Bills Wish Registers Repeat In Elgin Purse at Sportsmans: Beats Brother Joss Four And Half Lengths to Give VanBerg Stable Double, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-13


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-MARION H. VanBERG— The Nebraskan had two winners on yesterdays Sports-manjs Park card, Captain Dick and Bills Wish scoring. . 4 Bills Wish Registers Repeat In Elgin Purse at Sportsmans I Beats Brother Joss Four And Half Lengths to Give VanBerg Stable Double By TEDDY COX SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 12. — Marion H. VanBergs gold and purple silks, which have been highly successfully after a protracted slump earlier in the year, once again flashed to the forefront when Bills Wish accounted for the Elgin Purse before a crowd of 8,944 here this delightful afternoon. The four-year-old chestnut son of Powered Milk — Well Wisher, by Benefactor, was especially well ridden by Wayne Chambers, the top rider of the meeting and won off to himself by 4Vk lengths. E. J. Grosfields Brother Joss, showing his characteristic late speed, was along in time to take the place from Highland Farms Picafriend, while Grace Fistons heavy favorite, Fiston, was an unglamorous fourth. Completes Stable Double Bills Wish, who had won nicely against cheaper company in a previous start over this track, raced the 1 1-16 miles in 1:46% and paid 1.80. Bills Wish was completing a double for the VanBerg stable, Captain Dick having scored in the fourth race for the Nebraskan. The racing strip was "good" for the headliner and Bills Wish appeared to revel in the going. In spite of the geldings obvious superiority, Chambers ride also saved the victor many lengths as the skillful reinsman cut all corners, made his move at the opportune time, and easily held his charge together through the final eighth. Roy W. "Boots" Dickerson sent the field away in good order and it was Crowing who gained the upper hand over Stansway as the field made the first turn and then turned into the stretch. Lapped on the pair was Picafriend and Fiston, with The Lap-per on the extreme outside at a great loss of ground. This undoubtedly proved his downfall. Chambers, in the meantime, dropped within striking distance of the embattled leaders. He cut through along the rail at the clubhouse turn and remained there for the rest of the journey. Wends Stables Sinus Rhythm came up one of the "good things" of the meeting in the opener and was backed down to 5 to Continued on Page Fifty-Two Bills Wish Triumphs Again at Sportsmans Takes Elgin Purse by Sizable Margin to Give VanBerg Double Continued from Page One r2 as the second choice. This heavy speculative flurry was hardly justified by the past performances, for the black gelding finished absolutely last under similar track conditions and was beaten by 26 lengths in a previous race. This time, however, the son of Faultless — Pulsette, by Blenheim II., functioned smoothly throughout and at the finish was well clear. Alfred Soldanos Sparky Solero was second while playing the role of favorite, and J. W. Sniders Pattys First was next in line. Time for the 6 furlongs was _1 : 14 ys. Dick Winant, an invader from New England, who has been in a winning streak of late, smartly rated Sinus Rhythm in back of the early pace. He shook up the gelding as the field approached the far turn and Sinus Rhythm" moved away. He bore out badly, however, through the stretch while Sparky Solero moved through closer to the rail. However, the latter could not seriously menace. Ross Dispenzas Beau George, a big handsome six-year-old stallion, asserted his class in no uncertain terms over his rivals in the second. Ronnie Baldwin sent him into the lead at the start and he merely toyed with his opposition. Cols Daughter, owned by H. J. Bianco and Mrs. F. W. Roberts, was second, while J. J. Lomfeardos Allspice was third. Beau George paraded as the choice and returned .60. His time was 1:13%.

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