Mandingo Gains Third Score in Row: Princequillos Son Defeats Dart By, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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Mandingo Gains Third Score in Row KAY JENSEN — Conditioned Mandingo for his winning effort yesterday at the Belmont Park course../ Princequillos Son Defeats Dart By Displays Fine Route Form At Belmont While Moving Up From Claiming Ranks BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y.. June 8. — Mrs. H. P. Christiansons Mandingo, smartly ridden by Keith Stuart, captured the featured Attention Handicap today by two lengths from Brookemeade Stables Dart By, who saved the place by a scant inch from Mrs. Frank Frankels Free Strider. Cherry-Oca Stables First Nighter was another length out of the money after bearing in badly when starting a powerful move in thd stretch. Mandingo was scoring his third straight and his fourth victory in seven starts this year, paid .90 and required 2:31% for the mile and a half. He is a three-year-old son of Princequillo — Accra, by Annapolis, who has been climbing out of the claiming ranks, having won for ,000, ,500 and 0,000 before taking todays classified handicap under a feathery 104 pounds. The moderate off-day program attracted a crowd of 18,511. The form was setter than the weather, which was overcast and damp. Four of the first six favorites rewarded the form students, while there were no surprises through the feature. Mandingo was first out of the gate from his inside stall at the start of the Attention, but was displacedin the lead by Free Strider as they swing into the backstretch. Free Strider soon opened a lead of a, little more than a length and Stuart was undisturbed when Arcaro set Dart By past him into second place nearing the far turn. It was several length back to Fight Nighter, while Ispahan trailed. Free Strider Leads Into Stretch Free Strider led into the stretch, with Dart By charging at him and First Nighter beginnin gto close ground on the outside. At the same moment, Stuart came on again with Mandingo, re gaining the lead just inside the eighth pole and won drawing away. Dart By had put Free Strider away, but was hard urged at the end to save second money as the Frankel gelding came on again at the end. First Nighters bid in the upper stretch looked as though it might carry him past the winner, but he suddenly swerved for the rail, losing all chance. Ispahan continued to trail, finishing a dozen lengths back of the four on the board. Alfred G. Vanderbilts First Glance became the fourth winning favorite of the day when he coasted to an easy triumph in the Shinnecock Purse that preceded the feature, reaching the end of the six furlongs three .lengths before Mrs. J. T. Maloneys Big If. James Cox Bradys Stare-case was almost two lengths farther back after setting the pace to the upper stretch, while A. L. Astes Hypalong was a distant fourth. Eric Guerin rode First Glace, who paid .60 and negotiated the three-quarters in 1:10% without effort. First Glance followed the early pace of Starecase until ready to take command in the stretch, then drew away with ease. Big If finished well, but appeared to be trying to bear out most of the way, while Stare-case, who was making his seasonal debut, tired badly.

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