Cid Play Wins Chicagoan with Ease: Has Eight Lengths to Spare at Wire, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-15


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Cid Play Wins Chicagoan With Ease BENNETT CREECH Sent out Cid Play to account for the Chicagoan Purse yesterday at Hawthorne. Has Eight Lengths To Spare at Wire Great Plains Is Second as Creech Gelding Vindicates Strong Hawthorne Support HAWTHORNE, Cicero, HI., June 14. Mrs. A. M. Creechs Cid Play is far from a world beater, but when he hooks up against the class of horses he met in the Chicagoan Purse this afternoon, he is capable of putting on a championship show. That, at least, was the case today as the big, gangling chestnut pranced down to the line eight lengths clear of his nearest rival, with Steve Brooks having him under a choking hold to keep him from increasing his advantage. A gathering that totaled 10,174 established the three-year-old son Maedio Imperial Play an odds-on choice and they were pleased at his fancy effort. He picked up 114 pounds and breezed over the six and one-half furlong distance in 1:19. While no match for the winner, the Wal-mac Farms Great Plains, a gelded son of Omaha, who won the first start of his career at 68 to 1 several days ago, came with a grand rush in the stretch to gain a close decision over B. Finkes Leida for the place. Eight Start Eight responded to the call of starter Ruby White, and when he sprung the latch Seamans Pal and Pie Man were the first to find their strides, while the hot favorite was in the second flight, but going nicely. Sea-mans Pal and Pie Man put up a lively battle down the backstretch, but when they hit the turn Brooks swung to the outside with Cid Play and swept right up into the lead without apparent effort. He moved away at every stride and when they arrived at the stretch he had the purse safely tucked under his belt with a five-length advantage and was still drawing away. Great Plains, who encountered much difficulty settling into his best stride, started to move when he appeared that his chance of finishing in the picture were remote, and coming along when the others were tiring he gained a neck margin for the place. The sport was conducted over a lightning fast track, and while the visibility at times was not exactly crystal clear, the fans took the races with much enthusiasm. Smoke from nearby factories caused the sporadic hazes. J. A. Goodwins Ballarita, one of the warmest paddock tips of the meeting when she made her racing bow here, but who failed to show much speed, came back under virtually the same conditions in the Mt. Lebanon Purse here today and showed a "million lengths" improvement my completely smothering her opposition as she dashed over the five furlongs route in one minute flat and won by virtually "the length of the stretch." Ten lengths in back of the smart daughter of Balladier Royal Shoot came the Fourstome Stables Confirmation, while William Mikels China Princess made her thirteenth futile attempt to gain her first victory and finished third, one of her favorite spots, it seems.

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