Bushwhacker Annexes Grand Crossing; Churchill Sprint Taken by Just for Fun: Dr. Jim Is Second, Neck Off Victress; Successful Knebelkamp Filly Duplicates Recent Score; Double for Maggio Stable, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-17


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Bushwhacker Annexes Grand Crossing Churchill Sprint Taken by Just for Fun Dr Jim Is Second Neck Off Victress VictressSuccessful Successful Knebelkamp Filly Duplicates Recent Score Double for Maggio Stable StableLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 16 Just for Fun racing for Wathen Knebelkamp sec ¬ retary of the Kentucky Breeders Associ ¬ ation drove to her second victory of the meeting in annexing the Cherokee Park Purse one of the feature events at Church ¬ ill Downs this afternoon Under the clever handling of jockey Joe Molbert who sent her between Bolo Tie and Free Speech ap ¬ proaching the final two of the seven fur ¬ longs the fouryearold homebred daughter of Spanish Play and Lady Aster came to the finish a neck before Miss Shackelfords Dr Jim with Mrs Sidney Smiths Bolo Tie third nearly two lengths farther back Free Speech and Huracon completed the field and finishing in that order back of the leaders leadersCloudy Cloudy skies produced a drizzle during the running of the feature and the fair sized crowd was forced under cover The track at its best requires a heavy downpour to transform it itJesting Jesting Fox Makes Show of Rivals RivalsJust Just for Fun the third straight favorite to be successful was the slowest of the small field to be in motion but Molberfc lost no time in sending her to the pace making Bolo Tie and Free Speech Ap ¬ proaching the stretch Molbert found enough room between Free Speech and Bolo Tie and he had the winner in front enter ¬ ing the stretch Just for Fun drew clear swiftly and when Dr Jim made his run on the outside Just for Fun bore out enough to hold her slight advantage at the close closeJ J V Maggios Jesting Fox made a show of his field to be an easy winner of the fifth the Winona Stock Farm Purse He came to the end of the five furlongs some five lengths before Col C V Whitneys Calm Seas an oddson favorite with Val dina Jane the third to complete the dash dashJess Jess Higley had the winner in the van after threesixteenths and he drew away from his field with consummate ease to be much the best of Calm Seas who saved ground throughout Count Esmer had speed and lasted to take fourth laurels from the others of the small field of seven sevenAfter After winning with Jesting Fox in the fifth race the stable of J V Maggio com ¬ pleted a double in the Valley Vista Purse when American Eagle closed willingly in the drive to beat out the pacemaker and favorite Top Ceiling Signals Bloke was third in the Valley Vista American Eagle returned 15 for 2 and ran the six and onehalf furlongs in l2045

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