Paradisical Gamely: Daughter of in Memoriam Reaches Heights in Pontchartrain Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-24


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PARADISICAL GAMELY Daughter of In Memoriam Reaches Heights in Pontchartrain Handicap. ♦ * Defeats Sun Portland and Azucar in Detroit Feature — Cant Remember Wins by a Nose. » DETROIT, Mich., June 22.— Paradisical, game and consistent daughter of In Memoriam and Madrigal, which I. J. Collins, Ohio racing commissioner, purchased last spring to see her carry his colors to Kentucky j Oaks victory, added the most important score to her list of achievements in winning the Pontchartrain Handicap, that featured the Detroit program here this afternoon. She ran the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45%, added ,040 to the coffers of the Ohio sportsman, and led Mrs. Silas B. Masons Sun Portland, the only other three-year-old to be under colors, by three parts of a length at the end. Third went to Fred M. Alger, Jr.s Azucar, which labored under his top impost of 120 pounds. Then came Stand Pat, a 3 to 2 favorite; West Main,- an invader from Chicago; Our Count, and Sabula, a stablemate of Azucar. The three-year-olds had charge of the battle from the start. Sun Portland took command before reaching the lower turn, and Charles Kurtsinger merely nursed him along until reaching the final half mile. Paradisical was always in closest pursuit, with Azucar and Stand Pat showing the way to the others. Put to mild urging when Paradisical made her first bid. Sun Portland moved away rapidly, but the winner was the gamer of the pair and she raced close with a determined rush during the final furlong to be drawing away at the end. Under ninety-seven pounds. Paradisical ran the distance in 1:45%, which was within a second of the track record, and the fastest time of the meeting for the distance. Stand Pat was a big disappointment. Forced to lose ground throughout, he failed to respond when called upon nearing the final three furlongs, and weakened thereafter. Azucar had no excuses. He was well up from the start, and did not improve his position after the opening half mile. Conditions were far from ideal for the sport, the temperature was far below normal for this season of the year and the cloudy skies threatened to let forth a downpour all during the afternoon. The gathering was estimated at 10,000, which was a gracious | , Continued on twenty-seventh vage. PARADISICAL GAMELY Continued from first page. I turnout considering the unpropitious condi-I tions. it was regretful that such conditions prevailed for the program was the most attractive -ince the meeting opened. Well balanced fields met in most of the races and the supporting attraction would have done honor to any card. It was a sprint affair at six furlongs and provided the first thrilling-finish of the afternoon with Mrs. A. M. Creechs Cant Remember beating the Tranquility Farms Rock X. by a nose at tne end of the six furlongs. Star Bucklands Wichita City was third, three lengths in the wake of Rock X. and a nose before Glynson, which weakened after holding third position the greater part of the trip. Taking the lead immediately, Cant Remember drew away rapidly during the opening quarter of a mile with Hock X. snow my the way to the others. Swinging out of the back stretch Rock X. moved up within a head of the pacemaker and they raced in this order to the end. Double B., Glynson and Wichita City alternated at holding third place with Wichita City outgaming the others during the final furlong. G. K. Barbers Raccoon, which has a habit of winning at long odds, provided a surprise in leading Lamp Black, Gay Biade, a "Welder," and eight other lowly platers to the finish of tbg three-quarters sprint that opened the program. Ridden by A. Craig and forced to work his way forward steadily while Chicasha and Gay Blade were showing the way, the winner took command nearing the final sixteenth to be a length before Lamp Black at the end. Frisco, slight favorite over Lamp Black, lost ground throughout. The Bornar Stable furnished another winner when Chinese Indian led High Flag, Ameriean Emblem and five others to the finish of the second race, at three-quarters. The winner, a lukewarm favorite, worked his way forward steadily and, after taking command nearing the final furlong, reaches the end three parts of a length before High ! Flag. Under strong urging in disposing of Maple Prince, High Flag failed to withstand the winner but was a length and a half in the van of American Emblem when the finish was reached. | Eight platers met at a mile and a sixteenth for the Grand Circus Park Purse in the third race, and it resulted in a surprise when Drastic Delight was returned the winner. Second went to Knights Hope with Winslcw third. Outrun for half a mile, the winner, which had the services of C. Mo- j jena, was sent around his rivals when im-proving his position and, wresting the lead from Knights Hope in the final furlong, j drew away thereafter. During the opening ; three-quarters, Flower Day, Foolhardy and Winslow dominated the pace, but tired during the run through the stretch. Chartres, a recent arrival here, made good at his first asking and provided the second popular score of the afternoon when he carried J. M. Jones silks to a well-earned victory in the fourth race. Fairy-street was second at the end of the mile, with Sun Arena third. Nine performers from the class C ranks competed for the Pe- , toskey Purse, which was slightly marred by a ragged start. Sun Arena lost little time in reaching the lead, with Sir Ridgway ■ad Miss Careful leading the others into the . back stretch. However, Frank Mauro put the winner to strong urging nearing the final half mile, and he kept him under pres- ; sure to the end. The Elliott entry of Miss Careful and Xandra showed little, and Sun Apollo, the second choice, was far back throughout. •

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