Lincoln Fields Opens Spring Meet; Sunday Evening Triumphs with Ease: Set for CCA Oaks at Belmont Course, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-16


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Lincoln Lincoln Fields Fields Opens Opens Spring Spring Meet; Meet; Sunday Sunday Evening Evening Triumphs Triumphs With With Ease Ease Set for CCA Oaks At Belmont Course GreentreeHomebred Has Five Lengths Margin on La Nappe, Busanda in Sophomore Debut By BOB HORWOOD BELMONT PARK; Elmont, L. I., N. Y.. May 15. — Greentree Stables Sunday Evening announced that she will be a formidable candidate for the Coaching Club American Oaks when she merely breezed to a good field of three-year-old fillies in the Centennial Purse, reaching the end of the mile five lengths before Lester Manor Stables La Nappe, who led Ogden Phipps Busanda by a head. Hal Price Headleys Aegina was fourth to finish. Ted Atkinson rode Sunday Evening, hitting her just once above the eighth pole and getting an immediate response from the daughter of Eight Thirty — Drowsy, who jumped away from her rivals as though they were suddenly rooted. Sunday Evening paid .30, though she had been idle since her brilliant victory in the Spinaway at Saratoga last August. The Greentree miss -was timed in 1:38% for the mile, a full second more than Siama, who was also ridden by Atkinson, required in last weeks Acorn Stakes, but did it in style suggesting she could have clipped more than a second from her time had it been necessary. The Centennial honored the Typographical Unions Big 6, and there were printers galore in the crowd of 20,339 and the damp, gray atmosphere was heavy with typographical errors that were at first mistaken for mist. Won Half of 1949 Starrs Sunday Evening started only four times last year, winning two races and finishing second in her other two starts. After finishing with a tremendous rush to be second * to Striking in the Schuylerville at the Spa, she came back and gave that filly her first trouncing in the Spinaway. Sunday Evening was lame all last season, however, which curtailed her campaign and enabled Bed o Roses, who finished behind her in the Spinaway, to compile a great reputation and considerable gold in her absence. During the winter it was discovered that the Eight Thirty filly was suffering from a blind splint, which promptly responded to treatment. She has grown into a strong-looking filly, technically described as "chestnut roan," and actually a rather dirty gray. Fais Do Do set the pace in the run down the backstretch and around the far turn in the Centennial, closely followed by Due Reward and Sunday Evening, who was on the outside, just a head before Drakens-berg. La Nappe was in fifth place for a Continued on Page Three Sunday Evening Triumphs In Easy Style at Belmont Continued from Page One quarter, while Busanda was far back. Nearing the far turn, Drakensberg made a brief challenge that carried her into second place, then dropped back, while Sunday Evening went up on the outside, with Atkinson sitting still, and headed Fais Do Dojust above the three-furlong Pole, while Busanda began to gain rapidly. As soon as she was asked for an effort, Fais Do Do began to switch, her tail and refuse to run. Sunday Evening straightened away. for the run home a half-length before Busanda and La Nappe, who raced heads apart as Fais Do Do dropped back to fourth place and continued her march to the rear. Atkinson shook his stick beside Sunday Evenings head for a few strides, then hit her one solid rap, which caused her to literally bound away from her rivals. "Atky Boy" continued to shake his stick beside the fillys head as she drew away, adding tq her lead with every stride. La Nappe finished gamely to take second money from Busanda in the final stride, while Aegina worked her way up between horses for fourth money. — -

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