Sheilas Reward Romps to Spectacular Victory: Registers by Eight at Monmouth as the Pincher Finishes Third, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Sheilas Reward Romps To Spectacular Victory Registers by Eight at Monmouth As The Pincher Finishes Third By WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 20. — Displaying the form that placed him as the champion sprinter of 1950, Mrs. Louis Lazares Sheilas Reward this afternoon won the easiest and most convincing race of his career. Over a track that was considered rather dull until his spectacular performance, the four-year-old Reaping Reward colt was under a snug hold throughout the six furlongs which he spinned off under 124 pounds in 1:09%, the same time he required in winning the Select Handicap here last year in a driving finish, and only one-fifth of a second away from the track record established by Vaudeville, with 107 pounds, in 1948. Under extremely smooth handling by Dave Gorman, who earlier won the first half of a Daily Double that returned a prize of ,368.20, Sheilas Reward stepped to the front at the very beginning of the Round Table Purse, and was pricking his ears thereafter while increasing his advantage to be eight lengths in front at the finish. John L. McKnights Play Toy, seldom topped away from the gate, at no time was a serious threat to Sheilas Reward, out he remained closest to him and gamely eked out a head decision over Henry H Hechts pride of Maryland, The Pincher. Sheilas Reward was winning his first race in five starts this year, and for the first time this season displayed the ability that gained him his title. He was the third consecutive successful favorite, returning an odd-on .80. A crowd estimated at 10,600 watched the Continued on Page Three Sheilas Reward Romps To Spectacular Victory Registers by Eight at Monmouth As The Pincher Finishes Third Continued from Page One performance of Sheilas Reward, who could have easily clipped several fractions off of the track record had he been pressed at any stage. The sun was bright, with a fresh breeze coming in from the Atlantic. The Pincher, who was expected to offer a stout battle today after his excellent morning trials, was completely overshadowed, as were the others. The Pincher had no excuse, racing in the clear in third place, and was only wearing down a tiring horse when he drew abreast Play Toy for the finish. Running like a scared Hant, Harbor-vale Stables Stepchild scampered to a startling eight lengths upset victory in the second race that called for a straight mu-tuel return of 05.20 and completed a large Daily Double combination that repaid ,368.20. T. G. Bensons Senor-Hy-gro supplied the first half of the Daily Double by easily capturing the six furlongs first race and returning 1.80. One lucky patron eoupled the winners in the Double with a 0 ticket, calling for a return of ,841. The only other winning Double ducats were 34 of the denomination.

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