Tiger Wander Takes Joliet Renewal; Parlo Popular Victress in Top Flight: Prevails by Nose over Homeplace, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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Tiger Tiger Wander Wander Takes Takes Joliet Joliet Renewal; Renewal; Parlo Parlo Popular Popular Victress Victress in in Top Top Flight Flight : — : I : ► SAM E. WILSON, JR.— The Texans Tiger Wander accounted for the twenty-eighth running of the Joliet Stakes yesterday at Washington Park. Prevails by Nose Over Homeplace Wilson Juvenile Gains His Fourth Success at Homewood And Garners 8,300 Purse By HUGH J. McGUIRE WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June ST.— Confirming his established ability to negotiate "off" tracks, but meeting the stiffest competition in his skein of four winning essays, Tiger Wander, racing for Sam. E. Wilson, Jr., of Corpus Christi, was able to eke out a narrowing nose decision over Mrs. Joe Tomlinsons charging Home-place in the 28th running of the Joliet Stakes here today. At the end of the five and a half furlongs dash run over a muddy racing strip, Colonel Wilson was a length and a half back of the embattled leaders to take third honors in the field of 12 two-year-olds for Caddis P. Morriss. Eyen Money Choice On the strength of his recent record, which saw him winner of his three latest races, including tallies in a division of the Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs and the Apprentice Stakes here, the winning son of Tiger— Whither Wander was installed a stout even money choice by the 10,576 patrons in attendance. By his tally today Tiger Wander picked up 8,300 of the gross purse of 9,825, the richest running of the oldest stake for juveniles in this state. He required 1:09 to cover the five and a half furlongs in going that was rapidly becoming holding. Not to detract from the winning effort of Tiger Wander, it was obvious to many onlookers that Homeplace would have overhauled the winner in another stride and credit must go to the winners rider, Alfred Popara, for keeping his mount to his task. This running marked the second success in this stake for Popara, who guided Everett Jr. to success in 1953. It was Colonel* Wilson who had the most early speed of the dozen youngsters, and Don Scurlock rated him well with a nar- Continued on Page Seven Tiger Wander Captures Joliet Stakes" by Nose Prevails Over Homeplace While Winning Fourth Straight Race Continued from Page One row advantage down the back lane as he raced first before Doc Eggers and First Lap, with the eventual winner next in line. On the turn Tiger Wander moved into, the runner-up post, but Popara was content to wait there until the home lane was reached. Here Tiger. Wander was asked for speed and he went around Colonel Wilson to wear that rival down and take command inside the furlong marker. Meanwhile, Homeplace had broken well, but displayed his usual unwillingness to extend himself in the early stages and on the turn from the backstretch the son of Nasrullah had dropped back to where he led only two horses. Straight in the home lane Chris Rogers took Homeplace to the outside and the colt revealed a burst of speed that found him mowing down his opposition quickly until at the furlong pole me was in sixth place. From that juncture to the end he sped past opponents quickly, but his brave challenge found him just • short of his mark. Under the conditions of the stake Tiger Wander was asked to carry top impost of 124, while Homeplace shouldered 10 pounds less. Three Cubs, running in the colors of Wallace Strong, who claimed him out of his last start for ,000, won for a 0,000 tag when he took the sixth. With Bennie Green in the saddle, the four-year-old gelding overtook Alternative, the pacemaker, -in the stretch and had enough left to hold Recline, the favorite", who came well through the stretch. The distance was one mile.

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