Favored next Move May Have Sulked in Acorn: Films Indicate Victorious Siama Did Not Bother Rival in Stretch, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-12


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Favored Next Move May Have Sulked in Acorn Films Indicate Victorious Siama Did Not Bother Rival in Stretch BELMONT PARK. .Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 11.— Marshall Cassidy, steward representing The Jockey Club on the New York tracks, ran off the films of yesterdays Acorn Stakes this morning for a large audience of patrol judges, jockeys and A. G. Vanderbilt.-owner of Next Move, the beaten 3 to 10 favorite. The film shows clearly that the winner, Cain Hoy Stables Siama, did not come off the rail enough to have any bearing on the result and that Next Move began to switch her tail as though sulking even before jockey Eric Guerin went to the whip. Incidentally, yesterdays account of the race in Daily Racing Foem inadvertently said that Guerin switched his whip from his left hand to his right when it should have read the reverse. As Next Move began to bear in on Siama at the head of the stretch, Guerin dropped his left rein and began to whip with his left hand in an effort to keep the favorite straight. After seeing the films, Vanderbilt con-iirmed suspicions that Next Move -was /eel-: ing the influence of her sex, but added that the same had been true at Jamaica. Occasionally fillies and mares will run their best races under these circumstances, but at other times will sulk. This was true of Conniver and of the considerably less distinguished Armelle, and appears to be the case with Next Move. Cassidy also showed the films of the preceding race, in which Buzfuz was disqualified from second place for carrying the favorite. Stunts, wide in the stretch. The films fully justified the disqualification and revealed that Buzfuz was largely responsible for an earlier jam in which Daiquari was squeezed back out of contention.

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