Replica II. Wins Spring Maiden Chase: Bank Note Second To Mellon Fencer; Bill Sickle Takes Measure Of Vincentive--Bankrupt Leads Four Freedoms Home, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-21


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Replica II Wins Spring Maiden Chase Bank Note Second To Mellon Fencer Bill Sickle Takes Measure Of Vincentive Bankrupt Leads Four Freedoms Home HomeELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 20 Replica II a longwinded son of the obscure sire Furrokh Siyar this afternoon duplicated his recent galloping victory at Belmont Park by way of capturing the fourth edi ¬ tion of the Spring Maiden Steeplechase hedge feature of one of the few off days of the pretentious Westchester Association meeting Richard K Mellons fiveyearold carried top weight of 155 pounds in a field of seven that filed across the florid center field to the starting point in this 2000 added affair of about two miles and under a supremely confident ride at the hands of steeplechase jockey S Riles sauntered leisurely to the finish with fully 15 lengths before the runnerup W G Jones Bank Note This latter hedgehopper led Pete Bostwicks Bisby by a convincing matter of seven more lengths in earning second money and Caribou was the only other member of the field to complete the journey journeyReplica Replica IE attracted a fairly large fol ¬ lowing from among the chase cognoscenti returning 860 for 2 while the illfavored Sir Bluesteel fell with Frankie Bellhouse at the sixth hazard The Mellon gelding earned a net prize of 2100 2100Sir Sir Bluesteef Goes Down DownSir Sir Bluesteel was the only member of the field to actually come a cropper but FiftyFifty unseated Roberts at the fifth fence and Yankee Chance deposited Walker on the greensward over the ninth None of the horses and riders involved in these mis ¬ adventures seemed to have been injured The time 405 was the slowest for the stake but the soggy condition of the course and the extraordinary ease with which Replica n won accounted for this uninspiring factor factorA A crowd of 11105 witnessed this gloomy days sport as against a gathering of 12607 the similar day in 42 It was a particularly bleak afternoon for the faithful with Vincentive and Zaca Gray disappointing at oddson though several favorites backed with less immoderate confidence managed to win winComing Coming from far off the pace in the sevenfurlong Contestor Purse Townsend B Martins Bankrupt and Greentrees Four Freedoms provided the best thrill to this point in the afternoons proceedings when they engaged in a nip and tuck duel the length of the stretch with Bankrupt maintaining a head advantage all the final sixteenth sixteenthFive Five lengths away Bulls Eye was a com ¬ pletely discouraged third Eight three yearold ran The successful Martin colt was the choice He returned 520 and Robertson hustled him home in 125 125OddsOn OddsOn Favorite Beaten BeatenReplica Replica n was pinched back to last place at the outset of the feature as Bank Note went to the front despite Owen taking so much hold on the reins he all but turned the Jones gelding around Bank Note and Bisby moved along right together in the run first time past the stands but none of the riders seemed much interested inpacemak ing Riles assumed charge of this unre ¬ solved situation going into the back field when he let out a link with the result Replica n wheeled into what is technically known as a long and lonesome Midway the back field the pilots who still had horses under them attempted futilely to re ¬ trieve Replica ns stolen march Instead of making any impression on his advantage however he continued to open up more day ¬ light and he was only cantering through the front field and across the last hedge Bank Note had as little difficulty beating Bisby for the place placeW W L Branns Vincentive became the seventh one of ten oddson choices thus far in the meeting to meet a reversal when he was a soundly beaten second to WL Ranchs Bill Sickle in the Lamplighter Handicap of a mile and a sixteenth which was the days best flat event eventBill Bill Sickle ridden by Longden won throughout without any great difficulty beating the Maryland invader four lengths in 144 Vincentive broke forwardly and Woolf had him well placed all the way but when asked for speed his mount fal ¬ tered He seemed at a disadvantage in the going goingHasteville Hasteville was lapped on the runnerup for third Strategic the only other starter could not keep up The winner paid 1050

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