Home-Made Proves Best in Astoria: Snugged Home Four Lengths Before is Proud at Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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f ■ 1 iBH JISB . ♦ r ; Home-Made Proves Best in Astoria THE PINCHER— The H. H. Hecht color-bearer won yesterdays fifth race at Aqueduct after Atkinson almost went down with him several times on the way to the post and with Jimmy Picou substituting for the latter. • ■ Snugged Home Four Lengths Before Is Proud at Aqueduct Juvenile Daughter of Occupy* ft Bred, Owned by Vanderbilt Nears Apaches Track Mark By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 16.— Alfred 1 G. Vanderbilts Home-Made coasted to an j easy victory in the forty-sixth running of the Astoria Stakes today, reaching the end * of the five and a half furlongs four lengths 3 before Brookfield Farms Is Proud, who was s the chief contender from the start. LeRoy j Hetzels Countess Jane was another half f length away in third place, after trying to j bear in most of the way. Ogden Phipps f Flirtatious, who had beaten Home-Made in i the Polly Drummond Stakes at Delaware, , and chased her in the National Stallion, , finished two lengths out of the money. Eric Guerin rode Home-Made, who was 3 favored with the crowd of 19,574, paying r .90. Her time of 1:05% was the best of the meeting at the distance, and just four-fifths slower than the track record held by . Apache. The daughter of Occupy — Plucky Maid, by Ariel, added ,925 to her earnings, giving her a total of 2,710 gained by j three victories in five starts. Both of Home-Mades defeats were in l stakes. She finished a rather unlucky third behind Flirtatious and Sharbot in the Polly f . ft 1 j * 3 s j f j f i , , 3 r . j l f . Drummond, and was narrowly beaten by Countess Jane in the Fashion. Home-Made was first out of the gate from her number 1 stall in the Astria, while Countess Jane appeared to come over a bit at the start. Is Proud quickly moved into command and led Home-Made by a length to the head of the stretch, while Countess Jane was a close third. Flirtatious broke sluggishly, but soon moved into fourth place, making a strong bid approach- ing the stretch turn. Home-Made moved up to Is Proud as they straightened away for the run home and had no trouble slipping past that pacemaker to score easily, adding to her advantage with every stride. Countess Jane held on fairly well, with Ted Atkinson whipping left handed in an effort to keep her straight. Flirtatious pursued a weaving course in the stretch, but hung badly from the furlong pole to the finish. None of the others were in contention, with a couple, notably Blue Idle and Belle Rebelle appear-f ing to be caught in a jam at the start. Comes Back With Different Rider Henry H. Hechts The Pincher, odds-on favorite in the fifth race coupled with Mrs. Louis Lazares Baltimore Jim, got home a head before Woolford Farms Earmarked after a duel that lasted from start to fin-j ish of the six furlongs. He came back with a different jockey than he had when he first reached the gate, however. Ted Atkinson took himself off of the Heliopolis horse, saying that he had almost fallen with him six times on the way to the gate and that he didnt think him safe to ride. Atkinson added that he had thought that track veterinarian Dr. J. G. Catlett had ordered The Pincher scratched when he took the saddle off. Jimmy Picou substituted for Atkinson, getting an unexpected winner. The Pincher paid .90, while his stable-mate, Baltimore Jim, finished third, daylight behind the embattled leaders. Inci-■ dentally, Assignment and All Is Well also appeared sore in the post parade for this dash and Assignment ran as though appearances were not deceiving. The time of the sprint was 1:11%. i

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