Valdina Foe Wins Lincoln Handicap: Gives Marsch Silks Double On Final Program of Meet Before Crowd of 18,200, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-19


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Valdina Foe Wins Lincoln Handicap HandicapGives Gives Marsch Silks Double On Final Program of Meet Before Crowd of 78200 78200STICKNEY STICKNEY 111 June 17 Valdina Foe hardhitting son of Sun Briar racing in the silks of John Marsch repeated his vic ¬ tory in the La Salle Handicap in winning the Lincoln Handicap headline event of the closing day of the Lincoln Fields meet ¬ ing staged at Hawthorne today Rated off the pace by Jockey Otto Grohs Valdina Foe responded readily when called up and taking command in the last quarter won with speed in reserve His margin over Choppy Sea was well over three lengths while Equifox was third Night Shadow fourth and Devalue fifth in a fivehorse field fieldThe The majority of the crowd of 18200 chose Night Shadow only filly in the con ¬ test as their favorite while Equifox was the second choice All this despite Valdina Foes galloping win of last week The dis ¬ tance was one and onequarter miles and it was apparent from the outset that the Marsch runner would be the one to beat Grohs permitted Choppy Sea to go to the front early and make the pace while he took Valdina Foe under a snug hold Val ¬ dina Foe was still under light wraps as the far turn was approached but when once called upon headed the field in a jiffy He was well on his way to victory by the time the field had straightened out for home homeEquifox Equifox Disappoints DisappointsEquifox Equifox disappointed just when his backers were becoming expectant He moved around the outside of Choppy Sea on the stretch turn and it seemed as if he would shortly challenge Valdina Foe but an eighth from home he suddenly faltered Night Shadow was close enough in the early stages and never threatened seri ¬ ously while Devalue appeared to be out ¬ classed classedThe The victory of Valdina Foe completed a double for the Marsch stable on the final card and enabled that establishment to win three of the six stakes decided at the meeting Occupation won the Crete Handi ¬ cap on the first Saturday while Valdina Foe won the LaSalle and the Lincoln Errard a twoyearold from the Marsch barn finished second in the Joliet Stakes StakesThe The time for the mile and a quarter was 205 and the event increased Valdina Continued on Page TwentyOne Valdina Foe Routs His Lincoln Handicap Rivals RivalsCompletes Completes Double for Marsch Barn on Final Card of Meeting MeetingContinued Continued from Page One OneFoes Foes earnings to the extent of 3840 3840Bolus Bolus was a weak favorite in the Au Revoir Handicap which came fifth on the bill He failed to finish in the money in a sixhorse race Bright Willie wearing blinkers for the first time at the meeting was the winner with Ruditaurus second and Vinum third Ruditaurus made the early pace and saved ground in the stretch but Bright Willie ridden by J Higley came strongly on the outside fronted him in the last sixteenth and was going away by well over a length at the end The dis ¬ tance was six furlongs and the purse 2000 2000John John Marsch Chicago sportsman start ¬ ed his crack colt Free for All for the first time in the third race and many of those witnessing the youngster in action were quick in proclaiming that he seemed to have the makings of a top flight perform ¬ er The son of Questionnaire was meeting a band of maidens and he was so good that it was strictly a onehorse race Free for All dashed to the front soon after the start and the rest of the trip was merely a for ¬ mality as far as the outcome was con ¬ cerned The winning margin was eight lengths and Stork of Peace was second while Century finished third The time for the five furlongs was 59 and the winner who was ridden by Otto Grohs was the shortest priced favorite of the meeting paying 280

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