Chesapeake to Gramps Image by Nose; Topnard and Bright Willie Victorious: Outlasts Pensive In Stretch Battle; Mrs. Abels Homebred Sets Sights on Derby Following Courageous Win at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-01


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Gramps Image Prevails By Nose in Chesapeake ChesapeakeMrs Mrs Abels Homebred Sets Sights On Derby After Beating Pensive PensiveContinued Continued from Page One Onesive sive was too for that matter as was Gay Bit From then on these three made the race Rounding the far bend the Abel representative forged to the front with Pensive who had rounded rivals while improving his position close at hand Gay Bit was about a length back of the Calu ¬ met colorbearer Having the advantage Gramps Image went for the rail with Bowers urging him for all he was worth Pensive would not let him be and chal ¬ lenged from outside At the furlong marker it appeared the son of Hyperion would make the grade But the Maryland bred still had something left He responded to hard driving tactics on the part of Bowers and simply was not to be denied holding off Pensive through sheer game ness nessPensive Pensive really was not too cleverly handled He had the outside of the track clear of any interference and reached his opponent but just could not overpower him Gay Bit too had no excuse After reaching the winner and Pensive enter ¬ ing the stretch he faltered falteredIn In spite of being beaten Pensive still re ¬ mains the Derby representative of Calumet Farm and will be shipped to Louisville Trainer B A Jones announced earlier that unless his charge turned in a very disappointing race he would be sent to Churchill Downs DownsHirsch Hirsch Jacobs who conditions his wifes Stymie had indicated that the colts Derby starting status depended on todays effort Declared the W L Brann colt who is trained by Edward A Christmas will pass up the Kentucky event but still is to be considered for the Preakness Stakes Christmas is of the opinion the son of Challenger II has not yet run his race The others Jimmie Comenow and Direc ¬ tor J E forfeited their chances chancesReal Real springlike weather prevailed for the afternoons sport and a gathering of 19930 turned out and brought about the second million dollar handle of the meet ¬ ing 1237679 being wagered to set a record for the session to date

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