War Trophy Leads Bail Bond to Wire: Glen Riddle Colt Triumphs Easily at Belmont Park in Route of Bushkin Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-22


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War Trophy Leads Bail Bond to Wire Glen Riddle Colt Triumphs Easily at Belmont Park in Route of Bushkin Purse ELMONT. L. I., N. Y., June 21— Glen Riddle Farms War Trophy surged to a two and a half length triumph over Col. E. R. Bradleys Bail Bond in the ,000 Buskin Purse, which was the feature event at Belmont Park today. Vera S. Braggs Thor finished three lengths back of the Bradley colt and at the end of the mile and a sixteenth was four lengths before Mill-brook Stables Hal. Wayne D. Wright rode the winner, who was an eligible for Saturdays 0,000 Belmont Stakes, until gelded during the winter, which removed him from consideration as a starter. His time of l:442.-s was creditable. Bail Bond is a Belmont eligible on the doubtful list. He was trying to concede nine pounds to the winner, but was given at least a nine-pound beating. Second choice in the wagering with the crowd of 25.141, War Trophy paid .20 after registering his second straight triumph. Thor Breaks on Top Ted Atkinson sent Thor out of the gate winging and quickly opened up a wide margin over Bail Bond, who was off a little slowly, but was moved up quickly by McCreary along the rail. Wright had Wai Trophy lapped on Bail Bond on the outside, while Hal was several lengths back of this pair before Gallantly, First Stage and Jacopoly. The order did not change as the field charged down the backstretch. but at the far turn War Trophy moved ahead of Bail Bond, who was laboring in the deep going on the inside, and drew up to within a pair of lengths of Thor. Thor was finished at the top of the home lane while War Trophy entered a half length before him, while McCreary cut the corner with Bail Bond to be only a half length farther back. In the run home. War Trophy drew out steadily under a hand ride, while Bail Bond gave futile pursuit, seemingly tired from his exertions, and had a notably choppy action. Thor stopped badly, but was never threatened for third honors. The others were never really in the race, though Gallantrys effort, which was spotty, suggested he may improve in the near future. j The winner is a son of Trace Call — j Racing Colors, by Man o War, who was bred by Samuel D. Riddle.

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