Last Gold Victorious in Evanston Purse; Subdued Draws Away to Astoria Score: Passes Pamela C. In Drive to Wire; Phipps Youngster Impresses In Initial Stakes Success;Chase Event to the Beak, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-09


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JAMES FITZSIMMONS The Laird of Aqueduct saddled Lt Ogden Phipps Subdued for her triumph in the thirty eighth running of the Astoria Stakes yesterday Last Gold Victorious in Evanston Purse Subdued Draws Awav to Astoria Score Passes Pamela C In Drive to Wire WirePhipps Phipps Youngster Impresses In Initial Stakes Success Chase Event to The Beak AQUEDUCT L I N Y June 8 Trainer Jim Fitzsimmons surprised majority of the 22878 racing fans who visited Aqueduct race track this afternoon when he saddled Naval Lt Ogden Phipps Sub ¬ dued to win the 7500 added Astoria Stakes The brown daughter of Fighting Fox Humility by Hyperion closed with a rush in the stretch to beat Louisiana Farms Pamela C ridden by Don Meade a widening length and onehalf while Greentree Stables Expression was a tiring third another neck back Drumuir a stablemate of the winner but carrying the Wheatley Stables colors owned by Lt Phipps mother was fourth a length far ¬ ther away and a halflength before the favored Ace Card who was racing for Mrs W M Jeffords JeffordsSubdued Subdued was timed in 106 and paid 1230 a price that would probably have been considerably larger had she not been coupled with Drumuir The winner is the first stakes winner by Fighting Fox who won the Carter Handicap at this track for Belair Stud a few years back Subdued had won a single race in five previous starts and was not much faster leaving the gate today than in her earlier races but finished with plenty of power under Eric Guerins strong urging urgingMeades Meades First Mount Runs Second SecondDon Don Meade rode his first mount since the Jamaica fall meeting of 1942 when he had the leg up on the favored Yutan who carried B A Firestones colors in the fourth race The veteran rider was greeted with mingled booes and handclaps during the post parade There was no appreciable demonstration after the race though Yutan was beaten a nose on the post by Sutton Place after having more able speed under this hustling rider than In any of his other starts this year yearMeade Meade displayed his oldtime hustle aboard Pamela C in the five and onehalf furlongs Astoria sending her in close pur ¬ suit of Brookmeade Stables Winning Bid BidContinued Continued on Page Three Subdued Takes Astoria In GoingAway Fashioin FashioinOvertakes Overtakes Pamela C in Drive To Score by Length and Half HalfContinued Continued from Page One Oneas as they came out of the gate with Ex pression close by in third place a wide margin before Subdued and Drumuir who was under the whip before the field had gone an eighth of a mile mileWinning Winning Bid had enough between the turns and fell back rapidly with Pamela C inheriting the lead and saving consider ¬ able ground on the bend for home At the top of the stretch it appeared that Meades first winner since his comeback might be in a stakes but Guerin shot Sub ¬ dued out of the pack to run over her field in the drive for the wire Pamela C out ¬ lasted Expression in the final drive while Drumuir finished well down the middle of the track after going rather wide on the last turn turnAce Ace Card was off slowly under George Woolf who was not having one of his bet ¬ ter days and failed to show much speed until midway of the stretch stretchThe The Lion Heart Steeplechase proved a stirring duel between Mrs F Ambrose Clarks The Beak and Bayard Sharps fa ¬ vored Knights Quest with the former leading all the way and prevailing by two lengths at the end of this 4000 fixture at two miles over 12 jumps Rokeby Sta ¬ bles Good Chance finished third a length and onehalf back of the runnerup and five lengths before Invader a stablemate of the winner Harry Lamontagnes Lech lade was the only other starter

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