Gallorette Accounts for Belmonts Acorn Stakes: Takes Measure of Whitney Duo of Monsoon and Recce at Mile, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-08


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j 1 . . j i Gallorette Accounts For Belmonts Acorn Stakes Takes Measure of Whitney Duo i Of Monsoon and Recce at Mile 1 ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 7.— W. L. Branns Gallorette proved herself queen of the three-year-old fillies in the East when she drove to a length and one-half victory in the fifteenth running of the 0,000 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park this afternoon. The big chestnut daughter of Challenger II. encountered a coalition in Col C. V. Whitneys Monsoon and Recce and that pair provided what contention there was to this one-mile event equivalent to the historic 1.000 Guineas. Monsoon was a valiant but decisively beaten second, while her stablemate, Recce, finished six lengths farther back. While she was not the favorite. Gal-lorettes victory was generally satisfactory to the enthusiastic crowd of 25,715 who turned out to witness the sport on one of the few really pleasant afternoons thus far enjoyed this unseasonable spring. The Whitney pair was slightly preferred in the wagering but Gallorette returned only .50. after negotiating the mile in the creditable time of 1:38. Eddie Arcaro provided a stylish ride aboard the Brann filly, keeping her well out of the deep going along the rail. Seven started in this edition of the Acorn, but it was actually a three-horse race from the moment George Cassidy sent the field away. Recce was taken to the front by Arnold Kirkland, with Monsoon Continued on Page Four Gallorette Accounts For Belmonts Acorn Stakes Takes Measure of Whitney Duo Of Monsoon and Recce at Mile Continued from Pace One and Gallorette racing as a team a little more than a length behind her as they charged down the backstretch. with Monsoon tucked in along the rail. Gallorette, on the outside, moved past Monsoon rounding the turn, but Recce continued to lead almost to the top of the stretch. At that point. Recce dropped back and Monsoon came on again, as though to I take up the burden, but the little gray filly was unequal to the task. Arcaro had only to rouse Gallorette and she responded immediately, sailing into a , daylight lead that she maintained without undue effort. Monsoon, who appears little larger than a pony beside her rival, continued gallantly through the final drive flown the long Belmont stretch, but her , rather choppy action was no match for the ground-devouring strides of Gallorette. The Brann filly had placed second behind I Col. Whitneys Jeep in a division of the Wood Memorial in her last appear- I ance. The successful effort earned ,930 for the Brann coffers. The others in this Acorn, Bertie S., Turnplate, Segula and Head Smart, never really threatened at any stage. Of this group, Segula had a little of early speed J and Bertie S. finished fairly well. !

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