Miss Thell Is Awarded Wheeling Downs Purse: Mighty John First by Neck, but Disqualified for Interference, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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Miss Thell Is Awarded Wheeling Downs Purse PurseMighty Mighty John First by Neck but Disqualified for Interference InterferenceBy By J J HAHN HAHNWHEELING WHEELING DOWNS Wheeling W Va May 12 Miss The 11 a fiveyearold daughter of the unfashionable Thellusson sporting the silks of R H Ellio and ridden by Carl Gambardella finally crashed the winners circle but it was done through an assist from R D Kettermans Mighty John who was disqualified after winning and placed last in the 5 furlongs first race here this beautiful afternoon Archer County who finished third was moved into the second slot and Fleet Miss into third place through the disqualification disqualificationMighty Mighty John had the speed of his rivals and opened a good lead shortly after the start but entering the stretch began to shorten stride and when Fausto Rivera at ¬ tempted to send SisKing through on the inside Mighty John came over and blocked her sharply At the haad of the stretch SisKing was still on the rail as Mighty John took out slightly and as the pace forcer was moving through a narrow open ¬ ing and lapped4 on the leader the roan gelding came over again As Rivera at ¬ tempted to take up his mount she crossed her legs and went down Mighty John continued on to win by a neck from Miss Thell who in turn was nearly two lengths before Archer County CountyMiss Miss Thell was the public choice and paid 480 and a majority of the 2400 fans who coupled her in the Daily Double with Sought winner of the second race and also the favorite were returned 1680 Sought came from behind to register a hardearned victory from Foxy Scent who was in front until the last few strides Roll Equal saved the minor awards Francisco Saumell was the pilot on the victress and she paid 560

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