Wine List Triumphs in Kent Stakes: Sets Fast Pace While Leading Colonel Mike, Hedgewood; Greentree Homebred Racer Timed in 1:42 4/5 for Mile And Sixteenth at Delaware, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-13


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Wine List Triumphs in Kent Stakes Sets Fast Pace While Leading Colonel Mike, Hedgewood Greentree Homebred Racer Timed in A2Vs for Mile And Sixteenth at Delaware DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 11.-— Re-establishing himself as one of the countrys outstanding three-year-olds, Greentree Stables Wine List this afternoon scored a sparkling triumph in the 12th running of the Kent Stakes. Circling the course like a hoop round a barrel the son of Questionnaire missed the track record by only one -fifth of a second while accomplishing the mile and a sixteenth in 1:42%. At one time regarded as at least the equal to his stable companion, Capot, the Greentree colt endeavored to prove that the first impression is some times the best as he did everything asked of him by jockey Jimmy Stout. Two and a half lengths behind the winner was Eugene Jacobs Colonel Mike, with Edward Laskers Hedgewood almost five lengths farther back. The choice with the crowd of about 22,000 Crispin Oglebays Noble Impulse, finished fourth in the eight-horse field. Wine List was third choice and paid .40. John Hay Whitney and Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson, owners of the Greentree Stable, were not on hand for the running, having remained in New York to watch Capot perform in the Belmont. However, it is safe to say that they derived a great deal of pleasure out of the performance of Wine List. The victory was the initial stakes success for Wine List and his effort earned 2,400 of the 1,450 gross purse. That augmentation brings his total earnings to 6,225. George Palmer, who has enjoyed success dispatching the fields during this meeting was unfortunate with his start with George Wideners Reveille and King Ranchs Cu-randero being practically eliminated. Following the race Palmer stated that just as he pressed the button, Reveille turned his head, which was excuse enough for that one. Curandero however, had no mishap, but appeared to have dwelt. Noble Impulse First in Motion Noble Impulse, who had cut out the pace in Capots Preakness victory, and had previously scored a front-running victory in the Survivor Stakes immediately bounded out of the barrier on the head end. Wine List lost little time wrestling command and held a clear lead midway of the first turn. Bobby Martin, astride Noble Impulse, was still reaching for holds entering the back-stretch as Wine List just galloped along in the van. Lady Dorimar, from the Wood-vale menage, was in third position but that mare had a short stay in the first flight. Colonel Mike, who has been close in several stakes races this season, but seems unable to reach the charmed circle, went along nicely in fourth position, advancing a notch as the field passed the half-mile pole. The order failed to change to the three-eighths pole, as Martin moved a closer second and Colonel Mike lodged his challenge. Noble Impulse and Colonel Mike charged to the leader leaving the quarter pole, but Wine List displayed extreme gameness despite a breath taking six furlongs of 1:10%. Stout went to work on Wine List and the strapping colt responded immediately, but Colonel Mike still was to be reckoned with, as Noble Impulse called it a day. Basil James placed Colonel Mike to extreme pressure from the head of the lane, but the leader was just "too much horse" this afternoon, and his ground eating strides saw him increase his advantage steadily, as Colonel Mike, once again, had to settle for a smaller portion of the purse. Noble Impulse will have an opportunity to make amends in the Leonard Richards Stakes later in the meeting, but once again he will be forced to cope with the speed and stamina of Wine List. Neither Colonel Mike nor Hedgewood is eligible for that fixture. The second running of the Kiamensi followed the Kent and Palatine Stables Hash Night turned in a good effort to be the winner by a length over Brookmeade Stables Inseparable while running a mile and a furlong in 1:51. Mrs. Mary Robinsons Halconero was third four lengths farther back. Hash Night under Johnny Gilbert was a .80 favorite. The race marked the second appearance of the year for the foreign-bred Bayeux and while he was soundly beaten he showed excellent prospects. After pressing the pace for the greater part of the distance, Bayeux took a slight lead only to be shuffled back when Hash Night moved to the fore in early stretch.

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