Yarrow Maid Scores in Blanket Finish: Annexes Melissa By Nose Margin; Night Glow and War Hazard Dead Heat for Place Honors In Main Event at Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-12


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Yarrow Maid Scores in Blanket Finish Annexes Melissa By Nose Margin MarginNight Night Glow and War Hazard Dead Heat for Place Honors HonorsIn In Main Event at Aqueduct AqueductAQUEDUCT AQUEDUCT L I N Y June 11 The most intense and spirited finish witnessed on Long Island in many days climaxed the running of the Melissa Handicap a test of seven furlongs that featured Aqueducts entertainment today and after the placing judgeshad examined the testimony of the camera under powerful lenses they flashed the number of Brookmeade Stables Yar row Maid as the winner The favorite was the merest whisper in advance of Glen Riddle Farms War Hazard and LtCol Gustave Rings Night Glow in a three horse blanket formation with even the lightningfast camera failing to discern any difference in the latter two who dead heated for the place position It was a feather in the cap of John B Campbell official weight adjuster at The Jockey Club tracks who hardly can hope ever to bring three horses to the tand more closely aligned alignedJockey Jockey Alfred Robertson rode Mrs Dodge Sloanes fiveyearold daughter of Caval cade who was burdened with the top im ¬ post of 122 pounds in a smart field of nine spotting War Hazard six pounds and Night Glow tern The time was 125 and those who backed Yarrow Maid were rewarded at the rate of 750 for 2 Best Risk the early pacemaker finished fourth fourthAqueducts Aqueducts crowds continue to be a source of much gratification to the man agement the turnstiles clicking away at the merry rate of 16002 this afternoon The veteran booter jockey Alfred Robert son once again was in the riding limelight treating himself to a double in the first five events Favorite players fared rather well wellBest Best Risk Takes Early Lead LeadThe The Melissa was a commonplace event until the turn into Aqueducts elongated home stretch was reached with Best Risk sprinting into the lead early and killing off first Twin Lakes and then Zaca Rosa the lastnamed giving way straightening for home where Best Risk also showed signs of tiring tiringFrom From the eighth post to the stand it was anybodys race as the early leaders receded Yarrow Maid Night Glow and War Haz ¬ ard running on the same stride came storming down outside them the trio mov ¬ ing to the fore in their skirmish for the slightest advantage advantageNight Night Glow appeared to be outnodding the other two a trifle just inside the last sixteenth but then Woolf on War Hazard and Robertson on the choice sat down to a drive of hand and heel and the three hit the line too closely aligned to permit even a guess as to the winner Dwyer candidates were onetwo at the end of the Kildare a mile and a sixteenth j event that drew a field of nine and re ¬ sulted in victory for Mrs H L Finchs Modest Lad who won by four lengths at the direct expense of Deserontp Legend Bearer was an abject third two lengths farther away awayModest Modest Lad ran all over his field taking the track on the paddock turn and turning the distance in 147 which was rather slow time under Billie Thompsons rating Legend Bearer attempted to overhaul Mrs Finchs colt at the far corner but collapsed and Deseronto passed Legend Bearer in the stretch then hung The winner paid 580

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