Sickles Image Captures Cleopatra; Busanda Defeats How in Top Flight: Hartwick Homebred Filly Has Clear Margin on Jennie Lee, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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► I ! ! — 1 kJI k ra I Sickles Sickles Image Image Captures Captures Cleopatra; Cleopatra; Busanda Busanda Defeats Defeats How How in in Top Top Flight Flight JOCKEY BILLIE FISK— Flew in from Suffolk Downs to guide Sickles Image to victory in the Cleopatra yesterday. Hartwick Homebred Filly Has Clear Margin on Jennie Lee Billie Fisk Turns in Masterful Ride on Speedy Daughter Of Sickletoy at Arlington Before a Mid-Week Gathering of 10,794; Tidy Sum Makes Good as Choice in Riverside Purse By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 20.— That three-year-old gem of consistency, Sickles Image, ran one of the best races of her short but brilliant career in winning the tenth running of the Cleopatra Stakes at Arlington Park this afternoon. Close to the pace from the start and taking command when straightened out in the stretch, Clarence Hartwicks homebred daughter of Sickletoy came to the finish line well in hand to show a winning margin of one and one-half lengths Second money was taken by Jennie Lee, from the Calumet Farm, who in her last effort defeated Sickles Image at Churchill Downs, while the Brown __„ Hotel Stables _ Fleeterthan displayed good finishing power to be Athird, ►third, and and Hasty Hasty House House Farms Farms Hasty Hasty Re- Athird, ►third, and and Hasty Hasty House House Farms Farms Hasty Hasty Re- Request was fourth. Unplaced were the California invader, Ruth Lily, and the Chicago fillies, champions of last season, Shawnee Squaw and Flyamanita, as well as the two-year-old filly champion of last season, Aunt Jinny. The winners time for the six furlongs was 1:12 ft. Owner Celebrates Birthday Hartwick, the proud Michigan owner of Sickles Image, was celebrating his birthday and the filly presented him with a 1,550 present, which was the net value to the winner. Billie Fisk, who has ridden Sickles Image in most of her important races, was in from New England to handle the reins, and he turned in a masterful job. Fisk placed his mount close up in the early running and finding an opening on the inside on the stretch bend, she came through to take over. Nearing the eighth pole she widened on her opponents and probably could have won by a wider margin had she been subjected to whip and boot. Jennie Lee, a doubtful starter early due to the fact that she had been entered for Thursday, ran a good race and finished fastest of all. She was outrun early but, with Skoronski in the saddle, closed fast in the middle of the track. Race Grosses 6,975 A field of 10 sought honors in the Cleopatra, which grossed 6,975. Flyamanita delayed the beginning briefly when she took slight objection to being loaded in the starting gate, but once in her stall was alert and broke in front. She was closely followed down the backstretch by Ruth Lily and Hasty Request, and nearing the far turn it seemed only a matter of time until the latter would take over. Continued on Page Forty-Two Sickles Image Popular Winner of Cleopatra Registers at Arlington Park With Clear Advantage Over Jennie Lee * Continued from Page One Hasty Request did just that after rounding the far bend and with Ruth Lily in rather tight quarters and Flyamanita ready to give up, Sickles Image became the solid contender. Hasty Request bore out on the bend and Sickles Image took command. Shawnee Squaw then loomed momentarily whenshe saved ground on the inside, but coming to the wire it was all Sickles Image, with Jennie Lees closing strength besting the others. The Cleopatra and the supporting races were witnessed by a crowd of 10,794. The day was sunny and warm, although a strong wind blew most of the afternoon. The main racing strip was slow throughout the day, with the turf course being in good condition. The third straight favorite was successful when the Brown Hotel Stables eight-year-old, Tidy Sum, won the Riverside Purse, seventh race on the bill. Tidy Sum regained the leadership after being headed and came on again in a courageous effort to beat Cacomo and Enforcer. Ken Church was in the saddle on the winner, who is trained by Harold Raines, making it the first winner of the Chicago season for the conditioner. It was also the first horse Raines had saddled here. The fifth race, named the Ranger, was the chief supporting piece of the afternoon and the heavily backed favorite, Provocative, from the Mrs. Emil Denemark stable, was all out to win it. Sent to the front at the outset, he was forced to shake off Con-vidado and withstand challenges from Swap Out and Janina in order to beat the latter by a half length. The race was held over the turf course, which was in good condition, although the main track was slow. The distance was one and one-sixteenth miles, and jockey Jessop rated the winner to perfection and put up a good whip ride near the end. Jockey Harold Keene again doubled up on the day when coming through with flying colors in the first and third races. His mount in the first race, Open Way. hails from the stable of his employer, W. H. Bishop, and the red -thatched pilot seemed to understand the colt perfectly. He bided his time in the early running and had him up to defeat the favored Bidandmade, who had set all the early pace. Keenes second score was on Marion VanBergs Missab, and that mare likewise came from some distance out of it. Spring Chimes, the favorite, stopped badly in the stretch. War Antique, paying 0, made for a 18.20 Daily Double in winning the second. The black colt, who had never previously been in the money in five starts, nipped Dry Summer in the stretch. Ruddy Belle, winner of her last two starts, was the favorite but lacked much strength when it came to a stretch run. Free For Me was best of a band of maiden two-year-old fillies in the fourth and disposed of the pace-setting Flying Delia in the last sixteenth. Seasons Best, fresh from the West, was the choice but was in close quarters early.

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