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Jack the Great in Popular Triumph Odds-On Favorite Defeats Radical Shuk Has Edgar Speedster Half Length in Front for Third Winner at Pimlico By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 15 Accomplishing his third success of the year and his second within a 10-day period, Walter A. Edgars Jack the Great this afternoon proved a punctual .60 favorite in the featured Gwynn Oak Purse. In second position, beaten a half length, was Mrs. C. O. Schweitzers Radical, who was three lengths clear of Henry H. Hechtt The Pincher. Jack the Great, a four-year-old Jack High colt, rounded out a triple for jockey Nick Shuk, who had won the third raca with S. D. Sidells Go Girl and the fourth race with T. E. Gilmans Ginger. Shuk sent Jack the Great over the six-furlong distance in 1:11% despite his 119-pound impost and brought at least temporary joy to form players in the crowd of 11,603. Jack the Great has now earned a portion of the purse in each of his seven starts this year, all but one of which was in allowance company. On the other occasion he was fourth behind Tuscany in a Laurel stake event. The Edgar colt, through todays score, increased his seasonal earnings to 0,725, more than half of last years total. Race Closely Lapped Hustled along by Shuk, Jack the Great attained command at once, but he failed to draw clear as Radical joined him. along the inside. The two raced closely lapped around the turn and into the stretch, where Jack the Great "inched" his way clear. Thereafter he was urged only intermittently while holding Radical safe. The latter, had he been successful, would have completed a double for the mare Equipet, who raced more than a decade ago for Breckinridge Long. The mares eight-year-old daughter, Ginger, earned brackets earlier in the program. Alan T. Clarkes Jeannie C, who hadnt reached the winners circle since accounting for a pair of starts over this track last year, scored an impressive front-running victory in the secondary Walbrook Purse, designed for three-year-olds. The Alaking filly scored over C. E. Buckleys Red Romeo and Art Cammacks Holystone while scampering five and one-half furlongs in 1:07. She returned 0.40. Bobby Mitchell, who was fashioning a saddle double, having taken the opener with Mrs. R. H. Heighes Shrewd, let Jeannie C. ramble on the turn and she attained a three-length advantage, a margin which she retained right down to the wire. The closing bid of Red Romeo proved futile but enabled him to outfinish the tiring Holystone.