Favorites Capture First Three Wheeling Events: Disqualify Silent George; Declare French Gold Victor, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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Favorites Capture First Three Wheeling Events Disqualify Silent George; Declare French Gold Victor By J. J. HAHN WHEELING DOWNS, Wheeling, W. Va.. May 3.— This was the fourth week end program of the 43-day meeting of the Wheeling Racing Association and, as usual, "Saturday weather" prevailed for the fine nine-race card arranged by Racing Secretary Edward A. Miller. It began raining early this morning and continued until shortly before post time, but. despite the unfavorable conditions, there were approximately 5,500 die-hards in attendance. Favorites returned to the winners circle in the first three heats, while the second choice in the fourth, a high-claiming event for three-year-olds at six and one-half furlongs, was declared the winner after a foul claim was upheld by the stewards. In this event, Ruby Yazells Silent George, a recent winner at this meeting, made each post a winning one, but jockey Francisco Saumell, aboard Moceri and Okulas French Gold, claimed Silent George forced him to take up his mount in front of the grandstand. After reviewing the film patrol, the stewards allowed the claim and placed French Gold the winner and moved back Silent George into the second slot. Magic Shield, the favorite, was third. The winner paid . Tobruk nosed out Bill Pac in the first race, while Fighting Low saved the show awrd. The winner returned a mutuel while Bill W.. the fans choice in thesec-ond, raced to.their expectations and won by a pair of lengths from Monte Pride. Mr. Mighty was third, and the winner paid .80. Supporters of the 4-4 combination in the Daily Double received 1. The mud-runner. Bright Bindo, made an odds-on choice., had an easy time with his opponents and was a breezing winner by four lengths, easily defeating Miss Phelia, War OLady and four others. Francisco Saumell held the reins and it gave him his initial" winner on the card. Bright Bindo paid 20. Another choice dropped down in front in the fifth when Tetrapoise, ridden by William Downs, came from behind to win by five lengths from Baseball, who defeated Bernboro Rose for third. The gray veteran

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