Kitty Whiskers Gets Up To Defeat Just-Made-It: Woodcock Miss Gains Surprise Head Score at Detroit Course, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-09


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Kitty Whiskers Gets Up To Defeat Just-Made-It Woodcock Miss Gains Surprise Head Score at Detroit Course By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 7. — Kitty Whiskers, a f our - year - old homebred daughter of Isolater and Pecks Choice, carried Mrs. J. H. Woodcocks silks to a surprising victory here today in the fourth race, one of the more interesting offerings on a half -holiday card witnessed by over 18,000. Responding to a -well-judged ride from Freddie Redmon, the Ohio-owned Kitty Whiskers was along in the last strides to beat Mrs. H. W. Lindys Just-Made-It by a head margin at the end of eight furlongs while three and one-half lengths off the lapped leaders, Adler and Nanes Athlete earned the show by a neck from R. E. Youngs Pro Tanto. The week-end gathering, which turned out in delightful weather, overlooked Kitty Whiskers and she rewarded her scattered backers with straight tote pay-offs of 2.80. The Woodcock filly raced the mile Continued on Page Three Kitty Whiskers Gets Up To Defeat Just-Made-It Woodcock Miss Registers Upset Head Score at Detroit Course Continued from Page One over the track in 1:40% to down her eight rivals. Feature attraction on the Saturday bill was the six-furlong Ypsilanti Rotary Purse. Clarence Hartwicks Sickles Image was the favorite in the sprint to whip T. D. Buhls Second Avenue, Starboard Stables Bated Breath, Springbrook Farms Pur Sang, and Mrs. Charles O. Schweitzers Radical. Ivan D. Peats Clay Pigeon, who was making her initial start of the year, drove to a head decision in the six-furlong first race after leading her 11 ordinary rivals for the greater part of the sprint distance. William McKinley Cook had the mount on the locally-owned mare, who was under strong pressure during the stretch run to withstand Mavirto Stables All Is On. Just a length and one-half off the lapped leaders, Mrs. M. J. Hoydics Little Zac garnered the show award while Richard A. Connells favored Ripton salvaged fourth money. Clay Pigeon, clocked in 1:12%, was a 7 to 1 chance in the wagering. Andrews and Zakoors Navy Diver, ridden by Willie Zakoor, was the popular victor in the three-quarters mile second, defeating 10 other three-year-bids. Navy Diver, third in a previous local engagement, graduated with a length advantage over Mrs. Frank D. Christmas Windsor Park, pacemaker for the major portion of the trip. Four lengths away, Bryant H. Wises Johns Baby gave a fair performance for third, while J;. C; MacKenzies Lady Rowena ran fourth. Navy Diver returned 21 to 10 to straight pool backers after.he raced the six furlongs in 1:13%.

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