Blind Bowboy Wins Easily: Leads by Six Lengths on a Sloppy Track--Helianthus Second.; Jamaica Conditions Change Overnight and Mudders Have Good Day--Dark Seeker Defeated by Spring Fever., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-11


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BUND BOWBOY WINS EASILY * Leads by Six Lengths on a Sloppy Track — Helianthus Second. • Jamaica Conditions Change Overnight and Mudders Have Good Day — Dark Seeker Defeated by Spring Fever. 1 NEW YORK, N. Y., May 10.— George H. Bostwicks Blind Bowboy, making his first start of the year, was winner of the best offering of the Metropolitan Jockey Club at Jamaica today. It was a six furlongs substitute condition race that had been rechrist-ened the Fleet Purse. The son of Epinard, going into an early lead, was hustled along by Hank Mills and never left the result in doubt, winning by half a dozen lengths. Helianthus, from the Brookmeade Stable, was second only by reason of the apathetic ride of J. Long on Quel Jeu, from the Arden Farm Stable. The only other starters were Jamison and Rubio. The rain of Tuesday night left the track sloppy, but there was a rise in temperature that made weather conditions at the course much more agreeable. The changed track condition brought about some scratches, and most of the winners were home by a comfortable margin. Blind Bowboy was in the Fleet Purse nicely when required to take up only 110 pounds, and his performance proved that "Sammy" Smith had sent a fit horse to the post. Jamison caused a slight delay at the barrier, but the start was a good one, and the bad actor was actually first away. His lead was not for long, when Mills shook up Blind Bowboy and he was soon well clear and racing along smoothly on the inner rail. Quel Jeu moved into second place, and, while he was a couple of lengths back of the Epinard horse, it was apparent he was the only one qualified to give him any semblance of argument. These two raced first and second, but with Blind Bowboy always well clear until inside the final furlong. Long had made several attempts to run him down with the High Time colt and when he found it was impossible he gave up the chase. In the final furlong he gave up so completely that Bellizzi, charging along with Helianthus under a hard drive, caught him napping and took second place by a length and a half. It appeared that any sort of an effort by Long in that last furlong would have saved the place for Quel Jeu. Jamison, after breaking well, had Helianthus headed until the stretch was reached, but he weakened there to drop back badly, while Rubio was always a distant trailer. The second race was another five furlongs dash for juveniles and William A. Gallaghers Prospect Park was as easy a winner as was Macadam in the opening race. He romped in front virtually all the way and Frank Coltiletti had him in hand to beat Corkscrew, from the Coldstream Stud Stable, with the Brookmeade Stables Bor-. der King a distant third before Volomite, one that raced for Alex Gordon. The start was a good one and when Coltiletti had Prospect Park in full stride, he quickly took command. He jumped into a lead of two lengths and the race was virtually over. Border King went along in second place and was just showing the way to Gryphon, with Corkscrew well back of the son of Chicle. Volomite began slowly and was last of the company. This order was maintained until the stretch was reached. Prospect Park was five lengths clear, and in hand, while Border King was doing his best to hold to second place. Gryphon tired while Corkscrew was making up ground rapidly. In the final furlong Gryphon sprawled badly and swerved to the inside as Corkscrew passed him. Then the Coldstream colt, never faltering, headed Border King easily, but he was four lengths back of the Gallagher colt. Border King lost second place by four lengths and he in turn was six lengths be« fore Volomite, which had closed a big gap. Joe Edwards Macadam, a filly that has never been worse than third in eight starts, splashed her way to victory in the opening dash at five furlongs. J. H. Louchheims Biddy Gal, another that had been seasoned with winter racing took second place, and third was the portion of J. J. Morans Cohort Miss, when she barely saved that part of the award from W. L. Branns Big Dipper. From a good start, Coucci lost no time in sending Macadam away from the others and, when she was four lengths clear, he took hold of her and simply rated her along. There was no time she was threatened and she still had three lengths to spare at the end. Big Dipper chased the Edwards filly to the stretch but there she tired slightly and Biddy Gal, closing resolutely, took second place by four lengths. In fact, Big Dipper weakened so badly, under pressure, that in the last few strides she lost third to Cohort Miss by a head. Appomattox, Nancy C. and Inflate, three others in this field of fillies did not appear to relish the sloppy going. The James Butler silks furnished another surprise when Spring Fever, a three-year-old son of Sting and May Queen, scored easily in the third race. Andy Schuttingers Dark Seeker raced to second place, and G. C. Winfreys Pending saved third from Uppercut. The start was a good one, and Bellizi had Spring Fever away in motion. At the end of the card Herbert Dongana Boocap was an easy winner over Mrs. A. Carfanos Dont Blush, with old Solace closing considerable ground to beat Grey Light for third. Dont Blush cut out most of the running and Boocap was rated along back of her to the stretch, where she stepped to the front easily, to be the winner by five lengths. Dont Blush saved second place by three lengths, while Solace, outrun early, was just up to take third from Grey Light in the closing strides. Joe McLennan has received from E. R. Bradley the nominations of Brokers Tip and Boilermaker for the Wood Memorial. Should the Catawba Stables Mr. Khayyam start in the Preakness, Pete Walls will ride him.

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