Spring Khal Repeats at Balmoral; Nashua in Solid Belmont Workout: Leads throughout on Sloppy Track, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-07


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Spring Spring Khal Khal Repeats Repeats at at Balmoral; Balmoral; Nashua Nashua in in Solid Solid Belmont Belmont Workout Workout Leads Throughout On Sloppy Track Racer of Lucien Knight, Jr. Hard Pressed to Hold Neck Edge Over Favored Breakers - By J. J. MURPHY WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood,. 111., June 6. — Due to a change in track conditions, the featured Mucho Gusto Handicap today was switched from the turf course to the main track. The distance _of six furlongs was the same as scheduled, and Spring Khal, racing for Lucien Knight Jr., was the winner, with Breakers a close up second, and Happy- Age, third, in the seven-horse field. Spring Khal, in scoring his second consecutive victory here, paid .00 and was ridden by Ronnie Baldwin. The racing strip was sloppy and a steady rain fell throughout the day, but a crowd of 9,067 was on hand. Breakers a Top Weight Favorite Breakers, carrying topweight of 122. pounds, was favored in the Mucho Gusto, but was off in fifth position, while Spring Khal went to the front at the outset. In the run down the backstreich Alsab Ace made a valiant effort to overtake the leader, but Spring Khal shook him off and was two lengths to the good at midstretch. Then Breakers came strongly on the outside and, gaining at the end, was beaten by but a neck. In winning the Mucho Gusto, Spring Khal remained unbeaten this year, having started but twice. Last year he won seven of his 23 starts and was unplaced but three times. He was bred by Rex Ells- Continued on Page Forty-Eight Spring Khal Repeater In Mucho Gusto Purse Hard Pressed to Hold Neck Edge Over Breakers in Balmoral Dash Continued from Page One worth, owner of Swaps, the Kentucky Derby winner. The afternoon started off with a maiden two-year-old racethat attracted 11 youngsters. The winner was Token Tune, a daughter of Spy Song— Noble Girt, who was making her seventh start. She went to the front early from inside post position and was never headed. Another Page, the favorite, was second. The distance was five and one-half furlongs, and Token Tune was ridden by John Adams. • * Ritas Flyer was in front throughout in the second and scored by two and one-half lengths from Pass: Jockey William Cox rode well on Ritas Flyer, who was connecting for the /first time in eight starts this year. The Daily Double paid 95.60. Know All, a two-year-old belonging to T. Alie Grissom, had an easy time of it in the third. Getting to the front early, the young gelding led all the way to be eight lengths to the good at the -end. Young Larry Galligan, an apprentice, was in the saddle of the winner of the five-furlong dash. It was two victories in three starts for Know All. The longest priced horse in the fourth was successful when Milk Baron, making his second outing at this meeting, made a show of his field. He won by six lengths, with Don Scurlock doing the riding. Market Tip, the short-priced public choice, finished last in the eight-horse field. The distance was "one and one-eighth miles. Lady Elliott was the choice in the fifth and rewarded her backers in scoring easily. Jockey Job Dean Jessop got the four-year-old filly to the front early and she was never headed, winning fairly well in hand in the six-furlong dash.

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