Eagle River Popular Victor in Featured May Day Purse: Reineman Gelding Outruns Sportsmans Opposition to Lead Likeasnot Past Wire, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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. Eagle River Popular Victor In Featured May Day Purse Sportsman s Opposition to Lead Likeasnot Past Wire By J. SWEENEY GRANT SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 1. — Helen S. Reinemans Eagle River, quick four-year-old gelded progeny of Coldstream and Edith A., was returned the popular victor of the May Day Purse, which served as the nominal attraction on this afternoons program at this popular West Side course. Alertly ridden by jockey Harold Featherston, the winner steadily out-sprinted his rivals and under brisk urging charged under the wire of the five-furlong dash two and one-half lengths before T. D. Buhls Likeasnot. In third position an additional length to the rear of the runner-up, came Mrs. Stephen Ippolitos Bobs Pal, third by a neck in advance of Marion H. VanBergs Over Night. Featherston in Saddle In annexing his frist score of the present Sportsmans meeting, Eagle River marked the first saddle success of the session for jockey Featherston and also became the first winner saddled by trainer Joseph Bol-lero since he was appointed conditioner of the pretentious Reineman unit. Eagle River returned .60 in the straight "tote" wager- Conftnued on Page Forty-Six HELEN S. REINEMAN — The Chicago owners Eagle River returned to his winning ways yesterday at Sportsmans Park. Eagle River in Popular Win at Sportsmans Park Reineman Gelding Outruns Foes Throughout in May Day Purse Continued from Page One lag and negotiated his assigned task in 1:01%. Bobs Pal was caught between Eagle River and Likeasnot immediately after the break and was forced to remain in fourth position as the former pair and Edward A. Simpsons Gray Chief battled for the initial advantage. When straightened down the backstretch, Featherston opened a commanding advantage with his charge and maintained his advantage until roused for the final test. Entering the stretch, Likeasnot and Bobs Pal, who had recovered from his early misfortune, made game but futile attempts to overtake the inner, who was not to be denied success. Over Night and Don Coventry, both of whom were forced to take the overland route when making their belated bids, fell considerably short of their objective, but un? doubtedly would have been more prominent factors over a longer distance. Chicago racing enthusiasts in attendance for the afternoons program were greeted by the first rays of sunshine which have prevailed in this sector during the first part of the current meeting although the much desired sun failed to remain upon the scene it. did manage to break through the clouds intermittently and added to the comfort of the 10,043 patrons who passed through the turnstiles. The racing strip was fast throughout the day and gave promise of returning to its previous resiliency. James McElroys Madame Fury joined the ranks of the two-time winners over the local strip as she drove to a decisive score in the five-furlong Jifth test. A prominent factor from the beginning, the six-year-old daughter of Boxthorn with jockey P. J. Bailey astride, disposed of the more precocious members of the group early and held on gamely thereafter to earn a two-length succes over Clanton and Byrds favored Normrich, second by two and one-half lengths before D. A. Engels Frankie D. Normrich, who was favored, encountered ill racing luck leaving the gate when caught between Frankie D. and Madame Fury, and may have been best under more favorable circumstances. Madame Fury was timed in 1:02% and returned slightly in excess of 5 to 1. The largest straight mutuel pay-off of the current meeting occurred when Morton Whltebooks lightly regarded Miss Flutter J drove to a game half length decision over Mrs. Sam Gorbets Sweet Irene in the seven-furlong first race. Capably ridden by the veteran Donald Wagner, the winner held a clear lead when placed to the final test and held on tenaciously thereafter to register her first triumph in two years of campaigning. Mrs. J. Bashams Gray Marvel was along in time to take down the minor honors. Holders of ducats on the winner were awarded 90.20, 6.60 and 1.20.

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