Pimlico Oaks To Alms: Daughter of St. Brideaux Wins by Three Lengths From Otra.; Mrs. A. Pelleteris Colorbearer Held at Odds of 8 to 5--Parscout Wins Graded Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1939-05-08


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PIMLICO OAKS TO ALMS Daughter of St. Brideaux Wins by Three Lengths From Otra. Mrs. A. Pelleteris Colorbearer Held at Odds of 8 to 5 — Parscout Wins Graded Handicap. BALTIMORE, Md., May 6— Picking up 121 pounds and meeting the best three-year-old fillies that could be brought together, Mrs. Anthony Pelleteris consistent filly, Alms, chestnut daughter of St. Brideaux — Bonus, a half-sister to the good handicap performer, Twenty Grand, achieved her most important victory this year when she accounted for the sixteenth running of the 0,000 added Pimlico Oaks, that headlined the program of the Maryland Jockey Club today. The score, worth 0,175 to the coffers of the Louisiana sportswoman, was an easy one, when she reached the close of the race three lengths in advance of King Ranch stables Otra. Shandon Farms Morestep was two lengths away to beat Mrs. W. M. Jeffords Solar Flight for third while Matterhorn and- Fictitious were the only others to finish after Wise Lady almost fell at the start when she stumbled and was pulled up by jockey H. Dabson after trailing far back for a half-mile. This renewal of the Pimlico Oaks, won last season by Sketch Book of the W. J. Hirsch stable, did not measure up with previous runnings of this valuable prize, but was responsible for attracting one of the seasons largest gatherings to Pimlico for the sunny afternoon of sport. OAKS GOOD START. While the start in the Oaks was a good one, Wise Lady stumbled and almost fell while the others went to the first turn in good order. Otra led the way around the turn with Solar Flight right at her flanks and Morstep in third place. On the far side Solar Flight displaced the King Ranch filly and led the way to the final turn while the ultimate winner, Alms, raced back in fifth place. With more than half the distance completed Alms struck her best stride and midway of the last turn was able to overhaul Solar Flight after which she held sway to register by three lengths in l:474/s. Otra, after falling back into third position, continued gamely to earn econd and Morstep was up nearing the clotie to nip third from the W. M. Jeffords Miss. In the co-feature of the afternoon, styled Continued on twenty-third page. PIMLICO OAKS TO ALMS Continued from first page. the Wortfiington Valley Handicap, for grade "C" middle distance performers, W. E. Boeings Parscout broke the losing streak of starters from that establishment when lie turned back the four other opponents in a drive. This was a gallop of one mile and seventy yards, and it saw Mrs. Colin Mac-Leeds Pernie, which enjoyed most support, finishing in second place, as Mrs. N. Rays Short Distance led home High Velocity and Kenty. LADY MARYLAND IN UPSET. Nine shifty sprinters met in the Forest Hill Handicap. It brought an upset when Lady Maryland, from the Gustav Ring barn, registered in a drive at the close of six furlongs. The score resulted in a thrilling finish when she was up nearing the close to beat Slow Motion by a neck as Rehearsal ... landed third, only a nose away. Jockey Glen Smith who had an earlier success on Rose-pillar was astride the winner here for a double. The afternoon began advantageously for students of form when Match Point from the Mrs. V. P. Noyes stable defeated eleven other mediocre middle distance performers in the first event at a mile and seventy yards. Handled judiciously by apprentice C. Friedman and never far from the early pace that was provided by Royal Grey and Fyan the five-year-old son of Challenger II. assumed command before leaving the far side of the track, then under a steady drive in the late stage prevailed to score by one length. Chase Him, a rank outsider from the C. R. White stable, was the one to land the runner-up position with Riotous in the silks of J. H. C. Forbes, winner of his last two races, barely beating M. J. Myers Last Scamp for third. ROSEPILLAR GETS DIPLOMA. Eleven mediocre sprinters from the maiden ranks met in the second race, a dash of six furlongs. It gave Rosepillar from the R. B. Archer barn his diploma when he triumphed in easy fashion. He led Arbitrage, from the A. Untermyer stable, to the end of the trip with Praetorian, from the Max Hirsch barn, capturing third. Showing amazing improvement over his first start of the meeting when he was a failure at short odds, Thomas Hitchcocks six-year-old black gelding, Saluda, led every inch of the way over two miles and fifteen jumps to account for the Dulaney Valley Steeplechase. The score came in a tight fit when he led Prattler to the finish by inches, with Swimalong in third place.

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