Happy East Popular Lincoln Winner; Blenomar in Third Tally at Belmont: Bashful Sun Next To Bouchard Racer; Heckmann Has Gelded Son of Mont Blanc Home in Clear; Worcester Also Makes Good, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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MILTON RESSEGUET— »Trainer of Blen-riam who was returned victorious in the fourth race on yesterdays Lincoln Fields program. Happy Happy East East Popular Popular Lincoln Lincoln Winner; Winner; Blenomar Blenomar in in Third Third Tally Tally at at Belmont Belmont Bashful Sun Next To Bouchard Racer Heckmann Has Gelded Son of Mont Blanc Home in Clear; Worcester Also Makes Good By J. J. MURPHY HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., June 2.— Happy East, a five-year-old son of Mont Blanc — Sailing East, carried the silks of Norman Bouchard, Chicago owner to victory in the War Minstrel, a mile and sixteenth claiming race that was the best event on todays racing bill here. Ridden by apprentice John Heckmann, Happy East saved ground most of the way and finished one and one-half lengths before Mrs. Lora Birrs Bashful Sun, who battled it out with Mrs. J. Martins Brezno for second place. The winners time was 1:46% and he paid .40. Happy East, who had not been unplaced in his last seven starts and had won two purses in that time, was the favorite with the crowd of 13,411. His backers were given an anxious moment when he was racing on the inside of a couple of his competitors down the backstretch and it seemed as if he would be unable to find an opening. Apprentice Heckmann discovered a gap near-ing the far turn, however, and his mount came through to become a strong contender. Rounding the stretch turn he came to the outside of Bashful Sun and Best Doings, who had been making the early pace, and he drew out in the last eighth. Summer-Like Weather Summer-like weather prevailed here today and the racing strip was at its best. The skies became cloudy after the second race, but partially cleared toward the end of the day. " -Worcester, a short-priced favorite ridden by Johnny Adams, had no trouble winning the fifth race, which was at one and one-sixteenth miles. Adams nursed the six-year-old back of the pacemaking Marlin until the latter decided to give up, then sent his charge to the front to win handily over Nugget Gold. It was Worcesters seventh start of the Chicago season and his second triumph. Those of the Daily Double players whose favorite number is "two," were rewarded with 38.40 when a pair of thoroughbreds carrying that saddlecloth number, accounted for the first and second races. Troia, owned by L; S. Green, trained by Harry Golden, and ridden by Ronnie Baldwin, won the first race, while Slinger, from the Holley-Dale Farm, trained by Randy Sechrest and ridden by Dave Erb, was successful in the second. Troia took the opener by six. lengths but Slinger just got up in timeto catch the favored Jimmys Doll in the final strides. Our Jan, favorite in the Continued on Page Three Happy East in Popular War Minstrel Triumph Takes Lincoln Fields Feature in Clear Oyer Bashful Sun, Brezno Continued from Page One opener, finished third. Both public choices got to the front in the stretch but were unable to last. It was Troias first victory on the turf in 26 attempts. Slingers last win was at Sportsmans Park. The three-year-old . But Why, who recently finished second in making the first start of his career, graduated from the maiden ranks when he was up in time to take the third event from a field of non-winners of his own age. With jockey Don Wagner in the saddle the son of Genl Manager was outrun early, but came strongly in the middle of the track, while Participtation and Song of Italy, a couple of well backed ones, were fighting it out next to the rail and got up to take the money in the final strides. Participation nosed out Song of Italy for second place. The distance was six furlongs. Harry Allsmans two-year-old colt Blen-riam looked good in winning the first race of his career in the fourth event. The son of Priam H.t who had started a half dozen times previously, ran away from his field after a quarter of the five-furlong distance had been traversed and was seven lengths to the good at the finish. Ashes, a beaten odds-on favorite last time to the post, took second place from the favored Fast Buck, who was making his second start. Otto Grohs was the winning rider.

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