Siama Upsets next Move in Acorn; Inseparable Neck Victor at Churchill: Cain Hoy Victress Ridden by Atkinson, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-11


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Siama Siama Upsets Upsets Next Next Move Move in in Acorn; Acorn; I I nseparable nseparable Neck Neck Victor Victor at at Churchill Churchill Cain Hoy Victress Ridden by Atkinson Heavily Supported Favorite Carried Wide, But Fails to Run Down Daughter of Tiger By BOB HORWOOD BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 10. — A. G. Vanderbilts Next Move was made a prohibitive choice for the twentieth running of the Acorn Stakes today, but the sturdy brown daughter of Bull Lea — Now What failed to justify the confidence of the majority of the 18,383 in attendance, reaching the end of the mile a length and three-quarters behind Cain Hoy Stables Siama, who carried the favorite wide at the heSd of the stretch. Ted Atkinsons high swinging whip didnt exactly encourage the favorite as she drew up to be lapped on Siama just inside the quarter pole. Four lengths back of Next Move came F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.s, Honeys Gal, who nosed out William Helis Drifting Maid. Siama gave Atkinson his first Acorn victory, rewarded her backers at the rate of 9.50 and added 2,600 to the coffers of Harry F. Guggenheim, master of Cain Hoy Stable. Moody Jolley, who took over the Cain Hoy Stable last winter, saddled the bay daughter of Tiger — China Face, by Display. The time of 1:37J4 was the second fastest in the history of the Acorn, having been shaded a fifth by Damaged Goods, Twilight Tear and Watermill, and equaled by Earshot. Showers Deaden Strip The afternoons sport was held under cloudy skies, but the weather was mild and the track was fast, though showers during the running deadened the strip for- the early races. Rare Perfume set out to make the early pace and soon opened a lead of a couple of lengths over Siama, who was daylight before Honeys Gal and Next Move, who was racing on the outside, followed by Striking, Radiant, Drifting Maid and Antagonism. Nearing the far turn, Next Move began to move forward steadily, but Atkinson also had Siama in high gear and took the lead from Rare Perfume soon after rounding that curve. Next Move was only a head back of the early pacemaker, and the backers of the favorite relaxed in full confidence of another easy score for the Vanderbilt filly. As Rare Perfume began to stagger, her stablemate, Honeys Gal moved into third place, while Drifting Maid began to close ground steadily. Striking had already dropped out of contention. Turning into the long stretcfrT Siama began to go wide, with Next Move going even wider. Guerin switched his whip to Continued on Page Three Siama Defeats Next Move In Acorn Stakes Surprise Continued from Page One his right hand and Next Move came in again, but was unable to gain on Siama in the final strides as the pair drew far away from Honeys Gal, who just lasted to save third money from Drifting Maid. Radiant, who was rated today, after having stopped when leading, showed a little speed around the quarter pole and finished fifth, followed by Antagonism, Striking and Rare Perfume. Next Move owed her favoritism to four good races at Jamaica, three of which she won, and a good fourth behind Hill Prince, Middleground and Ferd in the Wood Memorial. Her defeat today was the most resounding upset thus far in the New York season and recalls the downfall of Twilight Tear in the Alabama several seasons ago, and of Coaltown in the Withers two seasons ago and the Sysonby Mile last fall. It was observed that Next Move was switching her tail as she was led away after the race, which might have been because she was soundly smacked on both sides. In any case, she . lacked the dash she has displayed in her other races this spring. Siama won an overnight race and the Jasmine Stakes at Hialcah in January, but finished unplaced in her next three starts and was beaten more than six lengths by Honeys Gal at Jamaica as recently as April 25. Last year, she won two overnight races in seven starts.

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