Rippey Annexes Derby Trial by Neck; Rockwood Lou Back in Winning Form: Outgames Spy Song as Latter Appears to Sulk Near Finish; Helis Colt Forced to Stand Hard Drive to Reach Choice; With Pleasure Finishes Third, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-01


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JOCKEY FERRIL ZUFELT Rode Rippey Rippeyto to DerbyTrial his score over Spy Song in the Derby Trial yesterday at Churchill Downs Rippey Annexes Derby Trial by Neck Rockwood Lou Back in Winning Form Outgames Spy Song as Latter Appears to Sulk Near Finish Helis Colt Forced to Stand Hard Drive to Reach Choice With Pleasure Finishes Third ThirdCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky April 30 Proving the more businesslike in a long hard stretch drive William Helis Rippey earned a neck victory over Dixiana Farms favored Spy Song and eight other Kentucky Derby probables in the ninth run ¬ ning of the one mile Derby Trial over a muddy track this cloudy muggy afternoon here hereWith With an enthusiastic gathering of ap ¬ proximately 25000 fans held spellbound by the stirring duel between the two fleet colts Rippey under a hustling ride by Ferril Zufelt climaxed a herculean drive almost from the start of the race to reach the fleet Spy Song right at the very end of the Trial Despite frantic urging by Johnny Longden who rode the erratic colt in flawless style Spy Song who set a majestic pace from the start appeared to sulk through the last fifty yards and it was this display of tem ¬ perament that unquestionably cost him the victory victoryThird Third money in the Trial last prep race for the approaching Derby fell to Brolite Farms With Pleasure one of the outsiders in the field who finished four lengths in the muddy wake of Spy Song With Pleas ¬ ure who raced forwardly placed from the start was all out to earn third honors a neck before King Ranchs Assault with the remainder of the field strung out in Indian file fileRace Race Worth 9775 to Winner WinnerPurchased Purchased for only 12000 as a yearling Rippey earned 9775 by dint of his Trial victory and although the muddy condi ¬ tion of the track prevented the race from serving as an acceptable gauge in deter ¬ mining the Derby potentialities Rippeys fine victory nevertheless served to gain him considerable stature for Saturdays one mile and a quarter run runShouldering Shouldering 110 pounds eight under Spy Songs impost and 16 less than he will take up on Saturday Rippey completed the one mile Trial route in 140 after starter Reuben White had sent the field away from the gate located in the chute Spy Song cut out a remarkable fast pace dsepite the going and was timed the six furlongs in 112 with Rippey just a length in his wake The Helis colorbearer was worked out a mile and an eighth in 155 while Spy Song went out a similar distance in 156 and Alamond went the full Derby distance in 212 212Spy Spy Song conceded to be the speed in the race especially at a mile went off the fa ¬ vorite while Rippey closed a close second choice to pay 760 760While While Spy Song and Rippey dominated the running from the start to finish seV eral of the others obviously not relishing the track were moving to the fore in the closing stages This was particularly true of A C Ernsts Alamond who came on with a belated rush through the final furlong to finish fifth and Bobanet Stables Marine Victory who outrun badly finally became becameContinued Continued on Page Three

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