Shan Pac Travels 7 Furlongs in 1:22; Jockos Walk Takes Port Washington: Clips Three-Fifths off Downs Record, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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Shan Shan Pac Pac Travels Travels 7 7 Furlongs Furlongs in in 1:22; 1:22; J Jocko ockos sWalkTakes Wa I k Ta kes Port Port Washington Washington Clips Three-Fifths Off Downs Record Grissom Colt Defeats Ezgo By Head With Topweighted Dogoon Third in Handicap By CHARLES IIATTON CHURCHILL DOWNS. Louisville. Ky.. May 1.— That the Derby course has a firm bottom, and a lot of bounce was made abundantly clear to 11,500 Derby week celebrants this bland May Jay when T. A. Grissoms Shan Pac erased, the 7 furlongs track record in the 24th running of the 1,650 Churchill Downs Handicap. With Johnny Heckmann zooming ,him through between the leaders coming to the final sixteenth, he beat L. H. Thompsons favored Ezgo an outthrust head on the post, with the pacemaking Dogoon third, two and a half lengths back. Cardinal Sin finished fourth in a race run in 1:22, three-fifths faster than Black Georges course "par." The winner returned .60 while banking ,572.50, of which ,447.50 was net. Shan Pac carried 115 pounds and was in receipt of seven from the topweighted Dcgoon, making his first start of the new campaign and a trifle high in flesh, five pounds from, the runner up. Following the running of the stake, Joe Gottstein presented the winners connections a trophy. This was the successful four-year-old Shannon II. colts second success In 13 starts in an active early season campaign. Dogoon, who usually needs a race, and was trying to emulate his brother Swoons Son, winner of the 1957 Churchill Downs, set out at a great rate leaving the gate midway the chute and led comfortably from Shan Pac and Cardinal Sin in the run down that lane. Holds Lead Into Stretch He turned for home still in front, but with Shan Pac tracking him persistently and beginning to make up some ground. Ezgo had also initialed an advance on the outside and passing the furlong ground, he was worrying Dogoon from the outside. A bit farther along Heckmann sent Shan Pack through the gap between them with a rush they could not deny, beating Shoemakers mount a zip on the post. Dogoon collapsed on Erb in the last 70 yards and was a receding third. He had made a noteworthy try under his impost. Milo Valenzuela started the favorite players off with enthusiasm in the opener by guiding R. G. Burns l-to-2 chance. Sudden Lamar, to a facile victory with the two-year-colt colt reaching the end of the 4 A furlongs in :53%. Sudden Lamar was forced to be used more than a little through the opening quarter to wear down the early leaders but once that mission was accomplished near the top of the front straightaway it was all over for Milo was snugging his mount in at the end. Runner-up honors fell to Henry Mundys Chantrose with the filly finishing rt half length before Kenneth Burkharts Dixie Heart, who made up some ground after breaking slowly. The second race found Mrs. Irving Gush-ens favored Andys Beacon finishing up the track in a disappointing effort which found the three-year-old filly void of speed throughout the 6 furlongs. Honors here went to S. I. Crews Cuvier Boy, which registered easily by five length at the expense of Circle M. Farms Fleet Gayle. Mrs. Edward S. Moores colt was but a nose before Ceedoubless Farms Bristling. Cuvier Boy, in whining his maiden race, required but 1:11 to get the 6 furlongs and rewarded his backers with a 3.20 mutuel. Daily Double tickets on Sudden Lamar and Cuvier Boy were worth 9.60. Valenzuela was quick to locate the winners circle again as he notched his fifth" win in seven attempts in the third, a 4 1-2 furlcngs dash for juveniles with a ,500 claiming price. W. H. and D. L. Whites Star Again provided the popular rider with his win, while edging out the choice, Doug Davis Jr.s Miss Turner, by nearly two lengths. It was a like margin back to Lakeside Stables Our Boy John. Star Again stepped the distance in :53%.

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