Cherokee Chief Captures Fort Adams Purse by Head: Lasswell Puts Up Strong Ride; Fresh and Fair Lacks Endurance, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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Cherokee Chief Captures Fort Adams Purse by Head Lassweli Puts Up Strong Ride; Fresh and Fair Lacks Endurance By FRED GALIAM LINCOLN DOWNS. Lincoln. R. I.. May 7. — Herbie Lewis Loose Lip more or less lived up to his name in the featured Fort ! Adams Purse this afternoon. Taking the lead on the backstretch. the Social Hour gelding was clipped on the wire for not keeping a stiff upper one, and was beaten a head in a photo by Peter Fullers favored Cherokee Chief. The choice jut go up to eke out the award under a strong ride by jockey Glen Lassweli. Four and a half lengths back in third j place was Felix Poncelets Fresh and Fair, | who showed early speed, but lacked the en- I durance when it came to the important running. Cheokee Chief, who had competed against the likes of Nances Lad, Blue j Choir. Mighty Chief and others in Florida, was making his first start in this clime, and paid .60. He covered the seven furlongs in 1:2745. and gratified the favorite players among 7,417 who turned out in sunny, summery weather. Cherokee Chief, a son of Bull Lea — Penicuik II., thus a half brother to the Derby winner, Pensive, was bred by Calumet Farm and claimed from that outfit by Fuller for 2,500 at Gulfstream Park this winter. In four starts for his new owner, he finished second in the Race of Champions and finally got his first winning check this afternoon. Fresh and Fair and Loose Lip went past the stands the first time on the lead in the Fort Adams, with Noble Whilly, Cut Out, Cherokee Chief and Harrys Reward in that order. The last named never got out of that position and was badly beaten, reducing the affair to a five -horse contest.

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