Hicomb Extends String To Three In Row At Suffolk: Comes off White Times Pace to Register Length Score in Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-07


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HICOMB EXTENDS STRING TO THREE IN ROW AT SUFFOLK SUFFOLKComes Comes Off White Times Pace to Register Length Score in Sprint SprintBOSTON BOSTON Mass June 6 Hicomb stead ¬ ily improving plater son of HiJack Honey ¬ comb racing for R Campbell extended his winning streak to three in a row during the present meeting The medium of the HiJack geldings latest success came about in the six furlongs of the fifth race best offering on an allclaiming program at Suffolk Downs today Following the winner over the line after holding what seemed an insurmount ¬ able lead Grant Thorns White Time was a tiring second and barely managed to hold that part of the purse from the fastclosing Meritorious from the New Englandiowned Tallyho Stable StableThe The feature race on the card was exclu ¬ sively for threeyearolds carried a purse of 1100 and called for a top claiming price of 2500 scaling down to 2000 2000Hicomb Hicomb started his winning streak early in the present meeting racing under a claim ¬ ing price of 1500 He was stepped up to 1750 in his next triumph and today he raced under the top claiming valuation of 2500 2500In In the run down the back stretch White Time and Not Yet disputed the lead The Grant Thorn colt showed in front but was unable to open up a lead of any great degree showing but a short head to the good When the far turn was reached the Headley filly was through and began dropping back steadily steadilyWHITE WHITE TIME FADES FADESAs As his early rival retired White Time soon opened up a comfortable advantage Hi ¬ comb had been biding his time back of the leaders and was not called upon to improve his speed until straightening out in the stretch A furlong from the finish the pace setting Happy Time colt was four lengths to the good and racing against a snug hold The Campbell gelding was going gamely in second place and Ariel Trip had moved up before the others Meritorious slightly back in the ruck was beginning to pick up speed and had moved past the fading Not Yet YetJust Just as the result seemed a foregone con ¬ clusion White Time began to falter and At ¬ kinson went to work plying the gad vigor ¬ ously Steadily Hicomb moved to the tiring leader and once on even terms it was not much of a job to come out to a length lead The Grant Thorn colt was under a punish ¬ ing drive and was straight as a string to take the place award from the determined late challenge that Meritorious offered Ariel Trip dropped out of it after making her mild bid in the stretch stretchThe The track had dried out remarkably from the drenching of the previous day and the sport was conducted over a strip termed good The return to pleasant weather saw another large weekday crowd in attendance

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