Neasham Belle Upset Winner of Epsom Oaks: Chinese Cracker Runs Second; Belle of All Third in Classic, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-02


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Neasham Belle Upset Winner of Epsom Oaks Chinese Cracker Runs Second; Belle of All Third in Classic By VERNON MORGAN Reuters Sports Editor - EPSOM, England, June 1 Reuters.—-MaJ. Lionel Hollidays filly, Neasham Belle, by Nearco — Phase, scored an easy win in the 173rd running of the. Epsom Oaks, famed filly classic here today, though starting as a rank outsider at odds of 33 to 1 Neasham Belle, ridden by Stan Clayton, forged ahead rounding Tattenham Corner and went on to score a four-length victory over Harry Blagraves Chinese Cracker, a 10 to 1 shot, with the joint favorite, Henry Tuftons Belle of All, two lengths away in third place among the 16 starters.. A smart crowd, basking in glorious sunshine, saw the little regarded filly run away from her more fancied rivals and earn for her Yorkshire owner a record Oaks prize of 2,798. She was the first outsider to win this 12-furlong event in 15 years and gave young Clayton his first classic success. The hitherto unbeaten Belle of All, winner of the One Thousand Guineas, was always prominent though unable to produce a finishing burst to catch the leaders. Robert Sterling Clarks Javotte, a daughter of Whirlaway, did the best of the Clark pair, his other runner, Bastogne, finishing last. Javotte took second position after passing Tattenham Corner and kept her place until two furlongs out where she weakened to finish ninth. Javotte -started at 100 to 7 and Bastogne was a 33 to 1 shot. Baron Guy de Rothschilds filly, Om-brette, finished fourth, while the other French challenger, Bangui, owned by Marcel Boussac, was left fully 20 lengths and finished tenth. The start was held up 10 minutes by Chinese Cracker, but in the race itself she finished strongly to take down the second award of ,788. Neasham Belle, who was trained by Geoffrey Brooke at Newmarket, covered the mile and a halLdistance in 2:41%,,aix seconds slowet,n tt- Ijht!,BTOOftgesTirecord time set in 1934.

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