Texas Plains Registers Double at Thistle Down: Takes American Flag Purse over Betty Barr and Coburns Wish, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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Texas Plains Registers Double at ThistleDown Takes American Flag Purse Over Betty Barr and Coburns Wish By J. R. BATTY THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June 14. — Texas Plains, owned Sand bred by Edwin W. Haynes, defeated five other three-year-olds to account for the featured American Flag Purse here today. A surprise victor in his previous outing over the local strip, Texas Plains made it two straight and produced a saddle double for veteran reinsman, Clarence Roberts, by loping across the finish line three and a half lengths to the good of Betty Barr, owned by Leonard M. Carver. Another two and a half lengths away, Coburns Wish, who appeared destined, rounding the turn, to carry the silks of Dorchester Farm Stable and jockey Paul A, Ward to a double on the card, finished a weary third. Coburns Wish, made favorite by the estimated gathering of 5,000 Continued on P°9 Twenty-Seven Texas Plains Registers Double at ThistleDown Takes American Flag Purse Oyer Betty Barr and Coburns Wish Continued from Page One fans who witnessed the program conducted over a deep and muddy strip, held a six-length advantage "rounding the bend of this five and a half furlong dash, but when straightened for home, the son of Cassis shortened his strides to rarely more than a gallop. Texas Plains, a son of Gilded Knight — Gyrette, who was humbled over a sloppy strip earlier at the session and won over dry footing, paid 3.00 after convincingly downing this group. He was timed the distance in 1:10. Bad News and Great Fun, two of seven spirnters who competed in the fourth race, battled on nearly even terms for command from the furlong marker to the finish line and the former got the nod. Ridden by Alfred Tryon, Bad News had speed from the start but it was the stamina she displayed in the final stages that pleased the scattered backers who collected 2.40 after the victory. War Dauber was favored but he finished third a length behind the top pair. Because he finished second to Mr. Fantastic here recently Mr. C. G. was most heavily backed in the third race. They were correct in selecting this one as choice for Mr. C. G. splashed his way to victory by three lengths while J. William saved the place by a hand full of lengths over Snow Willow. Clarence Roberts quided Mr. C. G. over the five furlongs in 1:04% and the winner paid. .40.

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