Oh Leo Registers in Hanover Purse; Golden Gloves Prevails at Odds On: Bella Figura Gives Choice Stiff Battle; Dunns Popular Colt All Out To Get Neck Decision While Annexing Lincolns Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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CLIFFORD LUSSKY — The Louisville sportsmans two-year-old homebreds, Afdenson and Coachie, ran one-three in the third race yesterday at Hawthorne. Oh Oh Leo Leo Registers Registers in in Hanover Hanover Purse; Purse; Golden Golden Gloves Gloves Prevails Prevails at at Odds Odds On On Bella Figura Gives Choice Stiff Battle Dunns Popular Colt All Out To Get Neck Decision While Annexing Lincolns Feature -By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent HAWTHORNE, Cicero, HI., June 9.— Oh Leo, making his second appearance of the year before Chicago racing patrons witlr whom he was very popular last season came through with a victory in this afternoons Hanover Purse, but was all out tc turn the trick. He registered in a drive over the fast closing and improved filly Bella Figura, while Princess Ann took third money over Eljay. The track was fast for the six and a half furlong affair and the winners time was 1:17%. The racing program was viewed by 14,018 patrons and Oh Leo paid .80. A field of nine went to the post in the Hanover to try for a ,500 purse, and Oh Leo was the first to show out of the gate. Princess Ann had the most early speed, however, and she soon headed the band to open up a lengths lead nearing the far turn and increased her advantage slightly as ihe field neared the stretch bend. Rounding the turn, Oh Leo, who had been racing in second place, moved up, and although Princess Ann saved, ground, the colt went to the front. An eighth out, Oh Leo was leading the Princess by a length, with Eljay, who defeated Oh Leo last time out, looming in the middle of the track and Bella Figura coming between horses. Grohs Goes to Whip A. sixteenth from the wire Oh Leo appeared to be running easily, but jockey Otto Grohs apparently realized that he might stop- and began to ply the whip. He was not a moment too soon as Bella Figura was charging with great zest. As they went under the wire Oh Leo was but a neck to the good. It was an improvement on the part of Oh Leo and indicates that he was probably in need of his last race. Oh Leo was the favorite, with Eljay the second choice. The racing strip was rather dead to start off the day, but was fast after the first two races. The odds-on choice went down to defeat in the Top Row Purse, secondary feature of the afternoon, when Happy Carrier, winner of the Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland and second to his stablemate, Dean Cavy, in the Joliet, failed to finish in the money. The winner came from an unexpected source when Sir Mango, a son of Gilded Knight and recently arrived from Kentucky, finished in front by two lengths. Continued on Page Thirty-Five j Oh Leo Hard Pressed In Hanover Purse Win Downs Bella Fjgura by Neck at Hawthorne as Choice of 14,018 Continued from Page One Following him to the end in order were Satterly, Brown Ariel and Thaxter, while Happy Carrier was fifth. Sir Mango was making .his first start of the meeting and was ridden by Paul Bailey. The colt had registered by five lengths when he graduated from the maiden ranks at Churchill Downs in his last, start, and on that occasion ran five furlongs in :59%. His time this afternoon was a full second slower. He paid 4.00 and raced for H. N. Eads, of Dayton, Ohio. The fifth was taken by the filly Pensive Lady, who put on a strong stretch run and paid .6.4.0 and was ridden by Ronnie Baldwin who was completing a double. Sails was a close up second and Jamal, third. A field of nine sought honors over the mile and a sixteenth route in the opener,, and Spicy Dame was the winner in the silks of Mrs, S. Smith. The filly, ridden by apprentice Ronnie Baldwin, came down the inside in the stretch to find an opening but just lasted to withstand the charge of More Cheers who came from last place and put on a strong finish. Brassfield and Grand Juror drew the most play through the pari-mutuels, but both were unplaced, Rapid Mail getting third money. Syndicate, a seven-year-old who had won but a single purse in his last 27 starts, staged a whirlwind finish to take the second from the outsider, Just Eight. The latter, who had taken over from the pace-setting favorite, Fashioned, around the stretch, turn, seemed to be well on his way to success when Syndicate began his run an eighth out. The winners margin was a length and a quarter and he was ridden by Ken Church. The Daily Double paid 9.00. Trainer Milton Reiser sent out a pair of first-time starting two-year-olds to race in the silks of Clifford Lussky in the third race. They finished first and third with Aldenson, a son of Hierocles being the winner and Coachie, a son of Priam II. getting the show money. The two were split by F. L. Flanders Fast Buck, who was the favorite.. The distance was five furlongs and Coachie set the pace to the stretch where he was headed by Fast Buck, then Aldenson came fast on the outside and won by slightly over two lengths. Earl Knapp was the winning rider and the entry paid 4.00.

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