Tea-Maker Easy Winner In Belmont Park Event: Thwarted and Eagle Eye Next To Clark Gelding at Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-04


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Tea-Maker Easy Winner In Belmont Park Event Thwarted and Eagle Eye Next To Clark Gelding at Finish BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y„ June 3. — Mrs. F. Ambrose Clarks Tea-Maker romped home a half dozen lengths before T. P. Morgans Thwarted at the end of the featured Pessara Purse at Belmont Park today, with young Willie Passmore enjoying an armchair ride through the stretch. Gustave Rings Eagle Eye finished a neck farther back, after setting the pace to the head of the home lane, while Mrs. Andy Schuttingers Justice was a half length out of the money and a neck before Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Our John Wm. Tea-Maker paid a liberal and stepped the six furlongs in 1:11. The throng of 19,985, that turned out in delightful spring weather made Thwarted favorite in the Pessara, with Our John Wm. jiext in demand, while Tea-Maker was only third choice, though he had beaten Thwarted at a mile before being sent beyond his distance in last Saturdays Suburban. The internationally minded in the crowd saw C. Mahlon Klines Belgian distance-running champion make his first actual start in this country in todays feature. The invader did about as expected, dropping back soon after the start and having only the South American, Tocada, behind him at the finish. Bayeux was left at the post in last years International Gold Cup, his only other start in this country and todays race was merely a public workout for route events to come. Eagle Eye sprinted to the front soon after the start of the Pessara, reeling off a quarter in :22 and half in :45% as he opened up several lengths over Our John Wm., Tea-Maker and Justice, while the favorite was back in sixth place under Ar-caro. As Eagle Eye sped around the turns, Tea-Maker moved past Our John Wm. into second place, Justice moved up to be lapped on the Jacobs colorbearer, with Tocada several lengths away in fifth place followed by the favorite. Eagle Eye began to run out of wind near the head of the stretch and Passmore urged Tea-Maker, who moved up to take com- mand as they straightened away for the run to the wire. Tea-Maker literally "ran away and hid" from his rivals in the final three-sixteenths. Arcaro moved Thwarted to the outside at the head of the stretch and set him down for a futile chase of the leader. Though sweeping past the others as though they were rooted, Thwarted waj unable to gain on Tea-Maker. Eagle Eye,, who was making his first start since last August, turned in a promising effort, whila Justice ran an even race and Our John Wm. indicated that he lacks the class of his half-brother, Palestinian.

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