Big Field is Expected for Preakness; Prince Killer Surprises at Churchill: Dru Aways Late Rush Neck Short, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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_ : Wttpl X PffB Big Big Field Field Is Is Expected Expected for for Preakness; Preakness; Prince Prince Killer Killer Surprises Surprises at at Churchill Churchill JOHN C. WOZNESKI — Saddled Bristling to win yesterdays fifth race at Churchill Downs. Dm Awqys Late Rush Neck Short Mr. Fantastic Runs Third In Featured Falsetto Purse Before 6,500 Chilled Fans By BUD LYON CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky.. May 5.— Delighting few in the crowd of 6,500 fans here this damp and chilly afternoon, William G. Reynolds Prince Killer charged to a neck triumph in the featured Falsetto -Purse at 6 furlongs. Runner-up honors in the condition test fashioned for older sprinters went to Maurice J. Rosenthals Dru Away, with the aged gelding under the line a length and one-half before George S. Kilpatricks Mr. Fantastic. Prince Killer was lightly regarded by the , noV After stePPing the 6 furlongs in u. 3 0ver the muddy oval, he paid 2.40 while picking up the ,275 winners share of a ,500 purse. Mr. Fantastic, second choice in the mu-tuels, along with T. Alie Grissoms Dixie D„UodJey S?°Sed the wa - the Pa* duelling head and head all the way. the former along the inner rail and the latter well out ZtiS? fmg *lis status remained SSS2n5e theJtop of the straightaway lltJ- lPpeaJ?d momentarily that Mr. Fantastic had disposed of his rival. Then rwllnne5 a,nd jer-up hit their best leaders resolutely on the tiring Catches Leaders With a Rush Prince Killer was the first to catch the leaders and put them away with a rush past the sixteenth pole while well out in the middle of the course. It was a few SESf* ater Pat Dm Away collared Mr. ♦ Fantastic and Dixie Dudley and passed hh?mKTlh little trouble to continue his ?*Ut Srdy bid on the winner. The race « ended rather abrutly for Dru Away as he was running over Prince Killer in the closing strides and would have proved a certain victor had the race been 6 furlongs and tliree strides. Prince Killer appeared impressive in picking up his first purse in nearly two years as the Princequillo colt went the three-quarters mile distance in 1:12« far the best timerecorded over this "muddy" oyal this afternoon. The Reynolds color-bearer had been out but three times previously this year after having wintered at a training center on Floridas east coast. Mr. Fantastic gave notice in making his seasonal bow following a six month layoff that he is to be reckoned with in sprint events to come as it was particularly noticeable that he was much in need of todays effort as he well but a length and three-quarters shy at the- end of a very fast race.

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