Trumpery a Big Surprise: Carries C. V. Whitney Silks to Victory in Speed Handicap at Salem, Daily Racing Form, 1936-05-26


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TRUMPERY; A. JIG. SURPRISE Carries C. V. Whitney Silks to Victory in Speed Handicap at Salem. ; Comes From Behind to Beat Bay Bubble and Happy Knot, With Favored Singing Wood Fourth. SALEM, N: H;, May 25 Trumpery carried the silks of C. V. Whitney to victory in the Speed Handicap, five and a half furlongs feature of the inaugural day of sport at Rockingham, New Hampshires woodland course. The winner was one of the numerous upsets which romped to victory this afternoon, showing 7.00 in the "tote." He came from behind the pace of Happy Knot and Deliberate to effect a clean cut score over Bay Bubble by a length. The latter, under the blue and white jacket of W. C. Stroube, drove up in the last seventy yards to nip Mrs. Doris Melansons Happy Knot, a speedy and lightly weighted mare, which had bbrne the brunt of the pace burden. He was a heavily backed second choice to Singing Wood, John Hay Whitneys star handicap performer, which broke slowly under his top impost of 128 pounds and could do no better than fourth, a half length back of Happy Knot. The races were run before a crowd of about 7,000, one that was a bit below the expectations of the management, but it was an enthusiastic throng, auguring well for the meeting. Rockingham usually gets off to a somewhat slow start, and gains momentum as the meeting progresses. As the feature was run, it appeared that the handle would reach about 50,000 for the afternoon. Trumpery broke fast, but was quickly headed by Happy Knot and Deliberate, the latter running with Home Loan as the Miss Ethel Hill entry. George Rose took the Sir Gallahad III. gelding back off the pace into fourth place and raced him there all down the back lane. Meanwhile Happy Knot and Deliberate were staging a merry battle for the lead, with the former never more than a half length to the fore. Bay Bubble was third during this stage of the racing and Trumpery was being cleverly rated. As they rounded for home Bay Bubble took a brief lead, but in the home path Happy Knot came gamely again and the pair battled on almost even terms. Then along came Trumpery on the outside and it was all over but the shouting. Bay Bubble barely outlasted the fighting Happy Knot for the place award. The race was run in 1:06. Out Bound, owned and trained by O. L. Foster, won the first race of the meeting, a five and a half furlongs dash, by a length and a half. Mrs. P. A. Shaws Wise King, one of the early pacemakers, was second, two lengths in advance of Giantess. Johnny Bane and Wise King went out to set the early pace, with Wise King going to the front by a short margin a few yards after the start. Good Dame showed with the leaders briefly, but tired fast and jockey Kamar was working his way up gradually ori the winner.. Johnny .Bane quit at the sixteenth post and Wise King led momentarily, but Out Bound caught him and began drawing away to score a clean-cut triumph. The winner was an outsider, paying 4.10. The time was 1:09. The second was another five and a half furlongs dash, in which Felix Spatolas Jolly, under the feather of ninety-eight, chalked up another one for the long shots when he scored by a length and paid off at the fancy figures of 5.50. The winner was brought from behind the pace, dashed through on the rail at the stretch turn and was ridden out to score over Prosecutor by a length, with Annarita third and Shantime a well beaten fourth. The stretch-running Believer, from the Bristol Stable, staged his usual last minute spurt to win the third event by two lengths over Chessie, with the very well meant Toano another half a length back. Toano set all of the early pace, with Chessie at her heels. Believer was third at the quarter, but was taken back for running room by jockey W. G. Jackson, and made his move on the turn, coming on the outside and overtaking them one by one. He was drawing out at the end. Chessie took the second position about seventy yards out when Toana began to tire. Midnight Flyer was beaten only half a length for the third award. There was a dead heat in the fourth event, at three-quarters, when Fickle Chance and Vote Boy came down the line so closely locked that the picture showed them nose and nose at the finish. Hope to Do was third in the field of five, beaten five lengths by the top pair. Opinion in the press box was so sharply divided as to the winner before the photo was developed that there was betting it would be called a tie. Fickle Chance set all the pace, but Hope to Do hung right to the Mrs. R. Pollard mare until they turned for home, where Hightshoe charged with Vote Boy. The pair was neck and neck the entire length of the stretch and crossed the line on even terms. Jolley rode Fickle Chance, which is owned by T. F. Swords. The time again was slow, 1:14. Happy Helen, flying the colors of Mrs. H. H. Brown and ridden by Glenn Haines, won the sixth race at a mile and a sixteenth, the first distance event of the card. She scored by two lengths over the fast closing One Chance, which had encountered considerable trouble during the running and had to take up twice when making his run. Johnnycake set the early pace with Happy Helen right,, behind him. He tired in the stretch. One Chance would have won this event but for bad racing luck and is one to watch next out. He was one of the numerous inside post horses to suffer trouble during the day; The winner went in 1:47.

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