Daily Trouble in Hawthorne Triumph; Hadrian Furnishes Big Shevlin Upset: Zufelt Has Victor Make All of Pace, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-06


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Daily Daily Trouble Trouble in in Hawthorne Hawthorne Triumph; Triumph; Hadrian Hadrian Furnishes Furnishes Big Big Shevlin Shevlin Upset Upset Zufelt Has Victor Make All of Pace Islam Prince and Jackamine Fail to Menace Frankel Colt Over Route at Belmont Park BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 5.— The old adage that says, "take the outsider in a four-horse field," was borne out in the 20th running of the 0,-000 Shevlin Stakes at Aqueduct-at-Bel-mont today, when Frank Frankels Hadrian took the track at the start and led all the way, to score by a length and a half over J. B. Thealls Islam Prince, who led Mrs. F. P. Maganns Jackamine a similar margin, while Walter P. Chryslers Cedar Creek was 10 lengths away in last place. Hadrian paid a lucrative 7, after running the mile and a sixteenth in the good time of 1:44. Incidentally, the horses finished in the exact order of their program numbers. Ferril Zufelt rode the winner capably, holding him together nicely when he tried to bear out at the stretch bend. A crowd of 24,534 turned out for the mid-week card, attracted by bright sunny weather that was interrupted by showers. Form was good on the whole, with Town Betty surprising to the tune of 0.90 in the opener, and Johnstown Boy, Curious Arab and Windfields scoring popular victories in the next races before Hadrian scored his upset in Shevlin. Sets Fast Pace Cedar Creek was first out of the gate in the Shevlin, but Zufelt sent Hadrian up along the inside and was in the van before they had gone a furlong. Cedar Creek was second as they zoomed down the far side, preceding Islam Prince and Jackamine. The pace was sizzling, with the first quarter being run in :23% and the next in :23 flat. Hadrian continued to swing along in front, three lengths before his rivals as they rounded the far corner, and Zufelt was sitting still, letting him run at his own pace. Cedar Creek dropped out of it at this stage, exhausted from chasing the pacemaker, and Jackamine began to make up ground. Turning into the home lane, Hadrian began to bear out as Islam Prince moved up to challenge along the rail, and Zufelt stung the winner with the whip. Though obviously tiring from his exertions, Hadrian held on gamely and was not losing ground in the final sixteenth. Only a few days ago, Jackamine gave Hadrian nine pounds and led him two lengths. Today, Jackamine benefited by a nine-pound shift and was beaten three lengths by the son of Roman. Frankel, who is now a resident of Texas, is a former mayor of Long Beach.

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