Warsick Outsprints Porters Broom; Delegate Charging Roseben Winner: Surprises in Neck Tally over Miche, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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Surprises in Neck Tally Over Miche Veteran Woolford Sprinter Has His Speed tit Belmont; Star-Enfin Still Unbeaten By BOB HOBWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 6. — Woolford Farms Delegate scored a courageous and somewhat surprising victory in the twelfth running of the Roseben Handicap here today, driving to the end of the six furlongs on the straight course a neck before Mrs. John Payson Adams • Miche. F. Ambrose Clarks Tea-Maker, the favorite, was only a nose farther back after getting the lead for a few strides in the final furlong, while Elm Crest Farms Navy Chief was three-quarters of a length out of the money. Bill Boland rode Delegate, and was equipped with spurs. The seven-year-old son of Maedic, who was scoring his first victory of the year on the tenth attempt, paid 1 and was timed a sizzling 1:08%, three-fifths slower than the track record shared by True North, Bimlette, Up Beat and How. The fractions for the first half, :22% and :44%, were the same as those required in the previous race won by Brae Burn Farms juvenile filly, Star-Enfin. A crowd of 20,362 turned out in pleasant, summery weather. Appears to Be Crowded War Bang and Singing Step had the most speed coming out of the gate up near Floral Park in the Roseben, with Tea-Maker appearing to be crowded between War Kong and Aris Mona. Delegate and Miche were away slowly, with the latter a distant last for most of the journey. Singing Step took command after a furlong, but Navy Chief was right with him, followed by Hyphasis, who was running down on the inside rail, Admirals Pride on the outside and Aris Mona in the middle of the track. Tea-Maker was not far away, though in seventh place and Delegate and Miche brought up the rear. Singing Step faltered after three furlongs, leaving Navy Chief in the lead, while Continued on Page Thirty-Four DELEGATE — Won his first race of the year yesterday when he triumphed in the Roseben Handicap at the Belmont Park track. Delegate Beats Miche, Tea-Maker in Roseben Charges Home Neck to Good as Favorite Drops Place by Nose Continued from Page One a few strides farther on, Tea-leaker and Delegate surged up to challenge as a team. Hyphasis was* in fourth place on the rail, but beginning to shorten stride and Miche was still in last place. Navy Chief led to just inside the furlong pole, where Tea-Maker took a slight lead, closely followed by Delegate. At the same time, Miche began a tremendous rush on the extreme outside. Delegate shoved his head to the front as the field disappeared from view of the lawn patrons behind the* odds-board and held on gamely, while Tea-Maker had all he could do to stave off the closing rush of Miche, who was going fastest of all at the end. Navy Chief held on well for the minor share of the award, while Hyphasis finished a half-length farther back, followed by War King. Delegate, who was the sprint champion a few years back, but had appeared somewhat shopworn this year, earned ,425 by his exertions. Earlier this year, he had finished second in the Hialeah Inaugural and Palm Beach Handicaps, third in the Paumonok, and fourth in the Toboggan, won by Hyphasis. After the Roseben, which is named for Davey Johnsons great sprinter of other years, Boland said that Delegate was outrun early, "but the old horse came back, to turn in* a great race." Conn McCreary, who rode Miche, had the only excuse, saying, "We were bothered at the start by Admirals Pride and I thought wed be stood on our heads." None of the first four riders had any idea who had won until the numbers were posted. A pair of odds-on choices delighted the chalk chewers in the fourth and fifth races. Mrs. H. G. Schneiders little Martha led for all but a few strides in the fourth and had little trouble disposing of J. Costellos Reloup ,and J. M. Roeblings Porto Bello, who finished in a photo for second money. Little Martha paid .60. Brae Burn Farms Star-Enfin, who may be the best of the juvenile fillies, though she lacks the stakes engagements that would give her a chance to prove her class, scored her third victory in as many starts in the Cassis Purse, fifth event. The daughter of Star Pilot — Enfin, by Hildur, was only allowed to turn oiKJier speed in the last five furlongs on the straight course, then drew away from her rivals, scoring by a length and a half over John C. Clarks Charlie McAdam. Vera S. Braggs Brer Fox was almost three lengths farther back, while White Oaks Stables Blue Man was a distant fourth. Star-Enfin stepped the distance*, in a sparkling :56%, fastest time of the meeting and only the fractions slower than Distractions track mark, set back in 1927. The veteran Jim Fitzsimmons saddled the winners of both ends of the Daily Double races for his two long-time patrons, William Woodwards Belair Stud and Mrs. H. C. Phipps Wheatley Stable. Quirinus finished fast, along the rail to take the seven-furlohg opener by a length from J. M. Loebs Monte Cassino, while Bold Irish led from soon after the start to win the six-furlong second by a length and a quarter from Ogden Phipps Dashing By. Ogden Phipps is Mrs. Phipps son. The Double pay-off was a disappointing 9.80. A parlay on Quirinus and Bold Irish would have returned 1.50. Bob Bernhardt rode Quirinus, while Bob Permane was astride Bold Irish. x

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