Mr. Joe Puck Scores Surprise Triumph in Plymouth Rock, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-21


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Mr. Joe Puck Scores Surprise Triumph in Plymouth Rock SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 19. — River Divide Farms Mr. Joe Puck, the lightweight of the eight starters in the Plymouth Rock Handicap at Suffolk Downs today, made good use of his 105-pound assignment and came off the pace with a determined rush to edge Mrs. J. Kelleys Sedgeview in a tight finish. A nose separated the duelling sprinters as they crossed the wire at the end of the six furlongs but it was many minutes after the finish before the original winner was made official. Billie Fisk, rider of Sedge-view, lodged a claim of foul against the winner for impeding his mount entering the stretch. Although it was evident that Mr. Joe Puck did bear out slightly and brush Sedgeview, the forward progress of the colt was not hampered and the result stood. A neck back of the leaders, Darling and Sims Dukes Gal took the third money, a length clear of H. A. Kimballs Algasir. A bright sunny afternoon attracted 21,532 enthusiastic fans to the seaside course, but overcoats were more in evidence than the few who braved the issue without the toppers. The wagering opinion was divided among three of the contenders in the Plymouth Rock, with Algasir finally being installed a 3 to 1 choice, closely followed by Sedgeview and All At Once. Mr. Joe Puck, one of the outsiders, paid a tidy 5.80 and registered his triumph in the splendid time of 1:10%. Apprentice Charles Burr, contract rider, was accounting for a consecutive double astride his boss sprinters. He won the fifth event with Dannas Pensive.

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