Amawalk Tallies by Nose over Marshal at Arms: Ensor Homebred Takes Lakewood at ThistleDown after Hard Duel, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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Amawalk Tallies by Nose Oyer Marshal at Arms Ensor Homebred Takes Lakewood At ThistleDown After Hard Duel THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio.J June 18. — Wilmer C. Ensors Amawalk and W. J". Sprows Irish import, Marshal at Arms, waged a tremendous stretch battle in : the featured Lakewood Purse here this afternoon with Amawalk dropping his nose in front at the end of the six furlongs. Another length back was Samuel C. Dykes favored Mr. Jett while Elaine Ruth was fourth another two lengths in arrears. Joe Servis, who has been riding very well here in the past week, rode an excellent ride aboard the homebred son of Hilltown who was scoring his second victory of the season. Amawalk was timed in a fast 1:11 and paid his backers ;00 as the strong second choice. Perfect weather conditions prevailed in northern. Ohio this afternoon and one of the better week day crowds of the meeting some 5,500 turned out for the formful sport which saw three of the publics choices get home in the first six events. Marshal at Arms gained a head lead as the horses raced up the backstretch with Elaine Ruth a persistent second and Mr. Jett in third spot another half length back. Amawalk was fourth and Hi Decker fifth after breaking the best. Mr. Jett attained a head advantage on the turns with Marshal at Arms now second" and Amawalk entering contention third another half length back and a head before Elaine Ruth/ Hi Decker was still fifth and Mr. T. A. was in sixth position. Marshall at Arms reached the lead from Mr. Jett as the field headed for home and Amawalk was third another half length back while in the middle of the track. Just outside the sixteenth marker Amawalk moved past the favorite and joined Marshal at Arms. Elaine Ruth was still fourth and Hi Decker showing an even perf onn-ance was fifth. Those two battled it out with one and then the other momentarily showing in front through the final sixteenth. Mr. Jett hung on to third money, but was no threat to the top pair in the latter stages. Locust Lawn Farms Rose of Grey, being dropped to ,000 after running in allowance company, won the secondary feature by a neck from the fast closing In a Mist. Fancy Boy, who had gained the lead entering the stretch, wound up third another length and a half back at the end of the six panel/

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