Vagrancy Easily Whips Bateau Rivals: Flashes Old-Time Form at Belmont; Belair Miss Covers Mile in 1:37 4/5 to Lead Too Timely By Two Lengths at Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-25


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Vagrancy Easily Whips Bateau Rivals Flashes OldTime Form at Belmont BelmontBelair Belair Miss Covers Mile in 1 3745 to Lead Too Timely By Two Lengths at Finish FinishELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 24 Va ¬ grancy a lady of quality from the Belair Stud found her racing legs in the Bateau Handicap mile lilly and mare feature at Belmont Park today and recorded a clever and impressive victory over four other highly regarded members of the sex Car ¬ rying 126 pounds and conceding from 13 to 24 pounds to each rivali the huge daugh ¬ ter of Sir Gallahad HI reached the end of this contest with two lengths of spring weather showing in advance of King Ranchs threeyearold Too Timely the runnerup runnerupJoseph Joseph E Wideners Waygal earned the show award some three and a half lengths behind the Texan and well before Jane Blenheim and the limber pacer Bonnet Ann AnnThe The Jockey Club chairmans filly had been a defaulting favorite in two earlier 1943 chances on Long Island and once more was installed oddson by her large following who refused to accept these disappointing performances as a true bill She returned 330 in the tote The tele timer indicates that jockey John Longden had steered her to the stand in 137 on a surface that was pronounced fast but which still may have been damp under ¬ neath neathThis This triumph of Vagrancys indicated that she will be a formidable aspirant for the top flight handicaps later in the West Chester Association season seasonRelief Relief for Favorite Players PlayersThe The days attendance was 14337 which was not far below the 15681 present the corresponding day in 42 In view of the difficulties as to transportation confront ¬ ing racegoers this spring the turnstile statistics seem to reflect an increasing vogue of the thoroughbred sport hereabout though they are actually below the num ¬ bers present last year Vagrancys triumph in the Bateau incidentally was a relief to favorite players who had witnessed the appealing number of oddson chances bit Ing the dust earlier in the afternoon afternoonVagrancy Vagrancy never a swift beginner and particularly a longstriding filly was last away from the post in the Bateau while Bonnet Ann was beating off Waygal in a pace skirmish Midway the back stretch run when she had quite settled on stride Longden asked Vagrancy to gain striking distance of the leaders and her response was excellent so that it became evident before the race was three furlongs old that she would be difficult to beat beatVagrancy Vagrancy took Bonnet Ann by the head on the long home curve disposing of her without any great difficulty then moved off in grand style through the quarter mile home stretch stretchToo Too Timely followed Vagrancy into con ¬ tention and as Bonnet Ann was dropping back atop the lane the King Ranch filly attempted vainly to get to the torrid choice But she could make no impression on the winners margin while easily holding Way ¬ gal safe for the place placeGreentree Greentree Entry Runs OneTwo OneTwoFamous Famous Victory and Four Freedoms the Greentree Stables Belmont Stakes eligibles were onetwo at the end of the sixfurlong Accountant Purse the former looping his field after breaking last to win by a length and onehalf in 113 His stablemate nosed out Hickory Head a Greentree castoff for the place award The early leaders quit to a walk in the final quarter mile which aided the winner Famous Victory was galloped out a mile in 140 by Wright while Gilbert sent Four Freedoms the same distance in 140 The entry paid 940 940Calumet Calumet Farms promising colt Herald graduated in the fivefurlong spin down the chute offered as the fourth for male twoyearold maidens There was an element of luck in his initial tally He was battling headand head with Megogo through the final eighth when Biermans saddle slipped on the lat ¬ ter and he dropped back suddenly and was beaten two lengths in 59Vs 59VsFleettown Fleettown was third a length and one half tripEads back at oddson after a rough trip Eads provided a little extracurricular entertainment when he followed the help ¬ less Bierman around the turn in an effort to help pull up Megogo Reaching for Megogos reins a la Ken Force Eads own motmt ducked and threw him Eads relin ¬ quished Megogos reins but held fast to those of the winner winnerThe The outrider finally caught Megogo while a back stretch bystander gave Eads a legup on Herald The Calumet rider was applauded when he jogged back to unsaddle unsaddleHerald Herald Is a candidate for the National Stallion Stakes to be run on Belmont Stakes Day He returned 650 here

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