Filly Keeps Slate Clean: Miss Dolphin Scores Most Important Victory at Woodbine, Daily Racing Form, 1936-05-26


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FILLY KEEPSag CLEAN Miss Dolphin Scores Most-Important Victory at Woodbine. Adds Victoria Stakes to List of Triumphs Noisette and Denclaire Tay ,025.20 in "Daily Double." j RECORD 1936 "DOUBLE" j I TORONTO, Ont., May, 25 Noisette I j and Denclaire, the winning horses in j the "Daily Double" at Woodbine Park today, paid the record sum of ,025.20, j if the largest "Daily Double" pay-off in j America this year. It was also the J third largest "Daily Double" paid in ! three years during which this j ithe form of wagering prevailed at Wood- j bine Park. ! . 4 TORONTO, Ont., May 25. Miss Dolphin, fast-stepping daughter of Stimulus and Tina-mou, which races in the livery of the E. F. Seagram stable, scored her most important victory and kept her unbeaten record clean when she accounted for the thirty-second renewal of the Victoria Stakes, a dash of five furlongs worth ,160 and which served as the principal attraction on the Victoria Day program at the grounds of the Ontario Jockey Club today. Opposed by five other two-year-olds, the best that could be mustered to strive for the old fixture, which held fourth position on the program, the Seagram miss swept to her victory followed closest by J. U. Grattons Noel H., with third falling to C. Smythes Miss Marlboro, while Black Sleeve, Queens Color and Take Heed, also a member of the Smythe barn, completed one of the smallest fields to ever start in this important prize. A crowd comparing with that of opening day watched the holiday sport at Woodbine Park, and once again the afternoon was pleasant, although choices were again in the discard. Miss Dolphin ruled the wagering for the Victoria Stakes running and flattered her supporters when she took the leading position to open up a couple of lengths on her closest rival in the first furlong. J. Hunter was astride the Seagram miss and she was going along so smoothly that in another furlong she had increased her lead to five lengths. Noel H. was giving chase to the locally owned filly and Hanford was driving desperately to cut down some of the winners margin, while back of these Miss Marlboro enjoyed a big lead over the others. Coming into the home stretch, Miss Dolphin was still well clear of the Gratton gelding, but in the last furlong Hunter went to a drive to have his mount over the line winner by a shade less than two lengths. Noel H. saved the runner-up position by his own length, with Miss Marlboro far in advance of the others led by Black Sleeve. F. H. Schelke, local owner, furnished the winner of the opening event of the afternoon, a test of four furlongs for two-year-olds of cheap grade, for which a field of eight were under silks. Noisette carried the livery b the: Schelke stable and; at liberal odds; crossed the line -leading D. Garritys Allons. with Lingster, from the" H. C. Hatch barn, leading the favored Ubald G. and the others. Ridden by R. Watson and in close attendance of Lingster and Allons as that pair set the early pace, the Schelke miss engaged the pacemakers midway in the home stretch, j then under" a hard drive swept past her opponents to reach the finish with a length to spare. In a testing drive for second place, Allons outgamed Lingster, while Ubald G. was four lengths away heading the others. BIGGEST UPSET OF MEETING. The biggest upset of the two-day-old meeting occurred, in the second event, a test of six furlongs that attracted a dozen of the most ordinary sprinters on the grounds. In this Denclaire, from the N. Hlynsky barn, emerged victorious and earned his success in an exciting finish, when he came from behind to take the measure of G. W. Browns Stormer, with third falling to the lot of W. J. Watermans Trajectory, when he led home Semester and the eight others. The winners margin at the end of the three-quarters race was just a head, while a two-length gap sepaiated Stormer from Trajectory, which easily took the short end of the spoils. The third largest "Daily Double" return over a span of years was recorded and the three lucky holders were rewarded with a pay-off of ,025.20. The silks of Mrs. J. Bosley, Jr., were witnessed in their first success of the meeting when Buck and Wing made a show of three other hurdle performers that met in the mile and five-eighths of the Nova Scotia hurdle event. With only four contesting, Sophron absorbed the bulk of support, but he had to be content with second honors when the Maryland-owned seven-year-old led him to the finish by a half dozen lengths. Third went to H. R. Bains Galabang, with Gift Roman last. The winner was making his first start in jumping competition and he led virtually all the way under G. Smoots handling. Rideau was the medium for a riding double for jockey R. Watson when the Mecklenburg representative was first home in the fifth race, a claiming affair for Canadian-foaled contestants. The winner held an advantage of one and one-quarter lengths over H. C. Hatchs Sweepden, while third in the field of ten went to Cup Winner. Toe Dance and Eileen O. raced in the van of the field until entering the stretch, where they quit. Meanwhile Rideau had been slow to find his best speed, but when settled into his stride, the son of Cudgel gradually improved his position and came to the outside to take command in the stretch. Sweepden had been a contender throughout, and when the pacemakers tired he was able to earn second place, turning back the belated challenge of Cup Winner, which had been sluggish in the early stages; -

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