Gold Mike Scores In Downs Feature: Accounts For Third Purse Of Season When He Defeats Wise Dean in Top Event, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-14


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Gold jvtike Scores In Downs Feature FeatureAccounts Accounts For Third Purse Of Season When He Defeats Wise Dean in Top Event EventLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 13 Scoring his third victory in six starts this year Miss Jeanne Eckmans Gold Mike sprinted home in front of six other older horses in the sixfurlong fifth and best race on todays program at Churchill Downs The son of Microphone left the start in first place and was never headed completing the dis ¬ tance in 113 and winning by two lengths lengthsWise Wise Dean made up ground in the stretch to take down second honors as the favorite Valdina Dude wound up third Fourth to reach the wire was Miss Mili ¬ tant who broke poorly and never had much of a chance chanceGold Gold Mike ridden by Douglas Drennan opened a lead of two lengths on his near ¬ est rival before going a quarter and then was never seriously menaced Mothers Girl raced in closest pursuit of the Eckman rep ¬ resentative for a half mile but she wearied of the pace and dropped back fast in the drive and none of the others were able to threaten the ultimate winner winnerValdina Valdina Dude Third ThirdValdina Valdina Dude who was well placed from the beginning moved into second place when Mothers Girl had enough and he remained there to the last 50 yards where Wise Dean far back the first half mile nipped her to take the place by a neck Miss Militant who failed to break with her rivals trailed the field to the last quarter and then made up some ground but she still was a length and a half be ¬ hind Valdina Dude at the end After her exhibition of early speed Mothers Girl stopped so badly that she wound up in sixth place placeThe The mutuel return on the winner was 940 for 2 2Trainer Trainer Frank E Childs and jockey Mike Caffarella completed a double earlier in the afternoon with Jois in the third race and Miss Valor in the fourth Childs owns Jois in partnership with Edward Peterson while Miss Valor races under the colors of Mrs Childs Both of them were ridden byv Caffarella x xJois Jois competing at six furlongs took an early lead and held it beating his nearest rival Night Crawler two and a half lengths Third in this event was Beth B Miss Valor who tackled eight other maiden juvenile fillies over five furlongs won in even more decisive fashion Also leading from one end to the other she reached the wire four lengths in front of the runnerup Say Miss Third to complete the distance of this dash was Fair Sands SandsThe The first two races were six furlongs tests for older horses The opener saw High formation owned by O D Shanks and ridden by Jimmy McCoy race to victory She made the pace closely attended by Colite for a half mile and then drew out winning by two and a half lengths Colite stepped out of the picture in the drive Royal Martha running second and Mis mark third thirdE E P Metz Hasty Kiss guided by Pat Milligan won the second but she came from behind in the drive to emerge the victor by a length Zorro closed fast to be second while Unquote was a tiring third thirdBe Be Calm representative of Dr C N Finch raced to a twolength victory in the sixth race which engaged eight better thanaverage threeyearolds at six fur ¬ longs Well ridden by apprentice Bobby Reeves Be Calm ran her victory string to three during the current Kentucky season and won her seventh purse this year Sec ¬ ond honors in the test fell to Dusty who earned the place award by three lengths over Cyclorama the third horse

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