Halorette Wins Feature Event at Suffolk Downs: Edges Wily Willie, Older Field in Nantasket Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-03


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Halorette Wins Feature Event at Suffolk Downs Edges Wily Willie, Older Field in Nantasket Purse By AVERY BROWN SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 2. — Halorette, a three-year-old bay daughter of Haltal, owned by G. R. Schnars, may not be a stakes miss but she is as game as they come. Meeting older horses in the mile and one-sixteenth Nantasket Purse at Suffolk Downs today, Halorette eked out a half length decision over "D. Dibes Wily Willie with Ken Horvaths Bill-man another head away. Incidentally the runner up and the show horse were also sophomores. It was the fourth straight triumph for Halorette and her fifth of the young season, as many as she won during her juvenile year. Todays earnings of ,800 put the fillys total net for the year over the 1,000 mark; Ideal weather prevailed for the first time since early last week and 8,874 patrons took advantage of the mild day. Halorette was the third choice of the afternoon to score and rewarded her backers with a .60 pay-off. Time for the mile and a sixteenth test was 1:50% over a rough racing strip termed heavy. Infirst failed the hunch players in the Nantasket but gave them a thrill for at least five furlongs, as she took command before the field straightened out for the run down the back stretch. At one time the leader was two lengths clear of Halorette, who was under steadying restraint from ®ockey Hubert Trent. As the leader showed signs of weakening, Trent allowed his mount to take a short lead but still had not called on her for speed. On the turn out of the back stretch, Bill-man, Wily Willie and Reigh Jane all took shots at the leader, with Billman drawing almost on even terms as they straightened away for the final drive. Being clear on the turn, Trent had steered Halorette out to the middle of the track, where the footing was not as heavy, and this may have paid off, as the game filly pinner her ears and refused to be passed. Billman hung at Halorettes throat-latch until well past the sixteenth pole and as the Halberd colt faltered, Wily Willie attempted to get by the leader on the inside. The run through the final yards proved as thrilling an encounter as has been offered so far this season.

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