Free for Me Gains Upset Victory; Night Town Seven-Length Winner: Rounds Out Saddle Double for Baldwin, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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Free Free For For Me Me Gains Gains Upset Upset Victory; Victory; Night Night Town Town Seven-Length Seven-Length Winner Winner Rounds Out Saddle] Double for Baldwin Favored Barbara L. Chases Mrs. Sayde Smiths Racer To Finish at Sportsmans By f . . MURPHY Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 12. — Night Town, a three-year-old filly who was making her second start of the meeting, made a show of a small band opposed to her in the Capital Airlines Purse here this afternoon and won by seven lengths. With jockey Ronnie Baldwin aboard for his second victory of the afternoon, Night Town, owned by Mrs. Sayde Smith, scooted by the pace-setting Red Comet on the back-stretch and was fully eight lengths to the good when they straightened out for home. Baldwin had the miss "in his lap" coming to the wire. Barbara L., the favorite, finished second, and Anuny One was third. The distance was seven furlongs. Red Comet, who, like Night Town, failed to have much following, dashed to the front early and for a brief instant in the preliminary stages it seemed as if he would made a runaway of it. However, when the backstretch run commenced Night Town and some of the others moved up, and Red Comet called it a day after six furlongs had been completed. Barbara L. ran a good race to take second place. Threatening, Humid Weather The feature and seven other events were witnessed by a crowd of 9,425 in threatening and humid weather. The track was fast. The Daily Double paid 7.60 when Touring Chip, the favorite ridden by apprentice Joe Valenti, took the opener, and Whizz-a-Bit won the second. Whizz-a-Bit was but mildly supported and had William Carroll as her pilot. Box Trade, the favorite, set most of the pace in the second, but had to be content with second place. The VanBerg silks were seen in front in the third, when Flaming Tera, ridden by Lois Cook, led all the way. Royce was challenging at the finish, but the VanBerg Continued on Page Forty-Six Free For Me Scores Upset in Downs Dash Turns Back Espy Under Strong Ride From Jockey Don Scurlock Continued from Page One Mrs. Kitty Niles and George Schreiber stable, drove to a half length decision in the six-furlong fourth race under a hustling ride from Johnny Nazareth. Bonrilla gradually worked his way forward to the stretch, then responded with a fine burst of speed during the drive, which was ample to put away the leaders. Bonrilla had Mrs. Leo Wagners Milan Man closest to him at the wire while three-quarters of a length away, D. H. MacLeans Fancy Food ran third. Mrs. A. M. Creechs Tonys Trouble was along to save fourth money in the field of nine starters. I. J. Collins Fair Pilot, a homebred Star Pilot-sired gelding, earned a front-running graduation verdict in the six furlongs Big Springs Purse which brought out eight maiden three- and four-year-olds. Fair Pilot, who had the saddle services of Kenneth Church, entered the home lane with a clear advantage but just lasted to beat Clifford Mooers hard-charging Klohome a nose. Five and one-half lengths off the lapped leaders, Warner Jones, Jr.s, Wise Cricket saved the show while Mrs. Leo Wagners Fiddler Joe salvaged fourth money. C On C Stables Squire Wilson, a homebred son of General Don and Thumb Tack, trimmed 11 other two-year-olds in the five furlongs opener. Squire Wilson, with Porter Roberts at the reins, stepped to the final marker with a three-quarters length advantage over Augustus and Nahms Fancy Reward, the early pacemaker. E. K. Thomas Trip North ran third another three-quarters length back with Grace Kosibas favored Fast Traffic getting fourth money. Squire Wilson completed his trip in 1 :0035 and he was third choice at 41 to 10

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