Lincoln Handicap Falls to Take Wing: Leads Twixt by Three and Half Lengths as Successful Session at Stickney Closes, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-25


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* Lincoln Handicap Falls to Take Wing Leads Twixt by Three and Half Lengths as Successful Session at Stickney Closes STICKNEY, 111., June 23.— Mrs. Clyde Troutts Take Wing, who won the stake two years ago, captured the ,000 added Lincoln Handicap for the second time as the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club brought its highly successful spring meeting to a close at Hawthorne this afternoon. A crowd of more than 22,000 persons was on hand to see the Troutt seven-year-old run the mile and a quarter under jockey F. A. Smith in 2:0535 and win by three and a half lengths with Twixt second and Devalue third. The program marked the close of a meeting beset by much bad weather, but attendance was high throughout the meeting and business was correspondingly encouraging to officials of the association. Races Close to Pace In racing to his victory, Take Wing raced close to the pace for about three-quarters of a mile, over some of which he was able to save ground, and then forged to the front. Twixt moved up about the same time and for a while it looked the two of them might be involved In a real duel for top honors. In the last eighth, however. Take Wing asserted his superiority by drawing away to score in decisive fashion. Twixt was unable to keep pace with the winner, but he did hold on well and lasted to save the place from Devalue, who had been far back over the early furlongs, by a head. Corydon, who had been well placed from the beginning, was a neck father back In fourth place. Good Bid, who won the La Salle Handicap in the mud last Saturday, and battled Latent for the early lead, but Good Bid began to wilt approaching the far turn and a little farther on Latent had enough. The only other starters were American Continued mn Page Thirty-Two ■_______ ___________ _ I i WALTER M. JEFFORDS— Owner and breeder of Pavot, Belmont Stakes winner. Favored Take Wing Victorious In Lincoln Handicap Renewal Continued from Pandge One Eagle and Flying Hostess, both of whom appeared to be overmatched. Take Wing who is expected to be a sharp contender for turf course honors at Wash- ington Park where the season opens Mon-! day was made an even money choice for ! todays engagement. To his owner the race was worth ,120. The Devonshire Handicap, at six furlongs, fell to H. L. Kings Bolo Tie, who was scoring his third victory in six starts this year. He ran the distance in the fastest time of the meeting, 1:11%, and won by two lengths under the handling of F. A. Smith. The more favored Burgoo Maid was second and Quizzle, a double stakes winner i at this meeting, was third. Bolo Tie broke in front, but Burgoo Maid i soon passed him to make the pace. Burgoo Maid showed the way for more than a half-mile and then Bolo Tie made the charge that eventually landed him home in front. He forged to the lead about a furlong from the wire and gradually drew clear, while Burgoo Maid held on well enough to take the place by a length and a half. Quizzle was never a great distance back, but he was not able to make much of a rally in the stretch under his top impost of 123 pounds. The winner shouldered only 109. Some Man was fourth to complete the three-quarters and in order behind him were Espino Gold and Lovely Trace. As the second choice, Bolo Tie paid .20 for .

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