Teapoy Captures Brown Hotel Purse: Fifth Win of Year for Ellis Homebred, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-04


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Teapoy Captures Brown Hdtfcl Purse Fifth Win of Year For Ellis Homebred Cartwright Has Victor Under Drive to Turn Back Suffki On Muddy Course at Downs CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 3. — Teapoy, game and consistent five-year-old gelded son of Sweeping Tide and Miss Skip, carried the silks of his owner and breeder, James C. Ellis, to his fifth victory in six starts this year as he won the Brown Hotel Purse here today. Hard , ridden by Norman Cartwright during the late stages of the six furlongs headliner, Teapoy sped to the finish a length and three-quarters before A and R Craigs Suffki, who was second, by a length over Shady ■ Brook Farms Clevelander. William But f as Bel King ran fourth in the six-horse starting field. Teapoy was a slight favorite in the Brown Hotel at 2 to 1 and he raced the three-quarters mile over the muddy footing in a commendable 1:15 Vs. Suffki had the highest speetj away from the stalls when starter Ruby White sent the small band on its way, but Teapoy raced within striking distance of the Craig gelding during the first half mile. Clevelander and Bel King also were sharp factors in the run to the stretch, but Evan-step, one of the choices, did not appear to like the going and was last. Appears Ready to Draw Clear Turning into the home lane, Teapoy drove up on the inside of Suffki and, after a brief duel, put the latter away and appeared ready to draw clear. Suffki, however, was not done and continued a game but futile battle with the victor, who was vigorously ridden to retain his advantage during the drive to the wire. Suffki beat out Clevelander for the place honors, while the latter held on willingly enough to easily earn the minor end of the purse from the faltering Bel King. Partly cloudy weather prevailed today in the Falls City, but the skies, cleared somewhat during the afternoon, indicating that improved track conditions are probable for the final three Derby Week programs. The Downs strip was muddy for the racing, but some sun came through occasionally, and the Derby oval dried out rapidly. A crowd estimated at 15,000 was on hand for the sport. Woodvale Farms homebred, Betsy Marie, handled by Conn McCreary, was an easy winner in the seven-furlong Worth Purse, chief supporting attraction. Betsy Marie assumed command soon after the start and, after she entered the stretch with a commanding lead, romped to a seven-length decision. D. MacLanes Fancy Food finished second, a neck in advance of C. V. Whitneys Mahratta, third in the field of seven sophomore starters. The Augustus and Nahm entry, comprising Wonder Sir and Sky Ranger, was favored for the Worth, but the best it could do was land fourth money with Wonder Sir. Anns Fox Graduates. Betsy Marie raced the Worth distance over the soft footing in 1:28% and she was second choice in the speculation at .80 straight. Ten maiden two-year-olds met in the Omaha Purse at five furlongs, and E. Constantin, Jr.s, Anns Fox, handled by Steve Brooks, drove to a game graduation victory. Anns Fox only had a nose margin at the wire over Reverie Knoll Farms Brown Smoke, who was a length and three-quarters on Brown Hotel Stables The Gink, who ran third. Warner L. Jones Chow Line, choice for the juvenile dash, did not like the sloppy going and wound up ninth. Running time was 1:03% and Anns Fox returned 9.40 straight. Reverie Knoll Farms Torch Sickle, a gelding who had won his most recent race at Keeneland in fine style, came right back with another to gain laurels over the field of ,500 platers in the second race, at six furlongs. C. L. Martin had the Bless Me colt away in the first flight, allowed him to settle until the turn was reached and there swept into command quickly and held sway thereafter to score by three lengths. C. H. Howes Anns Pigeon gained the place over Never in Doubt. E. R. Morris Cap Rock, always a first-rate mudder, found his track to smartly account for the third dash, a seven-furlong sprint out of the chute. G. Roser had the mount and he placed the gelding in a contending positiftn early. As they moved around the turn he opened a wide advantage, and when the others tired, he drew off to himself to score by seven lengths. Tintina, who held a slight early lead, managed to hold Sweet Reward safe in the scramble for the place.

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