Sun David Wins Again at Lincoln; Trying Drives to Game Astoria Tally: Speedy Son of Equifox Has Things Own Way in Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-17


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Sun Sun David David Wins Wins Again Again at at Lincoln; Lincoln; Trying Trying Drives Drives to to Game Game Astoria Astoria Tally Tally Speedy Son of Equifox Has Things Own Way in Sprint Smackoyer Next to Bradley 4 Racer in Gary Purse; Freak Thundershower Hits Course By J. J. MURPHY LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., June 16. Sun David, seven-year-old campaigner owned by J. S. Bradley and ridden by Arnold Kirkland, scored his second straight success here when he took the Gary Purse, todays feature. Moving very fast when ready nearing the stretch turn, the son of Equifox caught the pacemaking Warless to pull into a four -length lead after entering the last sixteenth and was well in hand two and one-half lengths to the good at the end. Smackover was a steady-going second to best Warless for that position. Sun David, the favorite, paid .00 and ran seven furlongs in 1:24. A freak thundershower descended on the track just before the running of the chief attraction. A rather heavy rain fell on one portion of the course near the grandstand and clubhouse, but did not touch the northern portion of the racing strip, which embraces the half-mile post and the quarter pole. The track was perfectly dry at the head of the stretch. Eight Starters A field of eight went to the post in the Gary and, although Tuonine was first away, Warless soon went to the front, with Smackover in third place and Kirkland permitting Sun David to "drop back to fourth. Warless took over after going a sixteenth and Tuonine was the runner-up to the far turn. Then Sun David began the move that brought him to the front. The weather was again hot and humid, the thermometer registering over 90 for the sixth straight day. The attendance was 7,848. Miss Who, the choice in the sixth event. Continued on Page Twenty-Seven Sun David Wins Again In Lincoln Fields Dash Smackover Runner-Up to Bradley Horse; Thundershower Hits Track Continued from Page One could do no better than be third..She waited too long to make her move. Flight Again, ridden by Robert Permane, was the winner, being up to defeat the pacemaking Mimada narrowly. The distance was six furlongs. Favorites fared poorly in the early races, but in several instances it was more bad racing luck than lack of courage that brought about their defeat. In the fourth event, which was for two-year-olds, Predict and Our Hines were the only ones to attract much support, and Predict was shut off twice while racing next the rail and while Our Hines ducked to the outside nearing the end when racing in front. Armed Truce, making his tenth start, was the winner of that affair when, with Heck-mann riding hard, he nosed out Dadgumit. Our Hines managed to take third place. In the fifth race, Faithful Ring, the public choice, was racing well in advance of the field after turning for home when young Tommy ONeil decided to use his whip. The gelding faltered, then came on again under hard riding, still faltering again when struck, and then continued well when the apprentice decided to keep both hands on the reins. Faithful Ring was not good enough to hold Seco Girl, however. The latter was well rated by John Adams in the mile and sixteenth event. Kanawha was the favorite in the third, but was unplaced after having been in rather tight quarters while racing next to the rail. Adams rode Sunset Star to success for his first of two of the earlier winners. Sunset Star lead all the way to score as she pleased.

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