Clodion The Victor: Drives to Length Victory in Featured Bristol Handicap at Pawtucket.; Crowd of 24,000 Present for Fine Card on Saturday--Short Cake Takes Secondary Attraction., Daily Racing Form, 1939-05-08


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I | I I | I j ■ j j I . | 1 , CLODION THE VICTOR Drives to Length Victory in Featured Bristol Handicap at Pawtucket. Crowd of 24,000 Present for Fine Card on Saturday — Short Cake Takes Secondary Attraction. PAWTUCKET, R. I., May 6— R. A. Moores Clodion, an outsider in the betting, drove to victory by a length and one-half in the ,000 added six furlongs Bristol Handicap, which featured a sunny Saturday of sport at Narragansett Park. The victor was ridden by Francis Maschek, and that lads ride, which was an excellent one, was in sharp contrast to the two previous efforts he had put up astride the heavily-backed favorites Boston Pal and Silent Witness. He finished very stoutly to have the son of Pharamond II. clear of Felix Spatolas Wise Prince as they flashed under the wire. There was a hot battle for second place, with Tommy Heard, Jr.s Be Blue, winner of the Spring Handicap on opening day, taking the third award, a nose off the runner-up. Pagliacci finished fourth. Forty Eight, medium of heavy backing, was hemmed in on the rail and was cut off at the far turn. The winner completed the journey in 1:11 flat, which is very fast time over this racing strip. He earned a purse of ,530 net. A crowd of 24,000 took advantage of the beautiful weather conditions to see an excellent program. Through the feature the betting was the largest of the meeting. USUAL EARLY SPEED. Early Delivery showed his usual high flight of early speed and set the pace for Be Blue as they went down the back stretch. The latter assumed command at the far turn but she had too much taken out of her chasing Early Delivery. At the stretch turn Maschek took dead aim on the filly with Clodion and passed her at the sixteenth post, to win drawing away. Clodion was never far off the pace, being rated third most of the distance. Wis"e Prince broke well and was taken back of the pace on the outside of the field, but closed with a great burst of speed. The pace killed Be Blue, and she could not challenge in the final drive. Early Delivery was through after going a little more than a half mile. Freddie Maschek, who put up a sad exhibi-! tion of horsemanship on the favored Boston Pal in the third race, put up an even sadder exhibition astride the shorter-priced Silent Witness in the next as he wound up fourth in the mile and seventy yards Kentucky Purse. The event was won by the outsider Short Cake, which carried the silks of W. F. Man-nagh. The winner led from start to finish and was a length and a half in front of Sirasia at the end. She paid 0.30. Mrs. Floyd Wests Topee, coupled in the betting with Nicholas S., landed third, a neck off the runner up. COUNT COTTON EASILY. J. Thorwalds Count Cotton took the lead at the eighth post and drew off down the stretch to win the three-quarters second race by two and a half lengths over Paul An-i dolinos Armstrong. C. F. Heinickes Moon Harvest was third just a head off the runner-up and two and a half lengths in advance of Leo D. Warren Van Tassel put up an excellent ride on the victor, rating behind the pace of Leo D. in the stretch and finishing very stoutly. J. G. Wilson, astride H. and H. Stock Farms To the Rescue won the mile and seventy-yard event that was third on the program. It was Wilson, rather than the horse, who won the race. To the Rescue was a head clear of Tobe Trotters favored Boston Pal at the finish, but the second horse was far the best. Freddie Maschek made about every mistake possible on the runner-up, sitting up straight in the saddle when his mount was rarin to run down the back stretch and then going all over the race track when he. finally made his bid. Mrs. A. R. Smiths Bright Sox was third in the event, two and a half lengths off the runner-up.

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