Eric Knight Gets Up in Final Stride: Dodge City Gives Ground at Wire; Initial Triumph for Felkner Gelding Since Being Claimed At Jamaica--Rush Act Third, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-08


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Eric Knight Gets Up in Final Stride Dodge City Gives Ground at Wire WireInitial Initial Triumph for Felkner Gelding Since Being Claimed At Jamaica Rush Act Third ThirdBOSTON BOSTON Mass June 7 Eric Knight acquired by G Felkner out of a claimin race at Jamaica for 2500 took down his first purse of the season in the Orient Heights Purse one mile allowance test that featured todays program at Suffolk Downs It was only in the concluding strides that the Tintagel colt was able to score over M fc M Stables Dodge City Rush Act from the J H Miles string finished in third place while the oddson choice Mixer was unable to finish any better than fourth Taking Ways was next and Sun sho last in the company of a half dozen dozenSunsho Sunsho was a contributing factor in the defeat of Mixer carrying the Canaan geld ¬ ing wide at the first turn as he bore out badly Eric Knight was in front being closely attended by Dodge City This pair was destined to battle it out throughout with the lead seesawing back and forth forthApproaching Approaching the stretch turn George McMullen wisely eased back with the Tin ¬ tagel colt permitting the M M Stable fouryearold to open up a daylight ad ¬ vantage Meanwhile Mixer had been straightened out after losing ground and led the others othersStirring Stirring Stretch Duel DuelStraightening Straightening out for home Dodge City still showed the way but Eric Knight had raced to his saddle girth and the battle was on The M M gelding battled it out determinedly but Eric Knight moved for ¬ ward gradually Both riders had their mounts under hard drives and right at the line Eric Knight on the outside managed to drop his nose down in front just as the finish line was reached reachedMixer Mixer had been under a drive but was unable to make up ground and in the last sixteenth Rush Act ran him down to take his share of the spoils spoilsThe The racing strip was fast during the first five events but turned slow by the time the feature was run A crowd of 9012 jour ¬ neyed out to the course despite the return of poor weather weatherDog Dog Day a firsttime starter carried the Houghton P Metcalf silks to their second triumph of the afternoon Roman Nymph having won for the stable in the opener in taking the five furlongs maiden juvenile offering that was third on the card The Abbots Nymph gelding was ridden by Wil ¬ lie Turnbull who was completing a double having been astride the other Metcalf win ¬ ner Dog Day registered by a length over Allen T Simmons Chuck with North Fire finishing gamely to be third for A E Weber WeberBud Bud Grey a hollow winner of his only outing was backed to the exclusion of four other twoyearolds that met in the five furlongs of the Cohasset Purse The Bud Lerner colt disappointed when after opening up a comfortable early lead weak ¬ ened when challenged in the stretch to finish out of the money The winner turned up in Side Boy The Jean Valjean colt recovering gamely after being im ¬ peded early and closing stoutly was along in the last few strides

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