Woodford Lad Atones For His Recent Loss: Draws Away Near End to Beat Samhar Two and Half Lengths, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-12


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Woodford Lad Atones For His Recent Loss LossDraws Draws Away Near End to Beat Samhar Two and Half Lengths LengthsBOSTON BOSTON Mass May 11 Woodford Lad racing for A F Plock had a com ¬ paratively easy time of it in taking the Swampscott Purse an allowance test over the one mile distance and framed exclu ively for threeyearolds The Swamp ¬ scott served as the main attraction of the second days program offered at Suffolk Downs DownsWoodford Woodford Lad acquired by his present owner at Tropical Park from a claiming race was registering his second triumph since changing hands Following the even money favorite over the line C S Brom ¬ leys Samhar took the place while Centre dale from the B F Lister string after leading by five lengths at one stage of the journey was a tiring third Arrow Rock was fourth while Persistent trailed by many lengths lengthsFrom From the start the Plock colt and Cen tredale led the others out of the stalls Going to the first turn Centredale forged to the front and continued to increase his lead steadily Turnbull was content to rate Woodford Lad along in second place while Samhar was permitted to drop back and led only the trailing Arrow Rock RockCentredale Centredale continued to race in front enjoying a comfortable lead while Bates was sitting still on the Lister representa ¬ tive The Plock colt was chasing along in second place and Turnbull had him under snug restraint It was not until midway down the back stretch that LeBlanc began to call upon Samhar to improve his speed However the Sweep Like colt appeared to have been permitted to drop too far out of contention and while making up ground he was well back of the two leaders Midway around the turn Centredale dis ¬ played the first signs of faltering Wood ford Lad had been given his head and be ¬ gan closing on the pacemaker Samhar also moved up but was about five lengths back of the Lister gelding Into the stretch it still was Centredale but he was fading steadily When Woodford Lad made his bid the Lister gelding surrendered the lead without a struggle and once in front he drew out steadily j

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