Wise Duke Upsets In Detroit Opener: Makes First Start of Year Auspicious One as Prahs Tires to Be Beaten Length, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-05


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Wise Duke Upsets In Detroit Opener OpenerMakes Makes First Start of Year Auspicious One as Prahs Tires to Be Beaten Length LengthDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 4 Mrs M M Johrs Wise Duke a tenyearold gelded son of the late Wise Counsellor and Desire making his first start of the year scored a surprising victory in the first race at the Detroit Fair Grounds today Almost en ¬ tirely overlooked in the wagering Wise Duke paid 4480 to defeat eleven other colts geldings and horses in the sixfur ¬ long sprint and completed his task over the heavy track in 118 Second honors fell to Mrs Edward Mc Cuans Prahs who finished a length behind the victor and two lengths before C A ONeil Jrs Hi Pov C3ry C Boshamers Bull Whip who was the favorite for the race wound up fourth beaten four and a half lengths lengthsStarter Starter Bryan Steele had no difficulty with the field at the post and sent the horses on their way in good alignment at once Chiclette was first to show coming out of the gate but he was quickly displaced by Prahs who moved up fast after the start to take over the pacemaking task Pairfort was second in the run down the back stretch while Wise Duke raced third and always within striking distance of the leader leaderClark Clark Astride Winner WinnerPrahs Prahs continued to hold sway during the first half mile and came to the stretch with a length advantage over Wise Duke who slipped through on the inside as HI Pov moved with a bold challenge on the outside Shelby Clark who had the mount on Wise Duke then worked vigorously on the Johr gelding and his mount responded in game style disposing of Hi Pov and Prahs in that order to win drawing clear clearHi Hi Pov tired during the final furlong and Prahs had no difficulty in retaining the place award from the former who was not pressed to save minor honors Bull Whip raced evenly the entire trip but could not reach the leaders when subjected to pun ¬ ishment during the closing drive driveTen Ten maiden twoyearolds met in the second race which resulted in a driving length and a half graduation victory for Gary C Boshamers Bursweep who had the saddle services of Cornelia Mojena for the four and a half furlongs sprint Patsy T finished second and she held a four length margin over Steabyrne who was third to finish finishThe The Boshamer filly a daughter of Bur ¬ goo King and Sweepus raced the distance over the holding strip in 57 paid 1040 in the straight tote pool and completed the Daily Double worth 22640

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