Colonial Handicap to Risk a Whirl: Leads Chloe Home in Camden Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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Colonial Handicap to Risk A Whirl Leads Chloe Home In Camden Feature Kahlbaum Mare Moves Up on Inside to Gain Command and Go On to Upset Accounting By WILLIAM PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 12. — Max Kahlbaums five-year-old Risk A Whirl, a daughter of Whirlaway who has often threatened but seldom won in a stake race, this afternoon came through with a surge of energy that carried her to a length and a half upset victory in the 5,000 Colonial Handicap, defeating 11 members of her sex. She luckily found room on the inside and moved up to take the decision over Pentagon Stables Chloe, who also came through a passage on the inside and bested Mrs. C. E. Nelsons Winship by a head. H. W. Finchers Danger Ahead was only a neck behind that one, with William G. Helis, Jr.s Drifting Maid and the favorite, Warbern Farms Growing Up, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, and beaten only about two and one-half lengths for all of the money. The victress, who is out of the mare Little Risk, only last week displayed an exceptionally fine performance to finish a close third behind Ferd and Whiffenpoof in the one mile and 70 yards Valley Forge Handicap. She was coupled as an entry with the Pawtucket, R. I., sportsmans Miss Tinka this afternoon, allowing backers of both to collect a mutuel of 6.20. Johnston in Saddle Her time of 1:13% over a good track was somewhat belittled by the performance of Ennobled in winning the previous one mile and a sixteenth race, in which he completed the six furlongs under 119 pounds in 1:11%. Risk A Whirl shouldered 113 pounds. Veteran jockey Daniel Johnston, who probably has not visited the winners circle astride a stake winner for about five years, joyfully participated in the ceremonies during which James Butler, president of Empire City Racing Association, presented a trophy to Mr. and Mrs. Max Kahlbaum. The weather was considerably cooler than it has been since early in the meeting, but the attendance registered a sizable 24,684. Risk A Whirl broke from the No. 1 stall rather slowly, and was steadied lightly while seeking sufficient racing room during the early stages. She gradually worked into closer contention until within striking distance entering the stretch. The leaders at this point were drifting a bit wide and a passage opened, permitting her to make the best use of her late speed. Miss Degree, Dark Favorite and Danger Ahead provided the early contention for the lead, with all of them holding on fairly well but, as before mentioned, drifting a trifle wide. Chloe was the first to take advantage of the opening on the inside, and reached the front a few yards from the finish. Drifting Maid also had the opportunity of saving ground but lacked the necessary dash. Growing Up, who has been breaking slowly in several recent races, again lacked speed today and left the gate last. She then was taken on the overland route and, although closing in resolutely through the last stages, just could not get up. Ennobled Runs Opposition Dizzy William G. Helis, Jr.s, Ennobled literally ran his opposition dizzy by forcing a torrid pace, and then drew off to score by himself with a winning margin of seven lengths at the conclusion of the Devon Purse. Although the track was dull, and termed good, the five-year-old son of Count Fleet made it appear fast by being ridden out the one mile and sixteenth in 1:44%. Carolyn K Stables Whiffenpoof set the early pace today, as he did when finishing second to Ferd last week in the Valley Forge, but gave way to the persistent challenges of the winner rounding the far turn. While no match for Ennobled, he lasted to be four lengths in front of J. A. Pallantes Larry A., with T. P. Morgans Thwarted fourth in the small but select field of six. Jimmy Stout, Jerseys favorite son, was having a banner day. The victory astride Ennobled was his third in five attempts. All of his triumphs were favored by the public, the only choices to be successful, incidentally, with Ennobled returning his many backers .80.

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