Smacked, Defense Arlington Winners; Scotland Light Charges to Neck Score: Carry Iff Honors in Dual Features, Daily Racing Form, 1942-06-30


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Smacked, Smacked, Defense Defense Arlington Arlington Winners; Winners; Scotland Scotland Light Light Charges Charges to to Neck Neck Score Score Carry Off Honors In Dual Features Northway Colt Easily Beats Sweepida Arcturus Gelding Outlasts Shut Eye by Head ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 111., June 29. The Arcturus Stables Smacked, a candidate for Thursdays running of the Northwestern Handicap, and the Northway Studs Defense shared the spotlight at Arlington Park this afternoon as they took major honors in the two divisions of the featured Hindoo Purse. The races were contested at six furlongs and while Defense proved himself much the best in his engagement, which he won by four lengths, Smacked had to stand a sharp drive to get a head decision in his assignment. Defense, ridden by P. A, Smith, followed Zig Zag for about half the distance and then took command himself. After reaching the home stretch he left his rivals behind and won more or less as his rider pleased. Zig Zag remained in second position to the last eighth, but then he wilted and dropped back to fourth place as Sweepida, the Santa Anita Derby winner of two years ago and the favorite for todays test, moved into second position and Silvestra third. Sweepidas First Start of Year SWeepida, who last year raced with some of the best handicap horses in the West, was making his first start since last November and may reasonably be expected to improve on todays effort at a later date. Another West Coast star of 1941 who returned to competition here after a long layoff was Genl Manager who, however, finished far back. He was entering competition for the first time since May a year ago. In racing to his victory Defense ran the three-quarters of a mile in 1:10 and paid 6.80 for . But for a poor start in which Shut Eye got none the best of it, Smacked might have been beaten in the second divisior of the Hindoo. Shut Eye made up many lengths and in a few more strides might have passed Smacked who stood a furious drive at the hands of Leon Haas to receive the nod of the judges. The victory was most popular, however, for Smacked was Continued on Page Forty-Three. , 1 JACK SKINNER Reports that Rokeby -Stables Mandingham is showing improvement but remains a very sick horse. Defense, Smacked Win Top Events at Arlington Northway and Arcturus Racers Click in Divided Hindoo Purse Continued from Page One made a 1 to 2 chance by the large crowd. The Gob was closest to the winner for five-eighths and then retired, Shut Eye moving up to take the place a little less than two lengths in advance of Blue Delight who was a prominent factor from the outset. The Australian horse Reading n. was fourth in a steady performance. Besides . Shut Eye, others who were victims of the "poor start, were Cam Fin and Inscolassie. Smackeds time for the six furlongs was .1:10. Jockey Brooks rode his third winner of the afternoon when he drove A. C. Ernsts Aletern to a popular victory over the mile of the seventh race. Brooks brought his mount from a long ways back to win by a length and a half. Basileus was second and Capt. Caution third. .Easy Lass Shows Class The Calumet Farm showed Chicagoans another of its classy two-year-olds when k it sent Easy Lass, a candidate for the Arlington Lassie Stakes, out to take the fourth i event, styled the Evanston Purse. It was the third straight success for the daughter f Blenheim n. who scored her first two victories at Belmont Park. With Leon Haas at the reins, Easy Lass forced Short Lifes pace to the head of the tretch and then, taking command, won handily by two lengths. She ran the five find a half furlongs in 1:05. , After making the pace, Short Life weak--faed and wound up third, second honors ioing to Take Away. The opening event also was a dash for five and a half furlongs for two-year-olds, !jut maidens met here. The winner was Vlrs. Jake Lowensteins Valordor who was flaking good in his second trip to the post. ie led practically from the start and won y a length with Balla Tryst second and iirsickle third. Valordor was ridden by Steve Brooks who ?ame back in the six furlongs third race to ailot Harry Goldens Yesteryear -to an easy iriuxnph.. After following Valtite for a half lile, Yesteryear assumed command and rew out fast tQ win with five lengths to pare. Valtite dropped out of the picture after his "display of early speed, De leer moving up to be second and Liberty Lad ? third". - The second race, also contested at six f furlongs, saw Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Millers Mad Macaw score a surprise victory and pay 8.80 for . She came from a long ways back to get the decision as Commencement raced to the place and Cutter sran third.

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