Racetracker Wins Nash Memorial: Whips Silver State and Full Flight at Sportsmans Park; Sir Tribal Trails the Field, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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* 1 * 1 "■ — ■ ■ i . i Racetracker Wins Nash Memorial Whips Silver State and Full Flight at Sportsmans Park; Sir Tribal Trails the Field By J. J. MURPHY SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 3. — Emil Denemark Jr.s five-year-old Racetracker, making his second start of the meeting, won the Thomas D. Nash Memorial Handicap on a slow track here this afternoon, while Sir Tribal, the popular choice, finished last in the eight-horse field. Racing in going that he does not like, Sir Tribal, whose owner attempted to withdraw him in the morning but was refused permission by the stewards, was beaten well over 20 lengths by the winner. He was never better than sixth at any stage of the 1 1-16 miles contest. 16,302 Watch Race Racetracker ran a splendid race and was well handled by jockey Howard Craig. The boy saved him in fourth place for the first half-mile, moved him to third on the back-stretch to second place in the stretch, and he won by one and one-half lengths. Second place was taken by E. M. K. Careys Silver State, a good off -track runner who won the Inaugural Handicap, while third place went to lone Groves, Full Flight, unplaced in his previous start here. Full Flights trainer also attempted to scratch the horse Saturday morning. Racetracker. in running 1 1-16 miles in 1:46%, paid .00 as the second choice. His score was viewed by a crowd of 16,302. Although Racetracker broke in front, he was soon replaced as the leader by Silver State, and the latter led Full Flight by a head in the early running, with Arracado, the Westerner, close up, and Racetracker Continued on Page Forty-Eight • Racetracker Takes Nash Memorial at Sportsmans Silver State and Full Flight Next; Sir Tribal Trails Field Continued from Page_One fourth. At the end of the firs£/half-mile, Arracado became Silver States chief rival in changing places with Full Flight. Near-ing the .stretch turn, Arracado began to drop back and Silver State assumed a margin of one length, with Racetracker ahd Full Flight moving on the outside. Full Flight was forced wide by the Denemark runner on the bend. At midstretch. Silver State was attempting to maintain his short advantage, but Racetracker was gaining steadily and, getting to the front in the final fifty yards, he won under hand riding. Silver State held Full Flight for second place by one length, Cal*s Choice was fourth, and Arracado, sixth. Sir Tribal broke well, but it was apparent that, he did not like the slow going as he. dropped back to next to last place almost immediately. Hemmed in next to the rail passing the grandstand the first time the gray racer continued to lose ground, and coming to the stretch turn he dropped out of it completely and was taken fairly well in hand by Tony Skoronski when it became apparent he had no chance. The value of the Nash Memorial was 5,000 and the winners share was ,750. Ruffled Fabric, an Illinois-bred filly, made good in the third race when she scored over Lets Do It at the 6 furlongs distance. Ridden by apprentice Robert Nono, Ruffled "Fabric, racing for M. F. Keeley, saved ground throughout. Pi R Square, the favorite, was unplaced. The Daily Double paid 7.80. Turf Pic, the favorite, was the opening winner. Jockey Tony Skoronski saved the seven-year-old off the pace and turned her loose in the last quarter to pick up the early leaders and win the 6lA furlongs contest with ease. Lightweight jockey Dudley Vanden-borre put up a good exhibition on Dont Fail Me; the second winner. Vandenborre shot his charge through a hole next the rail on the stretch turn and the six-year-old mare was not in danger coming to the end. Bad Boy Bill finished second, Herman L. was third, with Ziggity, the favorite, out of the money. The distance was 1 1-16 miles. The five-year-old Good Clean Fun was the second winning favorite of the day. Owned by Pat Mahoney.and ridden by Jack Fieselman, the gelding, after having been reserved in the early running, came strongly in theymiddle of the track through the stretch to beat Cow Boy by one length. The distance was 6and furlongs. Denver King, recently acquired by owner G. D. Scallon, took the fifth race, with Job Jessop in the irons. Denver King was well up from the start, and catching Pipit | in the stretch, had enough left to hold the | fast-closing favorite, Blazing Rocket, who came from last place. Pipit saved third place. Jet Age, the early leader, broke .down after going three furlongs. The distance was 6V2 furlongs. I The eight-year-old Sun Jeep won his second race of the meeting when he came from some distance out of it to take the third. Ten were going 6V2 furlongs in the affair, and after Sir Chris had led to the stretch there was a general ganging-up, 1 with Sun Jeep proving better than Ginger Miss in the drive. Infidel was a fast-going M ft «M .1 J. I f H 1

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