Grey Days Drives Home Head Before Four Deep: Nichols Astride Fausett Racer for Fourth Score on Program, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-06


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t APPRENTICE B. NICHOLS— Rode four winners at Hawthorne yesterday. Grey Days Drives Home Head Before Four Deep Nichols Astride Fausett Racer For Fourth Score on Program STICKNEY, 111., June 5— H. H. Fausetts .»_ . Grey Days and apprentice Billy Nichols ls commanded the spotlight as the Lincoln ln Fields Jockey Club presented another program 3- at Hawthorne this afternoon. Grey ?y Days won the afternoons feature race, the ,e six-furlong Elmwood Park Purse, and in m guiding him to that triumph Chicagos J leading reinsman was handling his fourth tn successful mount of the day. Grey Days ran the three-quarters of a a mile on a good track in l:144s and just * lasted in a driving finish. He won b;, a head from the more favored Four Deep, pa while Ghost Hunt finished third, just a Continued on Page Four Grey Days Drives Home Head Before Four Deep Nichols Astride Fausetr Racer For Fourth Score on Program Continued from Pace One length farther back. Nine competed, with Handy Lad whipping the others. Grey Days, who paid 5.60 for . was in front all the way. Ghost Hunt raced alongside him to the turn and then the Fausett gelding drew into the clear, but half way down the homestretch Four Deep emerged from the pack to present his challenge. Four Deep was gaining on the ultimate winner with each stride, but under Nichols energetic handling Grey Days lasted. After racing in closest pursuit of the pace for almost five-eighths of a mile | Ghost Hunt held on well and, in taking third honors beat Handy Lad two lengths. The latter was a trailer the opening quarter and made up considerable ground to finish fourth. Leos Brandy turned in an even performance, while Rush Act. who was expected to show more, never threatened at any stage. Thankful raced with the leaders for about a quarter mile and then j gave way. J. H. Miles Forevic, who won his last ■ engagement, came back with another suc-I cess when he took the first race in which I eight met over six and a half furlongs. j Among the leaders from the beginning, he | rallied when brought out in the stretch I and wore down the pacemaking Ever Fly-i ing in the last eighth to score by a length and a half. Billy Nichols rode him. Fergies Maid ran third. Apprentice Nichols rode his second winner of the afternoon when he drove Joe Spagat home in the third race, a dash of five and a half furlongs for three-year-olds. Racing under the colors of Mrs. Monte Weil. Joe Spagat wore down Over-cross and Sunwise in the last eighth to score by a length for the first win in his career. Nichols made it three winners by sending the Happy Hour Farms Sibley across the line of finish ahead of six rivals in the fourth event. The distance here was six and a half furlongs and Sibley reached the end of it three lengths to the good, coming from behind in the run through the stretch to accomplish the feat. Noisily, the favorite, flattered he- supporters by showing the way to the V Mb, but then gave way to the winner 1 to be content with the place.

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