Gondalina Annexes Roxbury With Ease: First Win of Year For Watkins Mare; Has Five-Length Advantage Over Navy--Bedwell Racers Complete Double at Suffolk, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-21


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Gondalina Annexes Roxbury With Ease First Win of Year For Watkins Mare MareHas Has FiveLength Advantage Over Navy Bedwell Racers Complete Dqubleat Suffolk SuffolkBOSTON BOSTON Mass May 20 G R Wat kins Gondalina a daughter of Challenger H and Flag Trick at home in the sloppy going scored a hollow triumph in the one mile and a sixteenth of the Roxbury Claiming Purse This offering attracted a field of five and carried a purse of 1500 Following along in the wake of the winner at the finish beaten five lengths Navy from the C P Sowers string took the place Mrs R H Heighes Tamil after establishing the early pace faded but had little trouble taking third place Challo mine was fourth while Galafly was a well beaten last lastAlthough Although each of the offerings were ar ¬ ranged under claiming conditions a crowd of 10058 was on hand Weather from the previous night had converted the racing strip in to a sea of slop slopGalafly Galafly was first to show from the start but after an eighth of a mile turned the command over to Tamil The Heighe fa ¬ vorite drew clear down the back stretch with Galafly chasing closest after the leader Gondalina had raced wide at the first turn and trailed the company until well down the back stretch stretchDraws Draws Out Steadily SteadilyScocca Scocca sent the Challenger II miss up on the inside and nearing the far turn was in the thick of the contention Tamil led until midway of the turn where Gon ¬ dalina forged to the front Once in the command the Watkinsowned fiveyearold continued to draw out steadily Navy who had been reserved in close attendance of the pace while holding to a position on the outside also began to move up However Gondalina showed no signs of stopping and came out with every stride during the stretch run runNavy Navy had little trouble in gaining the place finishing four lengths before the tir ¬ ing Tamil After racing forwardly during the early running Galafly gave way com ¬ pletely when placed under pressure and soon dropped back to last place placeAlthough Although in the money in each of her four previous outings this year it was the first winning essay for Gondalina She covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1 48 and returned 740 740Sorgho Sorgho rounded out a double for the H G Bedwell string when he followed up the triumph of Colleen M by taking the six furlongs of the fifth event Jockey C Wahler shared in both triumphs It was a bitter duel for the lead during the first five furlongs with Sorgho and War Tower alter ¬ nating in command However during the final furlong Sorgho under hard riding came out steadily Just as it seemed War Tower would last to take second along came Most Alert to gain the nod arid the second split of the spoils War Tower al ¬ though forced to be content with the show award was four lengths before Wake Robin

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