Sprinters in Cahokias Crystal Lake Purse: Pachita Seen Favorite Although Make Also Will Attract Support, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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Sprinters in Cahokias Crystal Lake Purse Pachita Seen Favorite Although Make Also Will Attract Support By j. J. HAHN CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis, 111., June 24. — The Crystal Lake Purse, a five furlongs dash for three-year-olds and upward, in which seven are entered, is the main event here Tuesday night. Originally, the sixth race in the book, an allowance affair, was to serve as the headliner but steady rains early this morning turned the fast track into a sloppy -condition and Dave Russell, one of the local stewards, filling in for racing secretary L. H. Van Zandt, who is at Ak-Sar-Ben in the interests of the St. Louis Derby, was unable to bring together more than five horses and decided not to use the original event. Making up the feature are Make, Miss Skiatook, Easy Tiger, Saucey Aire, Demon Bo, Game Blue and Pachita. The last named on the strength of her most recent victory, seems to have an edge on this field and there is a possibility of her going to the post the public choice, although Make, a "speedball" at times, could draw the most support. Another one most likely to come in for good support is the Collins-ville-owned Demon Bo, who has developed into a local favorite and is well supported each time he goes postward. Under the conditions of the race, Demon Bo is topweighted at 116 pounds, three more than Saucey Aire and Game Blue and five above the impost drawn by Make. Miss Skiatook, a clever winner here last week, and Pachita are equally weighted at 110, while the lightweight of the field is Easy Tiger, whose connections took advantage of the five-pound apprentice allowance, clipping five pounds from the original assignment of 108 pounds. Supporting the feature is the sixth race in which there/ are also seven entered. It is a six and one-half furlongs dash for three-year-olds and upward and includes Quick Imperial, Sport Review, Bossy Dude, Pats Valentine, Arister C, Circuit Judge and Bet Happy.

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