Zippy Gal Seeks Third in Row In Churchills Cherokee Purse: Gushen Sophomore Takes On Kay Phalanx, Gerts Image In Six-Furlong Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-07


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W C STEPHENS Saddled Cain Hoy Stables Nile Lily to win the Norwich Purse on yesterdays Jamaica program Zippy Gal Seeks Third in Row In Churchills Cherokee Purse Gushen Sophomore Takes On Kay Phalanx Gerts Image In SixFurlong Feature By Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 6 Irvng Gushens Zippy Gal tops a field of seven threeyearold fillies in Wednesdays featured Cherokee Purse a conditioned test at 6 furlongs for a purse of 3500 The fleetfooted daughter of Bolero from Andys Pride is unbeaten in her only two starts this year and figures to rule a shortpriced favorite to extend her present winning skein to three in a row Arrayed against this consistent miss are Owen Cottrells Marjan J D Puck etts Gerts Image W F Billy Reyn ¬ olds Kay Phalanx Mrs Roger Wilsons Reel Trouble Mrs H J Damms Lady Grace and Mrs A O Cleffs Subah Zippy Gal spent the cold months in quarters here in Kentucky and made her seasonal bow early in the Keeneland ses ¬ sion where she successfully handled allow ¬ ance company at 6 furlongs with an im ¬ pressive display of speed to get under the line of finish three lengths before Reel Trouble in 110 The miss swamped her opposition right from the outset much in the style of her sire to lead tha fash ¬ ionable lot gf fillies all the way to win in the easiest of fashion Beat 15000 Claiming Company To demonstrate that her first victory of the year was not a fluke she came right back here last week and took on 15000 claiming company at the same distance and this time won ridden out while coming from well off the early pace Zippy Gal went under line nearly four lengths before quarters mile in 114 over a slow and tiring strip Thus in two races this year she was able to match exactly what re ¬ quired her 10 races to do as a juvenile Thus the resting and freshening up period during the winter months was about all she needed to reach her best form formKay Kay Phalanx is another that was rested through the winter although in a pair of races this spring she was unable to win She did show promise of better things to come in her latest when she was beaten nearly two lengths by Judy JumpUp in 6 furlong allowances test for threeyear olds The winners time that afternoon was extremely swift as the filly went under the wire a head before Half Carat in 11725 which is but a second removed from the Keeneland standard Improve ¬ ment such as this could hardly go un ¬ noticed and the Phalanx filly should be fit and ready for this serious test tomorrow Gerts Image turned in her first per ¬ formance of the year on Friday and forced Spy Melody to a fast 6 furlongs over a sloppy track in that seasonal bow The Mr Music filly had shown the way in that sprint event and succumbed only slightly to the belated bid of the winner in last sixteenth mile It could mean that she needed the effort as a tightner and con ¬ sequently will come back with a big ef ¬ fort Last year found the Puckett color beaVer a jewel of consistency in her light campaign In four starts she won placed showed and finished fifth From her earli ¬ er effort over a sloppy strip and a similar race last year where she caught off going it would seem safe to imagine that the track tomorrow which at best could be muddy would not hamper the miss

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