Galsac and Grogs Due: Finish in That Order after Desperate Struggle at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-26


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GALSAC AND GROGS DUEL Finish in That Order After Desperate Struggle at Jamaica. Paul B. Codd Scores a Double With High Treason in First Race and Pass Up in the Third. NEW YORK, N. Y., April 25. Galsac, which races for the Greentree Stable, was winner of the Locust Purse at Jamaica today. His courage was severely tested when he had to come from behind a fast pace and fight it out desperately. The Wheatley Stables Grog was the one to make the test a hard one and far back of the battling pair H. C. Phipps Cascapedia, a stablemate of Grog, just took third from Paralda. For the most part the card was given over to the platers but a generous crowd was out, and the weather conditions were delightful. In the Locust, Grog was away in full stride, and Horn made such excellent use of that advantage that he had Grog sailing along almost two lengths clear in the first furlong. Galsac soon moved into second place, but Coucci was forced to drive him into that position. Borsa was racing third and showing the way to Paralda. Cascapedia went away greenly and he was last of the seven that performed. Grog was still clear as they headed for the stretch, but under the vigorous riding of Coucci, Galsac had made up some ground and he was racing gamely under punishment. His chase after Grog took Galsac well out from the others, and in the stretch it narrowed to a two-horse race. Grog was holding to his lead steadily, but still Coucci drove Galsac. It was in the closing seventy yards that Galsac finally ran Grog down and once he had his head in front he held his advantage to the line. Cascapedia had finished with good courage to beat Borsa by a head for third, but he was eight lengths back of his stablemate. A double was recorded for Paul B. Codds silks when Pass Up beat another cheap lot in a dash of six furlongs. William Woodwards Happy Hunter raced to second place and Mrs. Paul A. Shaws Great Haste was third over Sweetbroom. All four were lapped at the line and the fighting finish was the only merit in the race. Amusing showed a flash of speed from a start that was none too good, but Pass Up was right after her and, when she quit badly at the end of the three furlongs, he went to the command to lead for the rest of the journey and win by half a length. Happy Hunter closed some ground to take second place, and Great Haste also came into the contention in the final quarter. Major -General was winner of the mile and seventy yards that brought out the best lot of platers of the day. He took command early in the running and rated along in Continued on nineteenth page. GALSAC AND GROGS DUE Continued from first page. front all the way was at no time seriously threatened and won by a length and a half. Apprentice took the place, but only by a neck from Moralist. High Treason proved best of the cheap maiden juveniles that met in the ..opener when she led home C. H. Knebelkamps Blind Talk with J. J. Meehans Patsey Begone saving third from Trebor. Blind Talk enjoyed some advantage at the break when he left his stall running and it was the inside one of the machine. This carried him into a lead of a length before the others were well under way. Rainey dropped him down on the rail and he looked "a winner until well into the stretch where he tired and High Treason, closing with a rush, ran him down to win going away by three lengths. Patsey Begone had one of the outer stalls, which was something of a handicap with the big field and she was forced to race around on the outside. She had closed considerable ground to take third, but she was four lengths back of the Knebelkamp gelding. The second was another offering for maidens of the cheapest sort and over the six furlongs distance. It brought a fighting finish in which Mrs. I. H. Nimkoffs Grainger beat Fred A. Pupinos Son o Sting, with Mrs. John Hertzs Count Tetrarch beating Barbarian for third. The start was a bit straggling with Stella Monte so far back of the field before she left her stall she might as well have been left at the post. Son o Sting was one of the fortunate and he cut out the early running with Flag of War, Befitting and Quiet Talk soon going after him closely. It was not until the stretch was reached that Grainger came into the contention seriously. There Son o Sting was beginning to tire while Quiet Talk had dropped back badly. In the last furlong Grainger had caught Son o Sting and in the drive to the line he was the gamer to win by half a length. Mrs. L. H. Nimkoffs Legionary, ridden by G. Haines, was an easy winner of the final race of the day, which was over a distance of ground, and this completed a double for that establishment. Legionary was sent into command at the start and, after opening up a safe lead, was rated along in front thereafter. Firelock, racing for J. J. Moran, from a slow beginning, finished fast to be second, while Thundertone quit in the stretch, but was a good third.

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