Truett Silks Seen In Initial Victory: King Torch Scores by Head Over Page II. at Suffolk For New Orleans Patron, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-25


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Truett Silks Seen In Initial Victory VictoryKing King Torch Scores by Head Over Page II at Suffolk For New Orleans Patron PatronBOSTON BOSTON Mass May 24 In the best race of an allclaiming program at Suffolk Downs King Torch carried the black and pink silks of John Truett Jr of New Or ¬ leans to their first victory since this Loui ¬ siana sportsman entered racing last win ¬ ter It was only in the last strides of the six furlongs that jockey Ted Mansor was able to get the Torchilla gelding up to reg ¬ ister by a head over another lightlyre ¬ garded member of the field Page H from the string of W LGuinasso G R Wat kins furnished the one to come third in Stolen Tryst Eleven sprinters met in this test entered under a top claiming price of 2000 scaling down to 1500 1500H H G Bedwells Fogoso drew the bulk of the support but after leaving the starting gate alertly retired steadily from conten ¬ tion and wound up ninth Although Stolen Tryst was quickest to be under way Garry soon hustled Page II to the front and raced clear in the opening quarter mile Bright Quest moved up and was in second place For the first half of the trip King Torch was well back in the field fieldBright Bright Quest chased closest after the pacemaker for the initial half mile and then dropped back Page H was still lead ¬ ing the parade with Stolen Tryst following closest with only a furlong to be traversed Sisto sent the Watkins miss to the outside of Page H and for a brief instant it seemed that Stolen Tryst would move to the front King Torch had moved up stoutly on the outside and soon joined with the leaders leadersStirring Stirring and Bitter Battle BattleIt It was a stirring and bitter battle all through the final sixteenth mile with King Torch managing to forge to the front in the last stride Page II continued to hold safe the determined challenge offered by Stolen Tryst and gained his part of the purse by a short neck Stolen Tryst had given her best and was extended to the utmost to stave off Chance Sord SordAs As the new weeks racing began a fast racing strip prevailed with a crowd of 13572 turning out for the sport sportUnder Under a strong ride by jockey Tommy Luther Viscounty was along in the stretch run to take the mile and a sixteenth of the sixth offering Texalite had worked her way to the front when reaching the stretch and while battling along stubbornly was forced to yield ground slowly to be beaten a half length Ranger H closed a good gap to take the show end of the spoils a length in the wake of the runnerup Vis county marked the first success of the meeting for A G Tarns silks and per ¬ mitted Luther to chalk up a double the latter having previously scored with Our Gladden

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