Irish Day Beats To A Tee In Big Surprise: Second Win of Week for McGrath Racer; Apprentice Berger Brings His Charge Home With Four Lengths to Spare in Crete Attraction, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-07


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IRISH DAY BEATS TO A TEE IN BIG SURPRISE SECOND WIN OF WEEK FOR McGRATH RACER RACERApprentice Apprentice Berger Brings His Charge Home With Four Lengths to Spare in Crete Attraction AttractionCRETE CRETE 111 June 6 T B McGraths Irish Day who was just up to whip the King Farms Double Call a head at this track last Monday came right back to win his second start here in much easier fashion today when he won the sevenfurlong allowance race for threeyearolds which was the best offering on the card and was named the Cornell Towers Purse Apprentice Jimmy Berger had the aptly named son of Phara mond II Ballyshannon across the final marker well in advance of John A Marschs To a Tee as that favored son of Ariel was under a drive to lead Mrs W R Reids Al jack a quarter of a length Three lengths further back M B Cohens Bayou Cook wound up a well beaten fourth fourthDespite Despite the fact that the winner was ac ¬ counting for his second straight victory here comparatively little support showed up for him and he returned the good price of 2020 to those who backed him as he ac ¬ counted for his third victory of the year While yearWhile Valdina Dude was the first to break out of the gate the solidlybacked To a Tee and Bayou Cookwere contesting for the pace Johnny Adams never really let his mount run however until the head of the stretch was reached and it was too late then thenBERGER BERGER PLAYS WAITING GAME GAMEIrish Irish Day broke last but Berger played a waiting game with the chestnut son of Pharamond II until the turn into the front lane was negotiated At that point he had the McGrath representative out in the cen ¬ ter of the racing strip and when he called upon him the colt responded in such a man ¬ ner as to leave no doubt about the ultimate winner long before the final marker was reached In back of the Chicagoowned colt the remainder of the field was under a hard drive but never managed to menace Irish Day once he took over overThe The day was one of the pleasantest of the still young Chicago racing season The sun was warm and the breezes cool and condi tions were ideal at this course The chalk players were having their troubles however as not one favorite had justified his support up lo the sixth race raceThe The fourth race a fivefurlong claiming event for twoyearolds known as the Lit ¬ tle Grove Stock Farm Purse went to Val ¬ dina Valet That chestnut son of Osculator Spring Cleaning negotiated the distance in l02Vs and paid 980 after accounting for his second victory of the year Away from the post sluggishly Valdina Valet was al ¬ lowed to settle in his best stride and then was called upon around the bend for home Through the stretch he quickly overhauled Golden Goose and Quick Tool shortly after they disposed of Grand Appeal and Mari nelli sent the winner along with hand and heel as he finished a length and a half in advance of E E Irbys Quick Tool The favorite in the wagering Golden Goose wound up third only a head in advance of Charles Nuckols Country Miss MissHundreds Hundreds of delegates to the meeting of the National Livestock Association are to attend the races at Lincoln Fields Saturday One of the best races on the Steger Handi ¬ cap program is named for that association

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