Fond Embrace Scores Fashion Upset: Defeats Favored Our Fleet By Length at Belmont Park; Frankel Juvenile Graduates In Filly Stake; Eternal Flag Is Third and Acoma Fourth, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-19


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FRANK FRANKEL Owner of Fond Em ¬ brace Fashion winner Fond Embrace Scores Fashion Upset Defeats Favored Our Fleet FleetBy Fleetx x By Length at Belmont Park Frankel Juvenile Graduates In Filly Stake Eternal Flag Is Third and Acoma Fourth FourthBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y May 18 Frank Frankels Fond Embrace making her second appearance under silks scored a surprise victory in the fiftieth run ¬ ning of the Fashiqn Stakes at Belmont Park today reaching the end of the four and a half furlongs a length before Mrs John Hertz favored Our Fleet who ran in spots Allen T Simmons Eternal Flag was a tiring third after setting the early pace finishing a nose behind the runnerup runnerupHal Hal Price Headleys Acoma was three lengths out of the money in fourth place Ronnie Nash rode Fond Embrace who paid 6140 and stepped the distance in 53 over the slow Widener straightaway straightawayThe The daughter of Haltal Sari Omar by Sir Gallahad m was bred by Royce G Mar ¬ tin and sold at last years Keeneland sales for 6200 She considerably more than won herself out today earning 10350 She had previously earned 800 by finishing sec ¬ ond to Plunder in her debut at Jamaica last week Plunder finished ninth today todayFond Fond Embrace was the first important stakes winner saddled by trainer Ralph Kircheval for Frankel Kircheval was an AllAmerican half back for the University of Kentucky a number of years ago and perhaps the greatest punter in professional football history when playing in the back field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the late thirties Owner Frankel is a former mayor of Long Beach who since became a suc ¬ cessful oil operator in Texas TexasEternal Eternal Flag Fond Embrace Acoma and Our Fleet were almost on a tine across the track at the end of the first furlongt with Gay Mood and Piping By close at hand the latter bearing to her right and appearing to crowd Gay Mood MoodTakes Takes Command at Eighth Pole PoleFond Fond Embrace took command at the eighth pole while Our Fleet surged up to challenge along the rail as Acoma dropped back Fond Embrace gradually widened hei lead under strong urging in the final run to the wire while Our Fleet who was slug ¬ gish out of the gate ran for a furlong ap ¬ peared to loaf again set sail with anothei rush that just nipped Eternal Flag for second money in the final stride Aftei squeezing the fainthearted Gay Mood back Piping By held on fairly well to be fifth a half length behind Acoma and almost a length before the gray filly None of the others were ever in the running runningLa La Pomme Stud Farms Vertigo n scored a clever victory in the Doublet Purse that followed the Fashion coasting to the win three lengths before E P Taylors Cornish Knight the favorite who led Lazy F Ranchs Calvados another five lengths Mrs Albert A Grecos Sir Helix finished a length and a half farther back Ferril Zufelt rode Vertigo n who paid a liberal 1620 1620Alablue Alablue who had been stopping in her Jamaica races came from behind in the Wistful Purse at seven furlongs to beat Havahome Stables pacemaking Sweet Dream by a long neck The winner raced in the name and colors of Jack Skirvin who trained her for the late A C Ernst who died suddenly last week C V Whitneys Mackinaw finished a length and a half away in third placea length before F E Dixons Shotsilk Brookmeade Stables In ¬ heritance was the favorite and finished ninth without ever coming into contention Ovie Scurlock rode his third winner of the meeting on Alablue who paid 2840 and was timed in 126 126C C V Whitneys White Lady a daughter of Mahmoud from the brilliant Top Flight made a successful debut in the sixfurlong dash for maiden fillies and mares but is hardly likely to forget the race very soon After being bumped at the start and com ¬ pelled to loop the large field the nearly white filly felt Shelby Clarks whip from the head of the stretch to the wire just managing to beat Howell E Jacksons Sin sin by a head Sanford Stud Farms Swing Me was a weary third before Woodvale Farms Best Boots Reminiscing a stable mate of Best Boots threw Conn McCreary before the start shaking him severely The mighty mite remounted and finished far back after all but left White Lady was fa ¬ vored in the wagering paying 570 The time was 114 over the sloppy track

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