Wiley Fox Takes Bud Lerner Purse: Marks Second 1950 Maryland Success, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Wiley Fox Takes Bud Lerner Purse MarksSecondl950 Maryland Success Campbell Miss Hits Wire Two Lengths in Advance of Annie Oakley at Pimlico By PALMER HEAGERTY PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 1.— Mrs. H. A. Campbell, Grosse Point, Mich., patroness, whose thoroughbreds are conditioned by Robert F. Curran, furnished the winner of this afternoons featured Bud Lerner Purse in Wiley Fox. The three-year-old daughter of Gallant Fox, from the Equipoise mare Requip, reported two lengths clear of Vic Posners Annie Oakley, who nosed out M. Sollenbergers Mere Bones for the place award. Cloudy skies and a muddy track greeted some 9,000 fans who turned out for the sport. Favorite players were slow to hit their stride, but completed a consecutive double when Wiley Fox won the feature at ,80. The other successful choice was Tink, winner of the previous race. Ronnie Nash handled Wiley Fox, the team completing the six furlongs in the fair time of 1:15%. The victory was the second in Maryland this spring for Wiley Fox and her third in a dozen starts this year. In My Bones, sporting the silks of Grant Thorn, held sway along the backstretch, followed by Wiley Fox, with W. C. Ensors Love Lock and Mere Bones giving chase. Wiley Fox assumed command with ease on the bend and increased her lead to three lengths as the field straightened out for the wire. Given Breather by Nash After having been hustled mildly to increase her advantage, Wiley Fox was given a breather by Nash, then went on to score a clever victory. Annie Oakleys rally offered slight encouragement to her backers, . but she was unable to offer a threat to the leader and, as a matter of fact, the place position was in doubt until the placing judges had closely studied the photo finish. The race lost much of its lustre when Major Hugh and Make Swing were withdrawn due to track conditions. Major Hugh was an impressive winner over potential stake winners during the Laurel meeting and would have been the choice today. Make Swing, winner of four consecutive races, including the Hialeah Juvenile Stakes during her winter campaign in Florida last year, was also set to return to competition following a respite of more than a year ago. Mrs. J. Bowes Bonds Tink became the first punctual favorite of the afternoon when she won the six-furlong fourth race over E. L. Morsbergers Minaddie, with L. T. Franklins Wily finishing third in the field of claimers. Tink, who was timed in 1:15 and paid .00, was ridden by apprentice Joe Culmone and following the race was led to the barn of Victor Posner, that patron having acquired her via the claiming route for ,000. J. W. Y. Martins Pip Pip led along the backstretch, closely followed by N. S. Scavas Diana Lee and Tink. The latter assumed command from the outside when ready and soon attained a commanding advantage. Culmone was forced to work on Tink mildly through the final furlong in order to prevail in what was her second start of the year.

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