Eight to Contest Blue Grass Renewal; First Fiddle Scores Upset at Jamaica: Le Havre is Second and Rounders Next, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-26


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Eight Eight to to Contest Contest Blue Blue Grass Grass Renewal; Renewal; First First Fiddle Fiddle Scores Scores Upset Upset at at Jamaica Jamaica Le Havre Is Second! And Rounders Next Mulrenan Campaigner Two Lengths in Front as Helis Colorbearer Disappoints JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., April 25.— Mrs. Edward Mulrenan s First Fiddle surprised the majority of a mid-week crowd of 21,700 at Jamaica this afternoon when he charged over a muddy strip to a two-length victory in the featured Red River Handicap. Helen Murphys Le Havre, outsider of the field of five contesting this six-furlong dash, was second, three lengths before the favored Rounders, while Doublrab, second choice in the wagering, was a nose away in fourth place. Cassis was a weary fifth and last. Firs: Fiddle was timed in 1:11%, as fast as horses have been able to go at this meeting, and paid 5.50. Mrs. T. Christophers Doublrab tried to make a runaway affair of the Red River, leading Le Havre out of the gate, with Rounders in third place before Cassis and Fir.st Fiddle, slowest to find his stride. The gray son of Sherab opened up a daylight lead rounding the far turn and Le Havre was three lengths before Rounders, while Longden moved First Fiddle past Cassis midway of the long curve. Doublrab Appears Short Doublrab was still two lengths in front entering the stretch, while Cassis was briefly in the picture, Brooks having saved much ground on the turn. As they straightened away for the run home. Longden set to work on First Fiddle in earnest and the gray son of Royal Minstrel swept past his field on the outside to score impressively. Le Havre raced evenly and gamely for his share of the purse, while Doublrab stopped as though short and was nosed out for ttrird money in the final stride. Rounders, who never seriously threatened, worked out seven-eighths in 1:265 and a mile in 1:43%.

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