Little Flossy Triumphs in Slow Time at Bowie: Drives to Wire in Ladies Day Feature Ahead of Nina Rose, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-02


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! | I I I I 1 i i I I 1 1 I I I c ■ ] j I I ] J 1 , ! ] J 1 ] i c J , , , , : ! a : . * s c , I l 1 r t r s s Little Flossy Triumphs In Slow Time at Bowie Drives to Wire in Ladies Day Feature Ahead of Nina Rose By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent BOWIE, Md., May 1.— John Wises Little Flossy, a Maryland-bred daughter of Alaking — Sickleup, proved the best of a bad lot of three-year-old fillies matched at six-furlongs in the featured event here this afternoon when she "walked" the distance in 1:16. Watson Elliotts Nina Rose was second, beaten a half length. Third posi- tion was filled by Saddle River Farms Listen Lover. Nina Rose was backed down to 7 to 5 in the wagering, but J. M. Seibels Dance Routine was made the even -money favorite with the Ladies Day crowd of 7,661. This filly was practically eliminated from seri- ous consideration when she stumbled out of the gate and failed to recover stride until about 20 yards out of the gate. Little Flossy was ridden by apprentice Tommy Fortune and paid 7.00. Listen Lover, making the third start of her career after having been beaten 25 and 22 lengths in previous outings, showed the most speed along the backstretch, holding narrow advantage over Little Flossy, who was racing along the inside. Nina Rose joined the pair midway of the turn and seemed ready to assume command and draw clear. Despite her easy - going strides, Nina Rose was unable to get to the front when roused and was hard driven in an effort to wrest the lead through the stretch, as Little Flossy stuck to her task surprisingly well. Listen Lover, while weakening, was beaten but .a length and a half for the winners share of the ,000 purse. After having partically recovered from her early trouble, Dance Routine moved through along the inside, then lacked room near the three-eighths pole. Thereafter, she had sufficient room but insufficient speed to engage the top ones.

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