Missmahoot Takes First Event on Twilight Card at Detroit: Favored Fate Runs Second Nine Sprinters to Go in Willow Run Purse Today, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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Missmahoot Takes First Event On Twilight Card at Detroit . Favored Fate RunsSecond Nine Sprinters to Go in Willow Run Purse Today i DETROIT, Mich;, May 25. Missmahoot, , well ridden by Elvie Hust, and racing un- 3 der the silks of James OBrien, scored a driving half-length victory in the first race, one of the better offerings at the De- j troit Fair Grounds today. Missmahoot, a j member of the mutuel field, was overlooked in the wagering and returned her support- j ers a 2 straight mutuel pay-off, after . completing the six-furlong journey over the fast track in 1:11. Second honors in the sprint fell to Fred , M. Alger Jr.s favored Fate, who wag three lengths before Harry C. Richards Lady . Sponsor at the final marker. : Eleven three-year-old fillies met in the dash and starter Bryan Steele sent the field off in good alignment immediately af- : ter the last horse stepped into the gate. Missmahoot had high speed from the start and took command at once, while Muskrat ; and Three W. raced in closest pursuit through the opening furlong. Missmahoot continued to show the way : in the run down the back stretch, but Fate 1 moved up to offer her first bid as the pair : reached the upper turn. It was then ap- parent that the final issue laid between ; the twoleaders and the OBrien filly stuck rather gamely to her task to withstand Fates repeated bids. Runner-Up Gains Steadily Turning for home, Missmahoot held a length and a half advantage over Fate and a brilliant stretch duel resulted. Hust worked hard on Missmahoot and his charge held on stoutly enough to keep Fate at a safe distance, although the latter gained steadily through the final furlong. The colors of Bing Crosby were carried to their first success of the current meeting by Momentito, who scored a handy length and a half verdict in the second race. Given a good ride by Eddie Tucker, the Crosby colt held E. K. Thomas Rozi- ante safe, and the latter was two lengths y before Eual Wyatts Savage Sailor at the - wire. Momentito was a popular victor with i the large crowd present, as he was backed j into favoritism at odds of 8 to 5. j The Crosby juvenile also completed the Daily Double with the "field" horse, Missmahoot, winner of the first race, that combination paying 9.80. s DETROIT, Mich., May 25. Racing sec-f retary Charles F. Henry and attaches of his is office at the Detroit Fair Grounds have s prepared an excellent eight-race program for presentation at the local track tomor- 1 row. The Willow Run Purse, a six-furlong dash for three-year-olds and upward, will 2 serve at the headliner, and the secondary attraction will match nine sprinters of the same class in the Lincoln Park Purse at a . like distance. ! Mrs. Joseph B. Burnstein, local sports-s woman, will be represented in the top at-v traction by Ship Biscuit, who gave a splendid performance here Saturday to be sec- - ond to T. M. Dorsett, winner of the, first i division of the Boots and Saddle Handicap, i Although Ship Biscuit was beaten two - lengths in the inaugural day feature, he Z nevertheless gave an excellent account of e himself and he is expected to improve off i that race. s Peterson and Childs Sun Pharos, winner Continued on Page Five Missmahoot Triumphs In First Race at Detroit Nine Sprinters Will Clash In Willow Run Purse Today Continued from Page One in three handicap efforts at the local course during the 1941 season, will make his 1942 debut before Detroit racing patrons in the Willow Run. The five-year-old son of Sun Briar and Alexandria accounted for the renewal of the Wolverine, Bloom-field Hills and the Seabiscuit handicap here last year and trainer Frank Childs stated that his charge is in excellent condition at present. Others scheduled to go to the post in the Willow Run are Harry C. Richards Exploded, Tall Trees Stables Capt. Cal, Mrs. H. P. Bonners entry of Valdina Paul and Golden Goose, T. D. Buhls Detroit-owned Bright Arc, Mrs. Earl H. Beezleys Army Song, and C. E. Gorhams Bosley. The Lincoln Park drew the entries of nine of the better class platers quartered here and Mrs. Burnstein will hold a strong hand as her Sherron Ann, winner here Saturday over a good field, is slated to answer the bugle. Sherron Ann must be at her best to repeat her winning" performance for named to oppose her are such good thoroughbreds as Tall Trees Stables Bill Farnsworth, T. D. Buhls, Aaron Burr, Mrs. M. M. Johrs Bill G., G. W. Lawless Briargo, D. S. Jepsons Pageboy, J. W. MacClatchies Red Flannels, Mrs. Edward McCuans Fairly Fly, and G. Bates Dungeon. Completing the card will be three six- furlong sprints, a four and one-half-furlong test for two-year-bids, one race at one mile and a sixteenth, and the finale, which will match seven three-year-olds at onemile and 70 yards. Post time for the first race will be 4:45 p. m., and the Daily Double will operate as usual on the first and second events.

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