Joes Miss and The Claw Vie at Wheeling Tonight: Both Go Into Clang Purse With Double Wins at Meet to Credit, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-06


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I I I 1 Joes Miss and The Claw Vie at Wheeling Tonight Both Go Into Clang Purse With Double Wins at Meet to Credit By DICK KUMBLE Staff Correspondent WHEELING DOWNS, Wheeling, W. Va., May 5. — The perfect local records of Al Spares Joes Miss and Joe Rodgers The Claw will be at stake in Wednesday nights featured Clang Purse at 6M2 furlongs. Both scored two victories at this meeting, all in ,500 company. The others in the lineup include M. R., Loneys Moria Jean, 110; Walter Wilkersons Cumberland, 117; E, M. OBriens Sound Barrier, 120, and H. E. j Worsham Jrs Jetpassage, 112. The Claw, at 117, carries two pounds more than Joes I j Miss. Arthur Green is up on The Claw while Willie Downs handles Joes Miss. Nick Fernicola, who has taken command as No. 1 rider on the grounds, is on Sound Bar-: rier, and Harvey Unger rides Moria Jean. Joes Miss, a daughter of Joes Choice | and Aerabo, showed electric .-peed in snar-i ing an opening night win in 1:24% for j this distance. She demonstrated that she is ; not partial to fast tracks by repeating at ■ 7 furlongs on a heavy course April 29. Willie Downs was in the irons on both j front-running occasions. The Claw has a pair of 5-furlong triumphs under his belt. The gray son of Talon won his 1959 debut in l:052/5 in the slop, and surprisingly bettered that time by one full second on a heavy track last week. Trainer Lou Madon-• nas charge is dropping poundage in the conditions of the Clang. Cumberland, a Calumet-bred son of Citation and Mar-Kell, won here in the mud and followed that with a mediocre performance. He is eligible to improve once again, runs best from behind the pace. Moria Jean missed a victory in the final jump going 7 furlongs the other night, and is a solid ,000 performer. Jetpassage and Sound Barrier finished a neck apart in a starter allowance race, after which Jet-passage moved up in company and finished fourth. Sound Barrier raced at Jamaica before shipping here and was a beaten favorite in his debut. He figures to be able to stretch his speed a bit farther this time. Young Jesse Davidson urged his brother Sams Cry Havoc. to a hard-earned half-length verdict over J. R. Corwins Way Deep before a crowd of 2,873 Monday night who wagered 19,542. River Summit started slowly and finished fast to be one length back in third race in his first try of the year. Cry Havoc, making it two-for-two at Wheeling, ran the 5 furlongs in excellent time of 1:01% and returned .40 straight as an overwhelming choice. Davidson dou-| bled, along with Arthur Green.

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