Just Tourist Closes with Splendid Burst of Speed to down Betrothed at Detroit: Grainey Mare Responds to Adams Urging in Stretch to be Length Clear at End, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-25


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Just Tourist Closes With Splendid Burst Of Speed to Down Betrothed at Detroit Grainey Mare Responds to i Adams Urging in Stretch To Be Length Clear at End DETROIT, Mich.. June ? 4.— Just Tourist, a representative of Mrs. M. R. Grainey, closed with a fine burst of speed to earn top honors in the first race at the Detroit Fair Grounds today, before a crowd of 10,000. Hard ridden by Johnny Adams, Just Tourist reached the finish of the one mile and a sixteenth trip a length before Cragin and Hoists favored Betrothed, who enjoyed a five-length margin over J. P. and L. F. Hoi- I tons Jo Ann, at the wire. The victor, who was second choice in the wagering, paid .20, after completing her task over the fast track in l:4f%. Nine fillies and mares met in the route test and furnished patrons with a keen opening contest, bitterly waged from start to finish. The start was marred when Dearborn , Stables Princess Olo reared in the air at the break and Tacheone, a representative of G. L. Wilson, dwelt. Lumber Queen was first to show in front, but Jo Ann moved up stoutly in the run to the clubhouse turn and took command over the Wilt filly, who was well before My Myri. During the firs thre-quarters pf a mile, Jo AnTi set the pace undeT pTesstire irSm Lumber Queen, while Adams permitted Just Tourist to go along steadily at a saving of ground well back of the leaders. My Myri had enough after the first half mile and approaching the stretch Jo Ann shook off hej- most persistent rjvaL Jurnbgr Queen. Betrothed, who had moved into third position approaching the stretch, took a short lead when settled for the closing drive while Just Tourist began his winning bid from Continued from Page Thirty-Two Just Tourist Closes Fast to Annex Purse Overtakes Betrothed in Run To Wire to Prevail by Length Continued from Page One fourth position. Adams worked vigorously on the Grainey mare and his mount responded in game fashion to dispose of Betrothed in the closing strides. The latter had no difficulty in retaining the place award over Jo Ann, who faltered badly near the finish and was all out to save the minor portion of the spoils from Sallymar, who also flattened out during the late stages. Benefited by a rousing ride on the part of Shelby Clark, George E. Wilts Dora K., proved best of the six fillies and mares who clashed in the second race at one mile and a sixteenth. Dora K. reached the finish three-quarters of a length before Knock Knock, who was two lengths in advance of Baby Therese at the wire. The choice for the test, Anita Chiquita, flattered with a good display of early speed, while engaging Goan to the stretch and then gave way winding up last, three lengths off ! j Goan, who also stopped badly after racing ! I forwardly placed to the final quarter. Knock Knock held a short lead when s?ttled for the closing drive and continued gamely under urging, but she was unable to withstand the good closing challenge of Dora K., who came from fourth position at the eighth pole to capture major honors. Knock Knock had no difficulty in saving the place by two lengths over Baby Therese, who came from last place at the start. Overlooked to a great extent in the wagering, Dora K., returned 3.00 in the straight "tote pool and completed the "Daily Double ", worth 35.60. The running time was 1:41

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