Piet Finishes with High Speed in Apache Handicap: Draws Out to Length Accounting over Sheilas Reward at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-02


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Pier Finishes With High Speed in ApacheHand icap Draws Out to Length Accounting Over Sheilas Reward at Jamaica By EVAN SHIPMAN Staff Correspondent JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 1.— Peter A. Markeys stretch-running Grand Slam stallion, Piet, captured the featured Apache Handicap this afternoon, overtaking the early leaders, Sheilas Reward and Tea-Maker, at the sixteenth marker and drawing away to score by a length in the good time of 1:11 for the six furlongs. Sheilas Reward earned the place from Tea-Maker by a head, while Sagittarius was a half-dozen lengths farther back in fourth place. Jim Nichols, aboard the winner, started his run mid-way between the turns, and already at the eighth pole, it was clear that the chestnut veteran was going to get up in time, even though the locked leaders were both game to the core and showed no signs of hanging out any white flag. At the weights, Piet was just too good for them today. Piet, Sheilas Reward, Tea-Maker and Sagittarius were all making their 1951 debut in the ,000 Apache, and condition could have been expected to play an important part in the result of this sprint. The first three, however, all appeared distinctly "up to their race" when surveyed in the paddock, nor did their subsequent performance belie this impression. Their trainers sent them to the post ready to Continued on Page Forty-Three t ; t " h s. it n a a m l" e to 1:0 :® ;5* Jj * ry ~ le of °* the ie jv / l- in the le I- id •s the ie v- Six ix Piet Finishes With High Speed to Capture Apache 4 Draws Out to Length Accounting Over Sheilas Reward at Jamaica Continued from Page One show a cracker-jack effort at the first ask-*■ ing. Only Sagittarius was a little bit ; "lathery" in the walking ring, and seemed to be still rather high in flesh. Piets score marked the second success 5 of the day for the Markey-Nichols combination, Tiger Trap having previously accounted • for the third race under the lat-ters • guidance. Cacique was the first to poke his nose » in front as the doors of the gate opened [ on the backstretch, but Tea-Maker was • away running too, and by the time the field had traveled a furlong, it was Tea- • Maker on the outside and Sheilas Reward I on the rail, this pair detached from Caci- - que and Sagittarius. Around the far bend and between turns, Tea-Maker and Sheilas Reward continued j on even terms. The pace was well sus-;n " tained, an initial quarter in :23 and the - next two furlongs in :23%. At the three-Uj eighths pole, Nichols began his long drive with Piet, and it may be remarked that the chestnut was closer to the pace at this s stage than usual. At the head of the stretch, Atkinson on , Sheilas Reward, the odds-on choice, and Warren Mehrtens with Tea-Maker were " a both "hiking" their mounts, and were both getting good response, but now Nichols had Piet winning on the outside, and his bid, down the center of the track, was not to i be denied. Because the majority of the i crowd feared the distance of the Apache 2 might prove too short for Piet, he returned i his backers a generous 3 for this pleas-n. - ing score. Mild, sunny weather brought out a crowd I of 22,799 for an afternoon the Interest of f which was much enhanced by the pres-lg - ence of the sprinting stars in the feature. :. The Daily Double went to the combination l of Royal Bones and Blue Man, paying I 21.60, but the ticket holders had some e i i 2 i - I f - :. l I e anxious moments before the official sign was flashed in the second race. The stew- r- ards entered an objection against the win- 5 ner, but, on looking at the film, decided id nobody had been at fault during the running, - and allowed the numbers to stand. Another objection cropped up in the le third, brought this time by Arthur Mon- teiro, rider of the second horse, Ginnas ls War, against Jim Nichols, jockey on Tiger er Trap, the winner. Once more the stewards is examined the film, and once more they sy allowed the result to stand as posted.

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