Seven to Compete in Cahokia Sprint: Herb S. and Pearl Corral May Attract Bulk of Play in Belleville Cap Tonight, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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. , Seven to Compete In Cahokia Sprint Herb S. and Pearl Corral May Attract Bulk of Play In Belleville Cap Tonight By A. L. SHIELDS CAHOKIA DOWNS, East St. Louis. 111.. May 2. — The ,500 Belleville Handicap, for three-year-olds and upward at 6£ furlongs, tops Saturday evenings well-balanced card of nine races and has attracted seven of the fleetest runners housed on the grounds. The field for the feature, headed fay Mr. and Mrs. E. Logsdon Stables entry of Herb S., 122, and Calloway K., 114, consists of O. and G. Knights Mike Newton, 110. James M. Burns Pearl Corral, 117, Carroll P. Polands Wild Chorus, 112. Stelle Farms Egyptian Queen. 105, and Mitchell Aboum-rads Royal Intrigue, 109. Herb S. captured the Inaugural Handicap here last week and is the likely favorite. The seven-year-old Hampden — Counsello gelding was away from the racing wars last winter but proved his fitness last week in defeating Guys Birthday and Egyptian Queen in the Inaugural. Pearl Corral looms a strong contender. A four-year-old Fleeting Star — Au Fait filly, she will be remembered by the local fans for her victory in the Old Glory Handicap at 6Ys furlongs last July 4. Mike Newton Fancies Off Track Mike Newton has shown a fondness for the course and has a penchant for off going and it is probable that the racing strip will be something less than fast due to the rains of this morning. He is a serious opponent every time he goes to the post, as attested by his defeat, of Lewis A. D. and Creek Nation on the opening night program here. Thurman Gammons Auburn Tiger captured the featured ,400 Centralia Purse here Thursday night in the fastest time for 5 furlongs of the current, meeting. Timed in :58%. the six-year-old Education gelding was a popular victor returning .20. .40, .60, across the board. Jockey J. R. Vinson guided the Gammon colorbearer to the front shortly after the start, increasing the advantage at every pole and was four lengths in advance of Bert Connors Marcy Anne, who pressed the pace but was hard put to stave off the fast closing Vandanell by a half length. Phalate, owned by R. Hevia, and. Rulers Faith, running in the colors of Paul E. Shelby, accounted for the first and second races to reward the holders of the 4-10 combination with a Daily Double payoff of 3.80. The lightly regarded Rulers Faith, ridden by L. P. Grandsart, came away from the gate alertly arid, when set down, drew away from the field with every step to enjoy a margin of eight lengths over her nearest rival Sleuthfoot, who displaced the tiring Mandas Gal by the scant margin of a nose. Apprentice R. Sainz rode the first winner of his career in the third race aboard Cecil Pikes Go Pike, a two-year-old Boer War — Miss Lipan colt. Go Pike flashed a good turn of speed in the 4 furlongs event by showing the way to the seven others in the field practically from the start.

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