Rockwood Lou Triumphs In Governors Handicap: Outruns Devalue With Ease as Sportsmans Park Meeting Ends, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-13


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Rockwood Lou Triumphs In Governors Handicap HandicapOutruns Outruns Devalue With Ease as Sportsmans Park Meeting Ends EndsSPORTSMANS SPORTSMANS PARK Cicero 111 May 11 Frank and Rocco Maviglianos Rockwood Lou a hardhitting fiveyearold daughter of Ladysman Thunder Lou maintained her superlative form at this meeting when she once again turned back the best distance horses in competition by scoring a convincing three and onehalf lengths triumph in the 5000 added Gov ¬ ernors Handicap this afternoon afternoonA A banner crowd of 17933 witnessed the event as that popular miniature race course closed out its 13day session Overnight rains threw the course into a slow condition for the first two races but a warm sun dried up the strip as racing progressed and the horses were running over a nearfast track when the final race was staged stagedClosing Closing with a tremendous rush on the outside after trailing most of the way the Happy Hour Farms Devalue proved second best in the Governors while W H Bishops consistent Zo Zo after setting a smart early pace tired in the final stages but had enough left to stall off A S Biggins Quizzle QuizzleQuizzle Quizzle was ridden by the 32yearold ap ¬ prentice Artis L Fay who cinched the 700 Victory Bond prize that was turned over to the leading jockey of the meeting by presi ¬ dent John L Keeshin when he rode Lytta Jane to victory in the second race His near ¬ est competitor was Dell Jessop brother of the famed Job Dean Jessop who topped the countrys riders last year yearZo Zo Zo one of the more consistent geld ¬ ings in this section moved out into an easy two lengths lead at the start of the mile and oneeighth feature with Rockwood Lou down in the second slot and going along easily Signals Bloke and Rosy Brand also were in the thick of the fight fightAfter After a turn of the course Jessop gave the winner her head and she bounded past Zo Zo and into open daylight with the others being placed to drives to keep pace Clyde Troutts Cerberus the warm favorite for the race who was a champion at this track last season was close enough to threaten but was shut off several times and couldnt seem to locate enough racing room to sustain a drive By the time the field reached the far turn the last time Devalue a notoriously slow starter was beginning to find his best stride and passed all but the winner in one quick brush But Rockwood Lou had opened up an almost unbeatable lead and breezed over the line an easy winner winnerVirden Virden Scotts Bank Balance took ad ¬ vantage of a suicide pace established by P J Valentis Seamans Pal and Mrs Al Gaals The Dude and when the latter pair had given all the speed they possessed the threeyearold son of Endy Squall came on with a belated rush to annex the big money in the Alice Faye Purse which served as the secondary feature to the Governors The Dude however held on to save the place from Allen Estrins Ro ¬ man Belle

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