Primate Captures Youthful Stakes; Elaine Ruth Scores Upset at Downs: Pacesetting Prize Ring Gives Way in Drive at Jamaica Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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► ,_ _________ Primate Primate Captures Captures Youthful Youthful Stakes; Stakes; Elaine Elaine Ruth Ruth Scores Scores Upset Upset at at Downs Downs ; • Pacesetting Prize Ring Gives Way in Drive at JamaicaOval Favored Starmount Stable Colt Runs Five Furlongs in :59 Under Arcaros Handling By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent 7 JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 9.— Star-1 mount Stables Primate scored a popular . victory in the first stake for juvenile colts 3 and geldings of the New York season today 3 when he captured the Youthful by three-j quarters of a length from Gustave Rings j Prize Ring. Jack Amiels Count Flame was another two and a quarter lengths away, after losing ground at the stretch turn, j while Vera S. Braggs Trick Pilot was half ; a length out of the money. 1 Eddie Arcaro completed a consecutive double on Primate, having won the fifth 5 event on Extinguisher. The son of Some . Chance — Edified, by Jacopo stepped the 1 five furlongs in :59, the same time he re-. quired for his last easy victory her, and ; paid .30. j A throng of 21,590 turned out in pleas-; ant spring weather and found winners , easily come by, Primate being the fifth win-i ning favorite in the first six races. However, speculators were rewarded with a 51.20 Daily Double, thanks to the victory of Daunton in the second race. It would 1 have been considerably larger, but the ; stewards disqualified the 17 to 1 James B., . winner of the opener, in favor of the fav-t ored Redingote. Prize Ring took a step at the start of the i Youthful, quickly opening a daylight lead. 3 At the end of a furlong, the gray colts margin was cut to a length by Trick Pilot t and Primate, who raced as a team, a half i length before Armageddon. It was several I lengths back to Count Flame, who had been rough at the post and broke in a i tangle. ~ Count Flame Closes Ground ,t Between the turns, Trick Pilot surged up 3 to join Prize Ring, and Armageddon made . a brief bid that carried him into third I place, closely followed by Primate. At the I same time, Count Flame began to close s ground rapidly, but was forced to take the a overland. As the field fanned into the j stretch, Prize Ring, Trick Pilot, Armaged-s don, Primate and-Count Flame were almost on a line, with the latter on the extreme outside. Armageddon stopped badly above the eighth pole and Trick Pilot began to tire a few strides farther on, while Arcaro shot Primate down the middle of the field and quickly drew level with Prize Ring. The, gray, who was conceding five pounds, held on gamely until well inside the eighth pole, but Primate obviously dominated and Arcaro was able to ease him in the final yards. Count Flame finished well to take third honors from Trick Pilot in the last few jumps. Primates efforts rewarded E. B. Benjamin, of New Orleans, his breeder and master of Starmount Stable, with 0,700 in cash and the satisfaction of knowing that his colt had run the fastest Youthful since J. H. Whitneys Inhale won it in 1937. Such good youngsters as El Chico, Requested, Lucky Draw, Ferd and Battlefield had won in slower time since then. The fourth winning favorite of the day rewarded the faithful when Mrs. Jan Burkes Extinguisher drew out at the end of the fifth race to score by a length over Continued on Page Seven JAMES R. HASTIE— Trainer of Primate. f I t, 7. T 9 * ii Primate Carries Off Honors In Youthful Stakes Renewal Continued from Page One Ruth Oppenheims Dalpark, who led Mrs. Tom Wallers Adamant by another three part of a length. AI-Jo Stables Cacique, who was heavily hammered In the wagering market, was a distant fourth after set ting the pace. George Hettinger rode Extinguisher, who forced the pace all the way and got the six furlongs in 1:11%. The Airflame veteran was scoring his seventh victory in nine starts since claimed by G. C. Winfrey. Mrs. Burkes father, for ,000 last September. Oscar Ciresa, Jr., took him today for 0.-000. He paid -60, possibly because he appeared sore.

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