Sister Higher Thrills Detroit Patrons to Win in Four-Horse Blanket Finish: Outgames Cloudy Weather by Nose after Setting Pace throughout in Sprint Test, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-28


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Sister Higher Thrills Detroit Patrons To Win in Four-Horse Blanket Finish Outgames Cloudy Weather By Nose After Setting Pace Throughout in Sprint Test DETROIT, Mich., June 27: A blanket finish between four horses with White Spot Farms Sister Higher emerging victorious by a nose, thrilled enthusiasts at the Fair Grounds today in the very first race of the afternoons festivities. A four-year-old daughter of Higher Miss Omaha, Sister Higher had little to recommend her, and consequently she brought about a surprise 3.70 for payoff In this, her initial success of the year. Cloudy Weather was a hard charging and wedged-in second, a head before the equally strong finishing Hermina B.f the. favorite. Sister Higher took over shortly after the start, and, during the early running first Flashtown and then Hermina B attempted to dislodge the four-year-old from the lead. But she proved equal to turning back each threat, and then outlasted Cloudy Weather while rounding out the six furlongs in 1:13 over a fast track. Although the management played host to members- of the weaker sex, ladies being admitted gratis, only some 9,500 fans witnessed the card of eight races. The Daily Double combination of Sister Higher and Wavecap, winner of the second race, paid 20.30 for . On occasion Wavecap performs rather well for Lyle Dilger, and she was so inclined today. While the choice, Lorraine Cross, and Marsaiah fought for the early lead the ultimate winner remained in fourth place. But rounding the far bend she began moving forward and when Lorraine Cross was gracious enough to swerve entering the stretch the Dilger three-year-old skimmed along the inside and into command through the stretch. In fact, once in the fore she drew away to a four lengths accounting. Baytree Bomber finished second after getting to running too late and Lorraine Cross wound up a faltering third. Time for the six furlongs was 1:13 and for this first score of the season a winning ticket on Wavecap was worth 8.40.

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