High Bid Triumphs by Three Lengths; Fumbling Makes Good in Sun Flag: Friedberg Juvenile Outsprints Tasty; Victress Claimed at Downs By Clare Pearce; Growing Pains Earns Second Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-01


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High High Bid Bid Triumphs Triumphs by by Three Three Lengths; Lengths; Fumbling Fumbling Makes Makes Good Good in in Sun Sun Flag Flag Friedberg Juvenile Outsprints Tasty Victress Claimed at Downs By Clare Pearce; Growing Pains Earns Second Purse By CHARLES HATTON CHURCHILL DOWNS. Louisville. Ky.. April 30. — A compound of glorious spring weather, the Churchill Downs Handicap, and "Derby fever" drew an estimated 7,500 to this twin-spired course today and they were rewarded with some spirited sport. Particularly gratifying was the result of the Sun Flag, a test of 4V2 furlongs for two-year-olds in which E. L. Friedbergs favored Fumbling won by a length and a half from the second choice, Buchanan and Mundys Tasty. Two lengths away, Lillian Moss Moss Gal was third just before Showdown Lady and the others of a field of nine. Colts were outnumbered five to four in the entries, blanked at the finish. Fumbling returned .80 and benefited from one of Johnny Heckmanns more workmanlike rides, skipping over the distance in :54 in fast going. Showdown Lady led Fumbling narrowly leaving the gate, but the latter quickly got on stride and settled that rival, then shook off Moss Gal in a head to head brush around the turn, and finally held off Tastys closing run. The daughter of On Trust was clearly best and Clare Pearce claimed her for ,500. The time for this was a tick less interesting than the :534/5-Growing Pains hung out in winning the first divisioon of the race named for Sun Flag, the one-time fast sprinter who raced with distinction for Gifford Cochran. Moreover Growing Pains won by four. Derby Visitors on Hand Todays gathering included a generous sprinkling of visitors from both coasts, here for the climax of the Derby week festivities. Between races they amused themselves exchanging the latest intelligence on the Derby field, the surprise entry of On-and-On by the Jones boys, who often win by seeming to lose, the unfortunate number 15 post position drawn by Sword Dancer, the surging demand for Silver Spoon in the futures, ad infinitum, ad lib and etc. Winston Neils home-bred filly. Volunteer Vixen, defeated 11 other three- and four-year-old maidens in the opening event with the daughter of Colonel OF registering by two open lengths at the expense of W. J. Schmidts Mr. M. J. It was another two and one-quarter lengths back to E. H. Woods Sea Dog, while the choice. Alcy One Hitter, was up in the closing strides to finish next. Todays race was but the third in the career of the winning filly and a better-than-average run in that she covered the 6 furlongs in l:121/5. returning 1. Ronnie Behrens handled the riding assignment. H. L. Freyns Nina Jo maintained honors for the fair sex as the four-year-old daughter of Johns Joy got down in front with plenty to spare while leading Shannon Comet by over four lengths. The real duel developed back for second and third honors with but a nose and a head separating Shannon Comet, Leave it Alone and Kissue. Lois C. Cook brought Nino Jo from last at the start in the 12-horse field to loop his field while racing the 7 furlongs in 1:25%, and rewarding with a 0.40 payoff. Daily Double ticket holders with the winning combination received 19.80.

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