Strategic Beats New Moon in Survivor: Riddle Colt Wins By Three Lengths; Straus Preakness Hopeful Unable to Hold Long Early Lead in Pimlico Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-05


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Strategic Beats New Moon in Survivor Riddle Colt Wins By Three Lengths LengthsStraus Straus Preakness Hopeful Unable to Hold Long Early Lead in Pimlico Fixture FixturePIMLICO PIMLICO Md May 4 New Moon the Preakness eligible in the field was installed an oddson favorite for the sixth running of the Survivor Stakes at Pimlico this afternoon but this confidence appeared sadly misplaced when Glen Riddle Farms Strategic challenged him on the long road home and vanquished him by three lengths While unable to cope with the relentless surge of this half brother of the Alabama heroine War Hazard H L Straus repre ¬ sentative experienced no difficulty beating Flamingo Farms Baby Darling two and a half lengths for the place Link was a thoroughly discouraged fourth fourthJockey Jockey L Knapp had the mount on Samuel Riddles chunky brown colt and he finished out the mile and a sixteenth of this fixture named for the winner of the inaugural Preakness in 146 The early fractions were 23V5 46 112 and 139 on a fast racing strip Strategic returned his jubilant backers 1210 for 2 in the tote He only appeared once at two last season and graduated here at the Mary ¬ land Jockey Club course this spring earn ¬ ing his racing diploma in his last previous appearance under the famed black and yel ¬ low sash The Survivor boosted his win nings by 2520 and indicated that he may develop into a good winner for the elderly master of Glen Riddle under Walter Car ¬ ters patient guidance guidanceLarge Large Election Day Turnout TurnoutA A large Election Day turnout was pres ¬ ent for the Survivor and its surrounding events However it was not a program the form students will care to long remember while the Survivor failed to develop any ¬ thing remotely like a rival for Count Fleet and company in Saturdays Preakness though it is possible New Moon will reap ¬ pear in that Maryland classic Following the decision of this Preakness trial Matt Daiger secretary of the host organization presented a handsome silver platter to trainer Carter of Strategic who accepted it in owner Riddles behalf behalfThe The Survivor was virtually a twohorse race with New Moon boldly setting out in an attempt to win all the way He was succeeding admirably as the small field wheeled around the clubhouse turn and down the back stretch where he enjoyed a fivelength lead leadHowever However Strategic was following under a light hold and entering the stretch turn it became apparent New Moon was going to be called upon to face a stern challenge from this colt For Sisto was letting New Moon step and Strategic nevertheless was beginning to pick him up running like a fresh horse horseThe The real racing took place at the three sixteenths pole atop the stretch There Strategic had ranged alongside and New Moon was placed under the whip Sisto soon realized the futlity of his driving tac ¬ tics however as Strategic skipped by and off to a daylight lead leadBehind Behind the pair Eye for Eye was trail ¬ ing off after having raced in third place and Baby Darling ran over him to earn the show award awardThere There was a little roughing at the first turn in this stake which may have ac ¬ counted for Eye for Eyes complete failure to share in the prize money for he was caught in close quarters and forced back backWhose Whose defeated in a recent endeavor here made amends for that disappoint ¬ ment by flaunting the Greentree Stables familiar pink and black silks to popular score in the Towson Purse fifth race At the end of the six furlongs which he cov erecTTn 113 the son of Questionnaire Plaid had a length and a half to spare over Mrs Hugh W Jacksons Ariel Patrol who made up ground through the stretch A length farther back in third position came E K Brysons Wine Punch with Rokeby Stables Rokeby Jake fourth He lost some ground weaving in and out of close quar ¬ ters in the stretch run

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