Iron Shot, Outsider in Wagering, Wins International Steeplechase at Belmont: Outfences Knights Quest With Ease--Welcome Pass Annexes Tyrant Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-12


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Iron Shot Outsider in Wagering Wins International Steeplechase at Belmont Outfences Knights Quest With Ease Welcome Pass Annexes Tyrant Handicap HandicapELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 11 Iron Shot the rank outsider in a classy field of nine of Americas hedge talent flaunted Miss Ella Wideners White and Blue colors to a well deserved triumph in the forty sixth running of the 3000 added Inter ¬ national Steeplechase Handicap this after ¬ noon at Belmont Park The red roan Philadelphian reached the finish of this about two miles with four lengths ad ¬ vantage of Bayard Sharps Knights Quest the runnerup and who established the pace to the twelfth and final hazard hazardMrsF MrsF Ambrose Clarks Invader earned third money three lengths behind Knights Quest and Brother Jones was fourth Trail ¬ ing these were such accomplished per ¬ formers as the Rokeby Stables highly fancied favorites Good Chance and Man dingham Pete Bpstwicks Cottesmore and Kent Millers Elkridge ElkridgeIron Iron Shot raced the distance in 346 time six and a fifth seconds behind the course record and returned the compara ¬ tive few who fancied his chances a lively 4190 for 2 Steeplechase Jockey N Brown had the mount on this colorbearer of Joseph E Wideners young granddaughter and handled him skilfully throughout rating far oft Knights Quests pace for nearly a mile and a half then outlasting him in a duel through the front field fieldMandingham Mandingham who had fallen in the re ¬ cent Spencer Steeplechase at Pimlico was forcing Knights Quest pace to the ninth hedge where he made a bad landing and Roberts slid out on his neck barely manag ¬ ing to recover and finish the course to say nothing of losing all chances of winning winningIron Iron Shot carried a moderate 144 pounds and earned 2890 for this distinguished performanceMiss performance Miss Ella Widener Present PresentMiss Miss Ella Widener was one of a gathering of 10060 that witnessed this first of the 43 seasons local hedge specials The days stellar flat feature was a class C handi ¬ cap styled the Tyrant and like so many of handicapper J B Campbells arrange ¬ ments resulted in a threehorse blanket finish from which W E Boeings Welcome Pass emerged the winner Favorite players could find little about the results to evapor ¬ ate the gloomy atmosphere with longshots prevailing in a remarkable number of in ¬ stances Knights Quest specifically a front runner essayed to win the International all the way as he came so creditably near winning the Spencer But Mandingham did not allow him such opportunity for a breather carrying him along at such a rate they were 20 lengths before the others who followed in a group until Mandingham forfeited his chances by his inept landing near the end of the back field fieldAt At this juncture Iron Shot and Invader thrust forward after Knights Quest and Iron Shot had more sped than the Clark fencer going at the tiring pacemaker like a comparatively fresh horse entering the front field and beating him off by four lengths in the run in Knights Quest could not cope with the roan from Elmendorf but held Invader at bay without any great dif ¬ ficulty Good Chance lacked the dash he displayed at Pimlico while Elkridge was never in the hunt huntMcCreary McCreary On Welcome Pass PassAn An octet of class C runners appeared for the mile and a furlong of the Tyrant Handicap as the days best flat event was styled and this affair resulted in a three horse blanket finish in which W E Boe ¬ ings Welcome Pass the top weight under 122 pounds beat out Don Bingo a head as the favored pacemaker Haile finished third lapped on them themMcCreary McCreary had the mount on Welcome Pass employing his customary tactics of laying far off the pace early then catch ¬ ing Haile and Don Bingo after a long stretch duel as he finished with a good burst down the outside It was a keen race run in 149 Welcome Pass paid 910 910Isadore Isadore Bieber picked up another of his frequent purses when Hirsch Jacobs saddled Rita Jane for the Widener chute five fur ¬ longs of the first event which attracted a field of fourteen 1500 beginners The Charing Cross filly killed off the favored Tennessee Maid and Appeal Agent a fielder in a long pace battle and then beat Toolmaker a length and a half in 59ls for the main award Toolmaker closed resolutely the last part of it and was a length and a half in front of Wood Spririt at the finish Grohs rode the winner Dusky Briar unhorsed apprentice Beatty pulling up upThe The Louisiana Farms Designator came from behind in the last furlong of the six comprising the distance of the second event and beat out Grand Party a neck in 111 fast time for a 2500 animal and a run that illustrates the remarkable speed conducive condition of the Belmont strip

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