Litte Reaper Again Scores at Churchill: Grissom Speedster Covers Three-Quarters in 1:09 4/5 While Taking Third Straight, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Litte Reaper Again Scores at Churchill ChurchillGrissom Grissom Speedster Covers ThreeQuarters in 1 09 While Taking Third Straight StraightBy By BUD LYON LYONCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 10 T Allie Grissoms Litte Reaper maintained his unblemished record for the Kentucky spring season by notching his third consecutive victory here this after ¬ noon before 19200 rain soaked fans The threeyearold colt picked up his purse in the most difficult fashion as he was forced to come from off an extremely fast early pace and in an all out drive nipped Mrs Sam E Wilson Jrs Red Hot Pistol by a head right on the wire while reaching the end of the 6 furlongs in l091s The time was but a tick removed from the standard established two years ago by Delta and equalled last year by Dogoon DogoonRates Rates With Top Sprinters SprintersShow Show honors in Sotemia Purse went to T D Buhls Counter Spy with the former Wheatley Stable colorbearer finishing well over three lengths farther away E P Metzs Dudley Dixie wound up fourth an ¬ other neck back and just a nose before the ddson choice Mrs Irving Gushens Bumpy Road Apple Acres Stables Atalla Miss the early leader finished last another nine lengths away awayLitte Litte Reaper a Derby Hopeful earlier in the year but one which failed to live up to expectations during his winter racing gave full evidence that he is capable of going with the best sprinters available in his hard earned triumph today as he was on the verge of a track record established by far better than average sprinters while under an exacting 119 pounds poundsJohnny Johnny Heckman was astride the colt this afternoon and was forced to bide his time through the opening furlongs as up Continued on Page FiftyThree V J Litte Reaper Again Scores at Churchill ChurchillGrissom Grissom Speedster Covers ThreeQuarters in 1 09 While Taking Third Straight StraightContinued Continued trom Page One Onefront front there was an extremely swift pace with Attalla Miss reeling off an initial quarter in 2225 following which Red Hot Pistol took over to get the half in 45 It was at approximately the quarter pole that Heckmann sent his mount through along the inner rail in a daring move to attempt to make up a three lengths deficit that prevailed at the time This bit of daring had much to do with the colts score as those forced to take the overland route were never able to recover lost ground groundLitte Litte Reaper a son of Grand Admiral or Hypothetical from Miss Militant now seems ready to emerge into stakes company with a real chance to win as in his last three victories he has handled some clever speedsters With the heavy choice out of the money the winner returned a very tidy 720 720Ret Ret Hot Pistol appeared to have suffered no ill effects from his race in last weeks Kentucky Derby as the Charlie McAdam colt ran a winning race for all but the last stride where Litte Reaper nipped him i with a thrusting head headi i Bumpy Rood Dislikes Track TrackBumpy Bumpy Road an impressive winner here a week ago apparently encountered a rac ¬ ing strip he couldnt quite handle as the t going was greasy but fast with a near steady shower falling on the track throughout the afternoon The Gushen colorbearer left the starting gte in a slug ¬ gish manner appearing as if he could not untrack himself himselfBumpy Bumpy Road recovered somewhat after going a quarter mile to make a mild run at the leaders coming to the quarter pole but did not have anything left when he was straightened away for the run through the front stretch and he was struggling to maintain a smooth action all through the last furlongs furlongsHenry Henry Forrest saddled three winners on the halfholiday program After sending out Requestette to win the third in the Pollard Hawksin silks he saddled Wet Back and Gems Baby to tally in H H Doc Mundys colors in the fifth and sixth events eventsI I T Alie Grissom s Henrys Reward certi ¬ fied himself as the most consistent thor ¬ oughbred on the grounds in taking down the opening event He became the first threetime winner at the meeting and at the same time maintained an unblemished record Henrys Reward performs in the lowest claiming bracket 2500 but more than pays his way as todays 1625 win ¬ ners prize raised his earnings for the year to just over the 9000 figure most of which was picked up through five victories In addition to consistency the Revoked geld ¬ ing is asgame as they come as he went head and head with the runnerup Three Bobs throughout the 6 furlongs while reaching the end with just a half length to spare in 111 5 Show money went to Grand Tempo with the marebeing nearly five lengths farther away R L Bobbie Baird was astride the Tennessee Wrighttrained sprinter and the mutuel return was but i 660 Another repeater took the second when Boyd Littrells Indian Heir came right back to register a length and onequarter de cision over Elias Brs Night Mission in that 6 furlongs dash

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