Eight-Horse Field in Cahokia Event: Seventh Tribe, Harry-Lou and Keeping Posted Clash in Fairmount Park Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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Eight-Horse Field In Cahokia Event Seventh Tribe, Harry-Lou And Keeping Posted Clash In Fairmount Park Sprint By C. A. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent t FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, III., June 18. — The Cahokia Handicap, which carries a ,500 purse, lured a flashy field of eight starters to vie at six furlongs here Saturday night. Topping the field according to racing secretary Klucina is the fleet L. Weckwerth sprinter, Seventh Tribe, who will shoulder 118 pounds. Scarlet Time will . race coupled with Seventh Tribe. A winner last time out here at a sprint distance, Seventh Tribe had very little trouble in disposing of his opposition, having led from the far turn to the wire and, being best, was a length to the good over his closest rival, Lucky Lable. Seventh Tribe ran the six panels in 1 : 10% which is just a fifth off the track record. In the Cahokia Handicap, the Weckwerth sprinter will pack four pounds more than he did in his winning effort, but from his form in all appearances here this season thus far he rates the top spot. Second high weight in the Cahokia Handicap was assigned the consistent performer at most any distance Harry-Lou from the A. Schroeder Stable. The eight-year-old son of Half Crown won a sprint over a slow racing strip and with a length to spare. He defeated All Tilly and Deep Situation in his recent winning effort over the longer route of a mile and sixteenth. He came from behind to take the winners share of that race. In his last outing here at six furlongs he lacked speed in the early stages to get into serious competition but from his workouts he now appears to have his early foot back. Harry-Lou will carry 114 pounds. Keeping Posted Highly Rated Keeping Posted, who had little or no chance in his only start of the meeting here when he went to his knees just after the start, rates right up there with the top horses in the Cahokia Handicap off some of his better races during the earlier part of this year. The M. "A. Graffius sprinter will have 112 pounds up as his weight and jockey H. Manifold again will handle the reins. Rounding out the field for the main attraction are All Tilly, always a threat in the sprint distance; Issybee, a recent winner over a sloppy racing strip at six furlongs; Cross End, a hard-hitting sprinter from the barn of Earl Brown and Glenn K. owned, by C. B. Sanders. Dr. Rees, under the guidance of jockey J. DAugustino, annexed his first set of winning brackets when he outlasted King Bebe to win the Scott Field Purse on Thursday night, for Mrs. Sam Orr. The game five-year-old son of Roman had been knocking at the door in many a race here at this meeting and appears now to have reached his peak form. Jockey DAugustino sent his mount out fast at the start from the outside and, after racing the early pacemaker Buster Buttons into defeat on back-stretch, took a long lead. The Orr color-bearer started to weaken in the final quarter but had enough left to stall off the determined final drive of King Bebe and was three quarters of a length to the good at the end. King Bebe appeared slow to settle into best stride. Jockey B. Taylor kept him to the outside throughout, moved up fast entering stretch and, under a hard drive, was wearing the winner down in the final stages of the mile and 70 yards feature. Buster Buttons lasted to save the show money after having set the early pace. Dr. Rees ran the mile and seventy -yards in 1:42% and, being second choice in the wagering, returned his backers a .80 payoff. There were only 5,400 fans on hand to witness the running of the nine-race card.

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