Stand Pat in Front: E. F. Seagrams Veteran Easily Takes Wolverine Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1936-05-25


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STAND PAT IN FRONT E. F. Seagrams Veteran Easily Takes Wolverine Handicap. Marynell and Woodlander Second and Third, Respectively Azucar Bigf Disappointment. DETROIT, Mich., May 23 Stand Pat, Canadian owned five-year-old son of John P. Grier which races for E. F. Seagram, Toi-onlo sportsman, was an easy winner of the Wolverine Handicap, feature of Detroits opening program this afternoon. He reached the end of the mile and a sixteenth two and a half lengths before the Long Run Stables Marynell, which came in for the most support. Woodlander was third, a. half length in the wake of Marynell and a neck before Polar Flight, which tired after leading the group of nine to the far turn. Stand Pat carried 119 pounds, three less than the top weight, Azucar, which, coupled with Polar Flight as the Fred M. Algor, Jr., entry, was third choice in the wagering. Stand Pat, scoring his first victory if the year, ran the distance in 1:45, within one and one-fifth seconds of the track record, and earned ,200 for his owner. Charles McTague rode a well-judged race astride the winner, rushed Stand Pat into contention early, but thereafter waited for the speedy Polar Flight to come back to him. Leaving the back stretch McTague had Stand Pat in front, -but he did not permit him to increase his advantage until naring the final furlong. Once called upon, Stand Pat drew away rapidly and was well in hand at the end. Always in closest pursuit of the leaders, Marynell, which carried 112 pounds, was unable to make up ground and, although she withstood the fast-finishing Woodlander, she was unable to menace the winner. CAUSES OF POST DELAY. During the opening three-quarters Safe and Sound and Sir Michael held contending positions but they gave way in the stretch. Billy Bee which, with Sir Michael, which bore his bridle, were the chief causes of the eight minutes delay before the start, failed to menace the leaders and it was no task for Woodlander to sweep past him during the final quarter. Azucar was the big disappointment. He dropped out of contention at the start and was always a distant trailer. Stand Pat was the second choice and returned .60 for each straight. Dqn Creole returned to his best form and furnished a mild surprise in winning the Helen Morgan Purse, that served as the fourth event and supporting attraction. The locally-owned Odessa Farm Stables three-year-old forged to the front after the opening three furlongs of the six furlongs sprint to reach the end a length before Mrs. A. M. Creechs Reaping. Lovely Girl, a heavily supported choice, was third, a length back of Reaping and half a length before Eddies Brother, a stablemate of the winner. EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS. Although indications pointed to a big opening, the gathering far exceeded all expectations. Long before the running of the first race, the stands were filled and the clubhouse was packed to capacity. The cool weather which has prevailed for several days moderated, and a majority of the patrons were dressed in summer attire. The racing strip was at its best and, despite the performers being gathered from many different racing centers, the public was very successful in locating the winners. Field players opened the season in fine style when Modesto, which was coupled with Diclc Star and Ima Greenock in the wagering, turned back eleven others that opposed her at six furlongs for the introductory dash. Traggat and Alwintour were a nose apart at the finish, with Traggat carrying off second honors. A delay was caused after the finish, due to waiting on the picture from the camera. it agreed with the opinion of the greater majority of the fans. Gay Bubble, useful and consistent daughter of Bubbling Over, which races for Mrs. E. B. Carpenter, was an easy winner of the second race, also at six furlongs and fash- Continucd on nineteenth page. STAND PAT IN FRONT Continued from first page. ioned for three-year-olds. Speed Limit was second, a head before Judge Kavanagh and a length and a half in the wake of the winner. The silver, red and gold colors of Peter A. Markey and Charles A. Bonn, Detroit industrialist, were carried to an extremely popular score when Yellow Tulip triumphed over six other two-year-olds that met at five furlongs in the third event. Running the distance in 1:01 for her initial score, the daughter of Jean Valjean and Yellow Blossom, despite swerving repeatedly during the run through the stretch, reached the finish six lengths before "Royal Flight, which led Gene Wagers by two lengths for second. Jockey Leonard Turner completed a double when The Pelican was a driving winner over Count Rae, the heavily supported Odd Blue and six others, which met at six furlongs of the fifth event. Never far back of the pacemaking Miney Myerson and Surveyor, which followed in closest pursuit, The Pelican took command nearing the final quarter to be half a length before the fast finishing Count Rae at the end. The latter beat Odd Blue, which held third position the greater part of the trip, by a length for second. Mamas Choice, which was inclined to bear out throughout, garnered fourth laurels.

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