Pondering Back in Winning Form; All at Once Registers Head Victory: Vici Admiral Runs Second at Lincoln, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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; Pondering Pondering Back Back in in Winning Winning Form; Form; All All At At Once Once Registers Registers Head Head Victory Victory DEL W. CARROLL— Saddled Pondering for his winning performance in the Michigan City Purse at Lincoln Fields course. Vici Admiral Runs Second at Lincoln Locust Lawn Homebred Gets Up for Neck Score to Give Baldwin Double in Saddle By J. J. MURPHY LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., May 25.— The Illinois-bred Pondering, ridden with good judgment by Ronnie Baldwin, who was steering his second winner of the afternoon, was up in time to take the featured Michigan City Purse here this afternoon from Valley View Farms Vici Admiral, who was the favorite. Pondering, who was bred at Paul Serdars Locust Lawn Farm and performed in the silks of the Locust Lawn Farm stable acquitted herself creditably. She was outpaced to the stretch, then displayed fine courage to head the field near the end. Pondering was not entirely overlooked and paid 0.00. Her time for the six-furlong distance was 1:13%. The attendance today was 7,522. Sunset Star, who was held at long odds, set the pace in the feature race, with Vici Admiral in close proximity. Jockev W E Carroll, on Vici Admiral, perhaps figured that Sunset Star was outrunning herself and would come back to him as he did not press his mount unduly in the early running. But when Sunset Star continued to lead m the stretch matters became rather serious and Carroll called upon his charge for his best. Vici Admiral responded to the end that she caught Sunset Star, but she failed to have enough in reserve to hold Pondering. Another Illinois-Bred Victorious Ronnie Baldwin, the leading jockey at Sportsmans Park, had the well played Attract owned by W. A. Fabry, up in time to take the first race. The Illinois-bred daughter of Hachazo, bred by Mrs. Nellie Mikel at Carlock, 111., showed finishing strength when called upon. Judge Joe G. was second and the favored Darlin Ann third Don Wagner, another rider from the half-mile oval making his first appearance after haying served a 10-day suspension, landed Double Barrel home first in the second race, but the six-year-olds margin over the fast closing nine-year-old Riot was close. Ladolee, who is eight years old, was third, and Bidandmade, a six-year-old mare who was favored, took fourth money The Daily Double paid 9.80. Ten Lies, a juvenile who was bred by Henry Knight and was making her third appearance under silks, led all the way to win the third race from Next Option. Ten Lies, who in her last start was third at Continued on Page Forty-Three , Pondering Up in Time For Lincoln Fields Win Downs Favored Vici Admiral by Neck in Michigan City Purse Continued from Page One Churchill Downs, seemed to be considerably the best and was ridden by Earl Knapp. Next Option was clearly superior to the others. It was a five-furlong dash. Jockey John Heckmann. called upon Sea Ripple in the closing stages of the fourth race and the gelding responded in good fashion to nip the pacesetting Red Speed, the favorite, in the final 20 yards. Whirl Awhile, also coming fast, bested Red Speed in the closing strides for second place. The distance was six furlongs. Dads Degree picked up the pacemaking Ruthie S. in the stretch to win the fifth event, which was at seven furlongs. Ruthie S. dashed to the front early and had a four-length margin nearing the stretch bend but Dads Degree, with Steve Brooks aboard, was too good when it came to an issue. Ruthie S. had no trouble1 sawing second place from the favored Calicut.

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