On the Trot: Burright Vaults to Driver Lead; Also Bolsters In-Money Mark; Displays Undisputed Versatility, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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On the Trot I By MORRIE HURLANSKY I Bur-right Vaults to Driver Lead Also Bolsters In-Money Mark Displays Undisputed Versatility MAYWOOD PARK. May wood. 111.. May 7. — Iron man Harry Burright, with another double victory scored in successive races, got the jump on his nearest rival to lead all drivers competing at the M a y w o o d Park spring meeting with a total of 17 victories. Additionally, the talented teamster garnered two second places and a third place to bolster his in-the-money percentage. In all. Harry drove seven horses on Mon day night to maintain a long lead in number of starts. After guiding the outsider. Victoria Wayne, to second place behind the odds-on victor, Stagger Wing, a repeat winner for trainer Glenn Hawkins. Harry just missed with the aged pacer. Dewey Pointer, in a claiming event. Finishing out of the money with Barbara Key and Norway, respectively, Harry managed to get third money with Roy Corrells steadily improving Tuffy Grattan. who set all the pace to bow in the final strides to Kane County, a very promising three-year-old trained by Ed Nehlig and a winner of his last three races, and the equally consistent, if not quite as successful. Richard D. Abbe. I In the last two races of Mondays ! nine - race program. Harrys mounts. Anna Reed and McLean Byrd. respectively, were installed as the post favorites, and, to the great satisfaction of the favorite players, both horses made good, if in different style, which was all the more complimentary to Harrys versatility as a driver. Anna Reed, a five-year-old trotting mare owned by A. J. Strauss of Menomonee Falls. Wis., likes to come from behind and Harry drove her accordingly. The backers of the Wayward daughter, however, were not sure at all until the 70-yard marker that they would get any kind of a return on their investment. Earls Rodney Fairy. Doctor Athlone and McDarnley vied for the early lead and when the latter began to tire at the midway-point. Donald Gayle rushed up on the outside to press the leaders. Anna Reed, in . seventh and last position, was six lengths off the leading Earls Rodney Fairy at the quarter pole arid her chances to even finish in the money appeared very slim. Then things began to happen quickly. Earls Rodney Fairy made a break on the final turn and, in the ensuing confusion, Anna Reed was able to pass two horses clinging to the rail, but was still two lengths off the leading Doctor Athlone in fourth position entering the homestretch. At the sixteenth pole, it seemed as if Doctor Athlone finally would win his first race this season, but Anna Reeds terrific late burst of speed was too much for the chestnut gelding, who had to concede victory by a head. In the final race of the night, Harry did an admirable job of rating the fleet pacing gelding, McLean Byrd, in front after taking the lead immediately after the start to win easily by two lengths in 2:06i%, one of the best times registered this season in a C -class event. Trotting Notes: Joe Lighthill, the capable Troy. Ohio, trainer, shipped his large public stable to Detroit to participate at the current Northville Downs meeting. One of the leading trainers during his stay here. Lighthill won 11 races, including two stakes • victories with the four -year-old trotting filly. Gladys Volo. and the four-year-old pacing gelding, Abbe Spangler, respectively. . . . John Hague also left the local scene ! to race at Painesville. Ohio. The Buckeye ! trainer won five races at this session. . . . Billy Shuter, although among the 10 leading drivers here, had more than his share of tough luck this spring. All horses trained by the Hoosier horseman went lame and -had to be turned out. This was especially r regrettable in the case of the fine trotting . mare. Daisy Astra, who went amiss in her , last start, the Maywood Trotting Derby. New arrival over the week end was a trio trained, by Gene Riegle, usually one of the leading trainers in this area. . . . Wilbur Seattle will arrive here with a powerful stable, including Little Miss Judy, Little Miss Queen and Zenith Tass, by the end of the week. . . . Doug and Jack Ackerman checked in from Detroit with his two formidable candidates for Fridays three-year-old pacing stake, Lucky Pence and Royal Melody.

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