High Fidelity First In Motor City Handicap: Stretch Drive Nets River Divide Farm Racer Victory Over Meggy at Detroit--Clarksville Again, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-09


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HIGH FIDELITY FIRST IN MOTOR CITY HANDICAP HANDICAPStretch Stretch Drive Nets River Divide Farm Racer Victory Over Meggy at Detroit Clarksville Again AgainDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 7 River Divide Farms High Fidelity top weight of 119 pounds won the fifth running of the 5000 Motor City Handicap one mile and seventy yards feature at the Detroit Fair Grounds today Well ridden by Roy Jack Flinchum the victor came to the close of the route event two lengths in advance of S G Baker Srs Meggy and the latter was a half length before Peterson Childs Stem Winder The Parkwood Stables Bar Fly ran fourth to down the twelve others which met metDespite Despite the fact that four of the starters were placed outside the gate for the break Bryan Steele dispatched the big field to a perfect start just two minutes after the horses went to the post StemWinder had the best speed away from the stalls and was closely attended by Hazel F in the early running High Fidelity which broke well was allowed to drop back after the start but Flinchum let the son of Insco pick up the field steadily and approaching the stretch it was apparent that the final result would find him right there Meggy which had gone along under steadying restraint for the first halfmile reached the front when straightened for the stretch run but she could not match High Fidelitys speed in the drive and gave way to the victor in the final furlong furlongSUN SUN PHAROS THIRD Sun Pharos closed gamely to account for third High Fidelity enriched his owners 3250 the winners end of the purse after completing the distance over the fast track in 142 The Darby Dan gelding rewarded his backers with a 1160 straight mutuel mutuelDespite Despite cloudy and threatening weather a crowd of 15000 turned out for the weekend program presented at the local oval today No rain fell during the contesting of the earlier events on the card and the tiack was rated fast when the bugle called the field for the opening race to the post Wagering which has reached a new high average during the current meeting remained steady and bet ¬ ting pavilions in both grandstand and club ¬ house were thronged throughout the after ¬ noon noonClarksville Clarksville threeyearold son of Hecla Traveling Tot racing under the silks of John Greener scored a decisive two and onehalf lengths decision in the Daily Racing Form Purse sixfurlong secondary attraction Well ridden by George King who was handling his third winning mount of the day Clarks ¬ ville was saved under a snug hold to the stretch while Aerial Bomb and Burgoo Miss battled for the early lead Burgoo Miss lasted to save second place a scant nose noseContinued Continued on fourth page HIGH FIDELITY HOME FIRST IN MOTOR CITY HANDICAP HANDICAPStretch Stretch Drive Nets River Divide Farm Racer Victory Over Meggy MeggyContinued Continued from first page pagebefore before JDarby Diensf which finished a neck before Aerial Bomb BombWhen When the start came Burgoo Miss was hustled right along and held a head advan ¬ tage over Aerial Bomb but the latter held on determinedly and approaching the turn he went to the front King took his time with the ultimate winner while the two lead ¬ ers staged a sharp duel for the lead and after that pair showed signs of giving way he sent Clarksville along on the outside After getting his mount to the front the combination drew clear The running time was 1 12 and Clarksville paid 520 520Twelve Twelve threeyearolds met in the first race a sixfurlong sprint and resulted in an easy six lengths victory for J S Halls fa ¬ vored Embrace Second honors fell to Hi Winnie which was two and onehalf lengths before Bond Hill at the close George King handled the winner in faultless fashion and took Embrace to the front soon after the start where the combination withstood early bids from Entangling After the win ¬ ner disposed of the Long filly sheincreased her advantage to the wire without need of urging Running time over the fast track was 113 and Embrace paid 720 straight straightBatter Batter from the stable of J Hoskins earned his second purse of the current meet ¬ ing when he came to the close of the six furlongs of the second face three lengths in advance of the choice Wicked Time The latter enjoyed a two and onehalf lengths margin on Mistletoe which downed the nine other platers which met for minor honors Sammy Parise handled Batter and had his mount well placed from the outset Enter ¬ ing the stretch Batter went to the front and after disposing of Wicked Time drew out to win easily Mistletoe held on well to save third Batter paid 1240 in the straight betting and completed the Daily Double which was worth 4560 4560C C C CURTISS EARNS BRACKETS BRACKETSRoy Roy Jack Flinchum hustled Mrs E Oros C C Curtiss from the start of the third race of six furlongs and the combination came to the final marker with a two lengths advantage over Bamboo Broom The latter was threequarters of a length in front of Rejectable third at the wire Only six started in the sprint and C C Curtiss went to the front before going a quarter and after he disposed of Argos an eighth from the finish had enough left to withstand Bamboo Brooms closing bid C C Curtiss stepped the distance in 112 and rewarded backers at odds of 7 to 5 5George George King presently leading rider at the current meeting completed a double when he successfully piloted his contract employer James C Ellis Stuart B to a three and a half lengths decision in the fourth race of six furlongs The betting choice for the sprint Codoll finished second and was a length and a half before Valpone at the end Eight started in the dash and Codoll went to the front soon after the break Stuart B outrun early worked his way up steadily and King shot him through an opening on the rail at the final turn which was so narrow that the winner came back to the stand with paint on his side

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