George Gains Home in Clear To Annex Blackstone Valley: Revels in Sloppy Going to Down Turbine, Black Knave In Narragansett Park Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-21


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George Gains Home in Clear To Annex Blackstone Valley Revels in Sloppy Going to Down Turbine Black Knave In Narragansett Park Stake StakeNARRAGANSETT NARRAGANSETT PARK Pawtucket R I June 19 G R Schneiders George Gains found the sloppy going to his liking this afternoon at Narragansett Park and splashed to victory in the fifteenth running of the Blackstone Valley Handicap before an enthusiastic crowd of 20712 The five yearold son of He Did Fond Memories sported an advantage of better than two lengths as he reached the end of the six furlongs in the excellent time of lllVs under his top impost of 123 pounds My ¬ ron Newmeyers Turbine who had defeated the Blackstone winner last Saturday in the Spring Handicap closed gamely to take runnerup honors a length and onehalf before McCarthy Gavegnanos Black Knave Sandy Strand Stables Manna H the only contestant in the field of 10 to encounter any misfortune was fourth a length back of the monied horses Heavy rains that fell all morning and sub ¬ sided during the earlier races caused the track to become a sea of mud on the sur ¬ face but the stout bottom enabled the thoroughbreds to obtain safe footing George Gains who is the only horse owned by Schneider who witnessed the race from trainer Keene Daingerfields box was win ¬ ning his third stake of the season and picked up 8575 for the afternoons work workStarter Starter Eddie Blind sent the field in the Blackstone Valley off in good alignment with D A Rosenbaums Reborn showing in front coming out of the chute George Gains was close up as the leaders began sparring for early position and was in second place a neck back of T W Smiths Joes Gal reaching the halfmile pole Tur ¬ bine Black Knave and Manna H followed in the order named with about five lengths separating the latter and the leader leaderA A J Fernandez on Winner WinnerA A J Fernandez sent the ultimate winner up on the outside to take the lead before turning out of the backstretch and im ¬ mediately drew into a clear lead Joes Gal hung on gamely and saved ground as they made the turn Stout on Turbine began asking his charge for more speed and closed in on the runnerup as Manna H began moving on the inside Black Knave also moved with a rush out into the middle of the track but George Gains was not giving an inch and Fernandez wasnt letting the fellow lag lagNearing Nearing the furlong pole George Gains increased the margin to a couple of lengths with Black Knave getting closest a neck before Turbine Joes Gal was beginning to tire and was unable to take out to al ¬ low Manna H through hence the Sandy Strand colt was the victim of poor racing luck that may have cost him part of the spoils Richards tiied frantically to get through on the inside but his progress was retarded and the battle to the wire re ¬ mained unchanged after Turbine passed Black Knave KnaveOf Of the also rans in the Blackstone Valley much attention was focused on Irving Gushens Andys Glory who was at ¬ tempting to stretch his victories in local sprints The Andy K colt didnt break too well and Picou who was in the saddle began working on the sophomore leaving the backstretch Andys Glory rallied mild ¬ ly but the class in front of him was not coming back and although he finished fifth over some classy sprinters the six and a half lengths he was beaten should not encourage this type of competition competitionWar War Raider from the stable of Tralle McBride scored his initial triumph since winning the 1947 edition of the Miles Standish Stakes at Suffolk Downs in the fifth and supporting feature of the after ¬ noon The Sky Raider colt closed stoutly in the final furlong after encountering slight interference nearing the quarter pole to gain a length advantage over Rarco Stables Mr Buster at the end of the six furlong dash

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