Palatial Appetite Whips Euclid and Whiffenpoof at Monmouth: Holds Almost Length Edge in Grass Event; Crocodile is Fourth in American Bow, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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_ , Palatial Appetite Whips Euclid And Whiff en poof at Monmouth Holds Almost Length Edge In Grass Event; Crocodile Is Fourth in American Bow By WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 26. — Craigwood Stables Palatial Appetite was a mildly surprising victor in the featured Banquet Purse, which was contested here this afternoon at one mile over the turf. The gray, seven-year-old Irish-bred, one of three in the 11 -horse field, made his move early in the race as he was "all out" at the finish to hold the opposition off by three-quarters of a length. Mrs. E. H. Augusts Euclid was second by a scant nose over Carolyn K. Stables Whiffenpoof, while H. C. Frue-hauf s Crocodile finished fast to be fourth, another half-length behind. Panned in Saddle Jockey Freddie Pannell rode the winner, who was winning his first race in five starts this season and his initial victory since competing over the grass course at this track last year, when he was considered one of the standout turf specialists in New Jersey. Most of the 9,376 fans today were forgetful of his former fame and he paid a generous 8.20. His time of 1.39 for the mile constituted a course record, as it was the initial running of the distance over the Monmouth infield. Crocodile, making his first American appearance since being imported from Ireland by his owner, was carefully ridden by jockey Bennie Green and gave this writer Continued on Page Three Palatial Appetite Whips Euclid and Whiffenpoof Tallies by Almost Length Margin; Crocodile Fourth in American Bow Continued from Page One the impression that none of the horses in this field would be able to beat him over the grass again. The four -year-old, reported to have been a top performer on the other side, was rated far back of the pace and was running over horses with just the suggestion of urging through the last furlong. Whiffenpoof was installed the public choice for the run over the sun-baked but lush grass course, and he had his expected early speed. Kenilworth Farms Thee and Me fought hard to stay right with him and Whiffenpoof could not open a clear lead, with both giving way without argument whene Palatial Appetite came surging forward from midway the field in the back-stretch. Pannell sent the ultimate winner into a commanding lead going to the far turn, but the former claiming plater raced very wide on the final bend and then was tiring fast at the end. Whiffenpoof also swung wide into the stretch, allowing Euclid plenty of room on the inside to come up and take second in the last stride. H. H. Mundys Frenabilbepa never left any question as to who was best as she romped into a long lead at the beginning of the fourth race and easily covered the six furlongs in 1:11% was her third consecutive score over the Monmouth Park strip. The public was confident of the outcome, backing Frenabilbepa and Commandant, with whom she was coupled as the Mundy entry, to a three-to-five payoff and causing a minus pool in the place and show wagering that combined a total of 76.94. Apprentice Robert Louis Stevenson rode the winner, who was futilely chased by Har-borvale Stables Stepchild. The latter was beaten three and a half lengths, while three-quarters of a length in front of Commandant. Only three others competed, and they were strung out far behind.

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