Pops Rival Earns Decision in Thriller: Comes Again After Losing Lead to Down Erin Torch Neck Margin at Detroit, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-09


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Pops Rival Earns Decision in Thriller ThrillerComes Comes Again After Losing Lead to Down Erin Torch Neck Margin at Detroit DetroitDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 8 Pops Rival sporting the silks of G L Wilson account ¬ ed for the second race one of the better offerings at the Detroit Fair Grounds today Given a good ride by Paul Keiper Pops Rival reached the end of the six furlong trip a neck before Grissom Sher ¬ mans Erin Torch who held a fivelength advantage over H M Walkers Gray Ro ¬ mance Eight started in the sprint the favored Prahs finishing a soundly beaten sixth The Wilson gelding a son of Seths Rival and Soda Pop found the heavy track to his liking and ran the distance in 116 Pops Rival third choice in the specula ¬ tion was held at odds of 4 to 1 in the straight pool and completed the Daily Dou ¬ ble worth 4040 4040Assumes Assumes Command Early EarlyStarter Starter Bryan Steele sent the field away from the gate in perfect alignment Pops Rival moving up fast during the early stages to take command while Erin Torch raced in closest pursuit a length and a half before Gray Romance Pops Rival had no difficulty in retaining his advantage dur ¬ ing the first half and Keiper did not urge the victor until the last threesixteenths of a mile mileErin Erin Torch began a serious bid when settled for the closing drive and during the stretch run reached the lead between calls Keiper then worked vigorously on Pops Rival his mount responding with a fine burst of speed which was ample to dispose of Erin Torch and then hold the latter safe in the late stages of the sprint sprintA A crowd which numbered slightly more than 10000 turned out for the sport at the Motor City course today In spite of ad ¬ verse track conditions several well sup ¬ ported thoroughbreds were successful in reaching the winners circle and wagering was brisk throughout the matinee matineeTen Ten maiden threeyearolds met in the first race of six furlongs and resulted in a driving graduation verdict for Lt T D Buhls Like Nancy who had the saddle services of the veteran Kemptorr Knott The victor fractious during the post pa ¬ rade broke well and came to the wire threequarters of a length before Mrs G C Whites Three Roses who enjoyed a twolength margin over J Warfield Rodgers Equal Chance third

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