Judge Ray K. Convincing Winner in Detroit Sprint: Forrest Youngster Beats Missy Ann by Six and a Half Lengths, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Judge Ray K. Convincing Winner in Detroit Sprint Forrest Youngster Beats Missy Ann by Six and a Half Lengths By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT RACE COURSE, L i v O n i a, Mich., June 25. Judge Ray K.. a gelded son of Eternal Bull and Royal Wand, carried Henry Forrests green and white silks to a convincing victory here this pleasant afternoon in the fourth race, one of the more interesting events on a well-balanced half -holiday program. Ridden alertly by apprentice Bobby Bright, the Kentucky-owned winner coasted to the finish of the five furlongs juvenile dash with a six and one-half lengths advantage over his nearest rival, R. H. Mullen, Jr.s Missy Ann. Mrs. George C. Whites Even Stroke ran third just a nose farther back and a length and one-half on the C. and P. Farms favored Royal Stone, fourth in the field of seven starters. Judge Ray K., who was making his Motor City debut after finishing fifth in the Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs, whirled over the fast track in :58, just one-fifth second behind the track record recently set by his stablemate, All Continued on Page Fifty-Four Judge Ray K. Convincing Winner in Detroit Sprint Forrest Youngster Beats Missy Ann by Six and a Half Lengths Continued from Page One Comers. No better than second choice with the crowd of more than 16,000 tin hand for the sport this cloudy afternoon, Judge Ray K. returned his straight pool backers 21 to 5. The manner in which Judge Ray K. handled his opposition was so impressive that he undoubtedly earned a starting berth in the Lads and Lassies Stakes, which will be renewed here July 30. The Forrest establishments All Comers already won the acclaim of many seasoned observers after racing five-eighths mile in :58Vs earlier in the meeting. Judge Ray K. took command soon after the start and entered the "stretch with a five lengths advantage over Even Stroke. There was no question as to his winning as he sped by the furlong pole but a tight battle ensued for place honors, Miss Ann getting up in the last strides to nip Even Stroke for that portion of the purse. Royal Stone had no excuse but simply couldnt threaten the leaders, winding up a soundly-whipped fourth. Rae-Janet Stables Ray n Jay stumbled leaving the gate and nearly unseated jockey Billy Zakoor. She straightened up nicely and regained full stride but lost all chance to reach serious contention after the ill racing luck. Zakoor, one of the better journeymen reinsmen here this season, was fortunate to regain his seat after Ray n Jay bobbled. Hot Penny, from the locally-owned Mrs. Daisy Sukundo Stable, scored his second success of the meeting and fifth this year, defeating seven other useful platers in the six furlongs third event. Sent to the -front early by jockey Bobby Baird, the Sukundo gelding entered the stretch with a clear margin, then drew clear under mild urging. Marion VanBergs Broad Cross ran second, a length and three-quarters back of the winner and a neck in advance of Mrs. Thomas G. Mays High Lama. Doffer Stables Feuding held on fairly well to pick up fourth money in, the sprint. VanBerg stables Crimson Dust, ridden by Lois Cook, was best of the dozen three-year-olds meeting in the six furlongs opener and Mrs. William Zakoors Some Friend, handled by Manuel Gonzalez, beat seven ordinary platers in the three quarters mile second. Marion H. VanBergs colors were carried to their second victory of the day when the consistent Solicit, handled by Lois Cook, romped to his fourth straight triumph at the local course, capturing .the six furlongs Flint Elks Purse by five and one-half lengths. George Zakoors Boss John saved the place award by a neck from Fox Covert Farms High Authority.

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