Added Starter in Front: Miss Merriment Runs Six Furlongs in 1:10 4/5 to Win Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-24


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r ADDED STARTER IN FRONT Miss Merriment Runs Six Furlongs in 1:10 to Win Feature. Bonanza Outlasts Quel Jeu by a Nose for Second Place Favorites Tare Poorly. NEW YORK, N. Y., May 23. Miss Merriment, -an added starter from the stable of Victor Emanuel, and topweight of the party, was winner of the Hollis Claiming Stakes at Belmont Park today. This six furlongs dash, through the Widener course, saw the daughter of High Time and Nobility at her best, when under a burden of 125 pounds, she ran the six furlongs in 1:10, establishing a time record for the running. The race carried a net value of ,700 to the winner. While excellent sport entertained a big crowd, some of the winners came from unexpected quarters and the favorites did none too well for the faithful. In the Hollis, it was William Ziegler, Jr.s Bonanza that raced to second place, but he was three lengths back of Miss Merriment and just a nose before Quel Jeu, winner of the same prize for the Arden Farm Stable last year, and Edward R. Bradleys Bit of Sorrow was fourth. There, was real disappointment in the showing of Open Range and Maine Chance, the pair sent to the post for W. Graham and the Maemere Farm Stable by George Phillips. Before the start, a girth on Open Range broke and after it had been repaired, at some delay, he broke slowly and was never able to reach close to the contention, while Maine Chance was also far back throughout the running. "Sonny" Workman had Miss Merriment away in full stride and he took her to a handy lead in the first quarter. She increased her advantage until she had three lengths to spare in the final furlong and that was just her winning margin. Black Gift had raced second to the Emanuel filly in the early stages but she carried him along at a pace that made him quit and then It was that Bonanza made his bid but it was in no sense a threat. Quel Jeu was outrun early and it was only the perseverance of Coucci that gained his share. He closed with a determined rush under a vigorous ride and would have been second in a few more strides. The others cut no figure in the running. C V. Whitneys good filly Savings ran the fastest four and a half .furlongs of the meeting when she was winner of the Daisy Purse iL51 ?ver Hal Price Headleys Pelerine - C?lll??ins Glory Greenock rather a distant third to beat Valise for that part of the purse. .?hi?rought out 33 smart a band of juvenile fillies as have been seen in action all season and the performance of Savings was one to give her a new importance. She is one of the many Whitney eligibles for the National Stallion Stakes, but it is probable a colt will be selected for that big prize There was some delay at the post, and E. Bradley s Bonnie Lois was taken to a position outside the stalls before an, alignment was obtained. The start was a good f andWofkman had Savings away in full Bt"and Workman was content to keep step with Pelerine and he had Savings under a slight restraint as she set a past pace, then in the final furlong he shook her up to lerngthaWay ynt!1 hGr winninand margin was a Frank Bray furnished a big surprise In the opening four and a half furlongsdash for maiden juveniles when he sent out Surry from the Brandon Stable, to have him take Dnr.meSUye ?f J J Beauchamps Dixie fora- Back of these vhich finished closely J?ie manUfrom the Starmount Stable, beat Kathleen F. for third. Dixie Dora and Surry dominated all the running and -right at the end the gelding proved the gamer to earn a nose decision in a hard drive. Hyman had no trouble taking third from Kathleen F. 5 Mrs. G. Whitneys Rhadamanthus, ridden by the amateur H. J. Thomas, upset some calculations in the short course steeplechase when he was winner at a long price over F. Ambrose Clarks Louis DOr and H B Langdons Teakwood was a close third. Of the six that performed, one came to grief when Mrs. Frank M. Goulds Stir unseated U Brooks at the water and at the same time leakwood met with interference that almost unseated Mitchell. Mrs. Clyde Phillips Semaphore proved best of the platers that started in the fifth, and in a game finish he scored over George W. Ogles Cristate with John McPhersons Glastonbury beating Technique for third From a good start, it was Nankin which went out to show the way, and in the early stages Law Maker was in second place, and Semaphore followed these. As soon as Howell had Semaphore striding freely, he took a slight hold of his mounts head and rated him back of the pace, but as the others tired he moved into second place before the stretch was reached. Swinging for home, Howell sent Semaphore to the front, and at the same time Cristate moved up fast on the inside. Right to the end Semaphore held on, and he still had half a length to spare as he led Cristate past the line.

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