Johns Joy Defeats Lextown at Detroit: Kinard Colt Coasts Home Five Lengths in Front to Take Motor City Honors, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-13


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Capot Capot Wins Wins Belmont Belmont Stakes; Stakes; Miss Miss Stephanie Stephanie Outruns Outruns Foes Foes Johns Joy Defeats Lextown at Detroit Kinard Colt Coasts Home Five Lengths in Front to Take Motor City Honors FAIR GROUNDS, Detroit, Mich., June 11. — Displaying the form which made him one of the outstanding juveniles last year, Johns Joy, fleet son of Bull Dog and My Auntie, carried the silks of the Arkansas planter, John Kinard, to a clever victory here today in the thirteenth running of the 0,000 Motor City Stakes. Splendidly handled by Jimmy Combest, John Joy coasted to the end of one mile and one-sixteenth stake five lengths before Lexbrook Stables Lextown while another two lengths back Addison Stables Arise finished third. Fourth honors in the rich stake went to the Sylvester W. Labrot, Jr.s, Taran. Shouldering equal topweight of 123 pounds with Lextown under the conditions of the Motor City, Johns Joy sped the middle distance over the firm course in 1:44, which time was four-fifths of a seer ond slower than the track record. Choice in the totalisator, the Kinard colt rewarded backers at slightly better than 2 to 1 and he picked up 7,240 for his owner, the latter figure representing the major share of the gross purse of 4,680. Withstands Foul Claim , Johns Joy withstood a foul claim from Lextowns rider, Jack Richard, who stated to the stewards that his mount was bothered by the winner during the stretch run. After questioning the patrol judges and jockey Combest the original order of finish was made official. Little time was lost at the post and starter John Morrissey sent the features 10-horse field away from the gate in good alignment, Lextown assuming command immediately while Smasher and Johns Joy raced second and third, respectively. This order was maintained until nearing the three-eighths pole where Johns Joy moved up to displace Smasher, who then displayed decided signs of having had enough. Lewtown continued to show the way until Continued on Page Three Johns Joy Defeats Lextown at Detroit Kinard Colt Coasts Home Five Lengths in Front to Take Motor City Honors Continued from Page One inside the stretch but Johns Joy responded readily when called upon and after the ultimate victor had drifted to the inside, he forged to the front and drew away from Lextown, winning with something left. Lex-town held on well after losing command and he was not under strong pressure to save second honors from Arise, who came from well back during the drive. Taran made up ground from a slow beginning to take fourth money while Blue Grip also closed fast and Smasher wound up a tired sixth. The Fat Lady raced prominently to the stretch but she failed to rally thereafter and could not better her position during the late stages. Shakeme and Yes You were badly beaten while Our Request, who displayed early speed, stopped badly after the initial quarter mile and was far back at the final marker. The half-holiday card was decided before a crowd of 17,127 enthusiastic patrons and the gathering was treated to excellent sport. Partly cloudy and warm weather prevailed in the Detroit area and the track was fast for the entire matinee. In a brief ceremony previous to the running of the Berkley Purse, local reinsmen and the crowd paid tribute to the late jockey Joseph Molbert, who was fatally injured last week in a fall at Suffolk Downs. "Taps" was sounded for Molbert by post boy Joseph Banket. Roi Rouge, Louisville-owned member of the L. J. Hollenbach stable, sped to an impressive length and a half decision in the Berkley Purse, six furlongs secondary attraction. Jockey Robert L. Baird, astride his second victor of the day, gave the Hollenbach horse a splendid ride and his mount held on well~to withstand a game stretch bid by Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers Miss Mommy, who was second by two and a half lengths ocer Raymond Ankenbauers Porters Broom, the early pacemaker. Sun Herod, the favorite from the Grissom stable, never was a serious threat, and ran fourth, while Mrs. Ellsworth H. Augustus Seven League was last. LeBlanc Claims Mount Was Bothered Roi Rouge had to stand a foul claim by Miss Mommys rider before the result was made official, jockey LeBlanc stating that the Shaffer filly was bothered by the winner near the three-sixteenths pole. Victor in his previous start at Churchill Downs, Roi Rouge completed his quick trip over the Berkley distance in 1:10%. No better than third choice in the speculation, Roi Rouge returned backers 5.60 straight. The mile and sixteenth opener was roughly run with D. Homewoods Charles City, ridden by Don MacAndrew, driving to a head decision over Henry Forrests favored Mio Lips. Just a length -off the lapped leaders, Mr-.d Mrs. L. W. Kidds Military Sir was third after he encountered interference during the drive. Charles City drifted out in the last furlong but Mac-Andrew kept the Homewood gelding going stoutly enough to withstand Mio Lips closing bid. Miss Sal K., Louisville-owned filly from the Harry Bensinger stable, proved best of the 10 three-year-olds meeting in the six-furlong second. Well ridden by Robert Lee Baird, Miss Sal K., went into command early and reached the finish two lengths before J. Entines Miss Nap, who was second by a scant nose in advance of Forrest and Homans Forman. • P. L. Grissoms Knights Gift scored a driving head verdict in the six-furlong fourth race. Jockey William McKinley Cook had to use all of his skill on the victor, his mount withstanding a fine challenge from Mrs. J. L. Chesneys game Play Hands.

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