Cigar Maid Wins Filly Division of Belmonts National Stallion: Juvenile Daughter of Pavot Carries Schiffer Colors to Fore; Risque Ma is Second, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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■ ■ : Cigar Maid Wins Filly Division Of Belmonts National Stallion Juvenile Daughter of Pavot * Carries Schiffer. Colors to Fore; Risque Ma Is Second BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 4.— Jack W. Schiffers Cigar Maid earned temporary leadership of the juvenile fillies when she skipped down five furlongs of the Widener straight course to win the distaff division of the National Stallion Stakes by a length and three-quarters from Mrs. John Hertz Risque Ma. C. V. Whitneys Recess was another two lengths away in third place, and more than three lengths before Myhelen Stables Gallies Pride. Hi-Tide Stables Strings completed the small field. A strong second choice to Risque Ma in the wagering, Cigar Maid paid .60 and was teletimed in :57%. Bennie Green had a comparatively easy ride. Cigar Maid was scoring her second straight stakes victory, having won the Fashion Stakes here on May 15, and her 5,070 share of the gross value of 5,050 brought her earnings to 7,845. Half-Sister to Oil Capitol Cigar Maid is a dark brown daughter of Pavot— Never Again n., by Pharos, and thus a half-sister to Oil Capitol. She was acquired by trainer Walter A. Kelley from John A. Bell, Jr., for 2,000 at the Saratoga sales and would have been entitled to a five-pound weight allowance had it been claimed when she was nominated to the National Stallion, which closed on January 16. Her owner is also entitled to a 00 Continued on Page Thirty-Four HOWARD WELLS — Conditioned Shawnee Squaw for her successful return to competition yesterday at Homewood. Cigar Maid Wins Filly Division Of Belmonts National Stallion Continued from Page One refund on the nomination fee as it only costs that sum to name the offspring of stallions, such as Pavot, who had not had a winner prior to December 1, 1949, instead of the 00 paid for the produce of older sires. In her two starts at Jamaica prior to the Fashion, Cigar Maid had finished a rather unlucky third. She avoided trouble today by the simple process of going to the front at the- start and Bennie Green tiad only to keep her mind on her business with a mild hand ride to the finish. Recess came over and knocked Gallies Pride out of contention at the start, then moved into third place, where she stayed the rest of the way, without seriously threatening. Risque Ma, who was the favorite with the crowd of 20,865 on the strength of an easy score here last week, set out in pursuit of Cigar Maid from the start and was only a length behind her most of the brief encounter, but was tiring and losing ground at the end. Gallies Pride veered to the outside after recovering from her initial mishap and made a futile attempt to challenge near the eighth pole, then faltered badly. Strings was never a contender.

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