Miss Jato Displays Top Speed at Downs: Equals Five-Eighths Mark of :583/5 in Romping Home Well Ahead of Moon Miami, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-15


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m ; j 1 ; | ; ■ 5 I r • ; 1 ; ", • | , 1 Miss Jato Displays Top Speed at Downs Equals Five-Eighths Mark Of :5%Vs in Romping Home Well Ahead of Moon Miami By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 14. — Miss Jato, a homebred daughter of Ambrose Light and New Queen, carried denary Farm silks to a convincing victory here today in the third race, equalling the track record of :58% for the five-furlong distance. Confidently handled by Doug Dodson, the handsome chestnut miss hustled to the front early and then streaked to the wire with a six and one-half lengths advantage. Second honors in the juvenile dash went to E. R. Morris Moon Miami, who was two lengths before J. Howard Rouses favored Sand Fly at the final marker. Henry Forrests By Degrees was along in time to salvage fourth money. Miss Jato, third in each of two previous outings at Keeneland, might have cracked Robust s mark had she been under any pressure during the late stages of the race. She had no opposition after settling in the home lane and Dodson was snugging her as she swept by the finish. Returns 6.40 Mutuel Overlooked by the majority of the 7,000 spectators on hand for the racing this pleasant spring afternoon, Miss Jato returned her backers in the straight "tote" pool 6.40 after her graduation accounting. Starter Carl Burns, who took over that exacting task today, sent the bulky field of youngsters on their way in a "line break," Miss Jato leaving the stalls no better than seventh. Froth, from the Brown Hotel Stable, flashed early foot but the Glenary r Farm miss disposed of her before going three-sixteenths of a mile. Entering the stretch, Miss Jato opened up a long lead and coasted to the end while Moon Miami and Sand Fly, who was on the extreme outside for the entire trip, battled ; it out for the place. Moon Miami shook off the choice at the furlong pole and had no trouble in saving the second portion of the purse while Sand Fly was a faltering third. Herbert K. Stevens, Lexington turfman who put the tack on Miss Jato for her quick trip, sent out another winner when his own i sophomore colt, Grey Mike, sped to a two-length decision in the three-quarters mile i Continued on Page Three k / * F * £ " r ° C • £ Miss Jato Displays High Turn Of Speed in Churchill Score Continued from Page One fourth race. Grey Mike, handled by Francis Redman, took the track at the break and led all the way, beating M. Waldheims favored Nightmarish, who was second by a half length over Roscoe Gooses well-regarded Bidandmade. Eight three-year-olds met in the sprint and Bernard J. Bax Cardinal Lady ran fourth. Grey Mike was a surprise winner, paying 1.00 straight after he stepped the six furlongs over the fast strip in l:103/5, two-fifths of a second off the record for the distance.

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