King Chatter Captures Star Porter at Pimlico: Stewards View Official Film Discount Jockeys Foul Claim, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-09


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King Chatter Captures Star Porter at Pimlico Stewards View Official Film; Discount Jockeys Foul Claim . PDtfLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 8.— Watson Elliotts King Chatter gained a nose decision over J. T. Gibsons Service Pilot in this afternoons featured Star Porter Purse, but there was a delay of some 15 minutes before the race was made official. Third horse to finish in the mile and one-sixteenth test was Mrs. O. L. Nybergs Cedric, while the favored G. T. Strother entry of Bir Ackeim and Reborn finished next to last and last in the six-horse field of ,500 to ,500 claimers. The actual running of the race was more of a jolt to Service Pilot than to the form players. For the veteran gelding was "knocked off his pins" by King Chatter through the stretch. King Chatters time of 1:44% constituted a satisfactory effort and his straight price was .20. Improved weather conditions and a fast track attracted 10,162 fans. Edward Sanders and Nolan Griffith, a pair of apprentice riders, who rode Bir Ackeim and Reborn, respectively, may have used exceedingly poor judgment, but it seems more likely that they were the victims of instructions from trainer Jim Arthur. Bir Ackeim broke from the extreme outside and was rushed to attain command. Reborn, on the other hand, came out of the number two slot, was sent through on the inside sufficiently to cause his stablemate to go wide, then was taken back sharply in the run along the backstretch. Bir Ackeim "ran out of gas" before the real racing began, while Reborn failed to settle into stride when roused for his challenge. King Chatter, in the meantime, was being rated by Culmone, as was Service Pilot by Willie Passmore. King Chatter was first to move, replacing Cedric as the pacemaker soon after turning into the home lane. Even at that point, King Chatter was in the center of the track. Service Pilot was hard held until straightened out for the drive, then moved boldly to engage King Chatter. King Chatter continued to drift out from the furlong pole and Culmone made no effort to stop him. Inside the sixteenth pole, the two leaders bumped solidly and Service Pilot failed to recover in time to make up the ground he had lost. Following Passmores claim of foul, the stewards spoke to the patrol judges and witnessed the running on the film patrol, following which they made the original result official.

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