Lucky Codine Defeats False in Sportsmans Park Handicap: Wolf Colorbearer Avenges Recent Setback by Mikel Homebred at Cicero Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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► ■ ► , Lucky Codine Defeats False In Sportsman s Park Handicap Wolf Colorbearer Avenges i Recent Setback by Mikel Homebred at Cicero Oval By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 12. — Lucky Codine, from the stable of John Wolf, of Baton Rouge, La., was pounds the best in the Sportsmans Park handicap at this track today and came around the field to win by nearly two lengths from Mrs. Nellie Mikels False, with Miss M. McCabes Mr. Fox finishing third. The successful son of Portcodine not only spotted his eight rivals from four to nine pounds, but took the "overland route" in his jaunt. It is roughly estimated that he traveled at least a half dozen lengths more than any other horse in the event and richly deserved his victory, which was scored before 15,444 patrons. Lucky Codines time for the mile and a sixteenth over a drying out track was 1:515. Camp in Saddle The veteran jockey, Raymond Camp, was aboard Lucky Codine, who was a well backed choice. Supporters of the gelding expressed anxiety in the early part of the contest when their choice was relegated to last position, but they were heartened when he made a strong move down the back-stretch to vie with the leaders. False, who conquered Lucky Codine last time out, put his best foot forward simultaneously while racing on the inside, and the pair, passing the pacemaking Mr. Fox, were aligned as they set out for home. Although False was corageous, Lucky Codine ultimately forged to the front, and upon entering the final Continued on Page Thirty-Nine WILLIAM H. VEENEMAN — His four-year-old, Black George, set a new track record of 1 :223/s for seven furlongs in winning the Douglas Park Handicap at Churchill Downs Saturday. Lucky Codine Shows Way To False at Sportsmans Avenges Recent Setback by Mikel Homebred by Clear-Cut Victory Continued from Page One sixteenth it was clear that he was the winner. False was easily second. Lucky Codine took down ,250 as the winners share of the ,000 purse. He paid .20. In contrast to the majority of the previous days of the week, springlike weather prevailed and the racing strip improved to such an extent that it was in "good" condition when the feature was run. Business I in the pari-mutuel department for the , first seven races left no doubt that a daily high handle for the meeting would be set. The second disqualification of the meeting ■ came after the running of the eighth i race when Fancy Festival, who finished first, was set back to second place for having . carried Flagler wide on the stretch , . turn. The claim of foul lodged by jockey Ken Robertson against Tony Skoronski was [ upheld by the stewards. Jockey Skoronski was held blameless due to the fact that i Fancy Festival is known as a horse which i bears out. Flagler was awarded first money. i Favorites had a terrible time of it until the fifth race when Connies Boy, one-half of the VanBerg entry, came through 1 with a victory. The choices in the first ■ four races failed to be in the picture, but t Connies Boy registered by over one length l from Greytown, with Reticule getting third 1 money. Apprentice Clarence Smith was 5 aboard the VanBerg runner, who was coupled with Whammo, and the boy got his s charge to the front after making the - stretch bend. Greytown was in close quarters - on the backstretch and went wide in l the stretch or would have been closer. A pair of veteran riders, steering their r first winners of the meeting, combined to 3 make a 17.20 Daily Double. Jimmy Duff f rode Buffer, a first-time starter here, to 3 a four-length success in the initial race and Al Gaither whoop-de-dooed Kapinis-ca - around the turns to click by seven l lengths in the second. Kathleen R. and i Albulil, the respective favorites, were never r serious contenders. The majority of the bettors placed their r faith in Whiz-A-Bit, in the third encounter, but they had no chance to become enthused - as Whiz-A-Bit went in the air when l the break came and trailed all the way. r Offend was the winner to make it a double on the meeting. Apprentice Leon Grandsart was in the saddle. Roadrunner, making his second start t here, proved too good for the field in the fourth coming around the outside under r jockey L. Pafundis guidance to score over r S. McLaughlin. Show Place, the favorite, , stopped badly.

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