Hoop Jr. Journeys to Preakness Site; Martian Outgames Juke Box by Nose: Comes from Behind at Hawthorne Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-12


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Hoop Hoop Jr. Jr. Journeys Journeys to to Preakness Preakness Site; Site; Martian Martian Outgames Outgames Juke Juke Box Box by by Nose Nose Comes From Behind" | At Hawthorne Oval Fogelson Gelding Responds To Pressure Gamely Under Higley; Cracks Wins Again STICKNEY, 111., June 11.— Ben Fogel-sons Martian, claimed last month at Sportsmans Park for ,500, scored his first victory for his new owner when he won the six-furlongs South Shore Purse, which i headed the Ladies Day program at Hawthorne ■ this afternoon. In a driving finish t the Nebraska-owned son of Sickle beat Juke j Box a nose as Valdina Maiden ran third, , four lengths farther back. Paragram was fourth and the only other starters were I Liberty Pan and Thankful. Martian, handled by Jess Higley, was slow to begin and going into the turn he : was still in last place. Nearing the homestretch, • however, he began to move up, , responding to pressure, wore down Juke Box in the last few jumps. One of the ; choices, Martian paid .80 for . Shakes Off Challenges Juke Box had speed from the beginning J and he too stood a sharp drive, but he just could not last, though he showed himself to be much the best of the others. Before the ■ winner came along to settle the issue, Juke Box had successfully shaken off challenges 5 from Liberty Pan and Valdina Maiden. Paragram, who lost some ground on the j stretch turn, never did threaten and he was s three lengths behind Valdina Maiden at the » wire. After his display of early speed Liberty - Pan gave way badly, while Thankful gave way after racing with the leaders for about three-eighths. Over the slow track, Martian covered the » three-auarters of a mile in 1 :1425. H. E. Jacobys Cracks scored his second i straight victory and his third in six engagements ■ this year by taking the Drexel 1 Purse, a six-furlong spin for three-year-olds. Joe M. Jr. was second and Buck Road third in the field of seven. j Cracks, carrying apprentice Robert Campbell to his second success of the afternoon, raced the early furlongs well up and i in hand, and when roused in the stretch Continued on Page Four Martian Whips Juke Box! By Nose at Hawthorne Fogelson Gelding Comes From Behind for Thrilling Triumph Continued from Page One he responded well. Joe M. Jr. carried him out entering the homestretch but the Ja-coby colt got to the front just inside the lase eighth and drew clear to score de-cively. Joe M. Jr.. who made all the pace, saved the place a length in advance of Buck Road. Gallantry was best of the others. The program opened with a six-furlong sprint for older horses, and in it W. T. Beezeleys Silver Ace raced to a decisive victory, Ridden by Robert Campbell, Silver Ace took the lead soon after leaving the gate, increased his advantage in the homestretch and won by three lengths. Mill-pomp, who was among the leaders all the way, just lasted to save the place from Detroit Bull, who came from last place to present his bid. Victory Feet beat the others in the field of eight. Sonny Boy, owned by Witt and Metz, proved himself best in the second race in which a dozen maiden three-year-olds and older met over six and a half furlongs. Never a great distance back, Sonny Boy rallied in the stretch and was up in time to score by two lengths. He was ridden by Herb Litzenberger. Purp closed well enough to be second, while third honors fell to Prado Son. Sierra Negra and Westler dominated the race over the early furlongs, but Sierra Negra gave way badly after a half mile and a little farther on Westler dropped out of the picture. Hodge and Berrys Meshach, ridden by Johnny Fliter, got a nose decision at the end of the six and a half furlongs of the third race. After being steadied along to the stretch, Meshach responded to pressure and outfinished Algrins to receive the nod of the judges. Algrins had been among the leaders from the beginning and when he wore down Vinita Harvest he looked a winner, but Meshach nailed him right at the wire. In taking second honors Algrins beat Vinita Harvest a length. Flirty was fourth. Xen McNairs Miss Gazer and apprentice Billy Nichols made up a successful combination in the six-furlong fourth race. She broke in front and stayed there, winning by three lengths, with Lucifer second and Lytta-Jane third. Miss Gazer was closely attended by Bright Bronze for about a half mile, but then she pulled away and won decisively. Lucifer closed stoutly next to the rail to get the place a neck in advance of Lytta-Jane, who had been well placed from the start. Bright Bronze wound up fourth.

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