Cherry Trifle in Photo Triumph at Hawthorne: Veteran Gelding Downs Topnard By Nose in First Start of Year, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-23


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Cherry Trifle in Photo Triumph at Hawthorne Veteran Gelding Downs Topnard By Nose in First Start of Year STICKNEY, 111., June 22.— Making his first start since last fall. Mrs. L. B. j Muschals Cherry Trifle won the six and a j half furlong fourth race which served as one of the features on the Lincoln Fields Jockey Clubs semi-final program at Haw- : thorne this afternoon. A somewhat better grade of horses performed in the Chicago Heights Purse, the sixth event on the card, but the finish was no more thrilling than | iat which marked the fourth, for Cherry I Trifle won by a nose, while Topnard beat Cracks only a head for the place. Cherry Trifle, who was ridden by Jess Higley. may have been better than his win- I ning margin would suggest, for he was off l poorly and had to circle the entire field. I After being last to leave the gate Cherry j Trifle was rushed up on the outside and ; half-way around the turn was in first place, a position he then held to the end. Given more patient handling he might not have had to stand such a furious stretch drive to remain in front. Topnard was among the leaders from the beginning and he presented a strong challenge all through the stretch, while Cracks, closing on the extreme outside, came along in the final eighth to make his threat. Not far off the leaders in fourth place was Sand Storm. Cherry Trifles time of 1:19%, was one of the fastest of the meeting for six and a half furlongs. He paid 1.80 for in the mutuels. L. H. Thompsons Marie Olympia was a one-sided winner of the opening event in Tvnich eight met over six and a half furlongs. After being eased back and steadied ; along to the stretch, Marie Olympia took command when F. A. Smith called upon her and drew out to win with five lengths to spare. Air Raider was second and Air Borne third. The second race, also decided over six and a half furlongs, produced a close finish in which Foot to Foot beat Valdina Fop a nose. Foot to Foot, owned by R. Fenton and ridden by A. Carr. went to the front approaching the stretch and then after shaking off Campion Hall outfinished Valdina Fop for his hard-earned triumph. Replication was third. Mrs. R. J. Doyles Dina Belle was an eight-length winner of the third race, in which nine maiden two-year-olds met over five furlongs. With Herb Litzenberger at the reins, Dina Belle took the lead soon after the start and was never headed. In the run through the stretch she left her rivals far behind to win as she pleased. Biz was closest to the winner all the way and in finishing second beat the third horse, Bean Pot, two lengths.

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