Lawdy Claudy Captures Rosedale; Mince Pie Handy Winner at Downs: Is Third of Four Shoemaker Tallies, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01


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Lawdy Lawdy Gaudy Gaudy Captures Captures Rosedale; Rosedale; Mince Mince Pie Pie Handy Handy Winner Winner at at Downs Downs IsThird of Four Shoemaker Tallies Crack Rider Has Perfect Day in Saddle; Widener Colt Whips Dixie Dudley ! By CHARLES HATTON CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky.J April ,30.— Derby week celebrants, an estimated 8.000 of them,, turned out on the ancient Downs this crisp, sunny afternoon and were rewarded with some zestful sport in which the favorites were in fairly regular attendance in the winners enclosure. The form students erred slightly in the featured G furlongs of the Bringhurst, however, when Willie Shoemaker bounced P. A. B. Widener HLs second choice. Mince Pie. to the finish with two handy lengths to spare T. A. Grissoms Dixie Dudley. A half-length farther back. Crabgrass Stables Beauguerre was third, a neck before Floridian." Calumets favored Smileytown and Dunraven were blanked, but four of the first six winners had the most public " support. Shoemaker was completing a triple in the Bringhurst. named for a crack sprinter of other years, and Mince Pie, a Nasrullah colt running coupled with Gunman, returned .60 in the tote market. Shoemaker came back in the eighth race to score with Ram OXette for a perfect day of "four-for-four" in the saddle. Fast Strip for Feature The track had improved to fast by the time the feature was presented, and the leggy Mince Pie scampered over the distance in a lively 1:10%. It was his second success in four starts to date of the season. No valid excuse was possible for the choices. Floridian was quickest to begin from a good start in the Bringhurst and opened up a couple of lengths scudding down the backside, but he was forced to yield to Dixie Dudley, who turned for home looking a potential winner. Coming to the three-sixteenths pole. Shoemaker challenged him with Mince Pie however, and got the better of him after a brief struggle about mid-stretch. Over the last yards, the red and white barber pole stripes of the Widener family began to draw off to a conclusive victory. Dbde Dudley was being hard pressed, at the end, to withstand Beauguerre, who finished steadily end well under topweight of 124 pounds, giving the winner siz. . . Ismael Valenzuela notched his third victory in two days of riding at this south Louisville oval this afternoon by guiding-; R. G. Burns Errards Damozel to a "handy" triumph in the opening event a 4 /—furlongs dash for maiden two-year-olds. The Errard filly reached the end well over two lengths before Mrs. William Veenemans Moms Gem who in turn preceded Paul Shawhans Pinchy by a good five lengths. It was just over a length back to the choice, William J. Sprow Jr.s Bim-ballet. Valenzuela swamped his nine opponents through the initial furlong by assuming a clear lead on the field and reached the end in :52%. Qver a racing strip classed as "good." Errards Damozel rewarded her backers with a .80 mutuel in her maiden triumph. Copper Doll Scores by Head The second event, and latter portion of the Daily Double events, went to C. B. McNeills Copper Doll who under the guiding hand of Gordon Glisson came from off the pace to squeeze through along the inner rail and eke out a head decision at the expense of the favorite, Gentilly Sirbles Inquiry. Copper Doll stepped the G-furlong distance of the three-year-old filly test in 1:12-%, and paid 3.40. Daily Double tickets combining the first two winners were worth 7.40. Manuel Ycaza picked up his first Downs victory in the third race when he guided Henry "Doc" Mundays Bobamar to a length and one-quarter victory in that 4Vi-furlong test. The miss was on top of her eight opponents for all but the very first lew strides and in earning her maiden victory she required :53%, to cover the distance. The filly was the first choice o* the afternoon to reach the winners circle ,and paid, just .80.

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