Ikurrin Earns Starting Berth in Ascot Gold Cup: Gallops Home by Seven Lengths in Mile, Nine-Sixteenths Event, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01


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Ikurrin Earns Starting Berth in Ascot Gold Cup * Gallops Home by Seven Lengths In Mile, Nine-Sixteenths Event By R. E. HURLEY ASCOT PARK, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, April 30.— Derral W. Shelton. youthful Oklahoma owner-trainer, qualified his second horse for the rich Ascot Gold Cup on May 17, when his Ikurrin galloped to an easy seven lengths victory over Eugene Beighleys Heros Prince in a mile and 9-sixteenths race here today. Albert Coxs Pert Step was two and one-half lengths farther back in third position with the .winners time a respectable 2:48 over a good track that was drying out from a thorough soaking early this week. Jockey Continued on Page Forty-One Ikurrin Earns Starting Berth in Ascot Gold Cup Gallops Home by Seven Lengths In Mile, Nine-Sixteenths Eyent Continued from Page One Buck Thornburg had an easy time of it with Ikumn, who paid .00 as the solid choice of the estimated 5,500 fans present with Thornburg merely sitting still along the inside for the first mile of the marathon, then swinging out and rapidly racing away from his Jield at that point: The Argentine-bred, son of Comp.inche — Maulita was acquired by Shelton ihis winter in Florida and thus is the second horse eligible to carry his silks in the Ascot Gold Cup as his Effortless qualified last Mori-day over a sloppy track. The win was the ninth of the meeting for Thornburg, who was set down early in the session for 10 days but who has now piloted six winners [since his return to action four days ago. Bright sunshine and a cool, drying wind had enough effect to bring the track to slow condition in time for the first race and Newman R: Eov?s Kensington Kid eked out his second straight win by a head .over Ruby Sharrards Valley Flyer in the first race while racing the 6and furlongs in 1:23?. Jockey Jimmy Clemens had to rouse the Alquest — Scotch Bonnet gelding sharply in the closing furlong as Kensington Kid loafed badly after heading Valley Flyer around the turn and actually surrendered the lead inside the 70-yard pole. Clemens got his mount back running again, however, and Kensington Kid paid .40 as second choice in the wagering. , Charles H. Browns Fauquier reported promptly as the favorite in the second race, racing off to a three lengths victory over George R. Whites Lucky William dei-spite bleeding slightly in the running. The Ky. Colonel gelding raced the same distance in 1:22 over the slow track and paid .00. Tommy Osment was in the irpns. For the third day this week the Daily Double was on the small side, Kensington Kid and Fauquier combining for a 8.60 return.

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