Jumpy John Makes Good for Faithful Followers: Beaten Favorite Last Two Times Out Registers at River Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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Jumpy John Makes Good For Faithful Followers Beaten Favorite Last Two Times Out Registers at River Downs By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent RIVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 22. — J. Forrests Jumpy John, a seven-year-old Shark gelding, redeemed the last two efforts here this, afternoon and reached the wire a good half a length in front of F. Shultzs In a Breeze. Capably handled by jockey Norman Hart, he was sent the six furlongs in 1:11%, registering the fastest-time of the meeting for the six furlongs. In redeeming the last two efforts, when he was installed the favorite to garner a third and a second, respectively, Jumpy John rewarded his supporters with a .80 mutuel, showing that the fans had not lost faith. Jockey Norman Hart was celebrating a double on the card with Jumpy John as the popular reinsman had also ridden J. Beckers Pochard to victory in the opener. This winner, coupled with George McFar-lands Craline in the second race, who was handled by jockey Evan Any on, the Double was worth 25.20 and Craline was part of the field in the straight betting. • The upward of 4,300 fans on hand were treated to a complete cycle of summer weather here in the Ohio Valley. Early in the day the sun was bright and warm. Nearing post. time for the first race it began to cloud up considerably and light showers were spasmodic during the second and third races. Prior to the running of the fifth; race, the -.heavens opened up, asrit were and the track was sloppy for the remaining events. S. I. Crews Colonel Roman made his first start of his career a winning one under the guidance of jockey Anthony Li-cata. This two-year-old Roman colt was much the best in his winning effort and was clocked five panels in :59%, just a second off the track mark, and the best time for the distance of the meeting.

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