Demon Bo Sprints to Cahokia Score: Has Six-Length Margin at Wire; Blue Pair Jr. Dead-Heats with Chic Bettyann, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17


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. Demon Bo Sprints To Cahokia Score Has Six-Length Margin at Wire; Blue Pair Jr. Dead-Heats With Chic Bettyann By J. J. HAHN CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis, 111., May 16. — Demon Bo, owned by James W. Norwine of nearby Collinsville, 111., made amends for two recent defeats at this track, when he bested eight rivals in the featured Normandy Purse Wednesday night. It was a hollow victory for the four-year-old son of Crossbow II. — Flyness, who led throughout the seven furlongs to finish six easy lengths ahead of the dead-heated pair of Chic Bettyann and Blue Pair Jr. Gilded Circle was another length behind. Demon Bo, with Rafael Sanabria in the irons, was made an ll-to-10 choice by the .4,247 patrons who braved cold temperatures to witness the nine-race mid-week program. The Norwine colorbearer paid .20, .00 and .00 and was clocked in 1:26 over the fast strip. Sent away from the starting gate under hustling tactics, Demon Bo broke from an outside post position and beat his field to the first turn. After taking a length lead over Blue Pair Jr., who forced the pace all the way, the Norwine colorbearer drew away going down the backstretch increased his advantage to three lengths at the final furlong. Continues to Increase Leod In the run through the bt retch the Demon Bo continued to increase his advantage and at the end was half a dozen lengths before Luke Waylandb Blue Pair Jr., and J. L. Clevelands Chic Bettyann. The latter, who had been well placed during the early running, came with a belated rush on the extreme outside to get up in time to finish in a tie with Blue Pair Jr. Leon "Bumpsy" Grandsart put up a frontrunning exhibition to win the first race on Mrs. Art Dishongs Set Cable, while the Mikel Farms Qualify, guided by apprentice Richard Barnett, copped the second. Fans who coupled them in the Daily Double event received 7.00. Ray Nardinis Bob Crossett, a first-time starter, carried Grandsart to his second victory on the card, defeating Cross Plains, Lullaby Miss and six other two-year-olds in the four furlongs third race. Step Blister survived a foul claim to win her second straight at the meeting, getting a head decision over the unlucky Flashy Fellow, while the latter was a hose before Princess Ellen. The winner, ridden by R. McEwen, came over on Flashy Fellow rounding the clubhouse turn. As the field reached the head of the stretch, Step Blister drifted out and had Flashy Fellow beyond the middle of the track at the finish. Princess Ellen was coming fast on the inside and in another jump would have carried Grandsart to his third victory on the program. Flashy Fellows rider, Wayne Chambers, lodged a claim of foul against the winner but it was not allowed. Wednesdays action was marked by two other good races. Tiger Kate came from behind to defeat the front-running Go Jeep Go in the fifth while All Tilly out-finished Egyptian Queen and Pachita to win the sixth, or secondary feature. Nine races are to be staged Friday night and heading the "fish night" program are a pair of allowances races. The seventh* is named the Signal Hill and is to be staged over seven furlongs while the fifth is named the Washington Park and is at five furlongs.

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