Real Delight Wins Cleopatra Stakes; Blue Man Has Five Rivals in Yankee: Arcaro Guides Calumet Filly to Fore as Arlington Opens, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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1 BHHSBUHIHiHHHHfllH ■ W 1111 1 Real Real Delight Delight Wins Wins Cleopatra Cleopatra Stakes; Stakes; Blue Blue Man Man Has Has Five Five Rivals Rivals in in Yankee Yankee Arcaro Guides Calumet Filly To Fore as Arlington Opens Odds-On Favorite Runs Down Recover With Authority and Gives Her Ace Rider Triple By CHARLES HATTON ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 16. — The "fillies Triple Crown" winner, Real Delight, gave a banner opening crowd of 12,602 a rare thrill here this afternoon, responding to Eddie Ar-caros strong handling to impose her will upon the pacemaking Recover in the last of six swift furlongs comprising the eleventh Cleopatra Stakes. Calumets tall bay, confidently backed into odds-on favoritism in a crack field of 10 three-year-old fillies assembled from both coasts for this event, flashed the devils red past the finish three parts of a length in advance of the Headley representative, hanging out the stylish time of l:10y5. Some two and a half lengths farther back, Brownell Combs Bella Pigura was a belatedly closing third, well in front of the weary Princess Ann. - Real Delight was among the topweightS, under 121 pounds, conceded the runner-up six and Bella Figura nine, and turned in a splendid performance, though she won with less facility than her odds might lead one to expect. Arcaro started sending her up on the outside leaving the backstretch, finally hit her entering the stretch, and it was not until the final furlong she disposed of Recover. The early fractions were :22 and a flat :45, and the final time, a second off the track record, is a new stakes mark. Returns .80 Mutuel Real Delight returned .80 in the tote and added 0,925 net to earlier earnings, incidentally, becoming Arcaros third winner of the afternoon. The Cleopatra and its supporting races were presented in mid-summer heat, tempered by a prairie breeze and the attendance marked a good increase over the 11,460 in similar weather at the 51 opener. Todays crowd was in fact the largest for opening day in years. And those who followed Eddie Arcaro, who will be active here throughout the Arlington season, found it profitable as well as enjoyable. The Cleopatra was a well run race, with all of the field having a fair shot at it, and Recover setting out to make every pole a winning one under Kenny Church. She discouraged Princess Ann and Royal Rainbow going down the backstretch, with the eventual winner setting on stride several lengths back and maneuvering to the outside to make her run. Recover had opened up a commanding lead on the turn when Arcaro sat down to ride Real Delight. Crownlet tried to run with the choice, but weakened near the top ofthe stretch. At this point it resolved into a question of whether Real Delight could run down the Beaumont filly. Arcaro hit her once, then shook his stick at her, and slowly but surely she closed the gap. Gaining level terms inside the eighth pole, she was going away at the finish. Bella Pigura ran over tired horses for third. Last Greetings loomed a possible threat momentarily on the turn but failed to gain contention. The winners dam, Blue Delight, incidentally won the Cleopatra inaugural in 42. Jockey Arcaro rode his second winner of Continued on Page Forty-Eight BEN A. JONES— Calumet Farm trainer started off the Arlington season in auspicious fashion by saddling Real Delight to win the Cleopatra and Mediate, the second race. Real Delight and Arcaro Triumphant in Cleopatra Runs Down Recover at Arlington Before Opening Crowd of 12,602 Continued from Page One the afternoon when he landed the Brown Hotel Stables Old Fiddle a length in advance of Dark Count in the Cedarcrest Purse, an allowance race at one mile. Old Fiddle, first favorite of the day to connect, raced in fifth place for the first six furlongs, then came strongly on the outside and had no trouble taking care of Jet Ace, the early pacesetter, but was under mild shuffling at the end to hold Dark Count. Jet Ace finished third. The winner ran the distance out of the mile chute in 1:37%. It was the first success in six starts this year for Old Fiddle. The Calumet Stable silks were seen in front for the first time in Chicago this season when the two-year-old Meditate won the second race. The colt, well ridden by Arcaro, was up to beat the favored Stephens Girl, a Calumet castoff, narrowly in a drive. In his only previous start, which was at Keeneland, Meditate was beaten off. He is by Pensive, out of the Bull Lea mare, No Blues, and was second choice in the wagering. He paid .60. The Daily Double paid 56.60. Chow Chow, owned by R. E. Mansfield, came from last place to win the opening race of the Arlington season. The gelding, ridden by Job Dean Jessop, lacked early foot and trailed for a half mile, then picked his way between horses to get to the front in the stretch and register easily. New Hope, with Arcaro doing the booting, finished resolutely to take second place from the weakening Visticson, who had made the pace. The distance was one mile.-Best Doings, one of the favorites, finished a bad last and was bleeding from the mouth after being pulled up. Three-year-olds contested the third and the Emerald Hill Stables Occupy gelding, For Rent, accounted for his third straight success in being an easy winner. For Rent was unbeaten in his two starts at Hawthorne and was, if anything, better today. After catching the pacemaking Marie Eileen an eighth from home, he drew away easily to win by well over three lengths. Marie Eileen saved second money from Army Conscript, with the favored Nobility being unplaced. The filly, Well Worth It, who races for W. M. Wickham, won her first race of the year when she took the fourth.

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