Winter Rules Back in Winning Ways; Polynesian Outsprints Roseben Rivals: Easily Shows Way to Lost and Found, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-23


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Winter Winter Rules Rules Back Back in in Winning Winning Ways; Ways; Polynesian Polynesian Outsprints Outsprints Roseben Roseben Rivals Rivals Easily Shows Way To Lost and Found Gray Irish-Bred Racer Gets Home Clear at Hawthorne; Luxembourger Is Unplaced HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., May 22.— Mrs. Edward Langes Winter Rules, an invader from Churchill Downs, continued his current excellent form at this track when he decisively trounced some of the better distance runners on the grounds in the Glen Ellyn Purse here this fine afternoon before a crowd of 13,554. The gray Irish-bred seven-year-old was ridden by jockey R. L. Vedder, who was registering his initial victory of the meeting, and the pair breezed under the winning post three and one-half lengths to the good. L. D. Rosenthals Lost and Found, •the early pacemaker, held on well after being displaced to save the place from A. S. Higgins Powdered Milk. Only six routers faced starter Ruby White, and when he sprung the latch Signals Bloke assumed a momentary lead with Powdered Milk and Rex following in close order. Lost and Found, however, brushed by the top ones as the first turn of the mile and one-sixteenth affray neared, and despite a strong, steadying hold by the veteran, Mike Caffarella, he opened up a clear gap. Devalue Disappointment Lost and Found continued to hold sway along the backstretch and it wasnt until the field curved into the stretch that his advantage was endangered. At that point Winter Rules, who had worked his way up gradually, made his bid and it wasnt to be denied. For a few strides Lost and Found stuck stubbornly to his task, but Winter Rules had plenty left and drew into the clear. Powdered Milk, who was in the thick of the fight from the beginning under careful rating, was also placed to a drive but couldnt handle the top ones. The big disappointment of the race was the failure of the Happy Hour Farms Devalue to enter contention. The old horse appeared to outbreak his young apprentice rider, Raymond Bendinelli, at the start, and was never allowed a chance to settle in stride. As the stretch neared the eight-year-old unleashed his usual belated rush and was beaten off by the leaders. John Marschs Luxembourger, who was being hailed about in some quarters as potentially one of the leading three-year-olds of the year, shot those fond hopes to smithereens when he faced a small group of five sophomores in the River Grove Purse, one of the better races on the program. It was the handsome colts first try over a distance of ground and he failed utterly as Angelo Cilios Frank Munns proved a handy winner. L. Schlossers Ante Light was a length and one-half in back of the leader at the line, while Hugh J. Continued on Page Twenty Eight Winter Rules Easily Defeats Lost and Found at Hawthorne Continued from Page One Brennans Goblin took the show another length away. Frank Munns, with Ex-GI George Martin playing a waiting game in the saddle, traveled the mile and one-sixteenth in 1:49%. All eyes were focused on Luxembourger as he paraded to the post a prohibitive 3-to-5 favorite and they werent in the least surprised when he broke out of the stalls nicely and dashed into an easy lead. He made the first turn in grand style and as the field neared the far turn Joey Wagner, his rider, appeared to reach down for a double hold in order to keep him from pulling further away from his field. When the others began to close in as the stretch neared, Wagner went from a breeze to a drive on the favorite but the response was nil. He flattened out completely and Frank Munns, Ante Light and Goblin raced around him as if he were tied. The winner had the most run left and he opened up a long lead, then was taken in hand nearing the wire. Luxembourger managed to beat one horse, the long shot of the field, Gael Vixon. It was an igno-minous defeat for a horse that appeared to be a fine prospect in his winning essay at this track last week.

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