Slide Rule and Some Chance Victorious: Capture Peter Pan, Roseben Handicaps; Vincentive Beaten Nose by Boeing Colt--Hewitt Racer Downs Mettlesome by Head, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-31


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Slide Rule and Some Chance Victorious Capture Peter Pan Roseben Handicaps HandicapsVincentive Vincentive Beaten Nose by Boeing Colt Hewitt Racer Downs Mettlesome by Head HeadELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 29W E Boeings Slide Rule and W L Branns Vincentive who have been in futile pursuit of the turfs will o the wisp Count Fleet in spring classics escaped that colt in todays 7500 Peter Pan Handicap of a mile and a furlong at Belmont Park and provided a crowd of 26041 Metropolitan turf en ¬ thusiasts a rare thrill when they arrived at the finish so closely aligned it remained for the camera to split them out This device revealed that the oddson favorite from the airplane manufacturers string was a i air breadth before the Marylander Greentree Stables Famous Victory finished third a length off the stubborn duelists and five in front of Princequillo who was fourth in a field of eight acceptances acceptancesThe The Peter Pan was the richer of two weekend fixtures netting Snarks son 7025 while he returned a flattering 280 in the tote after finishing out in IrSlVs on a fast racing surface which marks the slowest time in four runnings of the stake stakeClose Close Finish in Roseben RosebenThe The other half holiday attraction was Roseben Handicap third renewal at six furlongs down the Widener chute and this sprint also ended excitingly with the first three inches apart in such close order in fact it was impossible to name the winner without recourse to the photo A S Hewitts Some Chance it was discovered had nosed out Mettlesome and Salto for the 5025 which was the lions share while duplicating his 1942 triumph in the same event His tally was far less popular than that of Slide Rule with the crowd but he hung out 110 a new stakes time standard standardSlide Slide Rule carried top weight of 120 pounds but was the aggressor all the way in the Peter Pan He broke swiftly and was alongside Vincentive and Eye for Eye coming away from the stalls McCreary took him back a couple of lengths as they raced out of the chute on to the main course back stretch while Vincentive was killing off Eye for Eye Hearing the far corner the lastnamed Texan had enough Slide Rule was taking so much hold of the bit he was pulliing McCreary up out of the saddle while moving to Vincentive on the outside There he looked a 1 to 5 shot but he could not get away from Vincentive VincentiveAround Around the long sweep of the stretch bend the two were head and head far be for the others with Slide Rule enjoying slightly the better of the dispute disputeAt At the furlong mark the choices in ¬ numerable backers yelled their dismay as Vincentive forged to the front by a neck McCreary then sat down to urge the top weight with all his strength and in the last yards slowly regained the ground dropping his nose before that of Vincentive in the final strides stridesSome Some Chance whose smartest perform ¬ ances have been exhibited down the Widener chute on which he captured a Belmont Futurity benefited from a sizzling early pace and a light package of just 105 pounds in winning a second straight Rose ¬ ben Handicap

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