The Gink Beats Air Mail at Downs: Gets Superb Ride By John Heckmann; Brown Hotel Stable Gelding Passes Favorite in Stretch And Is Clear at Finish Line, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-10


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E C DOBSON Will saddle the Mr and Mrs T M Daniel entry of Yea Bama and Ace Destroyer in the second division of the Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs The Gink Beats Air Mail at Downs Gets Superb Ride By John Heckmann HeckmannBrown Brown Hotel Stable Gelding Passes Favorite in Stretch And Is Clear at Finish Line LineCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 9 J Graham Browijs Brown Hotel Stable silks were carried to victory here today by The Gink a fouryearold gelded son of Pictor and Ishot n the featured New Albany Purse Well ridden by young Johnny Heckmann who chalked up three victories yesterday and rounded out a saddle double this afternoon The Gink drove to the end of the seven furlongs with a length and onehalf hargin over Sam E Wilson Jrs favored and game running Air Mail Threequarters of a length off the latter stallion C H Everitts Little Imp took third while Mrs Herbert Herffs Screemin Jack pacemaker for the greater portion of the trip lasted to save fourth money moneyThe The Gink one of the more useful mem ¬ bers of the Louisvilleowned Brown estab ¬ lishment shouldered 109 pounds and raced the New Albany distance over the dull footing in 125 No better than fourth choice in the totalisator the winner re ¬ turned backers 1140 straight after regis ¬ tering his second success of the 1952 season seasonThe The Gink as usual bore to the inner rail in the drive but he was entirely at fault for the two horses he bothered slightly Screemin Jack and Air Mail appeared to drift out during the final furlong Screem ¬ in Jack entered the home lane with a short lead but Air Mail charged up fast and established a two length advantage over the Herff representative at the furlong pole poleGoes Goes Away Near End EndThe The Gink then uncorked a good stretch kick and after he put the two leaders away won going away Air Mail was under strong pressure during the late stages to repulse a brisk challenge f rom Little Imp who was in rather tight quarters during the last eighth mile Screemin Jack dropped back steadily during the late stages of the New Albany and although unable to hold Little Imp for the show he lasted for fourth by a comfortable margin over T D Buhls Bee Lee Tee early speedster speedsterThe The sport drew an active crowd of over 9000 spectators this warm and cloudy afternoon Rainfall during the early morn ¬ ing hours left the racing strip muddy for the work period but the strip improved to slow before the initial event was called to the post The gathering didnt mind the everpresent threat of more showers as the area is hadly in needof moisture moistureWeep Weep No More a homebred fiveyear old daughter of War Relic and Just for F iri carried the silks of Wathen R Knebel kamp Kentucky Racing Commission chair ¬ man to their second success of the current Downs meeting Weep No More a winner here inaugural day responded to a strong ride from Douglas Dodson and lasted to take a neck verdict from Carter Thorntons hardcharging Register Now in the sixfur ¬ long third Three lengths away Hisel = Simpsons Bold Arrow was along for third while Howe Stuckers Perfidy saved fourth money Doug Davis Jrs favored Conqueraht flattered with a nice display of early speed but faltered during the stretch run and wound up fifth in the field of 12 starters

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