Next Move Staunch Acorn Choice; Banovina Easy Sportsmans Winner: Bishop Sprinter Furnishes Upset, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-10


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Next Next Move Move Staunch Staunch Acorn Acorn Choice; Choice; Banovina Banovina Easy Easy Sportsmans Sportsmans Winner Winner Bishop Sprinter Furnishes Upset Victor Favors Slow Strip To Take Rose Leaves While Hypostyle Disappoints Again By TEDDY COX SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 9. ā€” William H. Bishop, whose tremendous following has been created by the fine consistency of his horses, saddled the winner of another feature event this afternoon, but most of his backers were left looking out of the window. That is, they didnt think the four-year-old gelding, Banovina, rated much chance in the Rose Leaves Purse, a five-furlong dash that attracted some of the top sprinters on the grounds, and after he drove to victory he returned 0.80. Theodore D. Buhls Likeasnot, who fashioned a brisk early pace over the slow track, hung on .well through the late stages to save the place, but was five lengths in back of the leader. Third in the sprint was F. Scotts Penniless, with William Offer-mans Flaming Bush fourth. Banovina had last competed in ,000 claiming company and was picking up five pounds in weight, but the change in track conditions apparently moved him up many notches. He was close to the pace from the start and when Harold "Red" Keene, who is the counterpart of Ted Atkinson as "The Chicago Slasher," went into his usual whipping act, Banovina drew away with authority. Crowd of 7,863 Out Mrs. N. M. Mikels Hypostyle once again proved himself to be consistent by his inconsistency. The consistent angle was that he was made public choice for the seventh consecutive time without winning. Today he had all of his speed, but simply was not good enough and finished fifth. The weather was of a "yes and no" category. During parts of the afternoon there was a wind of almost cyclonic velocity prevailing, it becoming cold at times, hot and humid and even the sun managing to peep through to see what it was all about. A total of 7,863 patrons were in the stands. Starter Roy Dickerson sent the field away nicely from the chute at the top of the stretch and, as usual, there was the hell-bent-for-leather battle for position to the first turn. This characterizes all five-furlong races here. likeasnot was the first Continued on Page Forty-Three Banoyina Easy Victor In Sportsmans Sprint Favors Slows Strip to Defeat , Likeasnot by Five Lengths Continued from Page One to show at that point and several others either raced wide or were caught in close quarters. Once they moved into the backstretch, Banovlna swept into the lead and they never threatened him thereafter, even though Keene kept after him to assure victory. His time for the distance was 1:02%. Ed Luthers Pharlo, accounted for the opener to score by a half length over Cake Walk, with Donna Lā€ž third. W. E. Carroll had the gelding away in the middle of the pack and allowed him to improve his position gradually. As they moved down the backstretch the second time, Carroll went to a drive. Cake Walk, in the meantime, had asiUimed command and was clear as she neared the turn into the stretch. Pharlo was not to be denied, though, and was drawing away at the line. He was well supported in the open betting race, paying 2, and raced the seven furlongs in 1:32. Uncle Rob, a sprinter was dropped in against a field of ,000 for his 1950 bow, and proved too much for his opposition Harold "Red" Keene had him in perfect postion throughout and once the field was well settled in stride the eight-year-old gelding went to the front withbiit difficulty. He held a good lead entering the stretch but had to be hustled to withstand Duolc, who closed with a belated rush. Favorite players didnt get much of a run for their money and for a good reason, for upon returning to the unsaddling enclosure it was seen that Richwall was very lame from behind. The winners time for the seven furlongs was 1:33% and he was an outsider at 7. Joe Bollero, well known trainer who operates the Hickory Acres Farm near Palatine, saddled W. T. Loebers Atomic Energy for the geldings victory in the third race. Harold Featherston took the plater to the front immediately. He repulsed early bids from Queen Karling, who wound up last, "and Jess D., and when the tired withstood Cinder Kings fine challenge to win by a length. Atomic Energy returned 2.

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