Stole Scores at Odds On In Detroit Dash Feature: Gains Wire Four Lengths Ahead Of Nitromond in Saginaw Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-04


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| Stole Scores at Odds On In Detroit Dash Feature Gains Wire Four Lengths Ahead Of Nitromond in Saginaw Purse FAIR GROUNDS, Detroit, Mich., June 3. —Stole, a quick three-year-old daughter of Blenheim H., and Pelisse, carried the silks of Louis Lee Haggin IE., president of the Keeneland race course, to an impressive and popular victory here today in the featured Saginaw Purse. Seven sophomores met in the headline attraction and Stole, confidently ridden by Manuel Gonzalez, was merely galloping as she sped to the finish of the six furlongs two lengths in advance of Arthur B. Hancocks Nitromond, second by a heard margin over P. R. and H. L. Hintons fast-closing Sky Heels. Just three-quarters of a length back, Thomas Carr Piatts Tobo earned fourth money. Stole, who placed in several major stake events during her juvenile campaign, was backed down to 7 to 10 in the totalisator and she made good in easy fashion, completing her three-quarter mile trip over the firm footing in 1:11%. Nitromond was first to shown in front when starter John Morrissey sent the Saginaw field away in excellent alignment and Stole also began alertly, while Veni Vici raced prominently during the early stages of the sprint. Nitromond made the pace until nearing the stretch but Stole moved into command when ready and then steadily increased her advantage" during the run to the wire, winning under double wraps. Although Nitromond was unable to withstand the flying victress, the Hancock filly held on quite willingly during the drive and repulsed a belated bid by Sky Heels for the place award. Tobo lost considerable ground while racing on the outside to the stretch and he drifted out a bit more on the final turn, then closed resolutely but could not seriously threaten the leaders. Clear and warm weather prevailed today in the Motor City area and a crowd of about 8,000 witnessed the sport. Edwin K. Thomas, master of Timber-lawn and Elm Spring Farm, Lexington, Ky., sent out a quick two-year-old filly in Siama, a daughter of Tiger and China Face, to capture the five furlongs fourth. Well ridden by Jimmy Combest, the homebred Siama disposed of Warner L. Jones, Jr.s Compare entering the stretch and drew out to a three lengths graduation victory. Two lengths off Compare, Mrs. Moody Jolleys steady Beau finished third in the field of nine starters. Overlooked in the speculations, Siama, who displayed good speed in recent trials, paid 9.20 straight after she had stepped the sprint distance in 1:00.

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