Uncle Edger Triumphant at Jamaica: Completes Saddle Double for Guerin, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-03


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Uncle Edgar Triumphant at Jamaica Completes Saddle Double for Guerin Our John Wm. Disappointing Third; Scratches Also Take Interest Out of Route Test By BOB HORWOOD JAMAICA. L. I., N. Y., May 2.— As forecast here, Greentree Stables One Hitter and Lawrence Lewis Wynford n., two of the most interesting candidates for the featured Sunrise Handicap here today, were withdrawn this morning, though both were entered with the full knowledge that the track could not possibly be fast. It would appear that racing secretary Jack Campbell is now accepting "complimentary" entries, which have nothing but nuisance value. ■The defection of these two left five to dispute the mile and one-sixteenth, with Mrs. " Ethel D. Jacobs Our John Wm. a short-priced favorite. For the fifth straight time as favorite he ran true to form by meeting with his fifth successive defeat. Marise Farms Uncle Edgar, a Florida-bred and second choice, won the race by two lengths from Albert E. Morris Ted M., who led the favorite another three lengths at the end. Eugene Jacobs Colonel Mike was three lengths out of the money, while Mrs. Alfred Roberts* Sub eventually completed the field. Uncle Edgar paid .70 and was timed in 1:46% over a soupy track. Eric Guerin completed a double on the winner, having won the third race on Big Time. A weather-beaten throng of 17,840 turned out in weather typical of the cold war period. Two favorites, a second choice and three outsiders scored through the feature. Employs Same Tactics .Eddie Arcaro rode Our John Wm. today, but George Hettinger, who piloted Ted M., employed the same tactics Arcaro had used on Cochise when he beat the half-brother to Palestinian last week, taking the lead from him at the start. While Ted M. was less successful than Cochise, he succeeded in discouraging Our John Wm. completely at the end of seven furlongs. Meanwhile, Uncle Edgar had been racing in fourth place, several lengths behind Colonel Mike arid with Sub lapped on him. "Nearing the far turn, Guerin asked Uncle Edgar to run a little and the Floridian quickly gained ground, passing Colonel Mike between the turns, catching Our John Wm. as they straightened away for the run home and putting Ted M. away above the sixteenth ■pole to draw away with speed to spare. Last week. Uncle Edgar had finished far back of Cochise and-~Our John Wm, appearing to dislike the. sloppy footing, but he reveled in the deeper slop today. Ted M.. who- had been idle since last July, turned in an excellent effort under a-featherly 108 pounds, while, Colonel Mike showed faint signs of returning to his good form of last summer. , Grandview Stables Happy Victor, who has been unable to find the winners circle since the Tropical Park meeting last December, scored an upset in the Poly dor Purse that preceded the feature, reaching the end of the six furlongs two and a half lengths before James R. Hasties favored Baltimore Jim, with Anthony Ferraiuolo enjoying a comfortable ride. William Zieg-ler, Jr.s Leading Home was a weary and distant third after setting the pace to the head of the stretch, with Louis R. Gallands Jacks Town daylight out of the money. Happy Victor paid 0.50 and was timed in 1:13. Happy Victor and Baltimore Jim are both gelded sons of Happy Argo, who died last year. This dash lost some of its interest when John C. Clarks Plunder, who had made a promising return to action recently after serious injuries, was withdrawn this morning;

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