Joes Choice Popular Downs Winner; Kenilworth Handicap Goes to Believe: Whips Bob Mann in Bowman Field, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-05


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Joes Joes Choice Choice Popular Popular Downs Downs Winner; Winner; Kenilworth Kenilworth Handicap Handicap Goes Goes to to Believe Believe Whips Bob Mann In Bowman Field Cailiouettes Derby Hopeful Has Two Lengths to Spare At End of Sprint Offering LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 4.— Joes Choice, wa.sp-waisted Sweeping Light colt who performs for Leo J. Caillouette. completed riding double for George South and dusted off several other inconspicuous candidates for Saturdays Kentucky Derby in the six furlongs of the Bowman Field Purse this bleak afternoon at Churchill Downs. The Nashville. Tenn. -owned colt was the public preference in the old fashioned iron men and reported punctually to the judges two lengths in advance of Paragon Siables Bob Mann, who was nearest of his five rivals. Another length back and Lt.-Cmdr. T D. Buhls Crack Reward was a retreating third. Joes Choice carried his 113 pounds over the six furlongs of fast race track in the creditable time of 1:12% and won "looking for some more horses to beat". Those jubilant patrons who had backed him in the machines collected at the rate of for Wins in Decisive Mannar The Caillouette colorbearer broke with the leaders, forced the pace of Crack [Reward through the far lane and into the turn, went to the front straightening into the homestretch and won decisively. Crack Reward carried Iron City along at such a heady pace he was completely discouraged after three furlongs but was himself paging taxi the last part of it. Bob Mann rated along a couple of lengths off the early leaders and finished out steadily, though not fast enough. The Derby Week opened with an unpretentious program, unseasonably cold weather and an attendance more noteworthy for its accuracy in forecasting the winners than for its size. One of the more interesting events was a test of five furlongs for maiden two-year-old fillies, in which Calumet Farms stylish Fly Off earned her racing diploma. The outsider Precision accounted for the six and a half furlongs of the opener in which M. N. Gonzalez brought the Ariel gelding from off El Osunas pace in the stretch and won by three-quarters of » length at the direct expense of Calexico, Continued on Page Ftve ♦, | a a c a l t ! « * * 1 | j Joes Choice Gains Honors In Sprint Feature at Downs Continued from Pandge One 1 drawing clear at the end. Calexico outstayed Sweepnack a head for the place, as El Osuna stopped badly. The time was I 1:2125. which was as unremarkable as the price, 7.20. was remarkable. The de-j faulting favorites were Red Spirit and j Sweepnack. The winner races for Mrs. L. H. Silver. Another favorite was tardy when My-firsttoday could only be second to Mrs. M. Summerfields Play Easy in the six furT longs of the second event. Six lengths separated them at the line, after Myfirst-: today had set the pace around the turn. I Tulane Boy was another length back, third I in a field of eight of the slowest horses on , the grounds. Georgie South rode the successful Ted Easy filly, who paid .60

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