Rush Act Accounts For Route Offering: Miles Campaigner Is Length In Advance of Happy Pilot in Lincolns Lexington Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-16


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Rush Act Accounts For Route Offering Miles Campaigner Is Length In Advance of Happy Pilot in Lincolns Lexington Purse STICKNEY, 111., June 15.— The Lexington Purse at a mile and a sixteenth was the feature of todays Lincoln Fields program at Hawthorne and in it Rush Act, owned by J. H. Miles, defeated five other able routers. Scoring his first victory of the year. Rush Act won by the margin of his own length from Happy Pilot while Sand Storm ran third, a neck farther back. The Miles five-year-old was ridden by Billy Nichols who was handling his second winner of the afternoon to increase his advantage as Chicagos leading reinsman. Rush Act was held in reserve for about ! three-quarters of a mile and then Nichols 1 called upon him. He responded willingly j | and in the final sixteenth got up for the Victory that gave his supporters .80 for each they invested. In finishing second, Happy Pilot also turned in a commendable performance, coming from a good distance back to earn his share of the purse. Turning into the homestretch he was in front of only one horse. Sand Storm followed King Epithets pace to the homestretch and then took a I good lead, but he weakened near the end j and had to be content with the show i sward. Crowd of 11,000 Out Latent, who was well supported, turned in an even performance, but it was only good enough to land him in fourth position at the wire. King Epithet was a tiring fifth and Olidor. who trailed the field throughout, was the only other starter. Todays program was witnessed by more than 11,000 patrons. Diderod. flying the colors of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Harris, proved best in the Deer-field Purse, a spin of six and a half furlongs, offered as the fifth race. She won by a length and a half, with the favorite. Four Deep, beating Tawny Lady a nose for the place. Diderod, who paid 5.60 for , followed the pacemaking Tawny Lady and Four Deep for more than five-eighths of a , mile and then wore them down to get the , decision. Devils Crag was fourth, but he [ was eight lengths behind Tawny Lady.

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