Free Lance Gains Rather Lucky Nose Score in Celt Handicap at Aqueduct: Beats Doggone after Saving Much Ground on Final Turn; Ramillies in Popular Win, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-28


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Free Lance Gains Rather Lucky Nose Score in Celt Handicap at Aqueduct Beats Doggone After Saving Much Ground on Final Turn; Ramillies in Popular Win AQUEDUCT, - L. I., N. Y., June 27. A crowd of 19,154 turned out to see Wheatley Stables Free Lance score a rather lucky nose victory in the featured Celt Handicap. R. A. Cowards Doggone was second in this six-furlong dash, a length and one-half before G. D. Wideners Who Goes There. Mrs. T. Christophers Bel Reigh finished fourth, another length and one-half back and two lengths before Greentree Stables Tambo. W. S. Jacobs Boiling On completed the field. Free Lance paid 3 and was timed in 1:11, a mark that makes his effort somewhat impressive, despite the, fact that he saved vast quantities of ground along the rail as Bel Reigh, Boiling On and Who Goes There went wide at the head of the stretch, with Tambo making his move outside of the errant trio. Don Meade, with his usual alertness, sent Bel Reigh to the front as George Cassidy pressed the button for the Celt with Herb Lindberg having Boiling On a little more than a length back of this well-played colt and Longden had Who Goes There lapped on the outside of this pair going to the far turn. Bel Reigh held sway without apparent difficulty to the head of the stretch, but bore out on the turn, carrying Boiling On and Who Goes There with him. Ted Atkinson, for no apparent reason, chose to make his move with Tambo on the outside of these horses and, naturally, he was also carried wide. Meanwhile, Free Lance, ridden by Bobby Permane, skimmed the inside rail and saved many lengths. The winner was all out in the last few yards and Doggone, who had also saved much ground, closed fast and just missed grabbing the photo decision. Who Goes There ran a gamer race than some of his efforts, considering the distance he lost and closed well for his part of the purse. Bel Reigh chucked it when he ran wide, as did Boiling On. Naval Lt. Walter P. Chryslers Ramillies was a highly popular winner of the Ban-nockburn Handicap, in which he carried top weight of 122 pounds and outfinished Greentree Stables Famous Victory, -who had dead aim on all the money at the eighth pole but hung at the end. George Wolf rode the winner and turned in a workmanlike job. C. B, DeBerrys Corydon, who once won a Withers Mile in the Greentree silks, was third, two lengths away, and a mere seven before Isadore Biebers Night Singing Torch and Night Glow fought Glow. for the lead to the stretch turn in the Ban-nockburn, then both faded, with Singing Torch tiring even more than the mare, and Ramillies, Famous Victory and Corydon charged down the home lane with the winner finding racing room at the eighth pole. Famous Victory was strongly ridden by Arcaro down the outside, but just couldnt get up.

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