Rippey Annexes Derby Trial by Neck; Rockwood Lou Back in Winning Form: Choice Comes Off Pace to Triumph; Sassy Patricia Gives Way After Setting Pace to Drop Length Verdict at Cicero, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-01


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Rippey Annexes Derby Trial by Neck Rockwood Lou Back in Winning Form Choice Comes Off Pace to Triumph TriumphSassy Sassy Patricia Gives Way After Setting Pace to Drop Length Verdict at Cicero CiceroSPORTSMANS SPORTSMANS PARK Cicero 111 April 30 Rockwood Lou a stouthearted mare who seldom shows a poor effort came through with another of her superlative performances when she easily conquered seven of the better distance horses on the grounds in the Eastwood Purse a mile and onesixteenth test that was witnessed by a crowd of 12289 here this afternoon afternoonA A length and onequarter in back of 4he flying leader came F P Aimes Sassy Pa ¬ tricia with the Happy Hour Farms stretchrunner Devalue third a nose in front of Mr and Mrs G Nugents Hi Henry HenryAnother Another balmy day greeted visiting turf enthusiasts and form held up fairly well although a smattering of longshots added a slight touch of excitement excitementStarter Starter Roy Dickerson sent the field away in good order from his post directly in front of the small stand and it was Sassy Patricia who reached the short dash to the first turn on top Dell Jessop dropped Rockwood Lou down into a good position in the second slot and there was a general bunching up in back of her with Devalue forced to pull up sharply when Bruno Pucci allowed him to race into a switch switchSassy Sassy Patricia continued to show the way the first time around and Jessop had an armful of horse under him in second place with the ultimate winner while the others were stretched out in Indian file Devalue trailing and finding it difficult to get in stride strideDevalue Devalue Closes Fast for Show Honors HonorsThere There was a general closing up as they moved into the last turn and it was then that Rockwood Lou breezed by Sassy Pa ¬ tricia and Devalue although hopelessly out of it was seen to move up with a ter ¬ rific rush Jessop kept the mare right at her task with intermittent punishment and she arrived at the wire one length to the good Sassy Patricia held on fairly well after being displaced and was two lengths in front of the hardcharging Devalue who got up in the last jump to get third from Hi Henry HenryVirden Virden Scotts Bank Balance who turned in a firstclass performance in back of older handicap horses Saturday en ¬ gaged a field of clever sprinters of his own age in the Delmar six and onehalf fur ¬ longs fifth race for threeyearolds and flashed across the wire an impressive win ¬ ner C Nuckols Sons Haley OMar an ¬ nexed second money ahead of Allen Estrins Roman Belle with P J Valentis Seamans Pal a tired fourth fourthSeamans Seamans Pal who encountered difficulty negotiating the sharp turns in his bow here responded nicely to the handling of N L Pierson and dashed right out to the theContinued Continued on Page Three

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