Azizi Forced to Drive To Take Detroit Sprint: Responds to Brennans Urging To Lead Iron Barge to Wire, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-02


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Azizi Forced to Drive To Take Detroit Sprint SprintResponds Responds to Brennans Urging To Lead Iron Barge to Wire WireDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 1 Azizi daugh ¬ ter of Pharamond II Brown Bride racing under the silks of R A Connell earned a driving decision over seven other three yearolds in the first race at the Detroit Fair Grounds today Hard ridden by Jimmy Brennan in the final quarter mile of the sixfurlong sprint Azizi came to the wire a length and threequarters before H N Isenbergs Iron Barge who held a neck margin over Darby Dan Farms favored Darby Doc The placed horses were far in advance of the remainder of the field at the finish Irish Flight running fourth 25 lengths off Darby Doc DocAzizi Azizi a recent invader from New Eng ¬ land found the heavy track to his liking and raced the distance in 120 Third choice of the crowd of 4500 present for the sport Azizi paid 820 in the straight tote pool poolThe The victor was first to show out of the stalls but Pat Milligan who handled Darby Doc hustled his mount into the lead at once Azizi was taken under light restraint and moved along steadily in third position while Rely On raced in closest pursuit of the favorite Iron Barge was fourth as the field approached the stretch and loomed up rather menacingly on the final turn turnMilligan Milligan kept Darby Doc on the rail anc during the stretch run his mount faltered as Azizi and Iron Barge made their bids Nearing the finish Azizi disposed of Darby Doc and then went on gamely to withstand Iron Barge who closed stoutly enough to nip Darby Doc for the place award awardEight Eight ordinary threeyearolds met in the second race of six furlongs and it re ¬ sulted in a graduation for R F Currans Viburnum who had the saddle services of the veteran Lavelle Buddy Ensor Tak ¬ ing command soon after the start Vibur ¬ num had no difficulty in retaining her ad ¬ vantage and came to the end of the six furlong trip six lengths before Darby Diavolo who was three and a half lengths in advance of the favored Thalel at the wire

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