Kings Blue and Plowshare Mont gin ran the seven furlongs in 124 and re ¬ warded her backers at odds of better than 4 to 1 1The The silks of Miss Jewell Heard were car ¬ ried to victory in the first race by Miss Beeville which gained a nose decision over Lady Infinite at the close of the sixfurlong dash Chandera saved third honors from the nine other fillies and mares and was four lengths behind the two leaders Lady Infinite got to the front momentarily in the stretch when she engaged the winner in a sharp stretch duel but lost her advantage when she drifted out slightly in the final furlong furlongHuntley Huntley Sher uncovered what appears to be a fine juvenile prospect when Ser geant Bill a son of Chance Play and Nora Do and a 1000 yearling was an easy win ¬ ner of the Claiborne Farm purse the sec ¬ ond race Long Hope was second and Bright Willie third thirdRunning Running the four and a half furlongs in 53 Sergeant Bill came to the finish under Albert Sniders snug hold and five lengths before Long Hope The latter delayed the start when he ran off for a f urlopg after breaking his bridle He and Bright Willie always were best of the seven other maiden colts and geldings geldingsJLEADS JLEADS ALL THE WAY Another surprise came with the third race at six and a half furlongs when Kiev Gaff ney made every post a winning one Cynthia Fair was second a neck back of the winner and Burr Hickman a fielder third Willie Carroll who staged a comeback at Keene Jand was astride the winner and sent him through on the inside to attain a twolength advantage before going into the turn Dur ¬ ing the final furlong Kiev Gaffney drifted out but had enough left to stave off Cynthia Fairs belated charge Rockwick the fa ¬ vorite lost ground early and showed a very disappointing effort Bayport representative of the Woolford Farm and well ridden by Kenneth McCombs came from off the pace to earn a length and a half verdict in the fourth race which en gaged eleven better than average platers at one mile PariErnest ran second and was a half length before Marfeu at the fin ish The favored Pink Gal closed well after a slow start but could do no better than fourth fourthMrs Mrs L Frys Bebeja proved best of a field of twelve plater twoyearold fillies which met in the fifth race at four and a half furlongs Ridden by George King the win ¬ ner withstood a good drive to gain a length decision over the early pacemaker Royal Minuet Four lengths back Silk Yarn lasted to take third honors from Countmein The favored Checkerboard ran away a half mile before the start He broke well but retired after a light burst of speed

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