Discreet in Easy and Popular Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Win: Daughter of Eight Thirty Leads Break of Day Home; Shuk Gains Riding Triple, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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♦ ► Discreet in Easy and Popular Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Win Daughter of Eight Thirty ♦ ► Leads Break of Day Home; Shuk Gains Riding Triple PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md.. May 12.— George D. Wideners Discreet, a fine-looking bay daughter of Eight Thirty — Chaste Lady, had little more than a breeze this afternoon as she easily accounted for the inaugural running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. Her margin of victory was two and a half lengths over C. B. Carters Break of Day, with Mrs. R. H. Heighes Strike another three lengths in arrears. A crowd of 16,897, largest of the meeting, witnessed the program under cloudy skies. Shipped- from New York especially for the occasion, and a positive standout on figures, Discreet was backed into favoritism and covered the "Preakness distance" in 2:011/5 under the usual filly assignment of 121 pounds. Winners share of the 2,275 purse was ,500, and the armchair ride was enjoyed by George Hettinger. A trophy, emblematic of victory, was presented to trainer Bill Mulholland, who brought the lassie here from New York for brother Bert. Discreet easily sprinted clear of the opposition in the run by the stands the first time and was being "choked" while a length and a half in front entering the backstretch. Joe Culmone, astride Break of Day, evidently felt his filly was outclassed and if she was ever to show in front it would have to be through a surprise rush, designed to catch Hettinger asleep. Drops Back From Leader The move did find the Widener pilot unawares, but he fully realized that his . mount was capable of dropping back and still reaching paydirt on the front end. Hettinger allowed Discreet to drop a bit more than a length off the leader rounding the final bend, then joined her from the outside. Even while being carried out beyond the center of the track, Discreet breezed to the front and won by an increasing two and one-half lengths as Break of Day completely outclassed Strike, R. H. Abercrom-bies Sliparound, Watson Elliotts Nina Rose and Mrs. M. P. Wirths Florida Fay. E. A. Nicodemus Laran, a stake winner over this strip a couple of years back, came from last position to defeat L. W. Jennings* favored Little Harp by a bit more than one length in the six-furlong fourth race, designed for sprinters of the 2,000 to 0,000 claiming variety. In third position was Charles Crowthers Mere Bones. The winner, capable ridden by Nick Shuk, paid .60 and caused the chart makers to advance the track to fast following his six-panel dash in 1:12 flat. . APPRENTICE R. BORGEMENKE— Rode three winners on Saturdays Suffolk Downs program.

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