Air Sailor Accounts For Whip and Spurs Handicap: Buhl Colt Defeats Sir Sprite With Ease at Detroit Course, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-25


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1 I j ! | Air Sailor Accounts For Whip and Spurs Handicap Buhl Colt Defeats Sir Sprite With Ease at Detroit Course DETROIT, Mich., June 23. — Picking up right where he left off here last year, the Sweep Like colt was a local two-year-old development who unsuccessfully eontested this years Kentucky Derby, Lt. Comdr. Theodore D. Buhls Air Sailor today at the Fair Grounds captured the 0,000 Whip and Spurs Handicap, and by his facile triumph indicated he is to be regarded a prominent candidate for all rich prizes to be offered. Taking command on the run around the first turn. Air Sailor led for the remainder of the mile and one-sixteenth, covered in 1:4625 over a fast but "dead" track, and held off O. F. Woodwards Sir Sprite by six lengths. E. D. Talberts One Only was third and the late-charging Moretto fourth. As an odds-on choice. Air Sailor paid .40 to his legion of backers in the gathering of 19,311. With the Buhl three-year-old showing the way without threat the race evolved in-1 terest for second honors. Colonel Read tried to remain closest for about five fur-! longs, but he had to give way when Sir Sprite moved up, followed by Mina J. The latter, too, dropped back, but Sir Sprite j "stuck his ground," even when Royat J rushed up briefly and as that one faded I One Only charged fast through the stretch ! to be right behind Sir Sprite. A neck separated those two. This was the ninth score of Air Sailors Continued on Page Twenty-Nin* — , i LT. COMDR. T. D. BUHL— Air Sailor carried his colors to victory in the Whip and Spurs Handicap at Detroit. Air Sailor Accounts For Whip and Spurs Handicap Buhl Colt Defeats Sir Sprite With Ease at Detroit Course Continued from Page One career and his second of the year. His initial victory was prior to the Derby at Churchill Downs. In the Kentucky classic he finished fourth. The Daily Double combination of Yellow Kitten, a 6.50 winner of the opener, and Ed M., successful in the second and at .70, paid 6.50 for the usual investment. Ray Ankenbauer. Chicago and Miami restaurateur, provided the winner of the ,000 prized Fillies Purse, an exclusive two-year-old filly event, in Cashier. The very speedy daughter of High Strung — Mock Turtle set all her own pace, in fact she outbroke her opposition, to arrive at the end of the four and one-half furlongs with seven lengths to spare over the favored Miss Mari-anna while completing the journey in :54Vs. Third position in the group of seven went to Lauaramar, a very fractious acting Display offspring, and Mel Cavano was fourth. A winnning ticket was worth .20. With Harry Hart hustling her away, Cashier established a long lead and held sway thereafter without difficulty. This was the initial score of her career. Tuey Toy. a 3.40 hazard, sprung a surprise in the ,500 Detroit Handicap, scampering to a length and one-half triumph while flaunting the silks of O. F. Woodward. The early pacemaker, Shout About, finished second and Dimit, who closed very fast from along the rail, wound up third in the field of twelve. Time for the distance was 1:14%. The favored Uttermost, who flew owner-breeder H. C. Hatchs colors victoriously in the Kings Plate, had some early speed but finished fifth. Shout About and Nine R. Train had the early speed, the former showing the way until Tuey Toy, who was never far off, rushed up in the drive and took over in short order.

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