Lights Abeam Shows Way to Corydon; Jeep Registers in Peter Pan Handicap: Proves Repeater In Mishler Colors; Earns Place in Line-Up for Lincoln Handicap; Nichols Pilots Quartet of Winners, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-20


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Lights Lights Abeam Abeam Shows Shows Way Way to to Corydon; Corydon; Jeep Jeep Registers Registers in in Peter Peter Pan Pan Handicap Handicap Proves Repeater In Mishler Colors Earns Place in Line-Up for Lincoln Handicap; Nichols Pilots Quartet of Winners STICKNEY, 111., June 19.— I. C. Mishlen Lights Abeam scored his second straight victory and deflated the stock of several candidates for Saturdays Lincoln Handicap when he captured the Glenview Purse before more than 12,000 patrons whom the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club entertained at Hawthorne this afternoon. The race was contested over a mile and a sixteenth and in running the distance on a fast track in l:483s. he won by four lengths from the Swanee River Stables Corydon, a nominee for Saturdays ,000 stake. J. H. Miles Rush Act was third, and Mrs. Karl Mayers American Eagle, another Lincoln hopeful, was fourth. Nichols got home on his fourth winner of the day when Ben Fogelsons Martian took the seventh event, a sprint of six and a half furlongs. Martian beat Tawny Lady, Three Clovers, and four others. Lights Abeam followed a slow pace to a point in the backstretch and then went to the front while still in hand. He increased his advantage on the turn and further increased it in the run through the homestretch to win in decisive fashion. He was ridden by Herb Litzenberger. who was handling his second winner of the day. Corydon Slow to Begin Corydon lacked early speed and was last in the field of seven for almost three-quarters of a mile. Then he began to pass horses and near the end got up to take the place, a half-length before Rush Act, who had shown the way until the winner came along. American Eagle, prominent all the way, was a bang-up fourth. Completing the field were Troop Train, Twixt and Rosy Brand, and they brought up the rear in that order. The mutuel return on the Mishler horse was 1.80 for . The secondary feature, the six -furlong Great Lakes Purse, proved the medium through which apprentice Billy Nichols Continued on Page Twenty-Seven Lights Abeam Repeats In Lincoln Headliner Surprises in Beating Corydon; Nichols Astride Four Winners Continued from Page One rode his third winner of the afternoon and j trainer Monte Weil saddled his second. J j The winning horse was Gallantry, which j j i Weil trains for J. M. Hutchins of Chicago. Wefl earlier in the day sent Isaiah Girl ! Out to win under his wifes colors. Gallantry was well placed from the be- ; ginning and after being brought out in the stretch rallied in time to win by a length, j Private Joe, who took the lead from the pacemaking Brown Clown about a furlong out, was second and Brown Clown third. The longest-priced Daily Double of the Chicago season presented itself after Mrs. Monte Weils Isaiah Girl, piloted by Billy Nichols, won the second race, also contested at six furlongs. Those who coupled Just Dawn and Isaiah Girl in the double j J j j j i ! ; j were rewarded to the extent of 44.00. Nichols had Isaiah Girl among the leaders from the beginning and on reaching the home stretch he sent her to the front. Once in the lead she stayed there, holding Alvan safe and winning by a length. Heesa-date was third and Minta H. beat the others in the field of nine three-year-olds. A handful of longshot players got off to a good start when Lowry and Karls recently acquired Just Dawn romped home in the six-furlong first race and paid 1.00 for . Never a great distance back. Just Dawn rallied in the homestretch and after wear-j ing down the pacemaking Campion Hall drew clear to win by two and a half lengths. He was ridden by Herb Litzenber-I ger. Though unable to withstand the win-j ner, Campion Hall had no trouble saving the place while Lucky Ann finished third.

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