Spy Song Works Speedy Three-Quarters in 1:10: Didiana Colt in Most Impressive Trial of Year at Arlington Park, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-18


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Spy Song Works Speedy Three-Quarters in 1:10 Dixiana Colt in Most Impressive Trial of Year at Arlington Park ARLINGTON, PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 17. Headed by a dazzling move by Dixianas Spy Song, the work tab here this morning assembled a veritable "Whos Who" in racing. The flashy son of Bal-ladier Mata Hari turned in the most impressive trial of the season and one of the fastest moves ever recorded in this state when he worked six furlongs in 1:10 handily, over the main racing strip. With Irving Anderson in the saddle, the handsome colt worked the first quarter in :22, the three-eighths in :33, the half in :45, and the five-eighths in :57and. Not only did Spy Song finish within three-fifths of a second of the three-quarters track record, held by Myrtlewood, who registered 1:09 for the sprint in 1935, but his fractionals for the five-eighths smashed the record held jointly by Black Helen and Case Ace, whose mark of :58 was the best mark shown in competition. The big colt, who had previously shown a sour, rank disposition in his morning moves on previous occasions, worked kindly this morning. He raced as straight as a string and had he been pressed at any stage he probably would have gone faster. Other prominent racers on the track for clever moves were: Pellicle, three-eighths in :39, breezing; Armed, half in :48; Maine Chance Farms Beaugay, three-quarters in 1:12, breezing; Pot o Luck, three-quarters in 1:20, and William Helis5 Rippey, three-quarters in 1:12.

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