Jumpy John Coasts Home Well in Clear at Detroit, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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Jumpy John Coasts Home Well in Clear at Detroit DETROIT, Mich., June 8.— Exchange Stables Jumpy John, a recent arrival from Chicago, proved best of the nine cheap sprinters meeting here today in the six-furlong third race. Sent to the front entering the stretch by apprentice Gerald Champagne, the Henry Forrest-trained winner coasted to an easy four and one-half lengths decision. Marion H. VanBergs Monf alon, the favorite, ran second and she was a length and one-half on John Harts War Hal. Jumpy John, second choice with the crowd of approximately 7,500 spectators on hand for the matinee, was held at 16 to 5 and stepped the three-quarters mile over the fast strip in 1:13%. Cloudy and threatening weather prevailed early in the afternoon, but just be-for the running of the fourth event, the sun broke through, presaging good weather for tomorrows half-holiday program. Jumpy John was kept within striking distance of the pacemaking Winstay to the stretch, then responded when mildly aroused and quickly assumed command and, drawing out steadily through the last three-sixteenths mile. Monfalon gave a good performance to take the place and she was not under stern pressure to earn that portion of the purse from War Hal, while Wfc of early foot, finished a faltering fourth.

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