Ky. Rainbow Continues to Triumph; Munchausen Tallies Over Invalidate: Length Separates Leaders at Downs; Roth Campaigner Indicates Readiness for Handicap on Week End; Big Power Victor, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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Ky. Ky. Rainbow Rainbow Continues Continues to to Triumph; Triumph; Munchausen Munchausen Tallies Tallies Over Over Invalidate Invalidate Length Separates Leaders at Downs Roth Campaigner Indicates Readiness for Handicap on Week End; Big Power Victor By DON FAIR CHURCHILL DOWNS. Louisville, Ky.. May 7. — Munchausen, who races under the silks of E. C. Roth Jr.s Rothmore Farm, drove to a gamely-achieved victory here this sunny afternoon in the Swigert Purse before a crowd of more than 8.000 spectators. Splendidly handled by jockey Lois Cook, the lightly - regarded Munchausen stepped to the finish of the mile with a length to spare over T. Alie Grissoms Hard-hitting Invalidate. Harvey C. Fruehaufs Precious Stone was along for third a neck back of the. Grissom colt and a head before M. J. Rosenthals Dru Away, only member of the eight-horse field not eligible for the Saturday running of the 0,000 Louisville Handicap. One Under Louisville Impost Munchausen, a five-year-old Mighty Story stallion, was favorably* weighted for the Swigent at 110 pounds, one pound more than he has been assigned for the Louisville. The Rothmore Farm representative stepped the eight furlongs over the fast track in 1:3625 and he returned 3.20 in the straight tote pool after posting his fifth success in but eight starts this year. Big Sweep, who raced coupled with Invalidate in the Grissom entry, set a blis-k tering pace until reaching the stretch, but " chucked it when Munchasen charged up from second and took command. The Rothmore Farm stalwart settled for the drive with a length an done-half advantage after shaking off Big Sweep and continued courageously to repluse a bold challenge by Invalidate, who came from fourth position at the final turn. Precious Stone finished determindedly in his first public appearance since arrival from Florida, but he was under stern pressure to pick up the Continue* on Page Severn | , j ■ | i Munchausen Successful In Downs Swigert Purse Leads Invalidate Home by Length; Big Power Victorious Continued from Page One show award from Dru Away, who diifled out during the last three-eighths mile. Big Power, a five-year-old Mr. Busher-sired stallion, carried the silks of the Chi-cagoan, Emil Denemark. to a well-deserved accounting in the Black Maria Purse, which matched eight better class sprinters. Well ridden by the Louisiana reinsman. Johnny Delahoussaye, Big Power reached the finish of the six furlongs with a length and one-quarter margin over I. J. Collins well -regarded Some Tan. H. L. Freyns Roman Boss raced third, a length and bne-half back and two lengths on Earl B. Smiths Blue Colonel, who picked up fourth money. Big Power took command during the stretch run and, responding readily to Delahoussaye s vigorous urging, drew clear from Some Tan through the last sixteenth. Roman Boss made a good bid in the early stretch but faltered when nearing the wire and could not seriously threaten the top. pair while easily saving the short end of the spoils from Blue Colonel. z zz zBig Power carried 124 pounds under the Black Maria allowances and raced the three-quarters mile over the firm footing in 1:12%. He was second choice to the favored Roman Boss at 27 to 10 in his third victory this year. Vester R. Wright saddled his second winner of the matinee when James L. Paddocks Roysie R. sped to a popular victory under young John Ralph Adams. The Paddock colt, ridden out. beat Edward J. Gros-fields Gray Gown three and three-quarters lengths at the end of the seven fur- longs, while Mrs. Elizabeth Mucklers Affton King ran third. Hasty House Farms Oil Queen, capably ridden by the veteian Johnny Adams, graduated from the maiden ranks, trimming a capacity field of two-year-old fillies in the four and one-half furlongs Miss Woodford Purse. Sent to the front early. Oil Queen drifted out slightly during the stretch run but had enough left to withstand a bold bid from R. J. Fishers Lady Imelda, three-quarters of a length separating the leaders.

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