Jims Boy in Front from Drop of Flag to Finish in Belmont Route Offering: First Stage Five Lengths off Victor in Moriches as Toy Bomb Goes Unplaced, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-12


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j i Jims Boy in Front From Drop of Flag To Finish in Belmont Route Offering First Stage Five Lengths * Off Victor in Moriches as Toy Bomb Goes Unplaced ELMONT, L. I., N. Y.. June 11.— Short Brook Farms Jims Boy scored a galloping victory in the Moriches Handicap, feature event of the afternoon at Belmont Park, coming to the finish of the mile and one-sixteenth event five lengths to the fore of Earl Sandes First Stage, with P. A. B. Widener II. s Intact a length back in third place. Jule Finks Up Front finished three lengths farther back and two lengths before the solid favorite, Green Hills Stables Toy Bomb, who beat only one horse, Fleet-away Stables Voloway. The Moriches was run in the excellent time of 1:4435, with Jims Boy cutting out all the running under Ted Atkinson and paying .80. A crowd of 31,068 turned out in warm, rather sultry weather, and the favorite players among them fared badly, the only successful choice through the sixth race being the hurdle racer. Great Flare. Adding to the bitterness of the chalk players was the successive downfall of Hazard and Soulful in the races immediately preceding the feature, both being held at very short odds. Ted Atkinson sent the lightly weighted Jims Boy out of the gate winging at the start of the Moriches and quickly opened up a lead of several lengths over Toy Bomb, Intact, First Stage, Voloway and Up Front. ► As the son of Como No II. bounded along on the head end, Toy Bomb quickly experienced difficulty in keeping up with the sizzling pace in which the first half was negotiated in :46, and was passed by Intact. Curving into the stretch, Atkinson i gave Jims Boy a slight breather and Intact moved within a couple of lengths of f the winner, while Toy Bomb began to give ! way. As they straightened away for the run l to the wire, Atkinson gave Jims Boy free b rein and the bay colt literally strolled away f from his field. Intact began to wilt in the b final yards, and First Stage closed with a 1 rush, taking second money in the last few I strides. Up Front passed Toy Bomb, who 3 was staggering and had to be all ridden out t to avoid finishing absolutely last.

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