Childeric Returns to Winning Ways; Blue Agent Takes Oklahoma Purse: Overtakes Try Ike in Drive at Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-12


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Childeric Childeric Returns Returns to to Winning Winning Ways; Ways; Blue Blue Agent Agent Takes Takes Oklahoma Oklahoma Purse Purse Overtakes Try Ike In Drive at Downs W.L.Johnson Hustles Grissom Racer to Wire; Hearts Away Defeats Favored Andy B.W. By DON FAIR CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky.. May 11. — P. L. Grissoms Childeric, benefitted by a hustling ride from the veteran jockey, Willie Lee Johnson, drove, to a well-deserved victory here today in the sixth race, one of the better offerings on an ordinary card. Johnson set Childeric down hard after leaving the half mile pole and his mount responded readily enough to take a two and one-quarter lengths verdict from Henry Forrests Try Ike, who, coupled with George Schneiders George Gains, was favored in the six-furlong sprint. Lucas B. Combs Uncle Otho gave a good effort to earn the show award a length and one-half off Try Ike, while Hasty House Farms Dear Doggie finished fourth in the field of seVen starters. Childeric, unsuccessful in nine previous starts this year, carried 112 pounds, one pound of which was overweight, and raced the three-quarters mile over the muddy track in 1:15. Overlooked by the majority in the speculation, the Detroit-owned winner was good for 5.60 straight. Engage in Sharp Duel Dear Doggie began fast but Try Ike went right with her, and Uncle Otho raced in third position during the run to the upper turn, with Childeric, the ultimate victor, no better than sixth. Try Ike and Uncle Otho engaged in a sharp duel in the first half mile while Pebbles Hour also was right in the picture as Dear Doggie dropped back to fourth place at the final turn. Try Ike shook off Uncle Otho, in the drive and it was then that Johnson used whip and boot in vigorous fashion on Childeric. Try Ike held a clear advantage at the furlong marker but Childeric finished with a rush and, after putting the Forrest colt away, increased his margin through the final sixteenth. Uncle Otho lasted for third and was not under strong pressure to save that portion of the purse from Dear Doggie, who drifted out in the late stages. Pebbles Hour displayed good speed to the stretch but faded badly thereafter, winding up last in the sprint. Thoroughbreds capable of handling soft footing dominated the program today at the Central Avenue course. Rainfall during the morning hours left the local strip muddy for the entire matinee, which was witnessed by a crowd estimated at 7,500 Continued on Page Thirty-Seven Childeric Registers First Win of Year at Churchill Continued from Page One persons. In the afternoon the sun broke through cloud banks occasionally, indicating that better spring weather is in store for this area. Jockey Robert Lee- Baird, of Huntsvllle, Texas, handled his second successful mount of the day when he rode A. P. Walls Hearts Away to a game victory in the Alsab Purser" Baird scored in the initial event with Ivan D. Peats Uncle Drew. Hearts Away, a fine-looking son of Seven Hearts and Piety, found the muddy going advantageous and, after passing Aarons ; and Hokins favored Andy B. W. during the stretch run, drew out to a length and one-half advantage. Two and one-half lengths back. Anns Fox, a member of the E. Con-stantin, Jr.s stable, ran third in the field of six two-year-old starters. Andy B. W. went to the front at the start of the juvenile dash and Hearts Away was a close-up and sharp contender from the outset. When the two leaders settled for the drive. Baird worked diligently on Hearts Away, who responded readily enough to put Andy B. W. away during the final furlong. Hearts Away, a nominee for the Bash-ford Manor Stakes, was clocked in :54% for the four and one-half furlongs Alsab and he was second choice in the "tote", returning backers .80 straight

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