Great Prophet Maintains Lead throughout Sprint: Finishes Three Lengths Ahead of Willow Brook at Thistledown, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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I Great Prophet Maintains Lead Throughout Sprint Finishes Three Lengths Ahead of Willow Brook at ThistleDown By J. R. BATTY THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June 8. — Dr. A. L. Birchs Great Prophet earned his second purse from three attempts at this meeting when accounting for the fourth race on the card here today. Performing over a muddy strip and before a crowd of 7,200, Great Prophet took command at the outset of this dash of six furlongs and registered handily by three over Willow Broom, nearest foe at the finish among a field of eight sophomores who provided the sport. Slightly better than three lengths additionally away, Arther Charles, who was favored in the betting, capturer! the show portion of the purse. Carrying Jockey Paul A. Ward, pacing the riders for top honors at the current session, the winner negotiated the distance in 1:15%. Great Prophet disappointed a large following who made him even money in his previous outing when Black Cobra took his measure but today Black Cobra ended up a distant fourth. Apprentice Bobby Wall, who was leading "bug" rider at the Ascot Park session which preceded this meeting, continues to perform in good style and guided the win- Continued on Page Tin Great Prophet Maintains Lead Throughout Sprint Finishes Three Lengths Ahead of Willow Brook at ThistleDown Continued from Page One ner of the first race oh the card. Sending Gifted Boots into command just after the start of this dash of six furlongs, Wall increased his lead over rival apprentice reinsman for this meeting by getting home a length before the favored Little Falls. Some distance back came Far sail for the show. Gifted Boots, owne"d by T. W. Smith, paid 5.60 after going the six panels in 1116%. The favorite in the sscond race finished second when Maraud got up in the linal stride to down Beau Rambler while Lorena H competed the finish order. Maraud was overlooked slightly in the wagering and paid 5.80 and, coupled in the Daily Double with Gifted Boots, was worth 63.00. Ralph Borgemenke rode the winner, the property of Leslie Jane Stable. With a deep and holding race track promised for Thursdays card here horsemen were somewhat reluctant to enter their charges but seven sprint contests and one route affair were drafted to make up the program of eight races. Best offering is the seventh race in which eight entrants will meet at six furlongs for a purse of ,000. Contained in the field in this allowance test is The Veep, who was clocked one of the fastest six furlongs of the meeting when winning in l:lV/s on Monday. Apprentice Bobby Wall, who handled the reins on the occasion, is slated to be in the saddle in this encounter in which The Veep will face Lord Louis, Skin Junior, Pearl Diver, Mr. Alside, Bountiful Miss, Aggrava-tor and Firey Adel. The Veep turned back Decapolis by three lengths when scoring on Monday and prior to this took down a couple of thirds and won a race while at Wheeling Downs. Firey Adel was second to Echo Rock at the end of one mile on Friday and this distance should be to his liking. Lord Louis was | third ta Alpino in his latest try before that was badly beaten performing over an "off" strip.

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