Hypostyle Makes Good at Odds On: Romps Home Four Lengths Before Not Sorry to Take Sportsmans Sprint Event, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-02


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Hypostyle Makes Good at Odds On Romps Home Four Lengths Before Not Sorry to Take Sportsmans Sprint Event By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 1. — Hypostyle, who rates as just about the best Illinois-bred sprinter in training at this track, made a show of the field opposing him in the Blue Larkspur Purse today. Dashing to the front soon after the start, the Mrs. Nellie Mikel-owned six-year-old scampered around the turns in the seven-furlong affair well in advance of his rivals and at the end was four lengths to the good over Not Sorry, who is numbered among the track-record holders at this course. Third money in the six-horse event went to Sir David, who nosed out Brezno. Hypostyle was making his second start of the meeting, having been runner-up to Boo Boo Shoo in the Inaugural Handicap. He was piloted by Robert Peabody, who will soon report to the Army, and the apprentice boy rode with extreme confidence, much to the delight of the majority of the patrons who had backed the Mikel runner into odds-on favoritism. He was the second odds-on choice of the afternoon to register and paid .40. Keene Returns to Win Opener The track was fast for the first time in several days and the mid-summerlike heat was made bearable by a stiff southern breeze. The attendance was 8,921. After having been slightly injured yesterday, jockey Harold Keene came back today to ride the first winner of the afternoon when he steered Technicolor, the public choice, home in front. But Tony Skoronski, Keenes rival for jockey honors, matched him in the second by bringing home Eternal Flirt, another choice. Eternal Flirt was the shortest-priced winner of the meeting, paying but .40. As a consequence the Daily Double returned but 2.80. Both races were at five furlongs. The finish of the third race, in which maiden three-year-olds competed, was the most thrilling of the meeting, with four horses closely aligned. Saxon Knight, ridden by W. E. Campbell, was the nose winner, with Gay Duchess and Fast Donna finishing in a dead heat for second place, and Urbanite a close up fourth. For the Continued on Page Forty-Three Hypostyle Outclasses Five Foes in Blue Larkspur Purse Continued from Page One greater part of the five furlongs it was a a nip and tuck tussle between Saxon Charm m and Gay Duchess, with the other pair coming l" strongly in the stretch. Jockey Willie Carstens, who rode three e winners yesterday and added another to 1:0 his score by winning the fourth race :® aboard Merry Tudor, miraculously escaped ;5* injury when he was thrown in the fifth event. Carstens was up on Houston Boy, Jj who stumbled soon after the start and the boy was thrown clear. He continued * to fulfill his days engagements. Merry ry Tudor had an easy time beating the favored ~ Grand Isle in the fourth, while le Brave Lt.f with Skoronski up, disposed of °* Wichita Lass, the pacemaker, during the ie stretch run of the fifth.

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