Whirling Bat Gains Honors in Puritan: Holds Two-Length Advantage over Whirling Dough at End of Suffolk Downs Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-23


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-•] #. to on to in at d is Whirling Bat Gains Honors in Puritan HoldsTwo-Length Advantage Over Whirling Dough at End Of Suffolk Downs Feature By AVERY BROWN Staff Correspondent SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 21. — Tommy Mays Whirling Bat received a heavy ride from jockey Clarence Roberts in the fourteenth running of the Puritan Handicap here today and came away with a mild upset over the favored Mrs. K. Huntleys Whirling Dough. The winning son of Whirlaway gained a two-length advantage at the end of the mile 70-yard test and that was good enough earn ,595 of the ,380 gross purse. Another length away back of the runner-up Mrs. G. Robertsons Spats took the minor award. Overcast skies made it possible for a very cool afternoon for the 22,020 patrons hand for the wind-up of the simi-final week at this seaside oval. They were treated to a score of upsets through the earlier races, although the choices managed race well enough to take second position the majority of the events. Whirling Bat, winning his first race the current meeting, was overlooked and paid a tidy 0.00. The four-year-old was timed in 1:41%, only two-fifths of a second off the track mark and served notice that he will be hard to handle in the feature ; events at the impending Narragansett Park meeting. Set Sizzling Pace Simms and Little Step set a sizzling pace but Marshall Wilder, astride Simms, decided £ to take back and allow his rival to burn himself out. The leader accomplished !d the half mile in :46 and the six furlongs JS in 1:11, then on to the mile in 1:36%. That lt told the story as far as Little Step was M concerned, and Whirling Bat and Spats, J who were close up under restraint, moved to argue for command. The ultimate winner skipped between horses and gained the lead as Whirling ig Dough began charging on the outside, but the favorite was not making up ground id through the final sixteenth of a mile. e. Simms and Little Step wilted, although the latter held on long enough to take down rn fourth money. The chalk players received a severe jolt •It in the sixth race when F. M. Poncelets ft Exemplar scored by a length over Mrs. G. 3- Robertsons Liberty Rab, with the heavily *y favored Mrs. J. M. Branhams Shadows *s Start getting the third position. Exemplar, ir« ridden cleverly by the veteran Joe Martin, n slipped through along the inside entering the stretch to wrest the lead away from m Duke Aumar and withstood a late challenge *■ from Liberty Rab. Shadows Start was allowed to drop off the pace and when Darrell Madden called on the son of Hoop 3P Jr., the five-year-old failed to display the M usual rush which had carried him .to a decisive e" triumph in his last start. Those who backed Exemplar received 9.80. __

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