Scattered Carries Off Pimlico Oaks Honors: King Ranch Miss Reaches Wire Ten Lengths Before Itsabet, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-15


view raw text

Scattered Carries Off Pimlico Oaks Honors HonorsKing King Ranch Miss Reaches Wire Ten Lengths Before Itsabet ItsabetFLMIICO FLMIICO Baltimore Md May 14 King Ranchs Scattered a daughter of Whirlaway and Imperatrice found the muddy track to her liking here this after ¬ noon and galloped to an impressive ten length victory in the mile and a sixteenth Pimlico Oaks richest race of the Maryland spring season for threeyearold fillies Scattered was completing a consecutive double for the Robert J Kleberg establish ¬ ment and jockey Warren Mehrtens who triumphed in the 1947 running with But Why Not Taking the shorest way home and going easily from the furlong marker to the wire Scattered was timed in 150 while leading Brqokfield Farms Itsabet to the wire Four lengths behind the Brookfield miss came Charlton Clays Lea Lark while F L Flanders Challe Anne winner of the recent Kentucky Oaks was a distant fourth fourthThe The racing strip was a sea of mud fol ¬ lowing torrential downpours last night and intermittent showers throughout the morn ¬ ing and afternoon Despite the adverse weather and track conditions fairsized Friday crowd of apprpximatelyi 13000 fans turned out for this twentyfifth running of the Oaks Favored at 6 in the field of nine Scattered was the second successful choice of the afternoon Premise having won the jumping event at 360 360Starter Starter Eddie Blind had the field on its way almost immediately with a keen battle for supremacy developing in the run to the first turn Picnic Lunch managed to get her head in front due largely to the fact that she broke from the rail position positionScattered Scattered was almost eight lengths off the leaders along the backstretch as Itsa ¬ bet disposed of Picnic Lunch to forge into a daylight advantage Anna Christie was still a persistent challenger but she too grew leg weary after five furlongs and faded badly It was nearing the three eighths pole that Scattered commenced her successful rally rallySmartlyhandled Smartlyhandled by Mehrtens the mud running chestnut filly skimmed the rail to reach the leader then continued to move through along the inside to displace Itsa ¬ bet Lea Lark always a contender was placed to pressure but seemed to lack the will to run runThe The final dash down the straightaway was a mere matter of form and Scattered scampered to her second victory in five starts this year to pick up the 14550 winners share of the 20150 purse Rob ¬ ert J Kleberg who flew in yesterday to witness the Oaks as well as tomorrows Preakness in which his Better Sen is in the Preakness accepted the trophy from Mrs H A Parr HX wife of the president of the Maryland Jockey Club Jockey Mehrtens and trainer Max Hirsch also took part in the presentation presentationThe The victory was the first for Scattered in company of the calibre of todays race and boosted her lifetime earnings to 27825 The manner in which she galloped home would suggest that she is a com ¬ petent replacement for But Why Not one of last years better threeyearold fillies

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1948051501_10_2
Library of Congress Record: