Tuned Up Draws Away Once He Gains Command: Finishes Three Lengths Ahead of Banovina at Sportsmans, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-06


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i j ■ [Tuned Up Draws Away Once He Gains Command Finishes Three Lengths Ahead Of Banovina at Sportsmans SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 5. — Tuned Up carried the green and white silks of his owner. Miss Lydia Weber, a southern Illinois racing patron, to victory in the sixth race and main attraction on the card here today. The winner, a four-year-old son of The Rhymer-Small Town, came to the wire at the end of seven furlongs, three lengths to the good of William Hal Bishops Banovina. The latter nosed out H. D. Maggios Patmiboy for the place. Another two lengths away, Duke Pailets Hilds Liberty, favored in the wagering, was fourth among the nine who competed in the dash, a claiming event for horses of the ,000 caliber. Tuned Up, with Eldon Coffman at the reins, reeled off seven furlongs in 1:30%, accomplishing the task over a dry strip. The victor paid 5.20 to his scattered backers among the gathering of 7,148. When the field was dispatched, Patmiboy was the first to show. He was closely followed by Hilds Liberty and Banovina, while Tune Up was next in order. Banovina took a slight lead on the outside going into the turn, but he failed to make the bend, going very wide. However, he possessed enough speed to remain in the van, while Vesuvio was closest going past the stands the first time. In the backstretch after a half mile of the journey had been completed, Banovina still held to the lead with Hilds Liberty now resting closest. Also well up here was Patmiboy. Banovina went wide again on the final bend and Patmiboy and Tuned Up angled up to be on nearly- even terms. The winner quickly went into command and drew away through the final sixteenth under mild encouragement until the wire.

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