Polly Drummond Goes to Flirtatious: Jimmy Stout Rides Ogden Phipps Filly; Sharbot Second, Home-Made Third at Delaware Course Before Crowd of 24,000, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-09


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Polly Drummond Goes to Flirtatious jJimmy Stout Rides Ogden Phipps1 Filly Sharbot Second, Home-Made Third at Delaware Course Before Crowd of 24,000 By FRED GALIANI Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Ctanton, Del., June 7. — The combination of trainer Jim Fitz-simmons and jockey Jimmy Stout, which accounted for so many stake winners back through the years, teamed up for one race here today with Ogden Phipps Flirtatious and the filly charged out of the pack of two-year-olds to win the Polly Drummond Stakes. The Menow — Flitabout bay scored by half a length over Darby Dan Farms Sharbot, while A. G. Vanderbilts Home-Made, the favorite, finished third. Fourth money went to Darby Dan Farms other entry, Melanesian. Flirtatious was good for 2.70 in the straight pool for her five-furlong spin in :59% and it marked the second time that Stout accounted for the stake. He won it back in 1949 for the late William Helis with Bridal Shower. It also marked a notable double for "Summy Jim," who won. the firrst running of the Polly Drummond with Wheatley Stables Merry Lassie back in 1937. Fitzsimmons was not on hand himself to saddle Flirtatious being occupied at Belmont Park* with the big Belmont Stakes. Stouts Only Mount of Day This was the .only mount of the day for the. veteran Stout and it was well worth his trip down from New Jersey where he is awaiting the Monmouth Park meeting. Before todays race, Jimmy told this reporter there was absolutely no truth to rumors circulating that he was planning to retire from the saddle shortly. "I dont know how these things get started," he said, "but I am not planning any retirement." Flirtatious, bred by Ogden Phipps, was winning her fourth race in eight starts but this marked her first entry into the coveted stakes winning class. Her net earnings of 2,725 from the Polly Drummond Purse, the richest renewal boosted her earnings to 1,725. Flirtatious had been improving. She finished eighth in the Rosedale, sixth in the Fashion, won an allowance, then was third in the National Stallion and a winner of an allowance race in her last appearance. Countess Jane and Home-Made, who had beaten her in her stake appearances, were both behind her this afternoon. An estimated crowd of 24,000, largest to date of the meeting, turned out a bright, but slightly hot day and the favorite players in the crowd fared poorly for the most part. Thirteen juveniles started in the Polly Drummond and it was a mad scramble from the start. Wise Scholar, a double stake winner, fashioned the pace, with I Salute pressing her, while the favored Home-Made was down on the rail and Flirtatious running on the outside. Wise Scholar came into the stretch with a lead that appeared to be safe in most respects and at the eighth pole looked to be a certain winner. But she stopped badly, to wind up seventh eventually, while a pack of horses descended oh her. There was some slight jamming as those in back of Wise Continued on Page Forty Flirtatious Returned Victress In Polly Drummond Stakes Continued from Page Three Scholar had to avoid her dead stop, and Flirtatious loomed up clear on the outside, with Sharbot inside of her. Under Stouts urging the black colors of Phipps flashed under the wire before Sharbot. Home-Made had a difficult time in the race and turned in a good effort to be third. She was down on the rail in the early running and unable to find any racing room. When Eric Guerin finally did get the horse runniing after working her through the pack she closed with a rush, but it was too late at the distance.

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