Boots and Saddle To Three Percent: Outruns Wise Moss by Four Lengths--Crowd of 22,000 Out for Detroit Inaugural, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-24


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Boots and Saddle To Three PercentOutruns Percent X Outruns Wise Moss by Four Lengths Crowd of 22000 22000Out Out for Detroit Inaugural DETROIT Mich May 22 Three Per ¬ cent a homebred gelded son of Percentage and Brune sporting the silks of J Howard Rouse and well ridden by Johnny Adams accounted for the third running of the 5000 Boots and Saddle Handicap feature attraction on the Detroit Fair Grounds 1943 opening program today The victor came to the wire at the end of the sixfurlong trip four lengths before Mrs Edward Mc Cuans favored Wise Moss as the latter downed Lieut T D Buhls Tomluta by three lengths to take the place award awardEight Eight started in the sprint Jay Jay Three Clovers the topweighted Col Teddy Wise Father and War Bam following the placed horses home in that order Three Percent picked up his impost of I 111 pounds raced the distance over the heavy track in 119 and rewarded his backers with odds of 3 to 1 1Starter Starter Bryan Steele encountered no dif ¬ ficulty with the field at the post and sent the horses on their way in good alignment just one minute after they had entered the gate Col Teddy was first to show leaving the stalls but he was quickly displaced by Three Percent when Adams hustled the ultimate winner to the front in the run to the upper turn turnWar War Bam Gives Way WayApproaching Approaching the stretch Three Percent held a threelength advantage over War Bam who gave way when settled for the drive as Wise Moss moved up to offer her challenge Adams then shook up Three Percent his mount responding in splendid style and it was then just a question as to how far the Rouse gelding could score scoreWise Wise Moss made a game enough bid but she did not have the speed and stamina to overtake the flying winner although she easily bested Tomluta for second honors Jay Jay was fourth another three lengths back but was going stoutly atthe finish finishBy By far the largest inaugural day gather ¬ ing since the present management has operated the Woodward Avenue plant turned out today to witness the return of King Thoroughbred to the Motor City The crowd numbered nearly 22000 people and the track officials were well pleased with the opening of the 1943 local season Al ¬ though the racing strip was decidedly heavy for the sport several wellbacked horses reached the winners circle and andContinued Continued on Page TwentySix Boots and Saddle Proves Easy for Three Percent PercentDowns Downs Wise Moss by Four Lengths Detroit Opening Draws 22000 22000Continued Continued from Page One Onewagering wagering moved along in brisk fashion throughout the matinee matineeJockey Jockey Paul Keiper Eustis Nebraska reinsman won his fourth race in four efforts when he piloted Mrs Ethel V Mars Milky Way Farm colt Black Badge to a length and a half verdict in the 2000 Bugle Call Purse Given a clever ride Black Badge came to the finish of the four and a half furlong dash before Darby Dan Farms Darby Delilah who bested Mrs H P Bonners highly regarded Jo Bonner by a nose for place honors honorsIn In accounting for the Bugle Call Black Badge picked up an impost of 113 pounds and stepped the distance over the holding strip in 58 The Mars colt a son of Cohort and Pennant Girl won his second victory in as many starts having recently scored at the Churchill Downs meeting Favored in the speculation Black Badge rewarded backers with odds of 2 to 1 in the straight tote pool poolTaken Taken to the front immediately Black Badge held sway the entire trip with only one exception when Air Patrol took com ¬ mand leaving the backstretch for an instant Once settled for the final drive the Mars juvenile responded readily to Kiepers urging and withstood the chal ¬ lenges of Darby Delilah and Jo Bonner BonnerThe The locally owned Dearborn Stable of James Powers furnished the winners in the first two races at six furlongs when Tower Maid accounted for the initial offering and Albino earned major honors in the second Trainer C Hyde Smith shared in the double victory as did jockey Paul Keiper who is first string rider for the Detroit con ¬ tingent tingentTower Tower Maid garnered her purse by two and a half lengths at the expense of Ak rontown Lithograph and seven others While Albino scored by a head defeating Stell Axelson and six ordinary platers The Daily Double return on the Dearborn pair was 9860 9860The The Dearborn Stable combine of Powers Smith and Keiper continued successfully when Swain carried the units silks to vic ¬ tory in the sixfurlong third rounding out a triple Swain hard ridden by Keiper in the last quarter mile was up to dispose of Wilton by a neck while the latter held a like advantage over the favored Black Raider third

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