Tus One Scores Montchanin Upset: Defeats Fifty-Five in Delaware Event, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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Tus One Scores Montchanin Upset Defeats Fifty-Five In Delaware Event Heliopolis Colt Makes Good In First Try for New Owner; Clayton Purse to Bit o Fate By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 6. — Keystone Stables Tus One, haltered from his last race for ,500, paid immediate dividends when he scored a driving victory in the second in a series of five Montchanin Handicaps, renewed each Wednesday through the meeting. Phil Ley-deckers Fifty-Five was second, with Mrs. Ellsworth H. Augustus Loran, third. Tus One, who was ridden by Ronnie Nash and covered the mile and a furlong in 1:54 over the good track, earned 24 points in the Montchanin standings, securing second position in this respect. Top point-scorer is, Loran, who won last weeks race and garnered six more points today for a score of 30 points. Tus One was overlooked by the large mid-week turnout of about 11,500 and paid 1.60. Fifty-Five was also a long shot, paying 6.40 to place. Nash hustled Tus One to the front in the early stages, keeping close enough to the inner rail to force Mel Peterson, astride Loran, to ease back rounding the clubhouse turn. Loran secured sufficient room on the inside thereafter, however, and made several moves to the leader from the half-mile pole until reaching the stretch, showing in front briefly at intervals, but faltering in the. final stages. Loran Runs Third While Tus One retained his advantage in the drive, Fifty-Five closed impressively to earn place money by almost a length over Loran, who was well clear of Free Press. Victory Stables Apachio, a fast-closing second to Loran at the mile and a sixteenth distance, was made a slight favorite over that filly today, but turned in a dull effort while failing to offer a serious challenge. He finished ninth in the 10-horse field. William Ziegler; Jr., whose colors were carried to victory by Esposa in the inaugural running of Delaware Parks Brandy-wine Handicap and by El Chico in the Dover Stakes the following year, sent out the winner of todays supporting feature in Bit o Fate. This Wait A Bit colt scored by almost a length over Allan J. Wilsons Arthur Pilate, with Winlochan Stables Adopt third over Circle M Farms six-to-five favorite, Endurable. The veteran Joe Renick drove Bit o Fate home to the tune of a 2.70 mutuel and in time of 1:46% for the mile and a sixteenth. Endurable, who had set the pace and finished third in last Saturdays Kiamensi Handicap, set out to make a runaway of the supporting Clayton Purse, sprinting five lengths clear of the opposition in the opening quarter. He retained a comparable advantage for five furlongs, where he was challenged by Bit o Fate and Golden Bull. The next horse to show in front, however, was Adopt, who moved through along the inside to take a one-length lead. He weakened thereafter, as Bit o Fate, after drifting out slightly, went in during the final strides and won by three-quarters of a length. Armeds Record Stands Most money ever earned by a horse in the five-year-old-and-upward class in one year was 76,325 won by Armed in 1947 when he was six.

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