Kings Hope Take Measure of Favored Fancy Flyer in One Mile Michigan Purse: Leads throughout, Repelling Bid of Bee Lee Tee and Then Holding Runner-Up at Bay, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-11


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Kings Hope Takes Measure of Favored Fancy Flyer in One Mile Michigan Purse Leads Throughout, Repelling4 Bid of Bee Lee Tee and Then Holding Runner-Up at Bay By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 9.— Kings Hope, a handsome three-year-old son of King Cole and Solita, who was one of the outstanding juveniles last year, carried Mrs. Frederick Sharpes silks to a game victory here today against older horses when he captured the one mile Michigan Pjirse. Responding to a hustling ride from jockey Lois C. Cook, the Sharpe colt sped to the wire with a neck advantage over Carl Grahams favored Fancy Flyer, while the latter took second honors by two and one-half lengths from Theodore D. Buhls Bee Lee Tee. White and Thomas stakes -winning mare, Our Request, saved fourth money in the field of six starters. Shouldering a feathery 102 pounds, one of which was overweight, Kings Hope raced the eight furlongs over the firm footing in Continued on Page Thirty-Nine Kings Hope Back in Top Form at Detroit Course Favored Fancy Flyer Beaten Neck By Sharpe Colt in Michigan Purse Continued from Page One 1:37%, which time was but three-fifths of a second off the track record. No better than third choice in the totalisator, the victor was held at 33 to 10 to annex his first triumph as a sophomore. The Michigan Purse field was off to a good start and Kings Hope immediately assumed command, racing along with a good lead over Bee Lee Tee to the stretch. Once settled for the drive to the final marker, the Sharpe colt repulsed Bee Lee Tees final challenge and then continued courageously to hold Fancy Flyer safe. The latter made his hid from third position entering the home lane on the inside and closed strongly but could not overtake the flying winner, although not under severe pressure to beat out the faltering Bee Lee Tee. Our Request failed to rally during the drive but she was easily best of Mrs. A. Kuhns Storm Ridden and G and C Stables Scotch Bim, the only other starter. In spite of the drab overhead conditions prevailing in the Motor City and a strong threat of rain, a half holiday crowd of over 16,000 spectators witnessed the sport. Light showers early in the afternoon did not affect the racing strip, which was fast for the major share of the program. Monarch Stables Sir Cobo, handfed by Eldon Coffman, scored a rather lucky victory in the mile Penobscot Purse, which matched five three-year-olds in the one mile secondary attraction. Sir Cobo dashed to the front during - the stretoh; xiiri after the leading Grey Arrow, from the Buckley and Locklear stable, bolted to the inner rail while holding a clear lead. After Grey Arrows mishap, Sir Cobo went on to win by a half length over White and Thomas fast-finishing Our Sister, who was second a neck in advance of George A. Sacks favored Rare Knave. Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffers Creep Mousie ran fourth. The small field for the Penobscot broke out of the stalls in a "false start" before the race when Sir Cobo kicked the control box entering the gate. Quick work on the part of starter Johnny Morrissey and outrider Louis Monti kept the five sophomores from doing any real running and all were pulled up after galloping off slowly for a distance of less than a furlong. When the Penobscot band was sent on its way, starter Morrissey sent it on its way in a "line break." Apprentice George Walker, one of the better lightweight reinsmen here this season, fell with his mount, King Gail, during the stretch run of the six-furlong third race. Fortunately, young Walker escaped with a shaking-up but, on the advice of track physicians, he canceled his mounts for the day. Marion H. VanBergs Sugar Beet, with Sherman Armstrong up won the race and paid .00 after stepping the three-quarters in 1:12%. Sugar Beet was five lengths ahead of Mrs. D. Sukundos Play Sure while the latter was a head before B. H. Wises Mel Indian. Outsiders annexed major honors in the first and second races, which were decided at six furlongs. I. J. Collins Mr. Bull, handled by Eddie Danhauer, beat nine other ordinary platers in the opener and returned 8.60 straight; Mrs. M. Holu-beshens Dollys Image captured the second under an alert ride from Tommy Barrow, paying 4.60 to defeat her nine rivals. The Daily Double on thdosucaessfuHdudpafd* 78.80.

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