Harvard Square Easy Lincoln Winner; The Rhymer Prevails in Queens County: Defeats Kingfisher As Aqueduct Opens; Greentree Homebred Comes From Last Place in Stretch For Thrilling Nose Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-08


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Harvard Square P Easy Jr Lincoln Winner WinnerP L The Rhymer J QueensCountyJ Prevails in QueensCounty Defeats Kingfisbe As Aqueduct Opens OpensGreentree Greentree Homebred Comesv From Last Place in Stretch For Thrilling Nose Victory VictoryAQUEDUCT AQUEDUCT L I N Y June 7 The Rhymer at one climactic point in his check ¬ ered career estimated by veterinarians to have an hour to live proved lively enough to capture another stake for Mrs Payne Whitney as Aqueduct opened this after ¬ noon and outnodded Mrs Tilyou Christo ¬ phers Kingfisher in a thrilling QueRiis County Handicap finish Convertible Conn McCreary had the mount on the five year old St Germans stallion bringing him from far off Kingfishers pace in the long home stretch to prevail by a nose as Tommy Heards highlyfancied Boysy fin ¬ ished third two lengths back backBlue Blue Serge brought up the rear in a field of four acceptances for this 5000 added run of a mile and a sixteenth The Rhymer resembled nothing so much as a huge ball of mud rolling down the outside of the field past the excited crowd in the stands and splashed to the finish in 145 His volublypleased backers were rewarded at the rate of 740 in what was the former Widener Cup winners initial 1943 triumph He is incidentally an eligible for Aque ¬ ducts coveted Brooklyn Handicap This spirited stretch run netted the Greentree coffers 54425 The Rhymer was shoulder ¬ ing 112 pounds and conceded weight to all but Boysy who packed 114 The fractions for the stake were 24 48 313 and l3845 l3845Crowd Crowd of 13075 Present PresentIncidentally Incidentally Kingfisher was making a notable effort to repeat the successful sal ¬ lies of his sire Halcyon in the 1931 and 32 editions of the Queens County while this was Greentrees first success in the stake since Comstockery won that of 3929 3929The The opening of Aqueduct on the rail ¬ road was marked by a fairish attendance of 1 075 which did not contrast too sharply with the 14000 on hand for the inaugural in 1942 This was the first of 18 days at the Queens County Jockey Club course and among those present for the occasion in the clubhouse gathering wsre Mrs Dodge Sloane Tony Pelleteri Col E R Bradley Theodore Knapp George Bull and Dr Edward Kilroe KilroeThe The Rhymer was ridden in characteris ¬ tic Snapper Garrison style by McCreary dropping lengths out of it early while Kingfisher went to the front under IJnd berg in the run around the paddock turn Continued on Page TwentySeven The Rhymer Gains Nose Win in Queens County CountyContinued Continued from Pane One Oneand and began racing Boysy and Blue Serge into submission as they attempted futilely to bring him down in the race through the long back stretch stretchSwinging Swinging around the abrupt hairpin curve of the home stretch Kingfisher was a couple of lengths in front and The Rhymer half a dozen lengths last lastBut But nearing the eighth pole Blue Serge and Boysy began pacing a taxi and King ¬ fisher was shortening stride a trifle At this juncture McCreary drove The Rhymer by the tired Boysy and Blue Serge and the last sixteenth was rapidly cutting down on Kingfisher He just got up in the very last nod to win a race he probably could have captured by daylight daylightReplica Replica IL carried the colors of Richard K Mellon to his third straight conquest in the fourth running of Aqueducts Spring Maiden Steeplechase for which he was the favorite among a field of seven fencers who were nonwinners at the time of clos ¬ ing March 20 20The The fiveyearold Furrokh Siyar geld ing survived a claim of foul lodged against him in behalf of the runnerup Brook meades Delhi Dan before being awarded the 2100 which was the winners net He swerved before that tiring pacemaker at the twelfth and final fence then beat him two lengths under Riles steady drive A like margin back FiftyFifty was third in advance of Sir Bluesteel

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