Phantom Sea Gains Sixth Win of Year: Holds Hypostyle Safe in Stretch Run after Leading throughout at Sportsmans, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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• ; 7 . 3 3 j j ; 1 5 . 1 ; j , 1 ; . i 3 t i I i ~ ,t 3 . I I s a j Phantom Sea Gains Sixth Win of Year Holds Hypostyle Safe in Stretch Run After Leading Throughout at Sportsmans By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero. 111., May 9. — Phantom Sea, consistent nine-year-old son of Seabiscuit, turned in his sixth winning performance in his last seven starts when he won the Red Flame allowance race at this track today. Hustled along by jockey Thearl Williams, the J. H. Nail racer lasted to defeat the favored Hypo-style by a half length, with the maiden, Belcon, finishing third. The distance was seven furlongs and the winners time 1:21 Y5. Phantom Sea was the second choice and paid .60. The six-year-old Hypostyle, heretofore regarded as a front runner, displayed considerable fortitude in coming from several lengths back of the pace to put up a brilliant battle in the closing stages. The Mikel runner broke on top, but was quickly headed by Phantom Sea and that one opened up daylight almost immediately, while Belcon became firmly entrenched in second place. Positions Remain Unchanged The positions of the leaders remained unchanged to the far turn when Hypostyle slipped through on the inside of Belcon. Hypostyle hesitated momentarily when it appeared as if Phantom Sea might cut to the rail after entering the stretch, but then found his opening on the inside and was gaining. Although the skies remained overcast during the entire day, the threatened rain held off and the crowd of 9,281 witnessed some interesting sport. Backers of favorites had a rather rough time in the early races, only one of the choices winning in the first five events. That was the Woolford Farms One Rose, who came from the rear in the fourth to complete a double for the day for apprentice Clarence Smith. The young rider saved ground with his mount in the late stages and put up a good finish. Smiths previous winner was Jess D., from the barn of Enoch Rea, who trimmed the heavily backed Fashioned and others in the opener. Jess Continued on Page Thirty-Eight Phantom Sea Turns Back Hypostyle at Sportsmans Continued from Page One D. caught Fashioned nearing the stretch turn and drew out easily. Courts Maude, who races in the silks of C. H. Karl, completed a 0.80 I aily Double when she won the second event. Jockey W. E. Carroll sent the six-year-old mare to the front at once and she was never headed, although being pressed by Air Time at the end. Floral Trail, the public choice, was among the also-rarj. Another pacesetter to stick it out was Harvest Time, winner of the third offering. Timus, who was the favorite, charged on Harvest Time around the far turn, but the latter had something left and drew out again. An outsider accounted for the fifth when Tacony, from the Saginaw Stable, led all the way to beat out The Blue Hen. with Mae Agnes in third place. Obstinate Si and Romand Road drew the bulk of the support in the contest, but, although the latter reached second place at one stage of the journey, Obstinate Si was never dangerous. Tacony paid a lucrative 9.40.

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