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: s = Cutty Hunk Registers Decisive Victory in Black Toney Purse Bahrain Gelding Prevails by* Two and One-Half Lengths In First Start ©/ Season WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 15. — Cutty Hunk, a seven-year-old gelding owned by the partnership of Howard Oots and James Cox Brady, was much too good for the field that opposed him in the Black Toney Purse here today, and won by over two lengths. Diamond Lane finished second and Tordar, third, in the seven-furlong race which the winner ran in 1:23%. Jockey Doug Dodson was aboard Cutty Hunk and it was the second win, of the afternoon for the veteran pilot. The winner, who Was bred by his owners, paid .00. Cutty Hunk was making his first start since performing in a claiming race at Belmont Park last September, and it was his first victory in over a year. His good morning workouts had been well broadcast, however, which was chiefly responsible for his strong backing. Dodson had the son of Bahram close to the pace in the preliminary stages and he saved much ground in the stretch. Something had been expected of Mister Morgan, who in his last essay, finished in front of the stakes runner, Inseparable, only to be disqualified. Jockey Silva, wno rode him before, was taking no chances on being set back today and had him in- the middle of the track all the way. Widman Thrown After Race Apprentice Al Widman, lightest rider at the track, suffered a possible skull fracture when he was thrown from his mount, Sunny Hash, following the running of the fifth race. As he was attempting, to pull up the horse on the backstretch he was unseated. He was rushed to St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights for closer examination. Widman is 16 years old, hails from San Diego, Calif., and is one of the most likely prospects in apprentice ranks to appear here. Amour Amour, a highly regarded filly from the stable of Mrs. Leslie Combs II., simply "aired" to victory in the first start of her career. The daughter of Jet Pilot was a heavily played favorite in the third race and was in front all the way to beat Wild Minx, another miss who was making her racing debut. Jockey Doug Dodson was in the saddle and had an easy ride. Another short-priced choice to reach the winners enclosure was Char S. V.f who was even money over an ordinary field in the fourth. She, too, led most of the way. The first five races were all won by fillies. Dickie Sue started the ball rolling when she turned in her third straight win and remained unbeaten at the meeting in taking the opener. Ridden by J. D. Jessop, the three-year-old miss drew out in the stretch to score by over four lengths. Left Bank, the favorite, began slowly and turned in a poor effort. My Dividend graduated from the maiden ranks in the second and enabled jockey "Jack Chestnut to win his first race of the meeting. The filly nipped Espi-onne, the early pacemaker, in the last sixteenth. Sky Music, ridden by apprentice Charlie Collins, survived a foul claim to be declared the legitimate, winner of the fourth. It was nip and tuck to the wire between the four-year-old filly and Gunter and jockey Logan Batcheller, on the latter, claimed that Sky Music had interfered with his mount near the end.