Pellicle Snaps His Losing Streak at Delaware Park: Captures Feature After Losing Eight Straight; Meyer on Victor, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-04


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Pellicle Snaps His Losing Streak at Delaware Park ParkCaptures Captures Feature After Losing Eight Straight Meyer on Victor VictorDELAWARE DELAWARE PARK Stanton Del June 3 Hal Price Headleys fiveyearold geld ¬ ing Pellicle who has found victory ex ¬ tremely fleeting this spring returned to winning form here today to register a sur ¬ prising victory over six stout rivals in the featured Lairt Purse PurseVisiting Visiting the winners circle for the first time since capturing a renewal of Arling ¬ ton Parks Grassland Handicap in early July of 1947 Pellicle ran in vastly improved form to defeat Nydrie Stables Highfor tidies another outsider a length and a half with the latter a scant neck before King Ranchs charging Better Value All three of the money horses held only scattered support with Pellicle returning 2360 Al ¬ though showers pelted the course at inter ¬ vals the track remained fast for the fea ¬ ture with Pellicle completing the one mile and 70 yards Jrul45 Jrul45Greentree Greentree Stables Coincidence a stout eighttofive choice on the strength of several commendable New York perform ¬ ances ran a very disappointing race while finishing sixth The bay gelding was never within striking distance of the leaders and his defeat further dampened the enthusi ¬ asm of his multitude of supporters in the estimated throng of 9000 9000Pellicle Pellicle snapping a losing streak that had reached eight straight turned in a very commendable effort and a large part of the credit for the dark bay geldings triumph must be given apprentice Carl J Meyer who rated his willing charge su ¬ perbly Off well but forced to swing rather wide on the first turn Pellicle was snugged within easy striking distance of Ocean Fronts pace until Meyer elected to make his move nearing the stretch

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