On the Trot: Sherrys Honor New Pacing Queen Burright Registers Popular Double Flash Wingay, Grattan Prince Win, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01


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— On the Trot By MORKIE KUKLANSKY Sherrys Honor New Pacing Queen Burright Registers Popular Double Flash Wingay, Grartan Prince Win MAYWOOD PARK, Maywood. 111., April 30. — Sherrys Honor, the black speedster bred and owned by Lester Pletcher of Ship-shewana, she wan a, Ind., Ind., and and she wan a, Ind., Ind., and and driven by young Dwayne Pletcher, runner-up in the driver standings to Del In-sko, established herself as the pacing queen here Tuesday night with a facile victory over three rivals. The. featured Ladies Night event, an A-class pace for horses, that that had had not not won won a a that that had had not not won won a a — dash in A class or higher prior to April, actually was conceded to Sherrys Honor before the horses went to the post, as the eight-year-old His Honor came off a six-length victory in 2:03 over the best pacers currently stabled here only last Saturday. Inasmuch as the mare, in three starts before theVweek-end handicap, hadnt won, she was eligible for Tuesday nights race. Her task was made more simple when Hi Los Bomb and Danny Creed, who suffered slight injuries when bumped at the start by the Zeinfelds W. D. Direct in an early-closing: race last week, were late scratches, reducing; the field to four starters. Although there was no show wagering; on the race, the win and place pools amounted to almost 9,000, a sign that a classy field, even if very small in numbers, will attract the punters. As expected. Sherrys Honor ruled a prohibitive choice at 2 to 5 over Golden Blade, 9 to 2; Rocky Win, 3 to 1, and the rank outsider, Bill McKlyo, who was 15 to i. Joe Lighthill brought the speedy Rocky Win to the front before they reached the clubbliouse turn while Sherrys Honor ranged behind the Ohio gelding, followed by Golden Blade and Bill McKlyo. This order did not change for seven-eighths of the mile; Rocky Win, under Lighthills stout restraint; went the first quarter in 32 seconds, half in 1:05% and three quarters in 1:3795. obviously trying to save Rockys speed for the stretch drive. However, there was no denying the superiority of the Hoosier mare when she came out from the rail entering the homestretch. At the sixteenth pole, she had collared Rocky Win and drew away easily for her second consecutive win, timed in 2:07, last quarter in :29% and the final eighth probably in 14 seconds; Harry Burright, indefatigable teamster, he and Insko are the only drivers at this meeting with more than 100 mounts during the first 23 nights of racing, scored a popular double Tuesday. Most likely, he could have won another race if his mount in the tenth race, Highlawn Victory, hadnt been boxed in on the rail and lacked racing room until far into the homestretch. Burright is still one of the best reinsmen active in the Chicago area although he somewhat comprises his reputation by accepting any and all mounts offered to him. and there are plenty of owners and trainers desirous of his sulky services. Both of Burrights winning charges last night benefited from his cpol reinsman-ship. He first won a claiming event for fillies and mares with the pacing mare. May C. Byrd, following the pace-setting Lotta Cash as far as the sixteenth pole before making his move for an easy 2:08.2 triumph. He then scored another popular victory with the good trotting mare, Anna Reed, employing exactly the same tactics. He kept the Wayward daughter in third position behind the embattled Billy Davis and Jessie Colby until turning for home, and proved easily best. Insko, who had been shut out for three consecutive nights, located the winners circle with the Abbe Spangler stable-mate. Flash Wingay, a seven-year-old trotting gelding bred by Erwin Dygert, Suburban Downs president and owned by Robert and Thelma Wiley of Delta, Ohio. For Flash Wingay, it was the second win out of four starts at this meeting . . . Where Dwayne Pletcher was successful with Sherrys Honor, brother Del, an equally adept reinsman, although the older of the Pletcher boys has far less opportunities to show his sulky prowess, did not want to fail the backers of his favored mount. Edith Grattan. The onetime ace pacing mare simply romped to a field of C-class rivals to win by three lengths in the compartively slow time of 2:10. Ed Casagranda steered Grattan Pence, an extremely fast pacing gelding owned by 2 H Farms of Beloit, Wis., to a handy score in a 25-class event for -the second triumph for the four-year-old at this session. The Scottish Pence son is slated to become the ultimate successor to the stabled ace pacer. Danny Creed, and at this stage of his career of but four races, shows even more promise than the Jimmy Creed stallion. So far, trainer-driver Casagranda has been kept busy restraining the eager gelding, who. once amenable to rating, will be "formidable in fast-class races. Last night, some improvement in that direction was noted when Grattan Pence allowed Casagranda to take him to the half in 1:04, three quarters in 1:!I7.3 and a final quarter in 30.3 seconds, which is the proper style to win races.

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