Puritan Handicap Goes to Abbe Pierre: Ksar of Audley Is Next, Length Back; Babylon Horse in Initial Stake Success of Season--Devalue Third at Suffolk, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-31


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Puritan Handicap Goes to Abbe Pierre Ksar of Audleyls Next Length Back Babylon Horse in Initial Stake Success of Season Devalue Third at Suffolk SuffolkBOSTON BOSTON Mass May 29 Abbe Pierre a gray son of Brantome Suze owned by H M Babylon raced to his most impor ¬ tant triumph of the year in taking the ninth running of the Puritan Handicap top offering on the weekend card at Suf ¬ folk Downs The Englishbred was good enough to circle his field and come to tha end of the ninefurlong journey a length to the good and by his victory add 4290 to his earnings bringing his total for tha year to 6675 It was the second time dur ¬ ing the present meeting that Abbe Pierre had been returned victorious victoriousB B B Jones Ksar of Audley delivered one of his best efforts of the season to take the place by a short head over the high weight of the company Devalue the rep ¬ resentative of H H Haag From the start it was K Dorko that went to the front but the Balko colts reign at the command was of short duration soon turning the lead over to Spiral Pass Haskell permitted the Pharamond miss to step right along and going into the back stretch was better than two lengths out in front frontI I Firebroom Has Early Speed SpeedFirebroom Firebroom had more early speed than usual and chased closest after the leader Sisto was riding confidently on Abbe Pierre and held a position well on the outside In the run to the far turn Firebroom cut down the pacemakers advantage and soon forged to the front When losing the lead Spiral Pass collapsed completely and soon dropped back to trail the field Sisto had permitted Abbe Pierre to move to the lead ¬ ers steadily and nearing the stretch turn was only a short distance off Firebroom FirebroomThe The son of Brantome moved up to test the leader and Firebroom gave up without much of a struggle Abbe Pierre then drew into a lead of a length the margin he was to hold to the finish Ksar of Audley always in a prominent position made a bid to go along with the winner but simply was not good enough Devalue heretofore a winner of three straight stakes triumphs came from last place to gain his placing but lacked the necessary late speed to over ¬ take the two that preceded him over the line lineSaturdays Saturdays program served to attract a crowd of 20736 enthusiastic racegoers

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