Count Turf, Bold Meet at Belmont; Shawnee Squaw Leads Throughout: Installed Favorite in Seasonal Debut, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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Count Count Turf, Turf, Bold Bold Meet Meet at at Belmont; Belmont; Shawnee Shawnee Squaw Squaw Leads Leads Throughout Throughout Installed Favorite In Seasonal Debut Arlington Lassie Winner Is Never Under Drive to Beat Fleeterthan at Washington By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 4. — Shawnee Squaw, winner of last seasons Arlington Lassie Stakes, made a successful 1951 debut here this afternoon when she stepped six furlongs in 1:11% to be a handy winner of the sixth race. The daughter of Burg-El-Arab, making the fourth try of her career, went to the front at Once from her inside post position and was never headed, although roused lightly by jockey Doug Dodson in the stretch. Battling for second place about one and one-half lengths back of the Sunningdale Farm filly, came the Brown Hotel Stables Fleeterthan, ridden by Wendell Eads, and Lyceum, with jockey Robert Baird in the saddle. The race, which was known as the Anita Peabody, in honor of the greatest race mare ever bred in Illinois, was contested by a field of eight, and Shawnee Squaw, a short-priced favorite, paid .20. Taken in Hand When the break came Shawnee Squaw appeared on top instantly and as soon as she had gained a fair margin was taken in hand. She was well withiir herself in the run around the far turn and continued to dominate with ease at the stretch turn approach. Jockey Dodson saved ground with the filly turning for home, and when Fleeterthan and Lyceum moved up slightly he flicked her with his whip, seemingly more to prevent her from bearing out than to put her under punishment. The threat was over after the sixteenth pole had been passed and Shawnee Squaw was not hard pressed at the end. A topcoated crowd of 8,625 braved the very unseasonable weather to take in todays sport. Not only was it cloudy and cool but a strong chill wind was blowing. The track was fast. Apprentice Leon Grandsart got in from Fairmount Park in time to steer Bit o Prose to her first success in about two years. Grandsart, who is at present leading the Continued on Page Thirty-Four Shawnee Squaw Gains Handy Score in Sophomore Debut Continued from Page One apprentices at the Collinsville course, showed good saddle form and Bit o Prose paid 0.00. Patmiboy, the favorite, was fourth after racing wide all the .way. Another youngster was the winning jockey in the second when Raymond Ryan, a 17-1 year-old from Louisville, Ky., won the first race of his career. The lad was aboard Merriest, the second choice, which is trained by his contract employer, Harold White, and he put up a good finish to win narrowly from Whose. Star Call, the public choice, was unplaced, and the Daily Double paid 1.4.0. The third horse of the afternoon wearing No. 4 saddlecloth was victorious when Cho Cho San, a Miss America Stakes eligible, was winner of the third event. Paul Bailey ws up and he brought the maiden miss from behind the pacesetting Mr. Wiggins to win comfortably. It was the third start for Cho Cho San, who is owned by T. Mar-torano. Merry Thought was favored but bolted to the outside fence on the stretch turn and lost all chance. Fashioned, with Johnny Adams up, led from start to finish in the fourth race .and had enough left to hold Kilayr. The winning filly was racing for the first time in the silks of the Mariano Stable, who claimed her out of her last race for ,000. She ran for ,500 today. G. I. Josie was the fourth straight favorite to finish out of the money. The first favorite of the day rewarded when Vinina proved best in the fifth. The filly moved around the outside of the stretch turn, and although losing considerable ground, challenged That Aint Hay in the stretch. It was then that the battle began, and Vinina had life and death getting home by a narrow margin when Jockey Knapp put up a rousing finish on That Aint Hay. Baird rode Vinina and it marked the three-year-olds first success of the year.

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