Challe Anne Wins Lincoln Handicap: Lightweighted Flanders Filly Outruns Eternal Reward to Give Freddie Smith Double, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-21


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Challe Anne Wins Lincoln Handicap HandicapLightweighted Lightweighted Flanders Filly Outruns Eternal Reward to Give Freddie Smith Double DoubleWASHINGTON WASHINGTON PARK Homewood III June 19 Fred L Flanders Challe Anne winner of the Kentucky Oaks and third in the recent Coaching Club American Oaks provided a thrill for 16722 patrons when she emerged victorious in the twentyfirst running of the 15000 Lincoln Handicap as the Lincoln Fields Racing Association bowed out of the 1948 thoroughbred picture here this afternoon The only filly in the small field of six and a threeyearold at that Challe Anne led virtually throughout and hung on with grim determination through the stretch to arrive safely under the wire with a one and onequarter length advantage advantageIn In back of her came Augustus Nahms Eternal Reward and Dixianas Star Re ¬ ward with the former gaining the place decision by the shortest possible margin Jacob Shers Frere Jacques offered weak opposition but was best of the others othersCovers Covers Mile and Quarter in 203 Flanders hails from Muskegon Mich and is the breeder of Challe Anne The threeyearold daughter of Challedon Victorious Ann by Victorian raced the gruelling mile and onequarter in an ac ¬ ceptable 20323 over the lightning fast rac ¬ ing strip She had only 100 pounds in the saddle and Freddie A Smith veteran light ¬ weight rode a perfect race It was his sec ¬ ond triumph of the afternoon i iChalle Challe Anne earned 11325 of the gross purse of 15825 and was third choice in the wagering Eternal Reward victor in a pair of previous handicaps at this meeting was a Slight favorite over Star Reward By her notable victory Challe Anne earned a place among the leading threeyearold fillies now competing in the Prairie State and her efforts in the rich stakes to come at Arlington and Washington Parks will be noted with much interest interestStarter Starter Ruby White sent the field away awayContinued Continued on Page Three Challe Anne Wins Lincoln Handicap HandicapLightweighted Lightweighted Flanders Filly Outruns Eternal Reward to Give Freddie Smith Double DoubleContinued Continued from Page Ont in front of the stands and for several strides they were closely aligned Then Challe Anne who actually broke last forged to the front and by the time they reached the first turn she was clear and Smith wisely took her under a steadying hold At this point Frere Jacques and Eternal Reward engaged in a bumping melee and it didnt benefit either for Challe Anne was striding along nicely with ¬ out opposition oppositionAs As they moved down the backstretch Star Reward began his bid for a better position and it seemed that he was going places when Jack S L ranged along and forced him into a tight pocket Brooks took up sharply on the Dixiana star and once again found himself in last position That incident cost Star Reward valuable time and position and when he finally made another run he took the overland route at a loss of ground groundChalle Challe Anne in the meantime opened up a lead of several lengths and was show ¬ ing no signs of weakening She entered the stretch going easily and Eternal Re ¬ ward found his favorite place along the rail while Star Reward on the outside put in their challenges Both tried desperately and were within striking distance but found Challe Anne a worthy rival especially at the weights and toward the end neither was gaining an inch inchAir Air Rate Shows Way WayFred Fred Wyses Air Rate showed his heels to a smart field of sprinters in the Aristides Handicap sevenfurlong event that preceded the feature Backed into fa ¬ voritism the flashy chestnut son of De liberator Air Pocket led most of the way but never had a chance for a breather At the end Edward E Voynows Stud Poker was gaining steadily but failed by one length Speedy Lee showed a fairly even effort to gain the show honors honorsThe The return to form of Stud Poker was the highlight of the dash The gelding was one of the stars of the late Illinois cam ¬ paign last year and during the Florida sea ¬ son he was one of the ranking handicap horses Upon his return to competition over this track he was unable to generate his best speed and was beaten some il lengths lengthsToday Today he was close to the pace most of the way dropped back slightly on the turn then came with a rousing rush in the last eighth of a mile Should he maintain his present form he probably will be a formid ¬ able factor in impending stakes events at Arlington and Washington Parks ParksAir Air Rates score provided the fourth con ¬ secutive winner for the favorite players Sunnip Slick Pigeon and Hash Night pre ¬ viously triumphing in favored roles rolesSlick Slick Pigeon Nears Record RecordMrs Mrs Emil Denemark Chicago patroness saw her colors flash to a smart victory in the third when Slick Pigeon spread eagled his foes by four and onehalf lengths The bay son of Carrier Pigeon Slenderette who had not finished worse than third in six previous starts showed promise of being a betterthanaverage sort as he sped to within onefifth of a second of the track record for five furlongs his time being 58 Willie Parnell broke the colt alertly then snugged him in back of the blistering pace established by the diminutive Lena Valenti until the top of the stretch There he allowed Slick Pigeon to fly along and he easily opened a com ¬ manding lead and through the final six ¬ teenth he was under wraps After Lena Valenti faltered Podner from the stable of Mr and Mrs I K Brennecke came along to take the place from Louis Niers Great Doctor DoctorTorrerice Torrerice C Melroses Hash Night was the medium of heavy support in the fourth and managed to get home in fine style by four lengths However there were a few moments when those who backed him into 420 favoritism received a scare for round ¬ ing the turn into the stretch he attempted to bear out badly Eldon Nelson however was equal to the task reached down for a handful of reins and steadied the colt until straightened away for the drive At that point Hash Night ducked to the inside rail but was perfectly clear of his foes and caused no trouble Big Heralder owned by Mr and Mrs J Gunter was easily best of the others beating H P Christiansens Dad by three lengths lengthsNelson Nelson who is the leading apprentice rider of the meeting recorded his twentieth triumph thus losing one of the bugs previously allowed him under the new reg ¬ ulations of the Illinois Racing Board Un ¬ der the rule apprentices are allowed seven pounds until they have ridden 20 winners after which they are allowed five pounds until they lose their allowance

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