Coronation Qualifies for Betsy Ross Stakes: Whips Valdina Style by Length in Priscilla Purse at Suffolk, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-28


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Coronation Qualifies For Betsy Ross Stakes Whips Valdina Style by Length In Priscilla Purse at Suffolk EAST BOSTON, Mass., June 27. W. C. Stroubes Coronation, a homebred two-year-old daughter of Bien Fait and Huskie Queen, qualified impressively for her Sat- . urday engagement in the 0,000 added Betsy Ross Stakes when she accounted for the Priscilla Purse at Suffolk Downs today. Taken to the front soon after the start by jockey George McMulIen, Coronation reached the finish of the five-furlohg dash a length before Vincent Ciceros Valdina Style, who bested William Helis Golfo by a neck margin for the place award. A similar distance back, Riggins and Vairs Miss Val was fourth, the favored Brookmeade Stables Winning Bid was next and Mrs. W. W. Adams pair, Short Stay and Daisy Lee, were sixth and last, respectively. I The fillies meeting in the Priscilla, with the exception of Short Stay and Winning Bid, are nominated for the Saturday stake. Coronation displayed high speed over the good track and was timed in 1:00. Second choice in the wagering the Stroube Miss returned those in the crowd of 10,335 present who supported her a straight "tote" pay-off of .80. In capturing the Priscilla, Coronation won her second purse in three New England starts. Winning Bid and Valdina Style were out of the gate ahead of Coronation, but the ultimate winner moved up fast on the inside and reached the lead before going a furlong. Once in front of her rivals, the Stroube filly held on gamely and, after , shaking off Valdina Style in the drive, she drew clear under urging. Valdina Style was. in the thick of contention the entire trip and might have been a keener factor had she not drifted out on the turn for home. Winning Bid, who was on the outside of Valdina Style, suffered some interference at that point, but it is doubtful if the mishap had any particular bearing on the final result. Golfo closed stoutly under urging to take down the minor end of the Priscilla spoils and Miss Val raced evenly to be fourth. Seven better-than-average routers met in the one mile and a sixteenth Highlands Purse, the secondary attraction, and it resulted in a game three-quarters of a length triumph for Frederick Wyses War Gleam, who had the saddle services of Hubert Trent. Carlone and Parrillos Chain Miss gave a splendid performance, to earn second honors over Level and Gormans High Name, who saved third by a neck margin over Circle M Ranchs former stakes star, Staretor.

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