view raw text
Diderod Diderod Proves Proves Best Best in in Cornell Cornell Purse; Purse; Bob Bob Mann Mann Surprises Surprises at at Churchill Churchill Downs Downs Tire Dust Chases Harris Colt Home Son of Pharamond II. Drives To Fore in Final Furlong of Sprint at Hawthorne Course STICKNEY, 111.. May 31.— The four-year-old Diderod, owned by Mr. and Mrs. F. M Harris, sprinted to a popular victory in the Cornell Purse before 7,000 persons who witnessed the Lincoln Fields program at Hawthorne this afternoon. The son of Pharamond 11. ran the three-quarters of a mile on a track that was described as good in 1:1425 and reached the end a half length in advance of the runner-up, Mrs. Emil Denemarks Fire Dust. The Swanee River Stables Corydon was third, and Mrs. Ed McCuans Peace Eagle, fourth. Three others completed the field. Diderod, ridden by E. Bianco, was well up and in hand for a half-mile and then he was sent on his way. Fire Dust had taken command entering the homestretch and appeared well on his way to victory a furlong from the wire, but Diderod battled on and forged to the front near the end for a hard-earned victory. Corydon Makes Up Ground Fire Dust, who had been in front by a length and a half with only an eighth mile to go, finally had to be content with the place, two and half lengths n advance of Corydon. who came from far back to pre- isent his bid. Corydon, who may be heard from later over a greater distance, was far back for more than a half-mile and raced extremely wide, but he closed boldly to grab third honors, a narrow margin ahead of Peace Eagle. K. C. Gal had the most speed for the first half-mile, but then gave way badly, while Alan F. retired after showing speed for about three-eighths. The only other starter was June T., who failed to threaten at any stage of the race. Diderod paid .80 for in the mutuels The lightly regarded Last Waltz, owned by S. D. Sidell, graduated from the maiden ranks in taking the first race on the card, a test of six furlongs for three-year-olds. She came from a long way back under the guidance of Robert Campbell and won by two lengths, paying 1.40 for . Swing Sister was second and La Marie third Last Waltz was last leaving the backstretcl Continued on Page Four tj ■ i I i 1 I i I | I 1 i I 1 l j 1 I I 1 i j j I j | |i 1 l * J J • : ; Diderod Driving Winner Of Lincoln Attraction Overtakes Fire Dust in Stretch To Account For Cornell Purse Continued from Page One but after about three-eighths she began to advance and. taking command in the last sixteenth, drew out to score decisively. Westler. the favorite, raced with the leaders to the final eighth and then dropped out of contention. The veteran Book Plate, owned by Mrs. F. F. Burrell and ridden by Paul Glide-well, scored his second victory in three starts this year by accounting for the second race, a sprint of six and a half furlongs. He won in a driving finish in which Eroadhead was second and Big Brands Son was third. Book Plate was never far back while Broadhead and Monks Memo battled each other for pacemaking honors and. upon reaching the final quarter, responded to pressure which eventually landed him home in front by a. little less than a length. Broadhead was unable to withstand the winner but he was good enough to take the place three lengths in advance of Big Brands Son. Monks Memo wound up fourth. The six-furlong third race saw Henry "ftkulskis Rogers Boy score in decisive fashion. Well placed from the beginning, Rogers Boy responded when called upon and. taking command inside the last eighth, drew clear to win with four lengths to spare. His victory gave jockey Glidewell a double. Rusty Gold, who made all the pace, readily gave way to the winner, but had no trouble saving the place from Havana Lad, who I also had been a sharp factor from the be- | ginning. The juvenile Grand Slam filly Skip Level, owned by Mrs. C. Parks and Mrs. | R. Scott, was a popular and decisive winner of the fourth race, in which seven two-year-old maidens met over four and 1 a half furlongs. With William Lowe at the j reins* she followed Be Gones pace to the] last eighth and then took command herself, drawing out to score by four lengths. Be Gone weakened after giving up the lead 1 and wound up third, Dina Belle beating trim by a half length for the place. Judge l Davey beat the others. Skip Level was making good in her second trip to the I post. Bright Bronze, who graduated from the ! maiden ranks during the recent Sports-1 mans Park meeting, came back with an-other victory in capturing the fifth race, ! a sprint of six furlongs for three-year-olds. Bright Bronze, owned by R. P. and R. C. Adams and ridden by Billy Nichols, forced Woodfin s pace to the stretch and then took command herself. She shook off Woodfin soon after entering the homestretch and then had enough left to hold Heesadate safe. Bright Bronze won by a length and a half while Heesadate beat Woodfin two lengths for second honors.