Cadillac Handicap Goes To Shifty Amber Light: Dixiana Colt Leads Throughout--Black Badge Winds Up Fourth, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-29


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Cadillac Handicap Goes To Shifty Amber Light LightDixiana Dixiana Colt Leads Throughout Black Badge Winds Up Fourth FourthDETROIT DETROIT Mich May 27 Dixianas Amber Light broke on top in the 10000 Cadillac Handicap today at the Fair Grounds and unde rthe expert handling of Porter Roberts made every marker a win ¬ ning one to bring about the downfall of Black Badge who was installed an oddson choice on the strength of his splendid triumph here last week in the Boots and Saddle Handicap The shifty son of Pilate covered the six furlongs in 112 flat over a good track but was driving hard to hold his halflength advantage as he passed the judges stand standIdeal Ideal weather conditions brought out an attendance of 14063 and those who re ¬ garded the Dixiana representative capable of trouncing the favored 3to4 Black Badge received 720 for their judgment judgmentSecond Second place went to Mrs E McCuans gallant hardcharging Wise Moss who was trying for her fourth score in this event She came from last place to put on her usual stretch run and got up to be a half length before the faltering Night Crawler representing Carl Graham Black Badge racing for the account of Abe Hirschberg dropped out of contention in the drive and finished fourth with M Shagrins Pig Tails completing the field fieldIf If Black Badge had any excuse besides weight concession it was that Johnny Adams did not put up a masterful ride permitting himself to be boxed in during the early running This forced the lola Kansas reinsman to take his mount to the outside for racing room burning up precious energy while so doing Then at the head of the stretch he was again hemmed in and simply could not get by the winner and the faltering Night Crawler By this time the threeyearold so of Cohort was about done And in the drive he flattened out outDearborn Dearborn Stable furnished the winner of the Pontchartrain Purse 5000 second ¬ ary feature on the card in Samborombon The Argentinebred veteran stood a hard drive from Johnny Adams to gain a half length verdict over Lucias Sun who had gone out and set all of the early pace and at one stage was out there winging it by three lengths on top W H Kelly who was cofeature with the topweighted victor finished fourth two lengths behind Ubiquitous

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