Some Classic Finishes Fast to Score; Rockport Posts Seventh Win of Year: Easily Negotiates Muddy Downs Strip; Steps Mile of Citation Purse In 1:40 4/5; Gunman Second Before 5,700 Chilled Patrons, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-07


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Some Classic Finishes Fast to Score Rockport Posts Seventh Win of Year Easily Negotiates Muddy Downs Strip StripSteps Steps Mile of Citation Purse In 1 40 Gunman Second Before 5700 Chilled Patrons PatronsBy By BUD LYON LYONCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 6 T Alie Grissoms Rockport proved that he is not only one of the most con ¬ sistent horses in training by notching his seventh victory of the year here this after ¬ noon in the featured Citation Purse at one mile but also a most versatile performer as he appeared perfectly at home in the deep muddy going prevailing while step ¬ ping the eight furlongs in 140 140The The crowd was kept down to 5700 by to ¬ days temperatures which were in the low 40s but the chill failed to dampen their enthusiasm for Rockport and his stable mate Big Sweep in the mutuel pools as following his onelength victory over P A B Widener ms Gunman he returned but 300 300Federal Federal Judge Holds Third Show honors went to Cecil B Fisch bachs Federal Judge with the colt finish ¬ ing nearly two lengths short of the runner up and just a length beforeCrabgrass Sta ¬ bles Beauguerre C H Maynes Invalidate a half brother to the 1954 Kentucky Derby winner Determine finished fifth and Big Sweep the early pacemaker wound up sixth to complete the small field fieldJohnny Johnny Heckmann was astride the win ¬ ner keeping the Talon gelding well off the pace through the long run down the back ¬ side the mile faces were being started out of a chute at the threequarter pole It was not until the field commenced the swing out of the backstretch and into the far turn that Heckmann sent his mount up along the outside and with a ready willing ¬ ness ran down his stablemate with ease at the threeeighths pole poleRockport Rockport immediately drew clear and andContinued Continued on Page FortyNine jRockport Posts Seventh Triumph of Year at Downs Steps Mile of Citation Purse In 1 4Q4s Over Muddy Course Coursej j Continued from Page One Onecoasted coasted into the final furlong with a three length advantage However at this time Gunman had suddenly come to life and that separated him from the leader This belated move forced Heckmann to com ¬ mence scrubbing on his mount and this sit ¬ uation found the two getting under the line of finish with something to spare spareThe The opening events provided the short ¬ est Daily Double payoff of the young season with W J Sprpw Jrs Jimmy Doyle win ¬ ner of the opener and Olen Sledges Teamic winner of the second providing their followers with a 1680 return returnJimmy Jimmy Doyle currently enjoying a per ¬ fect record for this meeting in winning two for two came from just off the early pace under the handling of Larry Grubb to eke out a head decision at the expense of Stanley and Milton Riesers Marys Boy tlt was another half length back to Wil ¬ liam H Veenemans Mons Wings WingsThe The winner required 115 to cover the G furlongs in the muddy going and as the choice returned 640 640Teamie Teamie emulated her predecessor in many ways as she not only came from off the pace under Larry Hansman but also was driven out to earn a halflength decision while covering the 6 furlongs in the identical time of the opening winner The Sledge colorbearerv was also the fa ¬ vorite but heavily backed by ihe chilled fans as she was pddson in the wagering returning 380 Runnerup honors here fell to Mrs Nick Burger and Mrs R S Byrums Doctor Hi which finished nearly four lengths before C C Koetes Donnys Task TaskLarry Larry Grubb notched his second winner with C W Hayes Ann Rutledge in the fourth a 6furlong event for 4000 three yearolds while driving the filly to a hard earned threequarter length decision over C C Burkes J J Flanigan Show honors fell to Gentilly Stables Inquiry This Case ¬ mate filly made up a spot of ground but still fell three and onehalf lengths shy of the i mnerup mnerupThe The favorite Pickalenny set all the pace to just inside the eighth pole wherfe she suddenly folded up to finish seventh only being ahead of Leon Tikulskis Greer which bolted to the outer rail before com ¬ pleting the initial quarter mile

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