Leaving Registers in Rose Dor Purse; Grooms Strike Curtails Jamaica Card: Crowd of 30,340 at New York Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-11


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Leaving Leaving Registers Registers in in Rose Rose dOr dOr Purse; Purse; Grooms Grooms Strike Strike Curtails Curtails Jamaica Jamaica Card Card Crowd of 30,340 At New York Oval Grant Thorn Filly Defeats Miss Drummond in Sprint to Keep 44 Mark Unblemished JAMAICA, L. I.. N. Y.. April 10.— Grant Thorns Leaving drove home to a length and one-half victory in the Rose dOr Purse, six-furlong filly feature of an eventful afternoon at Jamaica today. Bobby Permane, aboard his second mount of the session, piloted the Cohort filly past Miss Drummond on the turn and that E. D. Levinson colorbearer saved the place by | two and a half lengths over Greentree | Stable s Bold Anna, who was in third place jail the way. Three lengths farther back I came C. T. Chenerys Cattachiptico, with Railroad Stables Lady Janice trailing all the way. Leaving was second choice in the wager-, ing and paid .60, while stepping the dis-i tance in 1:13%, moderate time over a track that was fast but appeared a bit deep. A huge Monday crowd of 30.340 was on hand to see a program that it seemed for a time would not materialize, for a strike by the grooms resulted in only one horse reporting to the paddock for the first race, and that event being called "no contest- as Star of Padula walked over. The strike was temporarily settled and only about 500 i became discouraged at the delay and left | the track before the field came out for the second race. A final settlement of the issue between the grooms and horsemen is expected after the final race. Wager ,415,993 on Five Races Wagering was brisk, with ,415,993 j being bet on five races through the feature. The Rose dOr was a ding-dong struggle throughout between Miss Drummond and Leaving, with Bold Anna the only other of the small field to offer any contention. Jimmy Stout sent Miss Drummond into the van at the start, and Permane, who has been riding sensationally in Florida, was in close pursuit with Leaving. Miss Drummond continued to maintain a narrow margin on the inside rounding the turn, but Leaving curved around her entering the stretch and drew away steadily in the run to the wire. Atkinson went to the whip with vim aboard Bold Anna, but she was unable to close any appreciable ground on the leaders. She probably needed the race. Apart from the first two. the order never changed during the running. Leaving was 1 racking up her third victory in as many 1 starts this year, having scored twice at - Hialeah. The secondary feature of the program, a " high-class claiming sprint at six furlongs, 1 turned out to be a duel from wire to wire 1 between Bert Pomeroys Blue Serge and | Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Terse, the latter be- ing a warm favorite. Johnny Longden seni, " the topweighted Blue Serge to the front at " the start despite his 126 pounds, while Terse 5 was right at his throatlatch. The pair soon opened up a wide lead on the rest of the small field of six, with Cheesestraw a dis-l tant third before Count Daunt, Fuego and s Oatmeal, who was all but left at the post. Blue Serge and Terse battled all the way i Continued on Page Two ■ Leaving Triumphs in Rose d#Or Purse; Grooms7 Strike Curtails Jamaica Card Crowd of 30,340 Sees Thorn* Filly Beat Miss Drummond in Sprint Under Bobby Permane Continued from Page One around the turn, with the former on the rail. Entering the stretch Terse took a momentary lead under the flail of Rienzis whip, but Blue Serge responded to a single cut of the lash at the top of the lane and continued to surge forward under a vigorous hand ride. At the wire he was a half length before the filly and was drawing away. Count Daunt took third honors, four lengths back of Terse and a nose before Fuego. The winner required l:13s for the six furlongs and paid .30. In the first actual race, following the walk-over of Star of Padula in the opener, Philip Godfreys Naval Station made every pole a winning one under Jimmy Lynchs urging. The daughter of Pompey — Pensacola, who was making her public debut, was first out of the gate, shook off a determined bid for the lead from Wheatley Stables Turbulence rounding the turn, then drove to the wire three-quarters of a length before Grant Thorns Meadow Maid who finished a length to the good of the tiring Turbulence. The winners margin might have been greater but for drifting jwide at the head of the stretch. Naval Station was well backed paying .90 and stepping the five furlongs in 1:02 over a fast track. Longchamps Farms Sun Lady, who was the choice, tired after a bid on the turn and only beat Queen Blue in the field of six juvenile fillies engaged. The odds-on favorite, Philip Biebers Wise Decision could do no better than run third, beaten seven lengths, and the second choice, Paragon Stables Anibras, lost jockey Tony Pascuma at the start of the third, which was a six-furlong dash for ,600 platers. Victor Holskys Playfields, who had pegged Wise Decisions pace to the head of the stretch, drew away to win by three lengths while the favorite tired badly and was beaten another four lengths for the place by A. E. Tarletons Spirit who closed fast, though unable to menace the winner. Play-fields, third choice in the wagering, paid 1.80 and ran the six furlongs in 1:135, under Nick Jemas. Trainer Jim Fitzsimmons saddled his first winner of the New York season when he sent out Wheatley Stables Drumuir to win the five-furlong dash for juvenile fillies, which was fourth on the program. After a ragged start, Drumuir went straight to the front and led throughout, holding a length margin at the end over Leslie Grey, from Longchamps Farm, who had been in closest pursuit all the way. Head Smart moved threateningly on the turn, but her bid was short-lived and the G. F. McNulty miss was a distant third before William Helis Rhodian. The winner was the public choice, paying .60, and was timed in 1:00.

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