Roman Heart Registers at Lincoln; Sixteen Distaff Stars in Top Elight: Outruns Hopefuls for Miss America, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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Roman Roman Heart Heart Registers Registers at at Lincoln; Lincoln; Sixteen Sixteen Distaff Distaff Stars Stars in in Top Top Flight Flight JOSEPH BOLLERO Saddled Roman Heart to win the Belle of America Purse at the Lincoln Fields track. Outruns Hopefuls For Miss America Metz Homebred Juvenile Has Seven Lengths Advantage on Ludlow in Fast-Run Sprint By J. J. MURPHY LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., June 8. Roman Heart, a filly who was not nominated for Saturdays Miss America Stakes, easily defeated a band of two-year-olds, several of which are eligible to race in the feature, in a fiye-furlong dash which was run as the f ourth event here today. Roman Heart, a daughter of Roman Hasty Miss, by Haste, is owned and was bred by E. P.-A Metz. She was making her fourth start and naturally was registering her initial victory, as the affair was for maiden two-year-old fillies. Roman Heart, with Steve Brooks in the saddle, was the second choice in the wagering. She went to the front early and was never headed thereafter scoring by seven lengths from Ludlow, with Argument being third. She paid .40 in running the distance in 1:01. Lady Alorter Disappoints The Miss America eligibles in the field were Lady Alorter, who was the favorite, and finished fifth. Patill, who finished sixth, and Sleepy Norma, who was seventh m the eight-horse field. Lady Alorter broke quickly from inside post position, but lacked the speed to keep up and was virtually eliminated when she was in close quarters next to the rail after leaving the back-stretch. The attendance today was 7,180 in cloudy, humid weather. The six-year-old Koritza raised in claiming price after having been acquired by John Beck, via the halter route a couple of starts ago, came from last place to win the sixth race in which a half dozen competed. Jockey Sherman Armstrong sent the gelding up fast nearing the stretch bend and he took command when straightened away for home to win from Chance Snow, an outsider, with idle Platter, the favorite finishing third. Idle Platter was in close quarters early. It was the second victory at the meeting for Koritza, who paid 5.80. A field of 12 raced five furlongs in the opener, and Hasty Hank, ridden by Ronnie Baldwin was the winner. The four-year-old had enough speed to assume a good early lead, and go -on to win by a length from Desert Gal. It was the maiden success for Hasty Hank. The second race was a six-furlong dash and also brought out a full field. Mighty Continued on Page Forty-Four Roman Heart Registers With Ease at Lincoln Metz Homebred Juvenile Outruns Several Miss America Candidates Continued from Page One Nice, the second choice, was the winner, with Calorimeter, the favorite, being third. The pair was split by Be Swayed, an outsider. Jockey Al Popara had Mighty Nice well placed early and sent the seven-year-old mare to the front in the stretch. It was her first victory in 11 starts this year and she wound up a 2.80 Daily Double. Maiden two-year-olds went five furlongs in the third race and a. dozen were again engaged. Touraine, the second choice, was the winner, with Mad Harham, the popular choice, unplaced. Touraine, who was ridden by Dave Erb, was making her third appearance. She is by Roi Rouge Perfect Dear, by Sir Gallahad m., and was bred by L. J. Hollenbach, Jr., and races in the silks of the Golden Maxim Stable, and trained by Harold Raines. Touraine and Phillips Pal, who paid 4.00 to place, staged a thrilling stretch tussle, with the winning margin being a half-length. Six three-year-olds raced six furlongs in the fifth event, and Eternal Shock, ridden by Leslie Wickel, carried the Bishop silks to success. The winner, a four-year-old who was making his first start of the session, led for virtually the entire distance to beat Coded Message, an outsider, and pay .00.

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