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PURSE FOR SWEEPRUSH ! • Son of Sweep Scores Fourth Ken- ] tucky Season Victory. ! • Changed Track Conditions at Churchill Downs Result in Many Withdrawals. LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 9.— Sweeprush, the useful Sweep — Rush Water three-year-old in the stable of James T. Looney. of Lexington, scored his fourth triumph since the Kentucky season opened at Lexington, when he took Votan, Plumage and four other good platers into camp in the Rose Island Claiming Purse, one of the two more attractive races on todays program at Churchill Downs. Very much at home on the sloppy track, the winner, ridden by W. D. Wright, raced from behind the leader after reaching the final three furlongs and taking a safe lead, won easily. He was the only three-year-old in the small field. After leaving the chute, the three that shared the honors were in safe possession of the leading positions, but while Votan and Plumage led the eventual winner to the lower turn, Wright had him under restraint and when permitted, soon demonstrated his superiority. When passing Plumage, which raced wide on the turn, Wright saved ground with the Looney colt, but Votan clung to the rail and Wright had to bring the victor out as he moved past the leader near the final quarter. With the lead gained. Sweeprush had no trouble retaining it, and the victory was achieved with something to spare. Sweeprush was the second public choice to score. Gettin Even, second choice to the Looney colorbearer, finished fourth. The mile was run in 1:40%, the drenched track retaining a very firm "bottom." UNPROPITIOUS CONDITIONS. Soaking rains during the morning were responsible for the slop, and the changed going resulted in numerous withdrawals. With two of the six originally named declining, the fourth race had to be declared off and a division of the entries for the original second comprised a substitute. Six started in the substitute "end" and seven in the division of the "split" that was run as the second race. Despite wet weather, the attendance was good and, while the last faint echoes of Derby din died yesterday, a few enthusiasts concluded their visits with todays sport. The first race, or Locust Hill Purse, for maiden two-year-old colts and geldings, furnished an interesting stretch duel between J. W. Parrishs New Deal, the winner, and Our Sailor, which carried the Dixiana colors into second place. They fought it out bitterly for the entire final eighth, and at the end of the four and one-half furlongs the Parrish youngster, an unsexed son of Broadway Jones and Ethel Dear, had a ! ] ! necks advantage. He came from behind in the bristling drive and at the close Our Sailor led Sun Boy, which accounted for third money, by some eight lengths. Jens Son was fourth, and Border Patrol, the favorite, sixth. Abe Furst. favored in the betting, scored in the second race. Given a well judged ride by E. Porter, the Upset gelding had no real difficulty accounting for the three-quarters race and at the end was more than two lengths before Uncle Matt, which led to the final eighth, but tired near the end, narrowly outlasting Justina. Porter only lightly used the winner in forcing Uncle Matts pace and. after gradually sending the S. Furst four-ye tr-old to the front in the stretch, permitted him to draw away in the final stages. The diminutive E. Porter turned in bis second winner, this time in the silks of his contract employer, Mrs. S. H. Fairbanks, when he rode Paper Profits to victory over Margaret Foley, Genteel Lady and seven other plater juvenile fillies in the third race. Again the distance was four and one-half furlongs and the running saw the winner outfinish Margaret Foley after the latter had led for most of the distance. After heading Margaret Foley at the eighth post, the winner gradually rolled up her winning margin of two lengths, while Margaret Foley held Genteel Lady, the favorite, safe. The latter and Miss Flip, second choice, and fourth to finish, had no excuses. Knight Commander, one-time handicap star, was best of the six that raced in the substitute three-quarters fourth race. It was his initial appearance of the year, and the victory, the first for the seven-year-old since 1931. He carried the Peconic Stable colors and was ridden by H. Schutte. For a half mile Lonwin and Running Water shared the lead, but the winner was never far back and, although he stumbled badly leaving the back stretch, was in nearest attendance of Running Water as the latter led into the stretch. Finishing boldly, the victor had Running Water headed at the end of five-eighths and from that point to the finish retained command in handy fashion. Noahs Pride and Baggage Miss came around the faltering Running Water in swift succession as the race drew to a close. Running Water was the favorite.