Devil Diver Takes Toboggan Handicap; Bob Hi Surprise Winner at Churchill: Outlasts Mistucky Neck in Route Test; Favored Hard Lu Falters in Drive After Making Early Pace; Gay Franka Graduates, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-11


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Devil Diver Takes Toboggan Handicap Bob Hi Surprise Winner at Churchill Outlasts Mistucky Neck in Route Test TestFavored Favored Hard Lu Falters in Drive After Making Early Pace Gay Franka Graduates GraduatesLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE KyMay 10 The Church ¬ ill Downs program this afternoon was dedi ¬ cated to the selling plater and horses from the lower selling brackets met in each of the eight events Holding the place of honor on the days card was the Valley Station Claiming Purse at a mile and one sixteenth and in it Bob Hi owned by Mrs J Staunton and ridden by D Drennan stepped to a victory that surprised most of the large crowd which turned out for the sport sportHard Hard Lu was the favorite for this event which was offered as the fifth race but the best she could do was finish third sec ¬ ond honors going to Mistucky MistuckySo So lightly was the winner regarded that he paid 8320 for 2 2Bob Bob Hi among the leaders from the be ¬ ginning moved up with a rush on the out ¬ side approaching the far turn and a little farther along he moved into a good lead He maintained a comfortable advantage until he reached the final eighth and then began to show signs of weakening but Drennan making free use of his whip kept him going long enough to win by a neck Mistucky gaining on him with every stride toward the end Hard Lu flattered her supporters by showing the way over the early furlongs but she could not withstand the winner when he made his challenge and near the end she gave way to Mis ¬ tucky as well wellMy My Myri Drops Back BackFourth Fourth to complete the distance was Thos who turned in a steady enough per ¬ formance formanceMy My Myri from whom keen contention was expected showed some early speed but approaching the far turn she dropped back and never again threatened Mister Big also showed a flash of early speed but quit so badly that he wound up last lastThe The track was fast and the winner ran the mile and onesixteenth in 148 148Gay Gay Franka who has been threatening to graduate from the maiden ranks since the Kentucky season began did so in the fourth race The daughter of Gay Mon ¬ arch owned by Buckley Maybrier took an early lead on 10 other maiden twoyear olds and kept it to the end covering the five furlongs in 101 and scoring by three lengths More Delight was in second place at the wire another three lengths in ad ¬ vance of Federal Tax Gay Franka piloted by Chalmer Basham was the public choice choiceThe The firs three races staged over a track that was only good were sixfurlong af afContinued Continued on Page TwentySeven Bob Hi Surprise Winner Over Mistucky at Downs Continued from Page One Onefairs fairs for cheaper sprinters and all went to wellsupported horses The opener went to J H Rouses Black Skimmer ridden by F A Smith but she took the decision by only a nose over Rockwick The second race was taken by Mothers Girl owned by Dillard Chism a Louisville policeman and handled by Nick Jemas she outsprinted her rivals all away to reach the end a length and onehalf in advance of her nearest rival Old Smokey SmokeyJockey Jockey Smith completed a double in the third race in which he rode C W Moores Kathy to a decisive victory She also broke alertly and taking an early lead held it stubbornly throughout Her winning mar ¬ gin was three and onehalf lengths Late Dawn was second and Beth B third

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