Top Flight Triumphs: Brilliant Whitney Filly Wins Coaching Club American Oaks, Daily Racing Form, 1932-06-10


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I i | i • I TOP FLIGHT TRIUMPHS ♦ Brilliant Whitney Filly Wins Coaching Club American Oaks. » Adds 5,100 to Earnings — Record Is Now 47,450 in Winnings — Glastonbury Surprises. 9 NEW YORK, N. Y., June 9.— Top Flight, C. V. Whitneys magnificent daughter of Dis Done and Flyatit. moved a bit closer to the colts when she was winner over one mile and three-eighths in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park today. The greatest money winner of her sex added just 5,100 to her earnings by this notable triumph and it brought her total winnings to 47,450. Less than a length back of the Whitney filly came Samuel D. Riddles Ar-gosie, finishing with a great burst of speed, and it was the Wheatley Stables Unique that saved third from Mrs. Charles S. Pay-sons Parry. These were in fairly close order and then, ten lengths back, followed Flag Trick, Dark Charmer, Brandon Rose, Sekhmet, Polonaise and Laughing Queen. For the final day of the Belmont Park meeting the lure of the Coaching Club American Oaks drew both a large and representative gathering and th- setting for the race was an excellent one. There was considerable delay at the post in the big special, but the start was a good one and Mills lost little time in taking command with Unique. Workman had Top Flight under restraint back of her and then came Parry, racing along next to the inner rail and under a strong pull. Sekhmet was next and she was also under restraint and moving along smoothly. The others followed in fairly close order and it was Brandon Rose and Laughing Queen that were in the rear. WORKMAN CONFIDENT. Workman was riding Top Flight with rare confidence and she went along at the heels of Unique and the leader was also under restraint as she was showing the way and saving ground. Parry was holding her position back of the first two and Kurtsinger had her racing close to the rail. The three were soon five lengths before Sekhmet, which was leading the others. There was no change in the running order of the leaders as they made the turn and headed for the stretch. There Parry was racing so strongly that she appeared to have a chance to come through, but Workman had not called on Top Flight. He waited almost to the furlong post, and when Unique was still racing strongly he shook up the brown filly and she drew alongside. Unique fought along courageously, but Top Flight would not be denied and steadily drew away. In the meantime Gilbert was coming through the middle of the course with a great rush on Argosie. The daughter of Man o War inside the last seventy yards swept past Unique, but Top Flight was past the line winner by three-quarters of a length. TO SEEK GREATER HONORS. This triumph would make it appear that Top Flight has earned the right for a try against the colts, as was the original intention this year. When she was beaten in the Wood Memorial she was reserved until the Acorn Purse, and that victory was her only other start previous to this triumph. She is liberally engaged against the colts as well as the fillies and may race to the championship as she did last year. The Sir Walter Handicap, over the mile distance, brought out only four starters, but it was rather a notable field nevertheless. This brought the big surprise of the day when John McPhersons Glastonbury, badly beaten by rather cheap ones in his last racing effort, scored over The Nut, from the Warm Stable. A. C. Bostwicks Mate, ridden by G. H. "Pete" Bostwick, was third, and J. A. Bests Reveille Boy a distant last. Glastonbury was the lightweight of the party with only ninety-five pounds to shoulder, and he was admirably ridden by Coucci. Jockey Earl Steff en will leave for Chicago Friday and jockey R. Leischmann left for the same place yesterday. E. R. Bradleys Burgoo King will be shipped to Chicago Sunday to fulfill his en-i gagement in the American Derby. In the same car will be Mrs. J. H. Whitneys Stepenfetchit, destined for the same race. The Mrs. John Hertz and Warren Wright stables will be shipped to Arlington Park Friday. The Loma Stables On Post, which turned in an impressive effort in his New York three-year-old debut, will be a starter in the American Derby, according to trainer Hirsch.

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