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Muriel Nips Grand Pose ! For Third Score in Row Makes Move on Extreme Outside To Gain Victory at River Downs By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent RIVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 5. The new River Downs played host to upward of 10,000 racing fans here this afternoon. Though the early part of the day was cloudy and generally overcast the first race was contested under clear skies and the track has responded to constant working to the extent that it was nearly fast for the later races of the day. N. Ciminis Muriel turned in her third consecutive victory of the year in the first race here today and her first outing over this course. The good-looking Blandisher filly and jockey Donald Tobin closed on the extreme outside of the field to nip C. W. Freemans Grand Pose at the wire. The pair negotiated the six furlongs in .1:14 over the drying out track and while comparatively overlooked in the betting Continued on Page Forty-Four Muriel Nips Grand Pose For Third Score in Row Makes Move on Extreme Outside To Gain Victory at River Downs Continued from Page On rewarded her supporters with a handsome 6.80 mutuel. Another upset was registered in the second event, the second half of the Daily Double, when jockey H. Ford and F. W. Hoopers Big Scoop, as part of the field, reached the wire a neck in front of H. A. Mathewsons right turn and jockey "Tony" Licata. The winning pair went six furlongs in 1:15, returned 6.40 and completed a 36.00 Daily Double. On the first Saturday of the 1953 session the attendance figure was 11,668 and those patrons pushed 31,923 through the mutuels. Early indications, even with the crowd which is estimated at a lighter figure, show that this handle will be surpassed. For example, the Daily Double handle for the same day of 1953 was 4,226 1 against 8,100 today, a sizeable increase.