Lefty James Tops Sextet in Davidson: Speedy and Hard-Hitting Son of Bull Reigh on Edge for Repeat Win at Ak-Sar-Ben, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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Lefty James Tops Sextet in Davidson Speedy and Hard-Hitting Son Of Bull Reigh on Edge for Repeat Win at Ak-Sar-Ben By J. It. BATTY Staff Correspondent AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June 18.— J. K. Houssels Lefty James is scheduled ;o match strides at six furlongs with five : ther sprinters in the J. E. Davidson Memorial Handicap in the featured race here Saturday. The J. E. Davidson, which will lave its fifth running, is posted as the sixth race and offers an added purse of 55,100. Lefty James, the highweight of this small but select group under 123 pounds, las listed overnight as opponents, R. J. Hulses Hy-Ill Go, 105; Tom Johnsons Hiram Jr., 114; Gold Tree Stables Mac, 119, and the coupling of Blue Call, 104, and Pepper n Salt, 112, owned in partnership by W. D. Rorick and L. O. Lane. Blue Call and Peppern Salt are a tandem n the fifth race Friday and, at the time of vriting, the status for each regarding the ;wo engagements was not indicated. Favoritism in the dash will probably go 0 Lefty James, who turned in a sparkling erformance last week end when account-ng for the Ak-Sar-Ben Queens Plate Han-licap. After suffering interference along he backstretch and on the turn, Lefty Tames forged through to gain command md steadily drew away from his rivals, winning by two and a half lengths over 3unner Lad. With nine pounds less than assigned Saturday, Lefty James sped the six furlongs in 1 : 10, fastest hung out since 3usi Q. established the tr?~- --dnrd of 1:09% in 1938. Winner at Oaklawn A five-year-old son of Bull Reigh — Paulas Lulu, Lefty James finished third to Big Ox by a half length in his first and only Dther attempt over the local strip this season. Before coming here, Lefty James von a purse, carrying 121 pounds, at Oak-awn Park and Hy-Ill Go finished third to him. In February of this year, Lefty James gained brackets at Santa Anita in 1 front-running victory. Last year he registered a half-dozen firsts and seconds from 21 starts and earned 4,245. Hiram Jr. succeeded in two sprint tries [ocally but last week end, after being badly Dutrun the early stages, closed strongly to niss the place award by a head back of 3unner Lad. He gets into this encounter ;wo pounds lighter. Hiram Jr. registered tiis first tally at the direct expense of Mac ind in his next outing at six furlongs, iowned Roman Secret. Mac, a five-year-old gelded son of Bime-lech out of the good mare, Bee Mac, and ored by King Ranch, has appeared twice under silks, at this meeting. Performing at jdds-on at six furlongs, Mac was beaten a Length by Hiram Jr. and the next time out, ?oing one mile and 70 yards and an odds-Dn choice, he was third to Butch K. and Royal Ghost. Competing on the California circuit this year, Mac won four races from 12 starts. Blue Call, the champion juvenile at this crack last season, ended up fourth in her seasonal debut on May 26 here and appeared in need of the outing. A week ago, performing at six furlongs, Blue Call proved a popular front-running victress Dver Mr. Beano and hung out an impressive timing of 1:11.

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