Coolite Drives Hard in Stretch Run to Account for Thistle down Feature: Favorite Overtakes Sticker near End to Triumph; Royat Takes Measure of Sickletoy, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-04


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/ I * . i Coolite Drives Hard in Stretch Run To Account For Thistle Down Feature S h a a le C p ci w cl P a » D V a a C1 a a Vi in in . T e£ p-j w SV * 3 sl "C oi „ H G j d£ Favorite Overtakes Sticker * Near End to Triumph; Royat Takes Measure of Sickletoy NORTH RANDALL. Ohio, June 2. — Splashing through the mud and charging hard from outside, Braden and Johns Coolite. .80 favorite, drove to a three parts of a length accounting of the ,000 prized Cleveland News Handicap, stellar attraction presented today by the Thistle Down officials at Randall Park. L. Fehers Sticker, who got to the front momentarily in the closing stages only to be displaced, held the place, however, another three-quarters of length away from James W. Browns Cy Dftrt, who darted along the rail and closed very fast. Time for the six furlongs over heavy surface was 1:1525. Coolite s victory, quite popular with the crowd of 8.000. gave jockey Arthur Craig double for the afternoon. He had previously ridden T. C. Melroses Mel Crosby ! the fifth event. Craig brought Coolite from off the pace. Tommy T., and Sticker duelled during the early running, with the former cutting out most o fthe pace, but under pressure. Midway of the far turn Major Jimmy made a short-lived run at the leaders, and as he faded Coolite started his march from out-ride. At the head of the stretch he had "dead aim" and drove down hard from outside to catch Sticker right at the finish. In the sixth and secondary, titled the Hollenden Hotel Handicap. Rice and Goshens Sickletoy, hero of the opening days principal race, went down to defeat I ► , by four lengths as Mrs. J. L. Chesneys Royat garnered major laurels while turning six furlongs in 1:15. Third position went to Leaping Moose, who dominated the early running until nabbed by the winner. A winning ticket was worth .40. The Forest City Purse, one of two supporting features to the ,000 Cleveland News Handicap, proved the medium for a clean-cut score by T. C. Melroses two-year-old Mel Crosby, hero of a previous effort here. The son of Burgoo King— Suspense performed as a 5-to-2 choice, and under the able guidance of Arthur Craig he arrived at the finish of the four and one-half furlongs, with four lengths to spare over the persistent Marcell B. Time for the distance was :5525 and indicated the track was getting better as the afternoon wore on. Third position in the field of seven went to Sundown Rose, and the best one of the two entries could do was finish fourth. This position was garnered by Briner and Ham-macks Burgall. coupled with Burgen, while Mrs. W. H. Sharp was represented by Blue Grass Boy and Snow Bells. Jockey Vernon Bush "starred" with two winners. His first saddle success came in a half-way style, though, for his mount in the second race. Montree. finished in a dead heat for winning honors with Risk-less Girl. In the fourth number he brought Spin In. a 4-to- hazard, from near the pace to drive to a two-length triumph over the early pacemaer Charnock. Sister Higher was third, and time for the six furlongs was l:15-5.

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