Papoose Victress in Polly Drummond: Administers First Setback To Star-Enfin at Delaware; Headley Filly Charges Home In Clear Under Joe Culmone While Miss Nosoca Is Third, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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* 1 Papoose Victress in Polly Drummond Administers First Setback To Star-Enfin at Delaware Headley Filly Charges Home4 In Clear Under Joe Culmone While Miss Nosoca Is Third By PALMER IIEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 13. — Hal Price Headleys Papoose, a daughter of Menow, graduated from the maiden ranks in royal fashion here this afternoon when she accounted for the fourteenth running of the Polly Drummond Stakes. Her victory was scored over the previously unbeaten Star-Enfin, from the Brae Burn Farm menage. In third position was Cary C. Boshamers Miss Nosoca, heroine of the recent Rancocas Stakes. Showery weather and a track termed "good" prevailed for the mid-week program but the adverse conditions failed to deter racegoers in this sector and a good crowd of about 12,000 was on hand. Papoose, overlooked in the wagering, paid 7 after being timed in 1:00 flat for the five furlongs. Joe Culmone was the winning rider and took part in the presentation as trainer Frank Harnett accepted the trophy from Allison H. Fleitas, a director of the Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association. Papoose earned 1,400 through her efforts. Mrs. William J. Lee, Jr.s, Chrisihda, who boasted a pair of wins and a second to Cigar Maid in three previous starts, displayed the most speed from the barrier and attained command after breaking from the extreme outside post position. As she moved to the fore, she crowded Frank James Changeling back slightly, but that filly remained along the inside and wrested command when Chrisinda moved off the-rail while showing; a tendency to drift out. Star-Enfin in Fourth Position While these two were dueling for the advantage, Star-Enfin was in fourth position and within easy striking distance, as Papoose improved her position from ninth to fifth as they passed the quarter pole. Walter "Duke" McCues Honey-Kist retained a forward post at this point, but commenced weakening. Turning into the stretch, Culmone, who had received a 10-day suspension less than one hour prior to %he running of the feature, drove between horses and set sail for the leaders and Mrs. John Hertz Risque Ma drove along the inside to loom a threat. Papoose, who had raced well in each of her four previous starts, three of which were against stakes company, assumed command in midstretch and, under effective urging, held-off the late challenge of Star-Enfin. Miss Nosoca, after a rather rough trip rounding the turn, closed with good energy to be beaten but three lengths for all the money and a length and a half for the place award. Changeling faded to fourth position at the end, while Risque Ma and Circle Ms Gee O Gee outfinished Chrisinda, the trio being well bunched. The third in a series of five Montchanin Handicaps held the supporting spot on the program and Margaret MacCallums Jitters, claimed recently for ,500, won his third consecutive purse while downing Mrs. Welsh Strawbridges June Prince by a head. Mrs. Ellsworth H. Augustus Loran was third, bringing her point-score for the series to 36 and retaining the lead in this respect. Jitters was handled by Sam Boul-metis and his mile and a quarter time of 2:06 was respectable considering that the track was off. He was a slight favorite at .40 in the wide-open betting affair.

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