Quick Wit Registers at Sportsmans; Sir Hawley Churchill Nose Winner: Uses Late Speed To Good Advantage; Schmidt Filly Gets Smart Ride From Griffiths to Down Kumsha in Governors Cap, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-14


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Quick Quick Wit Wit Registers Registers at at Sportsmans; Sportsmans; Sir Sir Hawley Hawley Churchill Churchill Nose Nose Winner Winner Uses Late Speed To Good Advantage Schmidt Filly Gets Smart Ride From Griffiths to Down Kumsha in Governors Cap By TEDDY COX SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, HI., May 13. — William J. Schmidts Quick Wit utilized her late speed to good advantage to score a neat victory in the ,500" Governors Handicap before a crowd of 9,434 here this rather chilly afternoon. The three-year-old daughter of Shannon II.— Witty, by Rhodes Scholar, was smartly ridden by Kenny Griffith, who had her- up in the closing sixteenth of a mile. Her maiden over Don C. Becks Kumsha at the line was three-quarters of a length. E.E. Wilsons One W. was a neck farther away, while John E. Hughes Stone Heart proved best of the others. Favors Longer Race Quick Wit, who had closed well in a previous dash of three-quarters of a mile against the very finest sophomores on the grounds, found the added half furlong of todays headliner to her advantage. She stepped the distance in 1:18% and returned 9.40. A" change in wind brought cool weather. The racing strip was in excellent condition. The start was good enough, but Kumsha came over sharply and all but knocked Quick Master down. The latter was second choice and this virtually eliminated his chances of victory. Defeat was further sealed when he raced up into several blind switches. After causing, the interference, Kumsha was driven into the lead over Mr. Jr. and the two drew off from the others. Quick Wit, in the meantime, avoided all interference, and on the final bend Griffith swung out. The filly then unleased a powerful charge that found her methodically wearing down the leaders. An 0.00 Daily Double was posted by a Continued on Page Fifty-Two 7— WILLIAM J. SCHMIDT— The Illinois horsemans Quick Wit accounted for the Governors Handicap at Sportsmans | Quick Wit Clever Sportsmans Victor Schmidt Filly Gets Smart Ride From Griffiths to Down Kumsha in Governors Cap Continued from Page One pair of No. 4 horses on the program, Mrs. Grace Kosibas Gray Jan in the opener and R. T. McDonnels Roving Caesar in the second. , Gray Jan, second choice to V. and H. Stables Repowder, dawdled back among the trailers for the first 3 furlongs of the 6 1-2 panels spin, then rushed past horses with one surge on the turn, collared " the pacesetting favorite at the head of the stretch and won going away by one and three-quarter lengths. Nisen and Brocks Luciete also closed boldly to take second money, while Repowders early efforts saved him third money. Gray Jan went the distance in 1:20% over a fast strip, returning 0.40. Roving Caesar Scores Roving Caesar also kept off the early pace in the first race as Monogram and Dangerous Dan vied ,for the early lead. Anthony Skoronski spotted Roving Caesar between horses with a half-mile to go, moved stoutly on the turn, wrested command with a quarter of a mile left, then repulsed C. Blair and J. C. Wormers late-running Kelly Ann for a decisive tally. E. L. Smarts favored Treaty Stone, who moved strongly to challenge Roving Caesar i at the top of the straightaway, finished third. The winner wen the mile in 1:41% and paid 7.60.

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