Jam Gains Second Steeplechase Score Of Belmont Park Meeting in Appleton: Takes Last Fence on Even Terms With Lone Fisherman And Draws Away From Rival, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-09


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Jam Gains Second Steeplechase Score Of Belmont Park Meeting in Appleton Takes Last Fence on Even Terms With Lone Fisherman I And Draws Away From Rival RivalBy By BOB HORWOOD HORWOODStaff Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y May 8 James McHughs Jam scored his second straight stakes victory today winning the 31st running of the Charles L Appleton Memorial Steeplechase with au ¬ thority The majority in the crowd of 20906 who made Jam the favorite had some anxious moments however as jockey Earl Phelps approached most of the fences as though they were electric chairs F Ambrose Clarks Lone Fisherman finished three lengths away in second place and almost a length before Esther duPont Weirs The Mast who bpbbled badly at the llth fence Rigan McKinneys Hot the early pace ¬ maker was another three parts of a length out of the money at the end of the about two miles milesJam Jam paid 400 was timed in 342 The track mark is 340 shared by Fairmount and London Town The winner is a five yearold gelded son of Impound Cherry Orchard by Display and added 6300 to his earnings today Last week lie wofi the International Chase and won and lost his rider in two previous 1952 starts at the hunt meetings in Virginia Last year Jam was one of the better hurdlers He now appears a potential leader of the brush division and one deserving of a bit more confidence in his jumping ability than Phelps displayed today todayHot Hot went to the front at the start of the Appleton while Jam was allowed to settle into stride at the rear of the field As they passed the stands the first time Hot led Lock and Key by a couple of lengths with Flaming Comet and The Mast close at hand followed by Lone Fisherman and Jam Going down the backstretch the field grouped until there wasnt more than a couple of lengths between the first and last horses as Lone Fisherman took a slight lead over Hot and The Mast Jam moved up rapidly on the outside though Phelps was going back in the saddle at every fence and Flaming Comets rider was more con ¬ cerned with keeping liis cap than riding his mount He lost the cap approaching the 10th fence but the race was also lost by that thatContinued Continued on Page Three JOCKEY EARL PHELPS Rode J F McHughs Jam to victory again yester ¬ day at Belmont Park in the Charles L Appleton Memorial Steeplechase Jam Defeats Lone Fisherman In Appleton Chase at Beimont BeimontContinued Continued from Page One Onetime time Lock an Key dropped out of con ¬ tention abruptly abruptlyJam Jam and Lone Fisherman engaged in a duel for the lead from the nexttolast fence where The Mast bobbled badly later appearing to have suffered a cut near his left leg Lone Fisherman took the final fence a head before Tarn who drew away steadily under pressure in the run for the wire while The Mast finished strongly after his bobble taking third money from the weary Hot in the final yards Flaming Comet was another three lengths away with Lock and Kry distanced distancedq q Henry Alexandre president of the Turf and Field Club presented McHugh with the Appleton Memorial Cup and a trophy in the winners circle circleThe The combination of Conn McCreary on a steeplechaser failed to appeal to the patrons before the Gotham Handicap best of the flat races with the result that Lawrence W Jennings Eolus was the outsider of the fieldtof five Disregarding the probabilities McCreary and Eolus went to the front at the break and they were still there at the e of the mile and a furlong with Put ¬ nam Stables favored Combat Boots failing by a head C B Bonns Blue Hills was slightly more than a length farther back and half a dozen lengths before Circle M Farms War Poppy Dunbar Stables Gold Gin trailed all the way wayEolus Eolus who had w his last two starts on the flat taking a maiden event at Pim ¬ lico in November and a mile race at the Montpelier hunts after a fairly successful campaign over obstacles paid 1860 He stepped the nine furlongs in a creditable 151 Vs setting all his own pace going wide at the head of the stretch then standing a long drive gamely A son of the American bred winner of the English Grand National Battleship Eolus is trained by Willie Dea icon Jones

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