Hikes Point Takes Measure of Favored Grandmas Day in Detroit Sprint Test: Jockey L. C. Cook Has Charge Almost One Length in Clear; Corinne, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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Hikes Point Takes Measure of Favored Grandmas Day in Detroit Sprint Test Jockey L.C. Cook Has Charge! Almost One Length in Clear; Corinne T. in First Success By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 6.— Hikes Point, who races under the colors of the locally-owned Grace Kosiba stable, drove to a well-deserved victory here today in the third race, one of the better offerings on a good mid-week program. Hard hustled through the stretch by Lois C. Cook, who was handling his second successful mount of the day, Hikes Point hit the wire with a three-quarters length margin over A. L. Birchs Grandmas Day, choice for the sprint. A similar distance away, Mrs. E. Johnstons Genial Jack saved third by a length and one-quarter from Mrs. George C. Whites Impressment, early pacemaker and fourth in the field of eight sophomore starters. Hikes Point stepped the three-quarters mile over the fast track in 1:13 and, overlooked by the majority of 9,000 patrons this pleasant afternoon, returned supporters 7.00 straight. Hikes Point, was first to show in front but Impressment moved up fast and took command before going a quarter mile. The White filly "and the ultimate victor then engaged each other to the stretch with Impressment giving up the chase during the stretch run. During the drive to the finish, Hikes Point continued willingly under Cooks urging, withstanding a fine but futile belated bid from Grandmas Day, while Genial Jack was along to garner third. Impressment, tiring badly after her display of early speed, was a faltering fourth. Sidney I. Crews Corrine T., a chestnut daughter of Jamestown and Curfew Time, hustled to- a three-length graduation vic- tory in the four and one-half furlongs opener, which matched a dozen two-year-olds. Sent to the front early by jockey Lois C. Cook, the Cincinnati-owned victress entered the stretch with a good lead but she was under pressure during the final furlong to increase that advantage. Second honors in the juvenile dash went to Edward Kitchens Landmark Gal, who was a length and a quarter before the favored Lils Gadget, from the I. J. Collins stable. Feme L. Grissoms Rena Pop was along in time to salvage fourth money. Corrine T. stepped the short route over the firm footing in :53% and paid 3.40. Mrs. Marion Bartons Golden Count, Continued on Page Thirty-Four Hikes Point Registers First Victory of Year at Detroit Continued from Page One choice over his eight rivals in the six-furlong second,, made good in impressive style, scoring by two and one-half lengths under a steady ride from the veteran, Hank Manifold. Golden Count assumed the lead before going a furlong and, after repulsing an early challenge from Belmont Beauty, beat Marin H. VanBergs Gay Senorita, who was a neck on Marotta Stables fast-finishing Red Inquisitor at the final marker. Carl Grahams Boss Broker, one of the better regarded starters, was never a serious threat in the sprint and gave a dull performance, despite jockey Darrell Maddens effort to get the Boss Hoss gelding into contention. Golden Count, clocked in a creditable 1:12, was held at 11 to 5 and, coupled with Corrine T. in the Daily Double, returned 2.20.

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