Andy B. W. Takes Fleming Memorial; Real Delight in Thirds Oaks Victory: Wright Filly Makes Show of Nine Rivals, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-26


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Andy Andy B. B. W. W. Takes Takes Fleming Fleming Memorial; Memorial; Real Real Delight Delight in in Third Third Oaks Oaks Victory Victory Wright Filly Makes Show of Nine Rivals Lily White Second Best as Belmonts Coaching Club Is Easy for Bull Leas Daughter By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I.,N. Y., May 24. Calumet Farms Real Delight made a show of her nine rivals in the, 36th running of the Coaching Club American Oaks today, reaching the end of the mile and three furlongs two and a half lengths before Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Lily White, while Eddie Arcaro had her under a snug hold in the final yards. King Ranchs Sufie, who appeared to be bothered slightly as Lily White tried to bear in through the stretch, was a length and a half farther back and four lengths before Hal Price Headleys Aesthete. Real Delight was a prohibitive choice with the gathering of 36,475, paying .60 as she brought her record to six victories in seven starts, all this year. Mrs. Warren Wright, mistress of Calumet Farm, was in the winners circle to receive the Coaching Club Cup and a silver trophy from Robert E. Strawbridge, Jr., vice-president of the Coaching Club, who was deputizing for the ailing president William Woodward. Mrs. Wright also received 5,100, which brought Real Delights earnings to 8,122. Most of this was gleaned in the Kentucky Oaks and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico. The only defeat inflicted on the strapping, but rather finely turned daughter of Bull Lea-Blue Delight, by Blue Larkspur, came in an allowance race at Keene-land, when she was ridden by apprentice D. Devine and failed by a head in an attempt to catch White Skies. Early Pace Rather Slow Real Delight sped the mile and three furlongs of the CCA Oaks in 2:17, slower time than How and Next Move required in the two most recent runnings of the stake, but faster than any other Oaks since Level Best won in 2:17 in 1941. The early pace, set by Aesthete and Recess, while Real Delight was marking time in third place, was comparatively slow. The fractions were :24, :48, 1:13, seven furlongs in 1:26. By that time, Real Delight had taken command and with Eddie Arcaro sitting still, she went the mile in 1:38. A little farther on, the veteran reached back with his stick, and Real Delight went on to get the mil- and a quarter in 2:04. She was eased through the final sixteenth as she loped along with her ears pricked. While Aesthete, Recess and Real Delight cut out the early pace, Dinewisely was taken back to last place, then appeared to sulk for a time as she dropped far back of the field. Lily White was in seventh place Continued on Page Three Real Delight Victress In Coaching Club Oaks Scores as Arcaro Pleases Oyer Belmont Route; Lily White Second Continued irom Page One on the outside going down the far side, while Sufie, who broke slowly, moved up steadily on the outside. Rounding the far turn, Real Delight went between the leaders and took command without apparent effort, while Recess dropped out of contention. Curving for home, Real Delight was some four lengths in the van and Arcaro reached back with a precautionary cut of his stick. At the same time, Lily White, on the outside, and Sufie were engaged in a bitter struggle for second money as Aesthete dropped back. While Real Delight went on about her business undisturbed, Lily White began to bear in and Ted Atkinson began to whip left-handed in an effort to keep her off of Sufie. Passing the sixteenth pole, Lily White, who was perhaps the ugliest filly in the field, drew away from Sufie. Aesthete had no trouble saving fourth money from Hushaby Baby, who came into contention at the three-furlong pole, but was unable tc gain after that. Brechin rah" an even race to be sixth. Real Delights pay-off of .60 was the shortest of the current New York season. After the race, Arcaro said, "She was never extended. I waved the stick at her so she would pay attention to her business and not prop at the places where the paths cross the track. She propped at the path crossing where the chute joins the main track and after that I steadied her at all the other path crossings." Vera S. Braggs Tribe, a homebred son of Apache, whom he resembles, pleased the majority when he stepped the fastest five furlongs of the meeting in the Reginal Rives Purse. With Ray York shoving hard from the start, Tribe got the distance in :57 and finished almost a length before C. T. Chenerys Sugarfoot, who appeared to be- looking for a turn. Sanford Stud Farms Marsh Tiger was another three and a half lengths away, followed byv Eugene Constantin, Jr.s, Royal Bay Gem. Tribe, who finished second to Fort Salonga in the William Penn and Juvenile Stakes in his last two starts, paid .80. York was completing a consecutive double, having won the third race on Howell E. Jacksons favored River Jordan.

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