Deep Fen Flashes High Speed in Sportsmans Park Triumph: Outsprints Teegee by Six Lengths While Completing Saddle Triple for Keene, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-09


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♦ = : — — -i Deep Fen Flashes High Speed In Sportsman s Park Triumph Outsprints Teegee by Six , Lengths V/hile Completing Saddle Triple for Keene By TEDDY COX SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 8. — John F. Becks Deep Fen, a gelding known for his blistering speed but who tired badly in his most recent effort at seven furlongs, found the five furlongs of the Johnny Weissmuller Purse right up his alley and scored impressively here this afternoon. Six lengths in back of the son of Fenelon — Deep Summer came E. Tillers Teegee, with J. McElroys Madame Fury a tired and weary third. Harold "Red" Keene, who has enjoyed his usual brilliant success this year over this attractive half-mile course, completed a triple on the winner. In the two previous races he had piloted Bishops Butte and G. Gerbers Winning Hand in their triumphant essays. Deep Fen, who had raced at the Fair Grounds and Keeneland "before coming here, was a slight favorite over Johns Date and paid .40. He raced the abbreviated distance in 1:01%, after which Weissmuller, who now is appearing in a Chicago water show, presented a trophy to the winning owner. From a weather pointof view, it was one of the best days of the current meeting and 8,341 patrons witnessed the sport. Since the season opened the course has been plagued with the type of elements that possibly have been directly responsible for a great decrease in both attendance and mutuel handle. Veer to Outside at Break The start, as usual, was good, but one step out of the gate Johns Date, Nisi Prius and Insist veered over towards the outside rail and this maneuver probably cost them all chance. Madame Fury, in the meantime, sped to the front, but when she drifted out slightly around the first turn, Keene filled the gap and promptly opened a good lead. Madame Fury made several threatening challenges but finally began to tire and as they sped into the stretch, Deep Fen had his foes badly beaten. In the last 70 yards, Teegee came along to snare the place. Nisi Prius receovered sufficiently to gain the show end of the purse. O. and L. Spitzer, a pair of barristers from Chicago, furnished, the winner of the opener when the 10-year-old Raffle House, was up in the closing strides to score by a neck. He was ridden by Gilberto Olivera, a Cuban, who allowed the gelding to settle into stride before going into a contending position. Border Man, in the meantime, had run most of the competition into the ground and held on willingly but could not hold his margin. Third in the dash of seven furlongs was Eternal Dream. Raffle House, always popular over the local racing strip, raced the distance in 1:31% and returned .60. R. Westons Blank Dismay, found the seven furlongs of the second to her liking and came bounding home on the chinstrap by five lengths with Gerald Porch looking back for competition. L. F. Warbys Tootsie McCabe was forced to a strong drive to beat Phara Model for the place. Blank Dismay, who was very confidently backed, and who was trained by the successful condi- Continued on Page Thirty-Eight HARRY TROTSEK— Saddled Robust and Porters Broom for their record-breaking performances yesterday at Churchill. Deep Fen Flashes High Speed In Sportsmans Park Triumph Continued from Page One tioner, Willard T. Beezley, completed a 8.80 Daily Double. The third test was marred when Silta F., ridden by P. J. Bailey, fell on the final turn just when it seemed that she had a chance for victory. She was third at the time and directly in back of the two leaders. Bailey found himself in close quarters and when the filly struck the heels of a horse in front of her she fell. Bailey, however, was not t injured. Winner of the mile and one-sixteenth affray was E. Luthers Thrifty r Wash, with Maneen second and Skywave third. Time was 1:53. Another spill occurred in the fourth race when F. Corrigans Auto Message bolted j 1 into the far turn outside fence and dumped 1 his jockey, Donald Wagner. For a time it t seemed that Wagner might be seriously j injured, but after regaining his breath that t had apparently been knocked out of him, he walked away. Victorious was the 1 to 2 , chance. Winning Hand, from the G. Ger-ber stable. The filly broke on top and led 1 past the stand, but. lost the lead momentarily. - Harold Keene, however, remained 1 down on the rail and when an opening ; developed he took quick advantage, shot v through, and was never headed from there „ to the wire. Keene kept after the choice 5 most of the way, though, applying his whip 3 frequently to virtually all parts of the S fillys anatomy.

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