Valdina Marl Takes Princess Doreen: Defeats Askmenow at Homewood Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-24


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Valdina Marl Takes Princess Doreen; Defeats Askmenow At Homewood Oval Texas-Bred Filly Provides Big Upset by Driving Home With Over Length to Spare HOMEWOOD, 111., June 23.— The Valdina Farms Valdina Marl, winner of the Ashland Stakes and runner-up in the Kentucky Oaks in Louisville during the spring, captured the ,000 added Princess Doreen Stakes, six-furlong spin for three -year-old fillies, at Washington Park today. Coming from behind Lady Libertys fast pace, the daughter of Teddys Comet emerged the winner by a length and a quarter, while Calumet Farms Nellie L., star of the Kentucky Oaks and heroine of the Acorn Stakes in New York, let down a large following by finishing far back in the field of eight. Second to Valdina Marl, who was ridden by Ferril Zufelt. was H. P. Headleys Askmenow, last year the countrys juvenile filly champion and winner this spring of the Pimlico Oaks, while third, just a nose farther back, came J. D. Weils Wiseasyou. Lady Liberty, owned by Mrs. E. B. Carpenter and who at one time was in front by as many as four lengths, wound up fourth. Race Worth ,275 to Winner Valdina Marls victory was worth ,275 . to her owners and paid 0.40 for for those who supported her in the mutuels. Valdina Marl, making her first start of | the Chicago season, broke in front here, but she was taken in hand when Lady Liberty outran her to the bend. She was held in restraint all around the turn and then Zufelt put her to a drive, to which she responded gamely. Gradually closing the gap that separated her and the pacemaker, the Valdina miss forged to the front about a sixteenth from the wire and then gradually drew clear. Lady Liberty faded badly in the last eighth. Askmenow and Wiseasyou also passing her in quick succession near the end. Nellie L., who may prefer a softer track, was never a factor at any stage of the race. She dropped out of contention soon after the start and no amount of rousing from her pilot could make her rally. The colors of C. W. Pershall, carried to victory yesterday by Crimson Tide, were seen in front again this afternoon when Valdina Date, guided by Carroll Bierman, defeated 11 other two-year-olds in the fifth race, one of the better races on the program. The Pershall colt, acquired during the Lincoln Fields meeting, stood a furious drive through the home stretch to reach the end of the five and a half furlongs a Continued on Page Thirty-Two I . : , ; j ■ ; j ; ! 1 , ! 1 j j Princess Doreen To Valdina Marl Texas-Bred Filly Provides Big Homewood Surprise in Leading Askmenow to Wire Continued from Page One bare nose in advance of W. C. Davis Rock- wood Boy as the Woolford Farms Com- patriot ran third just a head farther back. Valdina Date, trained by Tommy Root, didnt break in front, but he was in the lead before the field had traveled a quarter mile. He enjoyed a comfortable margin until he hit the head of the home stretch, but from there to the wire he was In no position to get a breather. Isaqueen had been in hottest pursuit of his pace over the early furlongs, and when she dropped back Rockwood Boy took up the chase, to be joined later by Compatriot, another who had never been far away. The finish was one of the most thrilling of the afternoon and the victory of the Pershall colt was a popular one since he had been installed one of the choices. He paid .60 for . Fourth to complete the distance was Liberty Bon who, however, was well back of the leaders. Historian, a Woolford Farm homebred, made his first start since last winter and scored a decisive victory in a dash of five and a half furlongs that opened todays program. Never a great distance back, the Woolford colt worked his way up between horses after reaching the homestretch and after getting to the front continued on to win by two lengths. Sundrum, who was one of the favorites, got the place by a head with Young Buddy, the pacemaker for a time, third. Sir Lo and Sammy An-gott showed speed .here to the home stretch, but then both faded away and dropped out of the picture. Historian paid 6.80 for . First Dead Heat of Meeting The first dead heat of the meeting occurred when the Donna-Ray Stables Marcella K., and G. J. Stempels Mistress Step finished on even termc in front of ten other splinters at the e~d of the six fur-! longs of the second race. The two horses locked in a duel soon after completing the first half mile and they charged under the wire so close together that the placing judges could not separate them. Eddie Bianco, who rode the first winner of his career during the Lincoln Fields meeting, handled Marcella K., while Johnny Haritos guided Mistress Step. Third to complete the distance was Lucky B., two lengths off the dual winners. J. A. Prices Batter and jockey Frank Zehr, made up a successful combination in the third race, another sprint of six furlongs. Never far from Hy-Cops pace, the Price gelding responded when called upon after a half mile and gradually wore down the leader, drawing clear near the end to win with two lengths to spare. Hy-Cop held on gamely to save the place from Hazel Lee and when he pulled up it was found he had fallen lame. Hazel Lee came from far back in the pack to account for third honors while Back Tooth was fourth. There were two casualties in this race for besides Hy-Cop, Busy Josie also pulled up lame.

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