Mel McCready Chalks Up Second Score of Thistle down Meet in Juvenile Dash: Melrose Youngster Sets All of Pace and Passes Finish with Two Lengths on Burgall, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-01


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Me/ McCready Chalks Up Second Score Of Thistle Down Meet in Juvenile Dash Melrose Youngster Sets All * Of Pace and Passes Finish With Two Lengths on Burgall NORTH RANDALL. Ohio. May 31.— Mel. McCready chalked up his second triumph ; of the Thistle Down-at-Randall Park meet- | ing this afternoon and for the account of i the Cleveland boniface T. M. Melrose. In front-running fashion the two-year-old ■ gelded son of Pharamond-Bosonia sped the j four and one-half furlongs of this featured j fifth race in :54 and over a fast racing* strip. He rewarded at 4 to 5 favoritism and gave jockey Arthur Craig, who successfully. rode Mrs. J. R. Burnetts o o in the J opener, a saddle double. Incidentally. Craig l had to share honors with Vernon Bush, the latter having guided two winners also in D. B. Carpenters Dimple in the third num- j ber and W. M. Beoughers Royal Echo, a] 5.60 surprise, in the fourth. Two a nd one-auarter lengths back of Mel McCready at the finish was the hard-charging Burgall. with Good Message third, a length and one-half farther back. Mr. Gohi and Shoe Lace completed the field in the named order. Victories on the part of favorites elated the majority in the gathering of 2.500. The Daily Double combination of 1ko 1so and B. B. Bonds Mr. X. he ro of the second affair, returned 9.00 for . With the start of the fifth Craig shot Mel McCready to the front. In short order the [ gelding opened up daylight on Mr. Gohi. who rashly attempted to press the pace.l and once the latter had been shaken off the Melrose representative held swayj without much difficulty. so Ho. at .20 for . accounted for the first number by simply running away from his adversaries. At the end of the six furlongs, completed in 1:134.-,. he had a two lengths advantage over Empire Isle, who. in turn, had three lengths to spare over Baytree Bomber. But for being unprepared at the start the latter might have been the winner. Failure on the part of horsemen to enter their charges in sufficient numbers for tomorrows card again forced a late closing of entries. This situation is no reflection on the part of racing secretary L. Henderson Van Zandt. Race conditions are such that practically any type of performer is eligible. Any number of events are for non-winners since last Fall. and. considering that with few exceptions the majority of horses quartered on the grounds have not campaigned since then iti would seem that conditions are satisfactory. For their part many trainers claim their horses are not ready, having only recently come out of winter quarters Van Zandt is hopeful of being able to card the three listed handicaps for Saturday. The most remunerative is the ,000 valued Cleveland News Handicap at six furlongs tilt for three-year-olds. The two supporting features are the ,500 Hollen-den Handicap for four-year-olds and older at six furlongs, and the ,000 Forest City Handicap. This is a 4l2 furlongs dash tor two-year-olds.

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