War Hazard Wins in First 1942 Outing: Painted Veil Head off Riddle Racer, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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War Hazard Wins in First 1942 Outing Painted Veil Head Off Riddle Racer Pair Stages Furious Stretch Drive in Bateau at Belmont Unfortunate Rosetown Third ELMONT, L. L, N. Y., May 25. War Hazard, heroine of the historic Alabama at the Spa last summer, celebrated her return to the turf wars in auspicious fashion at Belmont Park this afternoon when she defeated perhaps the smartest field of her sex assembled thus far in 1942 for the mile Bateau Handicap, Qlen Riddles dark chestnut daughter of Man o War, exhibiting fine speed and, even more grit, charged over the last furlong of this feature head and head with Louis B. Mayers accomplished Painted Veil and beat the public favorite an exacting head on the post in 1:37. It was an excellent handicap, with George Wideners whimsical Rosetown only ,. three parts of a length away as she earned the third award, and Chiquita Mia, lapped on the latter, finished fourth. Such an exceptional mare as Augury failed to gain a placing in the field of 11. War Hazard, obviously trained to the minute for her debut in this toughest possible placing by Walter Carter, was handled by Conn McCreary and returned a scattering of backers 9.60 for . She carried 118 and was in receipt of four pounds from Painted Veil, who was qualifying handsomely for Saturdays Suburban. Rosetown, third after being securely pocketed most of the trip, shouldered 119. Shannon Graduates The attendance, as the third of the four full weeks at Belmonts swank spring session got under way, counted 15,584, as against one of 12,579 the corresponding afternoon last season. Favorite players received a number of distressing setbacks, however. In the maiden two-year-old filly event, which was the secondary offering, Mrs. H. C. Phipps homebred Shannon graduated at the expense of an unwieldly field including several likely newcomers. After Rosetown was induced to take her place in the gate, starter George Cassidy effected an equitable send-off. Transient, under a feathery 109, and Challomine, with just 105, could afford to step along early and went to the front close together, with Augury having dead aim outside them and only a length or so away and Rosetown Transient killed off Challomine around blocked, but saving ground on the rail, the turn, then drifted out entering the stretch as she tired and let Rosetown through. Simultaneously, Painted Veil and War Hazard, running side by side, drove down outside Transient. Over the last eighth it was a hard drive between Painted Veil, War Hazardi and Rosetown. Painted Veil put in a mighty effort as usual, but War Hazard outfinished her inches, and Rosetown Augury tailed off the last part of it, and hung a trifle the final yards to be third, her stablemate, Chiquita Mia, packing only 103, was a steady fourth.

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