Eight Seek Lincoln Fields Inaugural; Hyphasis Furnishes Toboggan Upset: Finishes with Rush to Nip Tea-Maker, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-15


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Eight Eight Seek Seek Lincoln Lincoln Fields Fields Inaugural; Inaugural; Hyphasis Hyphasis Furnishes Furnishes Toboggan Toboggan Upset Upset ■ Finishes With Rush To Nip Tea-Maker Belair Stud Colt Has Nose Margin at Belmont Before Opening Crowd of 27,881 By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 14. — Belair Studs Hyphasis amazed an opening-day throng of 27,881 at Belmont Park today, when he stormed between horses in the final furlong of the 58th running of the Toboggan Handicap to score by a nose over F. Ambrose Clarks Tea-Maker, who had taken what appeared a safe lead an eighth of a mile from the finish. James Cox Bradys Casemate finished stoutly along the inside rail to be third, a length behind the runner-up, while Woodford Farms Delegate was another length out of the money. Bob Bernhardt rode Hyphasis, keeping the son of Hypnotist II. — Vibration on a straight course all the way. The winner returned 9 and stepped the six furlongs on the straight course in 1:09%. The Toboggan was the first stake victory for Hyphasis, but was his seventh victory in 14 starts this year. His neglect was largely due to a pair of bad races in the Camden and Jamaica Handicaps in his last two starts. The homebred colt with the purely English pedigree had finished third in the Interborough Handicap behind Magic Words and War King, a pair who followed him today, in his previous start, for his only other placing in a stake race. Hyphasis Begins Move Singing Step had the most early speed in the Toboggan, but Tea-Maker, Magic Words, Bull Page, Navy Chief, Casemate, Big Story and Jumbo were all on a line with him at the end of a quarter mile, with Delegate beginning to come into contention on the far outside and Hyphasis starting to move between horses. Nell K. also had some early speed, while Ferd and Sheilas Reward, the favorite, lacked any dash getting away from the gate and failed to play any part in the running. Sheilas Reward appeared to be bumped by War King, who was racing without blinkers. As the field neared the stands, Singing Step stopped abruptly and Tea-Maker took command. At the same time, Delegate surged up on the outside of Magic Words and made that horse quit, while Casemate kept plugging industriously down the inside rail. Tea-Maker opened up on his field at the furlong pole and appeared about to draw away, when Hyphasis shot through the pack Continued on Page Five - s ;. ,1 3 s - s s i t -i i Hyphasis Storms to Nose Belmont Win in Toboggan Nips Tea-Maker in Final Stride Before Opening Crowd of 27,881 Continued from Page One and set out for the leader, cutting his margin with every stride and finally shoving his nose in front in the last desperate lunge. Casemate kept on steadily to take third honors from Delegate, who tired in the final sixteenth. Nell K. came on again to be fifth only a head off the board, after being shuffled back midway of the dash, while Big Story ran an even race to be sixth. Sheilas Reward finished ninth immediately before Ferd. William Woodward, master of Belair Stud, received 7,650 as the winners share of the stake, while Mrs. William Woodward, Jr., accepted the trophy from Mme. Roger Seydoux, wife of the French Ambassador. The race following the Toboggan was named the Paris Birthday Purse, in honor of the 2,000th birthday of the "City of Light." Belair Stud won the 1945 edition of the Toboggan with Apache, sire of Heap Big Chief, winner of todays fourth race. Coaching Club American Oaks candidates ran one-two in the Floral Park that preceded the Toboggan. Mrs. Jan Burkes Who Dini, ridden by Jack Colaneri, came through an opening on the rail at the head of the stretch to score by a length over Belair Studs Vulcania. Henry Lewis in.s Gorgeous Reded finished well on the outside to be third, a half-length behind the runner-up and a nose before Havahome Stables Miss Meggy, who tired after setting the pace to the eighth pole. F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.s, Roman Wise, the favorite, had no place to go in the stretch.

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