Prominencia Wins Opener at Detroit: Grand Stable Miss Lasts To Turn Back Major Jimmy; Tiger Man Also Graduates, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-20


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Prominencia Wins Opener at Detroit DetroitGrand Grand Stable Miss Lasts To Turn Back Major Jimmy Tiger Man Also Graduates GraduatesDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 19 Twoyear olds dominated the first two races at the Fair Grounds today and these offerings per ¬ mitted Grand Stables Prominencia arid A F Walls Tiger Man to graduate from the maiden ranks The pair was responsible for a Daily Double return of 3880 for 2 Interesting racing in the main entertained a crowd of 10000 10000This This was Prominencias third try here In her most recent essay the daughter of Equestrian had shown the way for the bet ¬ ter part of that sprint only to falter in the drive Although slowing down per ¬ ceptibly in the run to the wire again today the filly lasted by a neck Major Jimmy finished second Valdina Peer was third two and onehalf lengths farther back and the favorite Flowing Tide wound up sev ¬ enth Incidentally that representative of J C Ellis displayed no particular inclina ¬ tion to contest perhaps partially due to being allowed to be bunched in inIn In this frontrunning score Prominencia covered the five furlongs in 101 over a good track and brought about an 1860 payoff payoffBoth Both DetroitOwned DetroitOwnedBy By the way the winners of the first two races are Detroit owned Tiger Mans triumph was accomplished by coming from off the pace and catching the faltering Sun Vigil in the drive The latter had the most speed from the start and consequently quickly opened up a good lead On the other hand Tiger Man does not have suffi ¬ cient early foot to go along with the pace and consequently had to come from far back After dropping back to last place the son of Tiger settled in stride And by the time the far bend had been reached had picked up momentum Approaching the stretch he moved with a rush on the outside and collared the pace maker in the run to the finish finishHe He flashed past the judges three lengths before Sun Vigil while rounding out the five furlongs in 101 and as favorite paid 460 Third position went to Count Esmer

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