Hy-Bill B. Captures Springfield at Cahokia: Stevens Has Graham Racer 1 1/2 Lengths Clear of Baker Street, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-08


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Hy-Bill B. Captures Springfield at Cahokia Stevens Has Graham Racer 1 Vi Lengths Clear of Baker Street By J. J. HAHN Staff Correspondent CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis, 111., May 7. — Under a cleverly judged ride by the veteran W. T. Stevens, Hy-Bill B, a five-year-old altered son of Hy-Border, carried the silks of Royse Graham, Garland, Tex., owner-trainer-breeder, to their first victory of the season here Wednesday night When he won the Springfield Purse at 6% furlongs. The speedy chestnut took the measure of Baker street, an invader from Jefferson Downs in Louisiana by a length and one-half; Wild Chorus and five others, including Eureka Belle. Dandy Dude, Old Wheat, Queen Sal and Gladis Gains who finished in that order. Installed an odds-on choice by a majority of the 3,774 who turned out in cool weather, the Graham representative was sent to the front immediately after the start and after coming over slightly from his outside post position beat his field to the short run going to the clubhouse turn and after getting to the front was kept under double wraps as Dandy Dude forced the pace, following closely were Wild Chorus, Baker Street and Old Wheat, but entering the stretch Dandy Dude had enough and began * » % to drop back as Baker Street moved up to force the pace and Wild Chorus, who dropped back slightly on the far turn, also moved up with a charge and went into third place. An eighth from the finish, Baker Street was sent to the outside of the flying leader but the pace-forcer, who was daylight in front of Wild Chorus, hung in the final eighth and at the end was a length and one-half away from the winner and three lengths before the faltering Wild Chorus who took the minor award from Eureka Belle by three lengths. Baker Street may have been closer but Old Wheat broke out at the start and impeded him while Wild Chorus was also impeded slightly at the start when the winner came over. The Edwardsville Handicap, a dash over the 6V2 furlongs distance headlines tomorrow nights nine race card while the semi-features are the seventh and eighth events, a pair of seven-furlong events under allowance conditions.

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