Harry-Lou Springs Upset in St. Louis Purse Win: Tonights Fairmount Attraction Draws Field of Nine Sprinters, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-10


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Harry-Lou Springs Upset-In St Louis Purse Win Tonights Fairmount Attraction Draws Field of Nine Sprinters By J. J. HAHN Staff Correspondent FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, 111., May 9. — Harry-Lou, a nine-year-old gelded son of Half Crown and who races in the silks of Art Schroeder of St. Louis, sprang a surprise here Saturday night in winning the featured St. Louis Purse, a six furlongs dash in whic the veteran campaigner held on courageously near the end to stall off the rush made by H. H. Rendlemans King Bebe. Felix J. DeMarys Donald Sea was third. Cloudy weather, after earlier showers, prevailed for the sport which attracted 7,670 fans. Harry-Lou, ridden by Rafael Sanabria, broke fastest from his outside post position but Donald Sea, racing along the inner rail, beat the ultimate winner to the far turn. The DeMary representative, after holding on well to the head of the stretch, bore out when Harry-Lou opened daylight. In the run through the stretch the pride of the Schroeder stable was increasing his margin and was two lengths in advance of Donald Sea who was lapped with Fays Reaper and the fast-closing King Bebe. The latter, racing on the extreme outside, closed with a fine burst of speed but at the end was a short length away from victory with an edge of two lengths over the fast weakening Donald Sea. Following in order were Fays Reaper, Tiger Bee, coupled with King Bebe and serving as the public choice, Desefolks, Carls Abbie an Restimus. The feature was covered in l:121/5 over the fast course. The Tuesday night feature is the sixth race and named the Eldorado Purse. It is a six furlong dash and drew nine probable starters, including the J and G Hejna entry of Gus Fan and Geneva. Scheduled to go postward against the entry are Desefolks, Clynin, Spring Water, Without Kin, Dr. Rees, Creme-de-Cocoa and Grey Legs. The secondary, another six furlongs dash, is to be used as the fifth race and it brings together a good band of three and four-year-olds under allowance conditions. Racing secretary John J. Klucina failed to fill a distance race for his eight-race program. The first four are at five and one-half furlongs and the last half of the racing menu will be staged at six furlongs. Eight races are to be run here from Monday through Thursday with nine staged on Fridays and Saturdays. No post time change has been made when the lesser number of races are to be run. Post time each night will be 8:30 Central Daylight Time.

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