Charleston Makes Good in First Start of Year: Whips Charging Rock by Length and Half in Suffolk Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Charleston Makes Good In First Start of Year Whips Charing Rock by Length And Half in Suffolk Feature By AVERY BROWN Staff Correspondent SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 22. — Phil Schwartz, the squire of Suf-field, Conn., sent a fit horse to the post in Charleston, a son of Some Chance, who scored by a length and a half over Felix M. Poncelets Charing Rock in the featured South Boston Purse at Suffolk Downs today. It was the initial start of the 1951 season for the winner and his 1:11% for the six furlongs was more than enough to reward his backers with»a 4.80 pay-off. Irving Gushens Judys Runner was third, another length back of the runner-up and two lengths clear of the favored Bated Breath from the Tamarack Stable?* Ideal weather was again the order of the day, but it failed to supplant the chalk players for their misfortune of having six straight choices fall by the wayside. A crowd of 8,542 was on. hand for the off-day program. Idio and Long Gone were the first to show as the field of eight starters in the South j Boston entered the main track from the I six-furlong chute. That pair hooked in a duel with a neck separating them down the backstretch. Dominave was next in line a couple of lengths back and a similar distance before Charing Rock and Charleston. The latter pair were running easily and their respective riders were content on allowing the two leaders to set a sizzling pace of :23 for the quarter mile and :45% for the half. Nearing the quarter pole, Long Gone had drawn into a half-length lead over Idio, but started to drift out and the Cataldo gelding was forced to lose the ground with the erring leader. Long Gone managed to come back in but his lead had dwindled to a heck as Charleston moved along the inside and challenged. . Charing Rock took the outside as Judys Runner started to move on the rail. It was only a few strides past the furlong marker that found Charleston in command, and once in the van, jockey Anthony Tavares kept him on the beam to increase his lead. Charing Rock passed the tiring Long Gone and had no trouble saving the place from Judys Runner.

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