Hammer-Lock Registers in Narragansett Sprint: Reaches Final Marker Two Lengths Before Paper Mill, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-01


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Hammer-Lock Registers In Narragansett Sprint Reaches Final Marker Two Lengths Before Paper Mill PAWTUCKET. R. I., May 31.— Hammer-Lock, a gelded son of Case Ace and Port-ever, carried H. Guy Bedwells colors to a clever victory at Narragansett today in the Camp Edwards Purse, one of the better offerings on a well balanced program. Seven three-year-olds met in the six furlongs sprint and Hammer-Lock, well ridden by Al Shelhamer, held a two lengths advantage over Glen Felkners well regarded Paper Mill at the wire. Three lengths farther back. McLaughlin and Dun-lops Fijord took third honors from A. F. Walls favored Tiger Man fourth. The Bedwell gelding, a recent arrival from Maryland, ran the three-quarters in 1:122.-, and. third choice in the betting, returned .60. Hammer-Locks first appearance here was an excellent one and he might have completed his trip in faster time had Shelhamer elected to punish him during the final quarter mile. Paper Mill made the pace until well inside the stretch and held a head lead when settled for the closing drive. The Felkner colt then continued gamely under Willie Balzarettis urging but he did not have the : stamina to cope with Hammer-Lock when the latter challenged, bowing in the last eighth. Fijord raced evenly all the way and Tiger Man. who saved ground for the entire trip, failed to respond when roused for the stretch run.

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