Mommy Outsprints Fair Oaks Rivals: Furnishes Surprise At Arlington Park; Second of Four Winners on Program for Jockey Adams; Scarsdale to Floating Clown, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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Mommy Outsprints Fair Oaks Rivals Furnishes Surprise At Arlington Park Second of Four Winners on Program for Jockey Adams; Scarsdale to Floating Clown ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, HI., June 19.— The sixth race of todays bill at this .track was the only. event, barring a maiden affair, that packed the claiming clause. It was named the Fair Oaks and was contested by a field of three-year-bid fillies. The best young runner in the sloppy going proved to be Mommy, a daughter of Mahmoud, who was racing ih the colors ofc-Dixiana. Mommy, neglected in the wagering, went to the front early and showed the way throughout, with Johnny Adams riding for his second of three scores of the afternoon. Mommy was fortunate in a sense as Lily Mark, the favorite, who finished second, and Well Worth It, who wound up third, had som eexcuse. Jockey Jessop chose to take the "overland route" with Lily Mark nearing the stretch turn, and she rounded the bend in the middle of the track and , on the outside of several horses. She finished fast and was gaining. Well Worth It began poorly but saved ground in the stretch. A rather heavy thundershower materialized shortly before the sixth race, turning a. fast track into a sloppy. strip. Todays attendance was 8,241. Floating Clown Favors Going The best field of the day tangled ih the, , Scarsdale, in which the lowest claiming price was" 0,000. The distance was one mile from the chute, and jockey John Adams steered his third winner of the day when he booted Mrs. J. L. Oglesbys six- • year-old, Floating Clown, home in front. Floating Clown was always within striking distance* and showed a distinct, liking for the going, easily overcoming Bullish in the last eighth. Bullish set the pace to draw away from the field after going a quarter, but, although saving ground throughout, was not good enough. Adams made it four winners for the day astride Frank Muns in the nightcap. Jockey Harold Keene topped the riders in the early races when he hustled two of the first four winners first past the pay-off point. His initial score came with Obstinate Si in the opener, and he came back with Screemin Jack, an outsider, in the fourth. Obstinate Si, racing for William Hal Bishop, was the line favorite in his event, but was neglected by the bettors for Merry Zac. The latter was unable to keep up with the " pace, while Obstinate Si was in closest attendance to the leading Shaffie. The Bishop runner took over in the stretch, with Shaffie sticking around for second place, and Merry Zac being a good-going third. ; Double Returns 88.00 [ The Daily Double combination of Obsti-, nate Si and Enchanted Eve, the second , winner, paid 88.00. Enchanted Eve, an | outsider, ridden by Tony Skorpnski, was iortunate to obtain the decision, as Ha-* J draini, whom she defeated by a neck, wasr ■r handicapped by the fact that her rider lost a stirrup iron nearing the end and was unable to do her justice* in the final strides T when she was running in front. Busy Flow, the favorite, was third. ■ The speedy Eye Catcher, racing in the * maroon and white silks of Woolford Farm, won her sixth race in 11 starts this year v when she led all the way in the third. t Jockey Johnny Adams had the filly away i smartly and she turned on the steam, while [ saving ground to be well in advance of her opposition all the way. [ Screemin Jack, • a second-time starter from the barn of Jake Lowenstein, paid off , an exceedingly liberal 4.40 in clicking in the fourth. Previously beaten 11 lengths in the slop at Washington Park, the gray son of Pictor showed a liking for the fast track to catch Freedom Light in the stretch arid hold the game-going Deal Me In by a head at the wire. Bold Fox, the favorite, was on the outside and failed to threaten seriously. The public choice, Tiger Sir, making his first start in this sector and his second in a claiming race, was clearly the best in the fifth. Ridden by Ken Church, he was away last in the field of nine, but moved up in the middle of the pack on the backstretch to open up around the far turn, and saving ground in the stretch was never in danger. John C. C, the second choice, raced to second place.

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