False Successful in Chicago Event: Defeats Illustrate by Head to Give Apprentice Peabody Triple, Mikel Stable Double, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-07


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— — ♦ False Successful In Chicago Event Defeats Illustrate by Head To Giye Apprentice Peabody Triple, Mikel Stable Double By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 5. — The featured Chicago Handicap at this track today brought out one of the best fields of the meeting and resulted in a victory for Mrs. Nellie Mikels False, who edged out R. Link, Jr.s long-priced Illustrate in the closing strides, with Lucky Co-dine a fast-going third, and Phantom Sea, the early pacesetter, fourth. It was the most interesting finish of the session, with the first four horses being separated by about a neck, and it marked the third winner of the afternoon for apprentice Robert Peabody, who had but four mounts during the day. The winner paid 2.80 and ran the seven furlongs in 1:27%. A crowd of 13,324 witnessed the running of the nine-race bill and the majority were disappointed financially when not a single - favorite triumphed in the first seven races. Boo Boo Shoo was the public choice in the Chicago Handicap, but was never in the hunt. Phantom Sea took command early ; and was soon joined by Illustrate, the pair racing as a team down the backstretch and into the stretch turn, with False in third place. In the battle to the wire, False, the ! lightweight of the contest, forged to the front in the closing strides to nip Illustrate and Lucky Codine charged to catch Phantom Sea. Illustrate was the extreme outsider in the field of eight. Ballydam Prevails by Six Mrs. Mikels Liability scored in the third i race and in addition to this winner, Peabody 7 also booted home Genies Mate in the opening event. The weather was cloudy and cool, but the racing strip was at its best and the fastest t times of the meeting for one and one-sixteenth - miles and five furlongs distances 5 were hung out in the early races. The Irish-bred Ballydam, one of the few stake winners quartered on the grounds, lt proved too good for the field opposed to 3 him in the Bubbling Over, secondary feature - of the day, winning by six lengths s Continued on Page Thirty-Nine False Whips Illustrate Head In Handicap at Sportsmans Continued from Page One from the favored Rose Bed. The Mrs. Hat-tie Toffel racer dashed the five furlongs in 1:00%, which is but one-fifth of a second removed from the track record and provided jockey Harry Allgaier with his first winner of the meeting. Rose Bed managed to take down second place and Richa-voo was third. Ballydam is trained by Roger Cramer, who was saddling his first winner of the session. The imported colt won five of his 10 starts last year. Futuresque, from the Blossom Stable of Mrs. David Feldman, and ridden by Avo-lino Gomez, ran the fastest mile and a sixteenth of the meeting when he sped that distance in 1:49% to defeat the smallest field of the day the fifth race. The winner and Opening Day staged a ding-dong tussle for dominance for most of the first five furlongs, then the former drew to a length lead which he retained to the end. Thunder jet was second and old Bodens Pal a game going third. Opening Day was favored but tired. The riding of apprentice Robert Peabody and the third straight victory of the four-year-old Nowloggin highlighted the early races. Peabody scored with two of his first three mounts, winning the opener with Genies Mate and piloting Liability to success in the third for his contract employer, trainer J. D. Mikel. Nowloggin won the fourth in defeating the well-backed choice, Smart Eve, with ease. He paid 2.60. In previous triumphs here, Nowloggin paid 3.60 and 2.20. Jockey John Bev, who will spend the remainder of the meeting on the ground due to the stewards ruling, won the second event with Viscount Gino at a juicy 3.20.

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