Some Man Defeats Topic at Churchill; Chesapeake May Test Field of Twelve: Ladysman Gelding is Home in Clear, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-28


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Some Some Man Man Defeats Defeats Topic Topic at at Churchill; Churchill; Chesapeake Chesapeake May May Test Test Field Field of of Twelve Twelve Ladysman Gelding Is Home in Clear Fire Power, Neville Dunns Derby Hopeful, Runs Third In War Relief Handicap LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 27.— Some Man, making his second appearance of the season, won the War Relief Handicap in rather exciting fashion before a sizeable week-day audience at Churchill Down.* here today. Jockey Otto Grohs had the leg up on Walter S. Paynes Ladysman gelding, hustling him to the front in the final eighth of this spirited affair and beating F. P. Letelliers overconfidently backed Topic by a length in the good time of 1:1335 for six furlongs of a slow race track. Two and a half lengths farther back, Neville Dunns Derby eligible. Fire Power, was third before American Eagle, another candidate for the 5,000 added classic. Only six started in the War Relief and Fire Power, running coupled with the older Some Man. was rushed into the lead leaving the gate. He was closely attended by Topic, however, and when the latter finally i subdued him about the furlong pole Gross j roused Some Man sharply to save the day for the entry. Some Man paid 40 for I . The favored Topic put in a good try. i wearing down Fire Power, but then had j not enough speed left to cope with Some ! Man. American Eagle Works Out American Eagle, who finished fourth, was worked out to a mile in l:44*/5 and was under the whip as he went to the mile and a furlong in 2:01. The day was overcast early, nevertheless, a large off-day gathering was present for the charity spore. Several favorites managed to race to their support, including two that were odds-on. J. T. "Tommy" Taylor saddled a winner for the Bokella Farm of Kelley. Aubert and Boon, when he tightened the girth on Ariel Display, a daughter of Ariel, who was ridden by J. Higley and dusted off 11 other maiden two-year-olds of her sex in the Las Vegas Purse. Ariel Display was outrun early, but closed swiftly down the middle -of the course when placed to pressure in the final furlong and beat out the favored Miss Zibby a length in :5533. Miss Zibby pegged the pace of Demaweista into the stretch, went to the front, but then could not withstand Ariel Display. Flinette was third, two lengths farther back. The win-n ner paid 0. W. Campbell Hobsons Diavolaw kept his name on the prospective Kentucky Derby list by accounting for the Silver Lake Farm Purse, which served as the seventh race. Making every post a winning one over tho six and a half furlongs distance, Diavolaw came to the finish two lengths befora Aloraye with Merrymarch third, , y o it j l" ° be ,e ly d ie lg in n ie i

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