Big Money Handy ThistleDown Victor: Son of Bull Lea, Nazareth Up, Runs Fastest Six Panels of Current Meet-1:103/5, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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4 Big Money Handy ThistleDown Victor Son of Bull Lea, Nazareth Up, Runs Fastest Six Panels Of Current Meet-1:10% By RONALD KRANCER Staff Correspondent THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June 22. — Big Money, owned by the estate of Samuel D. Riddle, ran the fastest six furlongs of the current meeting, 1:10%, when he scored a rather hollow tally in this afternoons featured Mentor Purse here at ThistleDown. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Coles Hot Cakes was second, five lengths back and another two lengths before Lord North, who was in close quarters along the back-stretch. Johnny Nazareth, who fits Big Money very well, was astride the winning son of Bull Lea. The winner was the top-heavy choice and paid .80, .40 and .20. It was a lovely day for the sport and a crowd of about 5,000 turned out. Disposes of Hot Cakes Big Money showed in front at the start with Hot Cakes on the ultimate winners outside. Gee was third and Dis Pete in fourth position. Along the backstretch, Big Money shook loose of Hot Cakes and, after the initial quarter, was in front by two lengths. Hot Cakes was second and Gee in third position. Midway along the backstretch, Lord North had to be taken up when Dis Pete crossed in front of him. He was quick, however, to gain best stride once again. Big Money continued to lead by a comfortable margin, while, on the turns, Hot Cakes was still in closest pursuit and Gee was hanging on to third position by a head over Dis Pete. Lord North was fifth, another length and a half in arrears. Through the stretch, Big Money clearly showed his class and there was no doubt of Continued on Page Forty-Seven Big Money Handy ThistleDbwn Victor Son of Bull Lea, Nazareth Up, Runs Fastest Six Panels Of Current Meet-lrlO Continued from Page One the outcome. With each stride the big animal increased his advantage and the filly, Hot Cakes, was not up to the task. Lord North was along to gain third money, closing some ground in the final three-sixteenths of a mile. Big Money was making his second start of the meeting and winning for the first time this year. He was unplaced in the Moses Cleaveland Handicap here 10 days ago. Wilmer C. Ensors Miss Zenith, ridden by Louis Syfrig, scored her second straight tally over this track when she led 12 rivals home by four lengths in the fourth race. M. Carters Hoy Jr. was second, a length in front of Midland Trail, who was slow to gain best stride. The winner paid a tidy 2.60 and was timed in 1:11% for the six furlongs. 76.00 Daily Double J. B. Burns Heres Jake broke his maiden in the third race, when being strongly ridden by Paul A. Ward. He arrived at the end of the five and a half furlongs a length and a quarter to the good of the favored Bad Margie. Lynn Ridge with Joe Servis abpard was third, another three lengths back. Heres Jake paid .40 and was clocked in 1:06%. Another good-sized Double* 76.00, was returned this afternoon on the combination of Mrs. William Christmas Bogie Man and Niles and McKenna"s Miss Run More. Boige Man was ridden by Joe Servis and paid 1.40, being timed in 1:11%.

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