Dr. Johnson Seen In Popular Score: Lamoureux Colt Stands Long Drive at Narragansett Park To Turn Back Ball Player, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-09


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Dr Johnson Seen In Popular Score ScoreLamoureux Lamoureux Colt Stands Long Drive at Narragansett Park To Turn Back Ball Player PlayerPAWTUCKET PAWTUCKET R I May 8 Adelard Lamoureuxs Dr Johnson raced to a popu ¬ lar triumph in the Valley Falls Purse fea ¬ ture attraction at Narragansett Park today before an enthusiastic crowd of 10000 pa ¬ trons Smartly handled by Kenneth Scaw thorn the Lamoureux colt withstood a long drive during the final quarter mile of the one mile and a sixteenth test to down H H Haags Ball Player by a length mar ¬ gin Two and a half lengths back Hessy Millers Incoming finished well enough to earn minor honors from the four other starters startersIn In accounting for the Valley Falls Dr Johnson earned his second purse here and his third of the 1944 season Sent along at a rather smart clip for the entire trip the Lamoureux router stepped the distance over the fast track in 145 One of sev ¬ eral choices to reach the winners circle during the matinee Dr Johnson paid 420 420Starter Starter Buddy Wingfield dispatched the small field in perfect alignment and Drudge was first to show in front leaving the stalls with Dr Johnson next and In ¬ coming in closest pursuit Ball Player broke fourth but was hustled right along and before reaching the initial quarter mile pole he Was only a half length off the victor who had taken over the pacemaking taskSophocles task Sophocles Scores Under Madden MaddenDr Dr Johnson continued to show the way with Ball Player a most determined sec ¬ ond and Drudge a well placed third This order was maintained during the first six furlongs and once settled for the closing drive the Lamoureux colt enjoyed a short advantage over Ball Player Drudge dropped out of contention at this juncture Ball Player came gamely during the clos ¬ ing stages but he was unable to overhaul the winner although he easily bested In ¬ coming who came stoutly on the outside to garner the short end of the spoils over Total Eclipse EclipseSophocles Sophocles who formerly raced as Val ¬ dina Albert carried the William Helis col ¬ ors to a popular triumph in the fourth race which snatched six of the better grade sprinters under allowance conditions at six furlongs Given a rousing ride by Darrell Madden the Helis colt reached the wire a neck before the fastclosing Frilure Four lengths back of the lapped leaders the early pacemaker Icystream lasted to save the minor end of the purse purseThe The Helis star who won a handy victory over Brownie at the New Orleans Fair Grounds early this year accounted for his second purse during 1944 and raced the distance over the fast strip in 111 Fa ¬ vored in the speculation Sophocles re ¬ warded his backers at tne rate of 13 to 10

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