Love Sonnet Scores Clear Cut Victory in Forty Niner Purse: Turns Back Crack Reward By Length in Detroit Test; Blue Seal Furnishes Upset, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-07


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► — — i Love Sonnet Scores Clear Cut Victory in Forty Niner Purse Turns Back Crack Reward * By Length in Detroit Test; Blue Seal Furnishes Upset FAIR GROUNDS, Detroit, Mich., June 6. — Love Sonnet, hard-hitting six-year-old son of Hard Tack and Dark Love, carried the colors of the late C. S. Popovitz to an impressive victory here today in the featured Forty Niner Purse. Love Sonnet, who finished second in his previous engagement to Dixianas Shy Guy in the Alger Memorial was a strong favorite, but jockey Lois C. Cook kept right after him during the stretch run and he held a length advantage at the end of the one mile and 70 yards over Theodore D. Buhls Crack Reward. Just a length and one-half back, Mrs. Lottie Wolfs Childeric annexed the short end of the purse from the two other starters, E. P. Taylors Windfields and Hal Price Headleys well-regarded Catsmeow. Shouldering 108 pounds under the allowance conditions of the Forty Niner and with the apprentice allowance, Love Sonnet covered the distance in 1:43%. The handsome son of Hard Tack was the betting choice at 11 to 10. Crack Reward had the highest speed away from the stalls while Windfields moved right along during the first half mile and Love Sonnet raced third always within striking distance of the pacemaker until reaching the upper turn. Approaching the stretch, the ultimate victor forged to the front after a brief duel with Crack Reward, then withstood a long drive to retain his advantage. Childeric Runs Third Crack Reward was. not under strong pressure to save second honors over Childeric, who failed to rally when hard ridden through the stretch. Windfields gave way badly after his display of early foot and Catsmeow bore out so badly the entire journey that he was unable to reach serious contention. Pleasant but cloudy weather prevailed today in the Motor City area and a crowd of 8,529 regular patrons turned out for the racing, which was contested on a fast track. James Paddocks Blue Seal, claimed from the Sam E. Wilson, Jr., stable at Louisville, made good for his new owner when he coasted to a three and one-half lengths decision in the six-furlong fourth event, which brought out 11 high class platers. Blue Seal had the saddle services of Jimmy Combest and, although outrun during the early furlongs, -assumed command in the stretch and drew clear without need of urging. Carr Hatchs useful filly, Mazarine, finished strongly to garner the place award by a length and one-half from the Buhl stables Arb. P. L. Grissoms Master Bid, choice for the sprint, raced prominently to the final furlong then drifted out during the late stages and ran eighth. Acme, from the Hal Price Headley stable, who beat the same class company in a previous start, also disappointed, and, racing wide, wound up ninth. Blue Seal stepped the three-quarters in 1:11% and, overlooked in the totalisator, rewarded his backers with a straight payoff of 3.00. Theodore Buhls Turban, handled by Tommy Fico, drove to a two and one-half lengths verdict in the six-furlong fourth Continued on Page Two Loye Sonnet Takes Measure Of Crack Reward at Detroit Continued from Page One race, which matched an even dozen sophomore platers. Turban raced Alphas First into defeat after three furlongs, then held on willingly during the stretch drive to take a two and one -half lengths triumph from Harry Bensingers Miss* Sal K., who was second by a nose margin over Grace Lackeys Aiming Maid. Turban became a double winner at the current Fair Grounds meeting and the gelded son of Hairan and Lotus Leaf was the favorite at 33 to 10. JOCKEY W. PARNELL— Arrived at Detroit from Chicago and will ride for the Mrs. Lottie Wolf stable at the Motor City course.

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