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LOYD GENTRY— Trainer of the Derby Trial winner, Flying Fury. t : ; Streaking Adds Another Score To Fine Record at Sportsmans Takes Yellow Blossom Purse Over Air Flight as Seventh Win in Last Eight Outings By J. J. MURPHY , SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 3. — Streaking, a gray gelding who may be the most consistent seven-year-old in training, accounted for his seventh success in his last eight starts and his second of the current meeting when he won the Yellow Blossom Purse here this afternoon. Racing in the silks of the Inverwood Stable, who claimed him for ,000 at Keeneland about three weeks ago, Streaking put on a fine display of power in the stretch to wear down Air Flight, the pacesetter, and win going away by a half length. Job Jessop was the winning rider, and Streaking, who was the second choice, paid .60 in running seven furlongs in 1:28%. Began Streak Last Summer Streaking began a winning skein of four triumphs at Randall Park last July. He followed with a score at Hawthorne in September and two at Keeneland in October. He was third at Sunshine Park in March, but came back to win at Keeneland and Sportsmans Park last month. He won four races in six outings last year. A field of eight raced in the Yellow Blossom, and while Air Flight was making the pace with French Bleu, the favorite, in second position, jockey Jessop was content to have Streaking in sixth place. After a half-mile had been traveled, Jessop moved Continued on Page Six * » — — — HAROLD H. POLK — Owner of Zuyder Zee who scored in the Mr. -Vernon Purse at Laurel yesterday. Streaking Makes Good Again at Sportsmans Wins Seventh Time in Last Eight Outings; Ail Flight Runs Second Continued from Page One Streaking up on the outside and on the stretch turn he was within four lengths of Air Flight. The gray was by far too strong for his rival coming to the end, although Air Flight held on well. French Bleu tired. Sunmmerlike weather again prevailed this afternoon with the temperature in the "eighties," and a gathering of 11,300 was on hand. The track was fast. The , second spill in as many days came about in the fourth race when the four-year-old Seppie stumbled and went to his I knees on the first turn. Jockey Joseph Valenti, who was aboard, was thrown but escaped with a shaking up. Merry Sweeper, the well played second choice, was the winner, enabling jockey Tommy ONeil to score his first victory of the meeting. Big Bargain, the pacemaker, finished second. A couple of favorites clicked in the early events, they being Jalbopate, in the third, and Alcova, in the fifth. Jalbopate, with Ronnie Baldwin riding his second winner of the day, overcame early trouble to beat Whits Rose while Alcova, ridden by Willie Cox, led all the way to win handily from Witted. Scairt Rabbit, second choice in the opener, and Miss Burke, who won the second at 2.40, combined for a 98.80 Daily Double. Scairt Rabbit, winner Of a couple of races at Oaklawn Park, led all the way but just lasted to hold dangerous dan with Whirl Awhile, the short-priced choice, unplaced. Miss Burke also showed the way throughout with William Carroll up.