Bernie Moose Makes Good in Suffolk Downs Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-22


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Bernie Moose Makes Good In Suffolk Downs Sprint By AVERY BROWN Staff Correspondent SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston,. Mass., May 21. — Bernie Moose, G. S. Gladyneys hope for the big events which come later in the Suffolk Downs meeting, made an auspicious start here today when he won handily over seven rivals in the Franklin Purse. The Bull Moose gelding held a length edge over J. C. Vidals Luchador at the end of the six -furlongs, while being clocked in 1:11% over the fast racing strip. Mrs. Inang Gushens Left Jim was third, a length and a half back of the runner-up, and a like distance before J. E. Hughes Vital Sun. Ideal weather was in store for the 11,523 patrons who visited the seaside course today. The majority of the fans received many setbacks throughout the first six events when only Irmas Jim survived as the favorite to win the grass race. In the Franklin, the New York invader, Newsweekly, ,was installed a 6 to 5 choice, but showed nothing that would warrant the support. Held as second choice, Bernie Moose, ridden by Vernon Bush, paid .80. Dauntedid and Vital Sun set out to make a rapid pace as they were "locked going down the backstretch in :22 for the quarter mile, and :45 for the half. Red Pollard, on the Hughes stallion, asked his mount for a stretch run but it was not forthcoming and Bernie Moose ranged up on the outside without excessive pressure to take command and drew out.

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