W. Daniels Colors: Carried by Socrates to Victory in Greenfield Claiming Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-20


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W. DANIELS COLORS • Carried by Socrates to Victory in Greenfield Claiming Stakes. ♦ ■ Priscilla Ruley Scores at Long Odds for Belair Stud — Three for James Butler Stable. • XEW YORK. X. Y., May 19.— The Greenfield Claiming Stakes was the principal offering at Jamaica this afternoon and for the second time in succession the colors of William Daniel, the Chicago sportsman, were carried to victory. Socrates, the son of Samaritan — Daphne, ridden by jockey George Ralls, had but little trouble in leading his opponents home by a wide margin. Pedagogue, from the Rancocas Stable, was the one to finish second, while A. J. Contentos Contentment was third. The field was unruly at the post, but left in good alignment. Socrates, beginning from the rail position, went to the front immediately, while Edisto, Theo Fay and Master Billy raced after him, closely lapped. Pedagogue was leading Contentment, but several lengths back of Socrates. Ralls, astride Socrates, had a nice steady hold of his mount and he was racing along in even fashion. McAtee, on Edisto, called on the L. S. Thompson color bearer rounding the turn, but she was unable to improve her position. When straightened out for the stretch. Socrates drew away with ease and was under restraint at the end. Pedagogue and Contentment worked their way up on j the inside and finished going fast The others tired badly from their early efforts in chas- i ing the leader all the way and dropped back. The time for the five and a half furlongs was 1 :05%. the best displayed in the running of the stake, which carried an added value of ?2.000 and was worth ,625 to the winner. Overhead conditions were all that could be desired for the afternoon and the track was J at its best. The crowd was exceptionally large for a Monday. The Belair Stud furnished the winner of I the Corona, which was at a mile and seventy yards, in Priscilla Ruley, ridden by jockey ! Fields, and at the end she had a wide margin | over F. M. Taylors Abu Ben Ahdem, while the Oak Ridge Stables Plough Boy was third. The winner was a neglected factor in j the wagering and the longest priced winner jof the day. ARAGOX TARDY AT START. The start was marred when Aragon failed to leave with the others. McAtee, who was astride Abu Ben Ahdem, from a slow be-I I ginning rushed his mount to the front and i opened up a safe lead. Plough Boy raced | along after him, while Priscilla Ruley was in third place. Aragon was rushed into contention and was leading Tuxedo. Abu Ben Ahdem was racing along strongly and turning for home had a lead of b?tter than a length. Priscilla Ruley. however, moved up stoutly when turning for home and Fields came to the outside. In a brief duel she assumed command and, easily disposing of the tiring favorite, drew away. Abu Ben Ahdem, however, had a safe margin over Plough Boy, which came again at the finish. Jockey J. Burke and J. Butlers May Party proved a winner in the running of the first race, which was for maiden three-year-olds and over, at a mile and seventy yards. Mrs. j S. Flahertys Outcross finished second, while I Ray Scherrers The Fenian was third. The field was a mediocre one and little time I was lost at the barrier. Pedestrian showed i the most speed and went to the front, closely j pursued by Outcross and May Party. Pedes-i train was the first to drop back and, round- ing the stretch turn, Burke took command with May Party. The latter from then on never left the result in doubt, although Burke rode her out sharply to the finish. Outcross just lasted to save second place from the fast-finishing The Fenian. EASY FOR STOXE JUG. James Butler scored a double when Stone .lug was winner of the fifth race, at a mile j and an eighth, in easy fashion from Aladdin t and Edward Gray. The winner was ridden by F. Hastings and after being a forward factor assumed command to win easily by a wide margin. Aladdin had a safe margin over Edward Cray. The latter was forced to race wide throughout and he outlasted Ever Bold at the end. J. W. McClellands Banter, ridden by A. Schuttinger. was returned the winner of the Lafayette, a dash of three-quarters, in a drive from W. CL Clancys Hullabaloo, while J. S. Wards Washington was third. The winner dominated the running from the start and. after drawing away into an easy lead, saved ground throughout. Hullabaloo moved up with good courage in the stretch run and. finishing fast, was gradually wearing the winner down. The James Butler stable completed a triple when White Wash was winner of the final , race, which was for maiden two-year-olds. i Senaldo, from the It. T. WfTson stable, raced ! to second place, while Harry Payne Whitneys Aim was third.

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