Wheeling Downs Opener Goes to Grecian Valley: Jimmys First Wins Second and Another Kiss Takes Third Race, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-15


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Wheeling Downs Opener Goes to Grecian Valley ValleyJimmys Jimmys First Wins Second and Another Kiss Takes ThirdRace ThirdRaceBy By J J HAHN HAHNWHEELING WHEELING DOWNS Wheeling W Va May 14 Grecian Valley a little raced son of Greek Ship owned by Kenneth Feltner and ridden by Joe Minento sprang a sur ¬ prise here this summerlike afternoon before some 2400 patrons when he came from be ¬ hind to win the 5furlcng opening race de ¬ feating W D Andrews Sleek Boy Living Far from the E Egger establishment who served as the public choice and five others The threeyearold twin son of Greek Ship Bold Beauty who was overlooked in the wagering paid a handsome 6800 mu tuel which developed into a 36060 Daily Double when Jimmys First the favorite held on long enough to garner a head de ¬ cision over the fastclosing He Lika in the 6 12 furlongs second race Almeda Acres was third Jimmys First returned a 580 payoff payoffSleek Sleek Boy had the speed of his field in the opener and after opening a three length lead an eighth from the finish gave way suddenly a sixteenth from the end as the ultimate winner came with a be ¬ lated rush on the outside and went under the line of finish nearly three lengths in advance of the early leader Living Far who forced the early pace also dropped out of it near the end and was daylight to the rear of the second one oneJimmys Jimmys First was under an excellent ride on the part of George Leone and after racing with San Four most of the way drew into a good lead at the head of the stretch but He Lika who was five lengths out of it an eighth out closed with a rush and was a head to the rear of the winner at the end Almeda Acres finishing fast ¬ est bested San Four by a head for the minor award awardApprentice Apprentice Jimmy Johnson one of the most improved riders here put up a sen ¬ sational finish on Mrs F W Morris An ¬ other Kiss to get his mount home a nose before Nip Mah in the 5 furlonga third Stackaway the favorite was a badly beat ¬ en third Another Kiss forced the pace was steered to the outside at the top of the stretch when the early leader held a two length advantage but in the drive to the wire Another Kiss proved strongest and got up to win by a nose Another Kiss paid 1240 1240Fire Fire chiefs from the southeastern section of the country who are in session here to ¬ morrow and Friday will be honored at this track tomorrow when they go into their thirtieth straight annual conference President James V Bellanca of the Wheel ¬ ing Racing Association operators of this track and fire chief William S McFadden of the City of Wheeling will fete the vari ous fire fighters in the clubhouse All races are named for fire chiefs from vari ¬ ous parts of the Southeast and heading the ninerace card is the 6furlong eighth event a starter allowance affair that hon ¬ ors Donald Charles president of the Inter ¬ national Association of Fire Chiefs and who hails from Charlotte N C

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