Three Clovers Thrilling Winner at Sportsmans: Gets Up to Nose Out Relious in Midwest Athletic Club Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-11


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Three Clovers Thrilling Winner at Sportsmans Gets Up to Nose Out Relious in Midwest Athletic Club Handicap CICERO, 111., May 9.— Three Clovers, sporting the silks of R. G. Whittington, closed with a rush in the last furlong to nose out Relious and take the winners share of the ,500 purse offered as the Midwest Athletic Club Handicap, the feature event of Saturdays good program before a large throng that was on hand to view the sport. Jockey Eddie Franklin rated his mount well back of the pace for the first half mile, then steered him to the outside going down the back stretch the last time around. Although bearing out entering the home stretch, he closed strongly to win narrowly in the final stride. Relious, from the stable of Clarence E. Davison, closed a big gap in the final quarter mile while saving ground, but could only get the place money. Vinum, racing for the Endovina and Terry stable, set the pace until midway of the home stretch, then tired, but lasted to save the show award. The mile and one-sixteenth was run in 1:51 and the winner paid for each . Showing an abundance of speed, Mrs. A. K. Weasts five-year-old horse, Equistar, finished strongly under a drive to account for the Ogden Avenue Purse, secondary feature. Jockey H. Lemmons kept his Continued on Page Thirty-Seven Three Clovers Thrilling Winner at Sportsmans I Gets Up to Nose OLut Relious in Midwest Athletic Club Handicap Continued from Page One mount close to the pace for the first quarter mile, then sent him up fast on the inside entering the back stretch ana under continued pressure lasted to win by a length over the swiftly closing T. M. Dor- | sett. The latter, racing in the colors of Joe W. Brown, finished a length in front of the weakening Cant Lose. The time for the five furlongs was 1:01%. Rusty Gold Never Headed Rusty Gold set all her own pace to annex the opening event in C. F. Wagners silks. The filly was hustled along in the first quarter mile to take the lead and, having good speed throughout, raced the determined Last Rose into defeat rounding the far turn, then under mild i urging came on to win by five lengths to spare over Highscope. . The latter finished j a head in front of the gamely closing i Earlsboro. Mrs. J. Purpuras Keekee accounted for the second race, when she romped home j four lengths in front of Baby Gold. Jockey W. Lowe took his mount back off the pace after showing in front for the first quarter mile, then, after reaching the back stretch, steered her to the outside. Having plenty in reserve, she soon overtook the leaders and, under slight urging, drew away to win easily. Baby Gold closed a lot of ground while racing on the inside to get the place. Bezique was a tiring third. Baby Gold and Rusty Gold I completed the "Daily Double," which paid 3.60. Cherriko showed in front the entire distance to take the major portion of the third event. Appreitice Jess Higley, realizing that he had the best horse, just kept her going along under slight pressure and, when the home stretch was reached, he permitted the filly to draw away, winning by three and a half lengths over Roman Descent. The latter finished a length and a half in front of the third horse. High Name. This marked the second race in a row that Cherriko has won for J. Emery since she was purchased last week.

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