King Nadi Purse to with Pleasure; Flying Missel Defeats Sun Bahram: King Ranch Colt Prevails by Neck; Closes Fast on Outside to Take Devil Diver Handicap; Glisson Rides Four Winners, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-07


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King King Nadi Nadi Purse Purse to to With With Pleasure; Pleasure; Flying Flying Missel Missel Defeats Defeats Sun Sun Bahrain Bahram King Ranch Colt Prevails by Neck Closes Fast on Outside to Take Devil Diver Handicap; Glisson Rides Four Winners BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 6. — King Ranchs Flying Missel surged up on the outside in the stretch to win the featured Devil Diver Handicap at Belmont Park today, a race from which his illustrious stablemate, Assault, was declared on Saturday and his other running-mate, Better Self, was withdrawn this afternoon. Mrs. Ellen H. Ellison, Jr.s Sun Bahram, the only three-year-old in the mile test, earned a chance to start in Saturdays Belmont Stakes by finishing a close second, beaten only a neck. Mrs. E. L. Hopkins Three Rings was third, a length and a half farther back, and three lengths before Achilles Stables Campos, while Piet and Respingo completed the field. Flying Missel returned .20 and was teletimed in 1:36%. A sizable throng of 22,078 turned put in pleasant weather. The form players among them fared better than those on recent days, with two choices scoring before the feature. Gordon Glisson was the saddle star of the day with four winners, taking the opener on Trumpet King, and the fourth and fifth races on Our John Wm. and Danherst. Glisson rode his fourth winner of the afternoon when he urged Isidore Biebers Transfluent to a three-quarters length triumph over G. D. Wideners Roseborough in the seventh race. Sun Bahrains Good Effort Sun Bahram, who had finished fourth in the Preakness in his previous start, a nose before Ponder, turned in an excellent effort as he forced the fast early pace set ~ by Three Rings, who stepped the half in •A6Vs and the three-quarters in 1:11%. Willie Passmore sent him out a mile and a furlong in 1:50 and mile and quarter in 2:04%. Three Rings went to the front soon after the start of the Devil Diver, opening up a daylight lead over Sun Bahram, who was closely followed by Respingo, with Piet, Continued on Page Two ► - APPRENTICE GORDON GLISSON— Booted home four winners on yesterdays Belmont Park program. Flying Missel Gains Neck Decision Oyer Sun Bahram Coniinued-from Page One Campos and Flying Missel forming a second group at the rear. The order didnt change in the run down the far side, but Respingo began to shorten stride at the far turn and Piet moved into third place, followed by Campos, while Flying Missel was still striking distance. Sun Bahram took command between the turns and quickly drew away from Three Rings, but Flying Missel stormed up on the outside in high gear and quickly dominated the situation. Though bearing in somewhat, the four-year-old, who was receiving seven pounds on the. scale, appeared to score with a little more to spare than the actual margin indicates. Another favorite scored in the Buskin Purse, fifth event, and Gordon Glisson hung up his third, when William Helis Dan-herst outfinished William Ziegler, Jr.s Entrust. The Pharamond n. colt drew away In the stretch, reaching the wire four lengths before his rival, who was making his 1949 debut and led from a few strides after the start to the head of the stretch. Gustave Rings Galloping Gus was a half length farther back in third place and a length before Vera S. Braggs Prop. Dan-herst paid .10 and ran the six furlongs bringing up the rear, but was within easy in 1:1114.

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