Pops Pick Beats All Hoss in Thriller: Favorite Annexes Algerine Handicap; Duo Stages Bitter Duel in Mile Event at Belmont Park; Cocopet Remains Unbeaten, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-05


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Pops Pick Beats All Hoss in Thriller Favorite Annexes Algerine Handicap HandicapDuo Duo Stages Bitter Duel in Mile Event at Belmont Park Cocopet Remains Unbeaten UnbeatenELMONT ELMONT L I N Y June 4 Pops Pick runnerup to the colorful Argentian ian Don Bingo in his last previous essay returned to competition in the Algerine Handicap at Belmont Park this afternoon and captured that mile run for class C threeyearolds in a dramatic excitingly close finish with Hal Price Headleys All Hoss Ben Whitakers square set son of Reaping Reward spotted the Beaumont colt a noteworthy 14 pounds and the two came storming down by the stands in a ham merandtongs duel with the successful Texan forging the better part of a length to the front in the last 70 yards Mrs F J McNultys Hickory Head a castoff of the fashionable Greentree string finished third before Modest Lad in a field of a half dozen but was four weary lengths be ¬ hind the first two twoThis This latest conquest of Pops Picks was universally popular for he was an oddson chance in the tote returning just 360 Carroll Bierman hustled him to the stand in 137 fair time for this quality of cam ¬ paigners at the distance Among those fin ¬ ishing up the stretch was Anthony Pelle teris crack filly LaReigh who seemed to find the pace too brisk briskTwo Two OddsOn Choices Make Good GoodThe The nexttofinal days attendance was on the small side with only 9876 filing through the turnstiles to the verdant Hempstead Turnpike course Those who wended their laborious and sweltering way to the park were rewarded with a pair of consecutive winning oddson chances the swift filly Cocopet having registered a similarly popular victory in the Delphinium Purse PursePops Pops Pick was allowed to drop out of it leaving the gate in the Algerine when Hickory Head Jimjoe and All Hoss sped away from the break in what is technically known as a suicidal pace battle Jimjoe was first to commence jumping up and down on the turn Hickory Head still was head and head with All Hoss at the eighth pole but by this time Bierman had Pops Pick scudding down the niddle of the course and picking them up with each stride strideHickory Hickory Head flattened out moving to the sixteenth pole and All Hoss dug in stoutly in an effort to repel the choice He bore out under stress of the pace and mo ¬ mentarily threw Pops Pick off stride with ¬ out actually hitting him then the latter began slowly surging to the front in the final yards and was almost free at the line lineLazy Lazy Fs Cocopet an oldfashioned look ¬ ing gray Jacopo filly who was a 900 year ¬ ling skipped the swiftest five furlongs of the meeting to capture the Delphinium from seven others of her age She set all the pace and finished out a consummate half length before Grant Rice in 58 Everget was five lengths back in third place and very tired after early efforts to keep up upCocopet Cocopet a candidate for the Astoria was winning her third purse in as many sallies postward and paid a flattering 320 Mc Creary had the mount

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