King Nadi Purse to With Pleasure; Flying Missel Defeats Sun Bahram: Forced to Drive To Whip Favorito; Batcheller Hustles Odds-On Choice Hard in Final Eighth To Register by One Length, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-07


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King King Nadi Nadi Purse Purse to to With With Pleasure; Pleasure; Flying Flying Missel Missel Defeats Defeats Sun Sun Bahrain Bahram Forced to Drive To Whip Favorito Batcheller Hustles Odds-On Choice Hard in Final Eighth To Register by One Length WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 6. — Oscar J. Breaults With Pleasure, three-time conqueror of Armed and a ranking sprinter of the nation a couple of seasons back, managed to account for the King Nadi Purse here* this afternoon, but in being forced to a powerful drive against comparatively weak opposition, proved that hes got a long way to go before he ever attains his former speed. It required the former stakes winner 1:11 to get over the six furlongs and at the line the apprentice, Logan Batcheller, was kicking and shoving for all he was worth to withstand Favoritos late challenge. The latter, owned by Marion H. VanBerg, prevailed over M. J. Dants Southern Pride for the place. A heavy .20 for favorite in the wagering, it was With Pleasures initial victory in many moons. However, most of those competing against him were of the ordinary claiming variety and it was the general feeling that his class alone would get the job done. High Winds Slow Up Times A crowd of 9,890 was in the stands for the feature. Earlier in the day there was a definite threat of rain, but high winds drove away the menacing clouds. These same winds blew directly up the back-stretch and probably accounted for the fact that fast times were not recorded. In view of the fact that horses without claim to stakes ability had broken 1:11 several times during the meeting, With Pleasures time was disappointing. He carried only 107 pounds under the conditions of the King Nadi, and this figure was considerably less than he usually carries in handicaps. The start was held up by Jett-Jett and Pad Lock, but the field was sent away in good alignment and Danada Red was first to show in the front. He was followed by Southern Pride and Beneva. With Pleasure also was away well, but began to drop back, and this created some alarm for his many backers. Going into the turn, Southern Pride took over the pacemaking task and With Pleasure, on the outside and losing ground, began to pick up speed. After Southern Pride raced Danada Red into ground, With Pleasure came along steadily, opened a clear lead and appeared galloping along well within himself when he began to tire in the final eighth. Batcheller, sensing the danger, began to hustle hard and it was well that he did, for Continued on Page Two With Pleasure Forced To Drive to Triumph Odds-On Choice Hustled Hard To Withstand FaYoriros Bid Continued from Page One in the last sixteenth Favorito found a stride that figuratively was devouring ground and he would probably have finished first with another 70 yards to go. The first dead heat to win of the Illinois season occurred in the fifth when D. C. Wilhelms Rousing Night and R. W. Shaws Shaws Pride, the latter a heavy favorite, came down to the line deadlocked. A neck further away came I. S. Weiners Don Coventry, and Herbie G. was only another nose back, making it-one of the closest finishes of the meeting. Herbie G., who recently was acquired by Weiner, set a fast early pace and led until hearing the wire, at which time both Shaws Pride and Rousing Night emerged from the pack. Mrs. H. J. Damms Harry D. accounted for the third, beating the Woolford Farms Campaigner in a hard drive. The colt ran a rather unusual race in that he showed speed in spots and during the long stretch he didnt seem to know what course to take, veering in and out down to the wire. However, he did not bother any of his foes. Mrs. J. E. Hankins Time Lark, a colt that was claimed by his owner during the Churchill Downs meeting for ,000, downed a field of ,000 platers in the mile and one-eighth fourth. At the finish he was a head in front of Mrs. L. H. Thompsons Brezno, while Mrs. J. P. Keezeks Timboo was third, three-quarters of a length further away. Form players sufferd a blow at the start in this race when Dame dHonneur, the favorite, "acted up badly at the gate and when Ruby White pressed the button she was up in the air and had absolutely no chance to get away with the others. However, she managed to beat one horse, which was something of a feat in view of the fact that she was many lengths behind going into the first turn.

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