Stymie, Twenty-Six Win Final Stakes at Jamaica: Jacobs Racer Annexes Grey Lag and Bragg Colt Takes Youthful, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-04


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Stymie, Twenty-Six Win Final Stakes at Jamaica Jacobs Racer Annexes Grey Lag And Bragg Colt Takes Youthful JAMAICA, L. L, N. Y.. June 2.— Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Stymie captured the Grey Lag Handicap and Vera S. Braggs Twenty-Six won the ancient Youthful Stakes as the record-shattering 12-day spring meeting of the Metropolitan Jockey Club came to a close before 36,948 at Jamaica today. Stymie staged a "Whirlaway" finish when he came from far back in the last half-mile to run down Millbrook Stables Alex Barth in the Grey Lag. A half-length separated them in a finish that made many adventurous souls look on in the driving rainstorm that broke a few minutes before. Alex Barth, held at odds-on, finished j seven lengths clear of William J. Ziegler, Jr.s Bounding Home, while William Helis Olympic Zenith was fourth and Circle M i Ranchs Great Rush fifth and last. Stymie, j now a two-time winner this spring, earned 0,640 of the 5,000 added prize. He paid .80 straight and traversed the mile and a furlong, under 121 pounds, in 1:4945, only a fifth of a second slower than the track record. Alex Barth toted 126 pounds. Twenty-Six, piloted by Ted Atkinson, prevailed by a length and a half in the Youthful to glean ,070. Wheatley Stables Mis-leader was second, a like margin in advance of H. McL. Fenwicks The Problem, with two other juveniles completing the small field. Twenty-Six, who paid .20, reeled off the five furlongs in 1:00. Permane rated Stymie like a Sande in the Grey Lag. He kept the son of Equestrian ] ; so far out of it, in fact, it seemed as if he would be lucky to come within striking distance of the leaders. But when Permane finally turned him loose leaving the back-stretch, the colt fairly flew. He caught | i Alex Barth in the stretch and these two then indulged in a rousing duel. The defeat of Alex Barth broke the skein of winning choices of the afternoon and it came as a blow to the form students. Arcaro hustled him along from the start, took command on the far curve but could I not withstand the great finish of the Jacobs representative. He had no excuse. Eddie Arcaros riding again was outstanding. He had a triple with Coincidence, Pic-torador and One Only.

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