Sickles Image Best in Twilight Tear; Massachusetts Goes to One Hitter: Hartwick Miss Well in Hand While Beating Lady Indian; Fast Daughter of Sickletoy Gains Fifth Success of Year In Lincolns Sprint Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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t CLARENCE HARTWICK — Owner of Sickles Image, Twilight Tear Purse winner at Washington Park. Sickles Sickle s Image Image Best Best in in Twilight Twilight Tear; Tear; Massachusetts Massachusetts Goes Goes to to One One Hitter Hitter Hartwick Miss Well in Hand While Beating Lady Indian Fast Daughter of Sickletoy t Gains Fifth Success of Year In Lincolns Sprint Feature By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 13. — The consistent three-year-old fillyi, Sickles Image, going in her best form, cleverly disposed of a field of capable racers of her own age and. sex in the Twilight Tear Purse, ,000 feature here today. Although unable to hold the advantage she gained in the early stages she had little trouble catching those having headed her and was well in hand at the end, winning by oyer one length from the improved Lady Indian, with RomanJMiss being third, and Fleeterthan fourth. It was the first start of the Lincoln Fields meeting for Sickles Image, to make her record five victories in nine starts this year. She has not been unplaced this season. The filly raced for C. A. Hartwick and boosted her earnings for the year to over 0,000. Jockey Charlie Swain, who was accepting his first mount since being grounded through recurrence of a leg injury, rode well on Sickles Image. He sent her to the fore right after the start and when she was headed by Native Valor and Well Worth It nearing the far turn, he headed her toward the outside. Once in the clear nearing the stretch bend, Sickles Image rushed up to her rivals and when the field had straightened out in the stretch was in the van. She opened up a three-length advantage nearing the eighth pole and was not in danger the, remainder of the trip. She packed top weight of 121 pounds and was favored, paying .60. Her time for the six furlongs was 1:10%. Claimed for ,500 Early in Meeting Surprise of the race was Lady Indian, who was claimed, for ,500 in her first start here and since that time was won two purses for her new owner, Mrs. Steve Ippolito. She improved her position under urging and put on. a good finish. The disappointment was the crack filly of last season, Flymanita, who was making her first start of the year. The daughter of Petrose had worked well and was the second choice, but after showing some speed for a quarter she stopped badly. A crowd of 9,025 was on hand for todays nine-race bill and among them was Frank Kilroe, racing secretary at Arlington Park, who was obtaining a line on the fillies in the Twilight Tear with a view to weighing them for the Cleopatra Stakes, one of the early features at the North Side course. A pair T f two-year-olds dead-heated for first place in the fifth race when Ever Bright, ridden by Gerald Porch, and Eds Pride, piloted by Harold Keene, finished all even. Ever Bright made the early pace, with Eds Pride coming strongly through the stretch to get up to share the major portion of the purse in the last stride. iHudgens, from the Denemark stable, and making his first start here, was a heavy backstretch favorite, but never threatened. Dry Summer, a* recent winner, finished third. The five furlongs were run in :58. The three-year-old Timus won "Eis second race at the meeting when he carried the silks of William Hal Bishop to victory in the opener. Ably ridden by Keene, the gelding beat out the long-priced Wee Fours. .That Aint Hay, the choice, was Continued on Page Forty-Three Sickles Image Proves Easy Victress in Twilight Tear Continued from Page One off poorly and raced wide in the stretch. The section portion of the daily double was taken by Fresh, recently arrived from Waterford Downs. It was the second score in three races for trainer F. Kurinec, he having saddled Like You, winner of Tuesdays finale. Fresh won easily from Copper Cup. Silver Senator,. with Adams up, was third. The Daily Double paid 6.00. After riding Sunlo in the third event, Adams, still suffering from bruises sustained when assaulted by holdup men Tuesday, canceled his remaining mounts. The winner of the third was Foxy Wager, a Fighting Fox colt who was running coupled I with Mediant. The latter made the pace, with Foxy Wager taking over when she tired. Don Scurlock was the winning jockey. The entry - was a short-priced favorite. Compare, from the stable of Jim Emery, proved easily best in the fourth, taking over after leaving the backstretch and showing the way thereafter. Uncle Otho, the public choice, weakened and was unplaced. The sixth race provided thrills near the finish when Look Here and the favored Brezno charged on Bonrilla, the early pacemaker. Look Here, from the Fairway Farm and ridden by Earl Knapp, was up in time, but Bonrilla managed to save second place. Brezno, one of the choices, was probably best. He dropped back to last place in the early racing, but was "running over horses" at the end of the seven-furlong contest.

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