Bryan G. Continues His Winning Pace in Hermes: Gains Fourth Straight Score in Leading Magic Words Home, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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Bryan G. Continues His Winning Pace in Hermes Gains Fourth Straight Score In Leading Magic Words Home AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 29.— C. T. Chenerys Bryan G., the most improved 1 sprinter of the New York season, became 1 the first winning favorite of the day when 1 he captured the featured Hermes Handicap • today in the fastest six furlongs of the meeting. The Blenheim n. colt reached the ; finish two and a half lengths before Mrs. Jan Burkes Magic Words, who led F. Ambrose Clarks Tea-Maker by a neck. Mrs. J. T. Maloneys Big If was a length out of the money, while Addison Stables Arise, who was making his first start since last ; October, was a half length farther back in I the field of six. Isidor Biebers Palestinian , was scratched, trainer Hirsch Jacobs not caring to risk the veteran on the sloppy ; track. Bryan G., who was scoring his fourth i victory in as many starts since returning : from California, paid .70. Ted Atkinson I hustled him over the six furlongs in 1:10%, which is only two-fifths slower than the J track mark shared by Doublrab, Beaugay and Energetic, and two-fifths faster than 1 anything has been able to run at this young meeting. It was the fifth victory in nine starts this year for the four -year-old, who i has been ridden by Atkinson in his last four winning races. Before coming east, Bryan G. was unplaced in three races at I Santa Anita, since late December, won one and placed in another. A crowd of 15,108 stalwarts turned out in damp, breezy weather. It rained copiously before the first race, making the track : a river of slop, then became comparatively clear. Favorites failed the form players • until Bryan G. restored their confidence. Magic Words went to the front at the start of the Hermes from his outside stall i in the gate, while Bryan G. was in hot pursuit, racing along the rail, with Tea-Maker a close third, followed by Big If, while Arise : trailed. After rounding the far turn, Atkinson • eased Bryan G. back slightly, then i moved off the rail into the better going. Tea -Maker remained in third place, where ; he was to stay all the way. Bryan G. Clearly dominated Magic ! Words at the head of the stretch, but Atkinson - had to reach back and sting him a i couple of times to put his rival away, taking I the lead just above the eighth pole and l drawing away. Atkinson continued to hustle Bryan G. until the final strides, while Magic Words was extended to the limit to save the place from Tea-Maker, who was 3 topweight, conceding six pounds to the winner and nine to the runner-up. Big If f ran an even race, while Arise finished well, though never appearing a threat. The benefits of the race should show when Arise appears in the Carter Handicap on July 4.

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