Tomy Lee Will Pass Up Preakness; Palisade II. Seven-Length Winner: Pripoly Only Three-Quarters Of Length Back in Ben Brush Purse Before 7,400 Patrons, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05


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mil m .fl ft ? mm m ft ..,.,■./■■- m FRANK E. CHILDS — Trainer of the Derby winner, Tomy Lee, revealed late yesterday that he was shipping his charge to California, thereby passing up the Preakness and Belmont. Styrunner, Odds-on Choice, Driving Victor at Churchill I Pripoly Only Three-Quarterst Of Length Back in Ben Brush Purse Before 7,400 Patrons By BUD LYON Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS. Louisville, Ky., May 4. — Vindicating the complete trust placed in him by the majority of 7,400 fans present here this humid afternoon, Mrs. A. M. Creechs odds-on choice, Styrunner, emerged a driving three-quarter length victor in the featured Ben Brush Purse at one mile. Secondary honors of the ,500 prize fell to J. W. Whites Pripoly, who, in turn, preceded Hasty House Farms Sabena II. under the line of finish by two lengths. Styrunner, picking up his third purse of the year, raced the eight-furlongs distance in a fast l:36y5 under the handling of Johnny Heckmann and returned but .40 Styrunner broke running from the gate and set in immediate pursuit of Sabena II., who was being rated along in front. The Hasty House mare reached the end of the opening quarter in :23V5, with the eventual winner but two lengths away and under a snug hold. The pair continued on top, reaching the half-way point as a team in :4623. Following this stage, Pripoly 10m-menced to work his way up along the outside so that he was but two lengths short of the above-mentioned pair in a 1:10% 6 furlongs. Pripoly Sets Early Pace Pripoly then ranged boldly along the outside once the long, front straightaway was reached to finall thrust his nose in front as the trio flashed past the eighth pole. , This advantage was shortlived as Styrunner suddenly responded to the whip to inch ! to the front and be drawing out fast when the end came. Mrs. Creech lost her color-bearer under the conditions of the race as R. F. McMa-han Sr., haltered the seven-year-old altered son of Stymie from Forerunner for 3,500, highest claim of the meeting. Taking to the track for the first time in seven months W. L. Johnsons Royal Greek streaked to an easy victory in the opener winning by six lengths while racing the I Continued on Page Eleven Odds-On Styrunner Driving Winner at Churchill Downs Continued from Page One three-quarters mile in a sizzling 1:11. Bob Parrott was astride the Greek Song gelding in his seasonal bow, sending him to the front through the opening furlong and widening on his nine opponents as he moved along. Runner-up honors in the claiming event went to R. F. McMahans Senorita Rica with the mare finishing just a nose before the tiring Waged and won who was the choice. Royal Greek returned 2.80. Lady Imelda was a late scratched in the first when she injured herself in the gate prior to the start and was ordered with-dawn by the stewards. Jockey W. D. Lucas completed a 2.80 Daily Double payoff by guiding Homan and Landenwichs Mother Tony, the choice, to a popular length and one -quarter victory in the second event at V/2 furlongs. The runner-up, Bob McKays Errard Lady, finished just a head before Roy Gaines Bet ter Depth. The winners time for the race was :53%. and he returned .00. Mother Tony, a two-year-old daughter of Education, was on top of her field for all but a few strides in the upper stretch where she bobbled momentarily and gave way to Better Depth who at the time was lugging in and unable to take full advantage in this bit of racing luck. Lucas straightened his filly away immediately to again run down Better Depth whose rider was still tugging on the right rein to keep the colt from fouling the inside horse. Completing a riding double, W. D. Lucas registered a decisive victory in the third, a 4y2 furlongs dash for maiden two-year-olds, when he flashed under the line of winner with a comforting three-length margin separating his mount, H. K. Stevens Nero, from the runner-up. S. I. Crews Cuvier Relic. It was just over a length back to the stablemate of the place colt. Colonel Bala, with that one overcoming a very sluggish start to finish fastest of all. Nero turned in the fastest time of the meeting for the distance, :52%, in winning his maiden effort and rewarded with a .00 mutuel.

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