Skeptical Kid Wins Balmoral Sprint: Round Out Double for Bishop Stable, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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Skeptical Kid Wins Balmoral Sprint ► — . ■ : WILLIAM HAL BISHOP — Skeptical Kid k and Challcote gave the Anna, III., horseman a double on yesterdays Balmoral program. Rounds Out Double For Bishop Stable Success of JuVenile Son of Fighting Step Marks Second J Saddle Victory for Brooks * WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June 14. — The return of rather pleasant weather following a number of days of cool--ness and rain was chiefly responsible for a good-sized gathering of 9,278 turning out for this afternoons racing. They witnessed William Hal Bishops two-year-old Skeptical Kid in victory in the featured Potran-co Purse, a five and a half furlongs dash for juveniles that featured the bill and saw both Steve Brooks, who piloted the Bishop colorbearer, and Johnny Adams each ride two winners. Skeptical Kid beat Hoop Band by two lengths, with Almas Heart finishing third and the heavily backed choice, Colonel Wilson, fifth in the six-horse field. Jockey Brooks had Skeptical Kid, who had been out of the money but once, away from the gate quickly, and the colt soon opened up a good advantage, with Colonel Wilson running in second place. Colonel Wilson challenged nearing the stretch turn, but bore out on the bend, and then Almas Heart became the. chief threat. Almas Heart moved to within a half-length of Skeptical Kid at midstretch, but Brooks let out a notch on his mount and drew away. Hoop Band was cutting into the Bishop racers margin at the end, but not enough to threaten seriously. It was the second victory of the day for horses owned by Bishop, who is the leading trainer here. Little Captain Repeats Little Captain, who defeated By Gone Days in a driving finish last week, did it again in the first race today. By Gone Days was the favorite, but Little Captain, ridden by Milton Dalgo, came down the inside in the stretch to score by a nose. It was the third day in succession that apprentice Dalgo had ridden the winner of the opening event. I The eight-year-old Yellmantown made J one of his infrequent appearances in the second race and came through as the favorite. Jockey Steve Brooks placed the veteran racer close up in the early running and he was too powerful in the stretch. The Daly Double paid 9.80. Maiden three-year-olds to the number of eight participated in the third, and it was a photo finish between Fauroyal, a heavily backed public choice, and Springback. Fauroyal got the award and made it a winner for jockey John Adams. Fauroyal was claimed by A. E. Reingold for ,000. Adams rode his second winner when he was substituted for Arnold Kirkland on Challcote in the fourth. Challcote, owned by W. Hal Bishop, was making his eighth appearance at this meeting and his seventeenth of the year. It was his first success and he came from behind to trim the heavily backed choice, Gorgeous Miss. The fifth race was on the turf at six furlongs and it was taken by Princetonian, recently acquired by the Freidel Stable and-ridden by W. M. Cook. The son of Tiger was in close quarters early, but overcame the difficulty to score by one length from First Shannon, with Watch It Grow, the favorite, being unplaced. Princetonian was racing for a new owner, having been claimed lost time out.

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