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Doreens Boy Splashes To Victory at Suffolk Hits Finish Half-Length Before Assassinator in East Wind Purse By AVERY BROWN SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., , May 1. — Max Kahlbaums Doreens Boy r , bested five sophomore rivals as he splashed to victory by a half length in the East Wind Purse, appropriately named feature , ; at Suffolk Downs today. Eddie Siravos [ Assassinator earned the place award in the six furlongs dash, two lengths clear of P. T. Catalanos Cheermeup. The success of the I Challador colt was the second time a favorite ! won during the first six races and gave the majority of the 8,020 crowd something to cheer about. A blinding rain storm which raged j through the first three events and finally T subsided just prior to the running of the , feature, left the track a sea of mud, which [ has been the usual order of the day at this 5 seaside track during the first six days of I the meeting. Because of the sloppy footing , the program was riddled with scratches. In the East Wind, Assassinator showed I his usual quick foot from the barrier and I enjoyed a two-length advantage over the ; ultimate winner after traveling a quarter-mile. . This margin dwindled rapidly on the 5 turn out of the backstretch and before the leaders reached a half mile, Doreens Boy 7 had taken a short lead. The Kahlbaum colt increased his lead to two lengths through the stretch and jockey j L. Bauer elected to take out to the better f going which nearly cost him the race. Assassinator saved much ground entering j the lane and his rider Hubert Trent got t him going again only to make the mistake » of coming to the outside of the leader. The » lost distance coming off the inside rail was 5 more than the final margin at the finish. Timed in 1:15 for the sixth furlong, Doreens Boy paid .20 and was winning his 3 second race of the young season.