Cacomo Captures Governors Over Sloppy Suffolk Course: Registers Over Hy Diamond; Soft Track Brings About Withdrawal of Johns Joy, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-01


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y — . , Cacomo Captures Governor s Over Sloppy Suffolk Course JOCKEY R. SISTO— Piloted Polyphony and Rare Mineral to victory on Saturdays opening program at Pimlico. ► Registers Over Hy Diamond; Soft Track Brings About Withdrawal of Johns Joy By AVERY BROWN SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., April 29. — The tricky New England weather dealt a severe blow to the Suffolk Downs management this afternoon but failed to dampen the spirit of the 17,584 patrons who braved the intermittent showers that made the racing oval a sea of mud soon after the running of the first race. The promised appearance of J. A. Kinards Johns, Joy was postponed because of the sloppy track that prevailed but the majority of the patrons had something to cheer about when Endovina and Kontos Cacomo galloped to a two and a half lengths victory in the fourteenth running of the Governors Handicap. T. B. Bensons Hy Diamond finished second, four lengths before R. B. Carrolls Mucho Mas. Cacomo, a four-year-old son of Four Freedoms, displayed his fondness for the "off" track last Saturday when he was beaten a neck by T. P. Morgans Thwarted, not eligible for todays feature, then came back to trounce a good field on a sloppy track last Wednesday. Installed the public choice, Cacomo paid .80 while being timed in 1:12% for the six furlongs in the sloppy going. Todays triumph was the second stakes victory for the four-year-old, he having won the Arkansas Derby in 1949. His connections received ,195 for his score in the Governors. All At Once Acts Up The start of the Governors was delayed nearly eight minutes when J. E. Churchs All At Once reared in the barrier, tossed his rider, Hubert Trent, and was found to have suffered a severe cut on his rear right leg. The Grand Slam colt was withdrawn and the 1,560 wagered on him across Che board was refunded. For Billy Fisk, rider of Cacomo, it was a double in the runnings of the Governors Handicap. The South Dakota lad rode C. E. Hartwicks Flag Drill while annexing the race last year. Incidently, todays triumph was the first mount Fisk has accepted at the meeting. Hy Diamond had the early speed in the Governors and jockey Gerry Schreck attempted to steal off into a long lead as he went down to the half mile pole in :23%. Fisk had a good hold on his charge a length back of the pacemaker and waited until midway on the final bend before calling on Cacomo for his run. Once the gelding was in full stride, he literally ate up the distance between him and Hy Diamond. Passing the furlong marker, Cacomo had drawn into command and increased the lead with each stride. The disappointment in the Governors Handicap turned out to be King Ranchs Energetic who appeared not to favor the slippery footing. Breaking well under jockey Darrell Madden, Energetic began floundering before he had traveled a,quar-ter of a mile and despite the pressure put on him by Maddens whip, he kept dropping back until he was soundly beaten as the field turned into the final straightaway. Trainer A. G. "Ace" Williams, conditioner of Cacomo, extended his success in the Exeter Purse, which followed the feature, and sent out Nally Brothers* Rays Pride to account for a popular six-furlong score.

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