Dr. Rees Finds Fairmount Soft Track to His Liking: Closes Fast to Beat Bright Imp by Head in Lincoln Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-07


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► JOCKEY RAYMOND L. BELANGER — Leading rider at Wheeling Downs meeting with 45 winners. ; . j Dr. Rees Finds Fairmount Soft Track to His Liking Closes Fast to Beat Bright Imp By Head in Lincoln Handicap By J. J. HAHN Staff Correspondent FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, 111., June 6. — Favored by the "sloppy" going j and under hustling tactics in the stretch by jockey W. T. Stevens, Mrs. Sam Orrs six-year-ojd Dr. Rees came from -Behind to win the ,500 Lincoln Handicap, featured event on the nine-race card here Saturday night. Harold W. Ostles Bright Imp, the early leader, was a close second and All Tilly, racing in the partnership of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Holman was third and lapped on the winner in the six-furlong dash which was staged before 8,743 racing fans who braved stormy weather which began approximately two hours before starting time and let up shortly before the -horses reached the post for the third race. . Bright Imp, a recent winner and brea here in Collinsville by his owner-trainer, had the services of the veteran Joe Dyer who sent the Ostle colorbearer to the fore with a big saving of ground but was in closest attendance by All Tilly who was never more than a head to the rear of the" early leader until the last stride. Dr. Rees was unable to match the speedy ones and was racing far out of it until reaching the head of the stretch when he moved up on the extreme outside and as theyyreached the final eighth Bright Imp was along the rail. In the drive to the wire it was a head to head battle between Bright Imp and All Tilly until the last sixteenth when Dr. Rees, finding the leading pair faltering, came up strongly and collared the top ones a few strides, from the finish. In the last jump, Dr. Rees got up to win by a head with Bright Imp a neck before All Tilly and the latter four lengths before Gus Fan. The latter came to the inside to out-finish Hopeful Sam, the choice who was in third place for a half but floundered "in the going and unable to keep up with the leaders. Prpspects are for an "off -track" on Tuesday. Rains Saturday, Sunday night and this morning left the course in a muddy condition and it is hardly likely that track superintendent Art Barnes can whip the course into fast condition for the Tuesday night sport.

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