Play Again Never Headed in Sportsmans Feature: Repels Roman Roads Bid for Neck Win; Double for Vanberg, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-05


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Play AgainNever Headed In Sportsmans Feature Repels Roman Roads Bid for Neck Win; Double for VanBerg By J. R. BATTY SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 4. — Taking the lead at the outset, Play Again registered a driving triumph in the Swing On Purse, a five-furlong allowance dash which provided the top quality of sport on the program here today. Marion H. VanBergs gold and purple silks were seen in the winners enclosure for the second time and Tony Skoronski scored a saddle double when Flay Again took down the biggest portion of the ,500 purse. The winner, a five-year-old daughter of Crap Shooter — Efeldee, came to the finish wire a neck in advance of Roman Road, owned in partnership by Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Zachar. Penniless, owned by Frank Scott, was four lengths farther back to be third among the eight contestants. Play Again was second choice in the wagering with the 7,328 fans on hand and returned .20. Although rain fell here early this morning, the racing strip was not affected and Play Again was timed in the distance over a fast track in 1:01%. The victory for Play Again, who raced coupled as an entry for VanBerg with Connies Boy, was her first in two starts this season. VanBerg won the previous race, and his Continued on Page Forty -Three Play Again Never Headed In Sportsmans Feature Repels Roman Roads Bid for Neck Win; Double for VanBerg Continued from Page One first of the 1950 season, with Magnus. Skoronskis other winning mount was O. K. Doak, belonging to the combined interest of E. Clayton and J. Byrd, in the fourth race. Chicagoans were almost convinced that spring weather had missed this section, but it warmed here today and shirt sleeves were visible among the crowd. The early Meet were conducted under cloudy ikies but the sun was in clear view for the feature. Tootsie McCabe, owned by L. F. Warby, took command shortly after the start of the first race and remained in the van until the wire. The four-year-old daughter of Petrose — Mai Dee crossed the line nearly four lengths in advance of the outsider in the wagering, Lona Mae, a long gap separated the place horse and Miss Nap, who took the show portion of the purse. Tootsie McCabe traveled seven furlongs in 1:30% and paid 20. She was ridden by George Pederson. Dropping down slightly in company in the second race, Winning Hand was backed to odds on. The Ben Fogelson raced out-sprinted her nine foes from the break and continued to show the way throughout the five-furlong trip. She was hard-ridden, by Harold Keene to take a four-length decision from Ruths Vacation.

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