Cochise Annexes Sussex Again in Colors of Brandywine Stable: Gray Son of Boswell Equals Track Record at Delaware in Leading Bit O Fate to Wire, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-11


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■ , , Cochise Annexes Sussex Again In Colors of Brandywine Stable Gray Son of Boswell Equals * Track Record at Delaware in Leading Bit o Fate to Wire By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 9. — Brandywine Stables Cochise won his second successive Sussex Handicap here this afternoon when he equaled the mile and a quarter track record of 2:02, •held: jointly by Stymie and Plying Missel, win- J ners of the same event in 1948 and 1949. Cochise was a co-favorite at .40 with the crowd, which seemed in excess of 20,000, and handled his 124 pounds assignment nicely while being cleverly ridden by Ovie Scurlock. Chasing the winner to the wire, but beaten three and one-half lengths, was William Ziegler, Jr.s, Bit o Fate, who carried only 108 pounds, including a two-pound overweight in the person of Joe Renick. Another four and one-half lengths back came Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Post Card, who last week had finished in a dead-heat with. Cochise for Brandywine Handicap honors. Cochises victory was his third of the year and the 9,350 purse raised his seasonal earnings to 4,050, as compared to 7,295 gleaned through the entire 1950 camriaien. Scurlock Eases Back Post Card assumed command as the field left the chute at head of the stretch, moving to the inside and crowding Cochise slightly in the process. Scurlock, rather than take a chance with the Brandywine five-year-old, eased back, as Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs Royal Governor joined Post Card while-under a "double Nelson." Sam Boulmetis, astride Post Card, real-Continued on Page Five Cochise Annexes Sussex Again at Delaware Park Gray Son of Boswell Equals Track Mark While Defeating Bit o Fate Continued from Paae One ized it would spell doom for the Jeffords colt if he made an effort to stay with Royal Governor, so he allowed his rival to draw-clear. For only a moment, however, for Cochise, after being taken outside, displayed smooth strides to join for the lead as they passed the half-mile pole. Thomas G. Bensons Lotowhite, who shared favoritism with Cochise, was far back early, as was expected. He did not, however, display the usual late spurt which his fans have come to expect of him. The same might be said of Mrs. Eben H. Ellison, Jr.s, Sun Bahram, who failed to enter contention at any stage. Gliding around the final elbow, Cochise, a strapping gray son of Boswell— New Pin, "loafed" away from the opposition, then was hustled along down the final straightaway to retain his overwhelming advantage. Bit o Fate, while his rush was impressive, was no match for Cochise, although outdistancing the others, as Post Card held Sun Bahram safe by a length. The eight-horse field of two-year-olds which met at five furlongs in the fourth race included six eligibles for the coming Dover Stakes, but it was T. P. Morgans non-eligible, Grover B., who charged home the winner in :59%. Handled by Basil James, who arrived from New York to ride trainer Lydel Ruffs Sussex starter, Lotowhite, Grover B., won by two lengths to pay 3.90, Circle M Farms Goyas Pass was second, three lengths clear or Bobanet Stables Bigr Sweet, who nosed out Thomas A. Sears Ocean Breeze.

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