Nile Prince Makes Good in Fairmounts War Relic: Jockeys Sanabria, Delahoussaye Divide Riding Honors on Tuesday, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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Nile Prince Makes Good In Fairmounts War Relic Jockeys Sanabria, Delahoussaye Divide Riding Honors on Tuesday By J. J. HAHN Staff Correspondent FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, 111., June 8. — Nile Prince, a four-year-old gelded son of Princequillo, owned by the E-Gee Stable and handled by Rafael Sanabria, won the War Relic Purse, a six furlongs dash and best offering on the eight-race card here Tuesday night. He scored a handy victory over Angelo Cilios Field Spy, M. F. Keeleys Emigrant Train and five others over the six furlongs distance of the fourth race which was contested over a racing strip termed "slow". Despite . unsettled weather conditions which prevailed before race time and a few scattered light showers" during the program, a surprisingly large crowd of 4,249 turned out for the sport. Nile Prince, who appeared at home in the soft footing, broke with the leader and after being forced to lose some ground going to the far turn, hit his best stride before entering the stretch. When roused by Sanabria, the Princequillo offspring went around the leaders with a rush and while only a head in front of Right Again, the early leader, at the top of the stretch, the ultimate winner widened his lead to four lengths an eighth from the finish and went under the wire a good two lengths before his former stablemate Field Spy. Emigrant Train was also a pair of lengths to the rear of the second horse, easily best of the others. Right Again, Chicuelo Trust, Call Willie, Dee Mee Dee and Razor Blade followed in that order. The "Double" players who coupled O. H. Pohlmans Golden Market, winner of the first race, and Thurman Gammons Cole-town Maid, the successful one in the second event, received 9.20. Riding honors went to Sanabria and John Delahoussaye. In addition to riding Nile Prince, the Cuban also had the mount on Tinaja A., who was winning his third race at the meeting. Delahoussaye scored on Dry Bones, winner of the third, and Cutting Edge, the eighth race winner. The best race carded Thursday night is the sixth and named the Monsanto. It is a six furlongs dash for horses of the claiming variety and brings together a strong band of claimers from the higher-priced ranks. Making up the sprint are Fille De Joie, Sharp Mark, To Twig, Mary Jane G., Boutonniere, Mahatma, and Golden City, In a Breeze and Line Driver.

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