Mar-Kell Whips Vagrancy in Ruthless: Favorite Beaten By Eight Lengths; Calumets Shifty Homebred Filly Stuns Belmont Patrons In Rather Hollow Triumph, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-15


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MarKell Whips Vagrancy in Ruthless avorite Beaten By Eight Lengths LengthsCalumets Calumets Shifty Homebred Filly Stuns Belmont Patrons PatronsIn In Rather Hollow Triumph ELMONT L I N Y May 14 The Cal ¬ umet Farms homebred filly MarKell who had been second to the Wests queenly Miss Dogwood in her last previous essay at Churchill Downs returned to action in the mile of the Ruthless Purse at Belmont Park today and defeated the Easts queenly Vagrancy by a convincing eight lengths lengthsVagrancys Vagrancys reversal contained the ex ¬ tenuating circumstance she carried top weight of 122 pounds in this brilliant field of eight of her sex vainly attempting to spot MarKell a dozen pounds But all this did not much console those who confi ¬ dently backed William Woodwards filly into oddson favoritism favoritismThird Third to finish in the Ruthless was Glen Riddles Opera Singer the early pace ¬ maker She was half a dozen lengths be ¬ hind the runnerup and scarcely anybody noticed that she gained a placing so flabbergasted was the attendance at the sight of MarKell distancing Vagrancy VagrancyMarKell MarKell returned her jubilant backers 870 for 2 and was timed the distance in 137 on a track described accurately as muddy Warren Wrights homebred is an eligible for the Roseben and Top Flight Handicaps at the current Westchester As ¬ sociation meeting meetingThompson Thompson Winning Rider RiderThe The crowd that witnessed the Ruthless unexpected result numbered 11949 at the turnstiles It included Herbert Bayard Swope George Bull John Hertz Brose Clark and many other ntoed thoroughbred enthusiasts Incidentally Vagrancys stun ¬ ning defeat was not the first of the after ¬ noon for a topheavy choice as Woodvales Our Page bled at qddson in the DeMund DeMundBillie Billie Thompson had the mount on the successful MarKell breaking her offi alertly and pegging the pace of Opera Operal l Singer closely in the dash to the far turn while holding an armful of wraps on the Calumet filly She moved to Opera Singer j determinedly on the long sweep of stretch turn killed off that filly in a short brush and then met Vagrancys move by splash ¬ ing off to an ever increasing margin of victory without being urged urgedVagrancy Vagrancy had clear sailing on the out ¬ side in the best going throughout and was midway the pack to the turn where Long den asked her to run She gained slowly and steadily until only the winner was be ¬ fore her straightened on the home lane While clearly best of the others the Be lair filly could not trouble MarKell

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