Demetrios V., Apprentice In Spotlight at Cahokia: Prospects for Off Track for Tonights Card After Dark Day, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-12


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Demetrios Vv Apprentice In Spotlight at Cahokia Prospects for OH Track for Tonights Card After Dark Day By J. J. HAHN Staff Correspondent CAHOKIA DOWJJS, East St. Louis, 111., May 11. — Demetrios V., representative of Carroll P. Poland, St. Louis stock yards owner, arid ridden by C. Wayne Beck, scored a hollow victory here Saturday night in the Missouri Handicap, the 6Y2 furlongs feature. He ran his total of victories for the year to five but the score, won over a; sloppy racing strip, was practically overlooked by many of the 6,478 in attendance through the riding feat of Terry Thomas Murphy, a native of nearby Marshall, 111., who won four of the first five races. Alertly ridden by Beck, the Poland representative was sent to the front at the start of the feature and after standing repeated challenges from Midnight O. drew away when Baker Street moved up with a challenge. Beck, who was rating the son of Holdall spendidly, let out a wraps before reaching the head of the stretch and drew into a three lengths lead and increased that advantage to four lengths as he went under the line of finish. Baker Street was a length before Wille-pass who got up to nose out Eureka Belle f,or the minor award. Midnight O. was a faltering fifth and he was followed by Provoc, the public choice, and Sals Request, the only other starters. Provoc, assigned 116 pounds, found that impost as well as track conditions against her. She did stay with the leaders in this race for a half of the distance but after making a fine move entering the stretch gave way steadily. Bamaway, owned by Mrs. Sam Orr, who has a farm in this area, and a winner of 10 races last year, returned to action after vacationing since last December and scored an easy victory in the fifth race, a 5 furlongs dash under Murphy which gave the reinsman his fourth victory in five mounts. Today was "dark" but the meeting continues tomorrow night, the 11th program of the 60-card meeting and heading the racing menu is the Millstadt Purse, a6/2 furlongs dash for three-year-olds and upward in which eight are entered, including the George J. Schatz entry of Pennys First and Mr. Jocko. Other scheduled to go post-ward are Proud Fella, Marion Love, Teamie, Oscars Pocket, Stella Girl and Hudson Flash. Prospects are for an "off" track. It began raining here before the first race Saturday night and continued until early Sunday morning then started again this morning and was going strong at this writing.

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