Seven Juveniles Clash in ThistleDown Feature: Pie Bed Seen Favorite over Snubbed and Happy Memories, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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Seven Juveniles Clash In ThistleDown Feature Pie Bed Seen Favorite Over Snubbed and Happy Memories THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June 22. — The Bombay Purse, named for the first winner of the Ohio Derby back in 1876, will headline the nine-race program to be presented here at this suburban Cleveland course on Wednesday. The Bombay is styled for two-year-olds and has attracted a field of seven headed by W. J. Sprow, Jr.s Pie Bed, a gelded son of Grand Admiral. Named to race the Stevens-trained two-year-old are Anaian Stables Amnistiada, E. W. Haynes Texas Plains, Mrs. Arthur Hullcoats Happy Memories, A. Hocken-J|MandjngM3ek of the year and in his last effort was third to Mister Carter in the Joliet Stakes at Lincoln Fields. Jockey Donal Bowcut, who was astride the gelding that afternoon, reports that he was cut down in the vicinity of the four and a half furlong marker and lost all chances. The gelding has been training smartly since arriving here in Ohio and appears ready once again to take up his winning ways. He last won at Churchill Downs on Aprils 27 when he reached the end two and a half lengths to the -good of Munchausen at four and a half furlongs. His time over the fast strip was :53%, which is quite good. Pie Beds other winning race was scored at Lexington in April when, running for a ,000 tag, he drew clear in the final furlong to defeat Im Expectin by nearly two lengths. The track was good and the time was :50%* for the Headley course. Snubbed dropped a nose decision in his last race to Alcova after a bitter stretch duel. There was a foul claim in the race ■MtfttliMlllitiHilit ards did not allow it. It was true that Alcova did drift out somewhat through the late stretch, but it was not enough to hamper the chances of the second horse. The Hamar colorbearer was third in another local appearance to Pussy Lady, going five furlongs. This one has shown a good closing lick in his races here and he should fancy the extra sixteenth of a mile in the Bombay. Mrs. Hullcoats homebred, Happy Memories, will be moving up in here, but the manner in which the Lochinvar colt won his last race, he may not find the company too severe. In a maiden race here on June 12, Happy Memories gained the lead soon after the start and then drew clear to win by three lengths, winning in a handy fashion. His time was 1:00 for the five furlongs, which is quite good over the track this season. Deb Talk and Deck Cherry both ran good races in New Orleans during the past winter, but have not shown too much since |yr||cU™Armistmdwa6 sired in one local outing. Texas "Plains will -* •- • " -— - I

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