Hill Prince Annexes Withers; Kings Hope in Game Victory: Outfinishes Robust in Bashford Manor, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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Hill Hill Prince Prince Annexes Annexes Withers; Withers; Kings Kings Hope Hope in in Game Game Victory Victory Outfinishes Robust In Bashford Manor Juvenile Son of King Cole. Has Neck Margin at Finish After Hard Duel at Downs By DON FAIR CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky., May 13. — Kings Hope, a game chestnut son of King Cole and Solita, carried the Elite Stud Farm silks of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sharpe to a surprising victory here today in the forty-ninth running of the Bashford Manor Stakes. Hard ridden through the stretch by Robert Lee Baird, Kings Hope raced to the end of the important five furlongs two-year-old fixture, a neck before Mrs. Harry Trotseks Robust, the favorite for the dash. Keeneland Studs Pur Sang ran third, six lengths off the choice and a scant nose in advance of Mrs. Emil Dene-marks highly-regarded Mais Boy, fourth in the group of nine colts and geldings contesting the stake. Kings Hope shouldered 122 pounds under the allowance conditions and he sped the Bashford Manor distance over the slow track in 1:01 Vs. Despite the fact that the Elite Stud colt won his previous start here by a wide .margin, he was neglected in the speculation by the majority of those present and paid 3.40. Kings Hope picked up earnings of 0,625, that figure representing the victors portion of the 4,250 gross purse. Holly Sweet Breaks First Holly Sweet, representative of Mrs. William E. Schmidt, was first to show in front after the good start was effected, but Kings Hope went right with him, while Brown Smoke was next and Mais Boy a close-up fourth. Holly Sweet opened up a clear margin coming out of the back-stretch, with Dydamic moving into second position and Kings Hope very much in the picture as he raced along in third place. Entering the stretch, Holly Sweet faltered and Kings Hope then assumed command with Robust beginning bis final bid from third place and on the outside. The Trot-sek colt, who recently set a new five-furlong track record, appeared a winner when he blazed to a half-length lead over Kings Hope, but jBaird then began working on Continued on Page Forty-Four i . i FREDERICK SHARPE— Saddled Kings Hope for his surprise accounting in the Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs. ■ _ = . Kings Hope Neck Victor In Bashford Manor Stakes Outfinishes Robust After Losing Lead in Stretch at Churchill Continued from Page One the King Cole coltr, who came again* and, after topping Robust, held the latter safe in a sharp duel. Mais Boy, who was on the inside for the drive, weakened while racing in the deepest going, and could not withstand the belated bid of Pur Sang, losing the short end of the purse by a short margin. C. R. Millers Dydamic displayed high speed during the initial three furlongs but he failed to rally when set down through the stretch and the best the Kenner Stakes winner could do was fifth. Track conditions undoubtedly kept Mais Boy from getting a greater share of the purse, for the Dehe-mark gelding proved he could handle top grade juvenile company when he annexed the Lafayette Stakes at the recent Keeneland meeting. - A crowd of approximately 22,000 turned out to witness the half -holiday sport at the Kentucky Derby oval arid the gathering was treated to excellent racing. The track was termed slow for the earlier events on the program, but a warm sun and brisk breeze aided in drying out the footing, indicating that the Downs course may become fast for next weeks finale. Jockey Johnny Adams handled his second successful mount of the day when he guided E. Constantin, Jr.s Prop to a two and one-half lengths verdict in the six-furlorig Himyar- Purse. Prop responded readily when set down in the closing drive, and beat William H. Veenemans Irish Sun,-who was another two and one-half lengths before Shady Brook Farms Clevelander at the final marker. Brown Hotel Stables favored Rayloper finished fifth in the eight-horse field, after displaying high speed until inside the stretch. William M. Peaveys Wisconsin Boy, odds-on. for the six-furlong Zev Purse, went down to defeat by-a half length margin when Mrs. Bernice Irwins Diamond Lane, ridden by Adams, proved superior to the favorite after a thrilling stretch duel. Diamond Lanes triumph was a well-deserved one for she closed gamely to beat Wisconsin Boy, who earned second honors by six lengths over Shady Broolt Farms Kalimera, third in the field of eight sophomore starters.

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