Gold Fire Continues Winning Ways at Churchill Downs Oval: Bischoff Sprinter Romps to Wire Before Big A. After Taking Lead in Stretch, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-05


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Gold Fire Continues Winning Ways at Churchill Downs Oval Bischoff Sprinter Romps to Wire Before Big A After Taking Lead in Stretch StretchCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 E A Bischoffs Gold Fire confi ¬ dently ridden by A J Fernandez romped to an easy accounting here today in the fifth race one of the better offerings on a mediocre program Taking command in the stretch Gold Fire reached the end of the six furlongs four and onehalf lengths before W7 G Reynolds Big A who was second by threequarters of a length over C C Bothmans Fly Out third in the field of nine starters startersGold Gold Fire who recently won at the Downs ran his victory string to three straight the sixyearold gelded son of Time Supply and Passage having won his last outing in Florida before shipment to Kentucky Gold Fire was held at 17 to 10 as the choice in the totalisator and he raced the threequarters over the muddy track in 114 114Big Big A went to the front soon after the start and made the pace 4o the stretch while Gold Fire raced within striking dis ¬ tance and forwardly placed Entering the home lane Fernandez called upon the Bischoff gelding and his mount responded with a fine burst of speed which was ample to put Big A away and then increase his advantage winning with something left leftTrack Track Is Sloppy SloppyBig Big A held on resolutely to take second money from Fly Out who had been a sharp factor to the final furlong Hashcamij se ¬ cured a good position for the drive but she was unable to threaten the leaders and wound up a soundly beaten fourth failing to rally when hard ridden riddenHeavy Heavy rains early this morning and show ¬ ers through the day left the Downs strip sloppy for the sport but the racing was interesting several of the better events resulting in close contests In spite of bad overhead conditions a crowd of some 10000 patrons turned out for the program Mr and Mrs I K Brenneckes Podner a wellconformed son of Rhodes Scholar and Kind Annie defeated seven other two yearolds in the Glen View Farm Purse fivefurlong first race Well ridden by jockey R L Baird the New Orleansowned victor sped to the finish two and onequar ¬ ter lengths before John Marschs well re ¬ garded Whirling Dough second by one length over William H Veenemans Wild Drift DriftPodner Podner raced nearest Bolo Runaway dur ¬ ing the run to the stretch and after he had djsposed of the early pacemaker held Whirling Dough safe while under mild urg ¬ ing Wild Drift gave a good effort to land the short end of the purse Podner second choice to Whirling Dough in the speculation ran the Glen View Farm distance over the wet footing in 101 and returned backers odds of 5 to 2 2An An even dozen ordinary threeyearolds met in the secondi race at six furlongs and Mrs Lottie Wolfs Victory Song handled by William McKinley Cook drove to a half length Decision TorrenceC Melroses Play Eda gave a good performance to annex the place award by a similar margin over E R Morris Dabster Victory Song assumed com ¬ mand when she was settled for the stretch run and although she drifted out while un ¬ der brisk urging she lasted to withstand Play Edas challenge The latter was hard ridden to take second honors from Dabster Victory Song raced the threequarters in 116 and paid 1040 straight

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