Birdie Lulley Registers First Victory of Year: Outruns Opponents at Ascot Park; Honor City of Pittsburgh Today, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Birdie Lulley Registers First Victory of Year Outruns Opponents at Ascot Park; Honor City of Pittsburgh Today By J. K. BATTY Stall Correspondent ASCOT PARK. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. May 3.— Birdie Lulley, a nine-year-old speedster owned by John Stuart, displayed excellent speed from start to finish of the fourth race here today and chalked up her first triumph of the 1955 season. Assuming command under brisk handling from jockey Charles Billeaud, Birdie Lulley, held sway until the end of four and a half furlongs, conquering by slightly less than a length over F. M. Arnolds Gold Locket. Another length and a half away came Flips Joy for the show part of the purse. Timed the distance in :53 flat, the winner returned 0.40 after turning in her first victory from 11 tries this year. Last season this nine-year-old daughter of Hypnotist — Marasun. reportedly a sufferer of a sinus infection and her racing ability is influenced greatly by climatic conditions, won eight races. Maydious showed the most speed throughout the abbreviated sprint of four Continued 9* Page Snc Birdie Lulley Registers First Victory of Year Outruns Opponents at Ascot Park; Honor City of Pittsburgh Today Continued from Page One and a half furlongs of the third race. Favored in the wagering, Maydious paid .80 after jockey Thomas Haley guided her over the distance in :53%. Tallying her second victory from three appearances this season, Maydious downed Takare with Agitate completing the finish order. Astralette and Ballyneety, both bearing a No. 2 saddle cloth, comprised a 27.20 Daily Double pay-off. The steel city of Pittsburgh is honored with Wednesdays program here. Chartered busses will bring patrons from Pittsburgh for the occasion and several dignataries are expected to be on hand and present trophies. The sixth and seventh races are allowance contests and should provide interesting | sport to the visitors from the steel city. Seven horses are entered in the sixth race, a dash of four and a half furlongs. Going postward for a purse of ,800 will be Carolling, Poised Valley, Sistime, Spud-der, Boss Bennie, St. Joe and Lord Dean-side. In the seventh race, titled the Lillian Russell Purse, who though deceased a number of years is still the idle of Pittsburgh, a limit band of 10 seasoned routers are named to vie for a prize of ,800. The coupling of Jurribo Lies and Lucky Jonnie, owned by John Bogdan, will be opposed by Dryok, Foe, Bold Arrow, Legal. Time, Blue Ember, Royal Jacopo, Fearnaught and Cortina. Dryok, owned by G. and L. Stable, will probably be well the .fans to score, in this one and a §itenUf miles test. He* is an Ascot Gold Cup aspirant, as are Foe, jandJue Ember and Royal Jacopo.

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