Aesthete and Tops Give Headley Belmont Double: Former Takes Elpis Handicap in Clear over One Miss and Marta, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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■ 1 : , ] j i ] ■ : 1 ! ; : : Aesthete and Tops Give Headley Belmont Double Former Takes Elpis Handicap in Clear Oyer One Miss and Marta By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 12. — Hal Price Headleys Aesthete found the flat mile of the Elpis Handicap to her liking today and scored with considerable authority under a strong ride by Hedley Woodhouse. The dark bay daughter of Revoked reached the finish almost two lengths before Gerald F. Stricklands outsider, One Miss, who set most of the pace, while Woodvale Farms Marta was a length and a half farther back, finishing with a belated rush. King Ranchs Islay Mist, who was the favorite, coupled with Mrs. John W. Hanes Devilkin, was another length and a half out of the money. Devil-kin, who was making her first start since she won the Comely Handicap at Jamaica last fall, finished fifth. Comparatively neglected by the crowd of 21,347 that turned out in delightful spring weather, Aesthete paid 0.20 and stepped the mile in 1:38% over a fast track. Aesthetes victory completed a double for Headley and trainer Frank Barnett, who won the fourth race with the two-year -old Continued on tege Forty Six Aesthete and Tops Give Headley Belmont Double Former Takes Eipis Handicap in Clear Over One Miss and Marta Continued from Page One filly, Tops, who was ridden by Eddie Arcaro. Devilkin was first away from the gate in the Elpis, which was named for the late William Helis fine filly of a few years back, but was quickly passed by One Miss, Aesthete, Islay Mist and Milspal. The veteran Nick Wall shoved One Miss into a daylight lead over Aesthete in the run down the backstretch, while Woodhouse was scuffling a bit on the ultimate winner to maintain his position. Islay Mist was another couple of lengths away, closely followed by Milspal, who drew ahead of that filly for a few strides at the far turn. One Miss continued to lead around the turn into the stretch, with Aesthete dogging her all the way, while under mild pressure. Several lengths back of the leaders Milspal and Islay Miss were engaged in a private struggle, which the three-year-old abandoned in the upper stretch. At the same time, Marta began to close ground slowly along the rail. Woodhouse roused Aesthete sharply as they straightened away for the long run home and the Revoked filly responded at once, drawing up to One Miss above the furlong pole and taking command at once, though One Miss held on with surprising gameness. Marta finished willingly for her share of the purse, while Islay Mist had no apparent excuse. Devilkin finished fairly well after dropping out of contention early in the race. The fourth and fifth races were a split event for maiden juvenile fillies at four and a half furlongs on the Widener chute. Hal Price Headley s Tops, a daughter of Rico Monte from the brilliant Apogee, won the first of these dashes by a half length over Magnum Stables Snooksie, who raced down the inside after caroming off of Darlin Wife at the start. Eddie Arcaro piloted Tops, who paid a liberal 4.50 after getting the distance in :52. Elmendorfs Anegada won the second half of the dash under Hedley Woodhouse, who hustled her to the finish a length before Woodvale Farms Your Stockings, another who finished fast along the inside after dropping back soon after the start. C. V. Whitneys Dispute was a distant third before Mrs. P. A. B. Widener TJ.s Hawaiki. Anegada is a daughter of Devil Diver from Greeny, by Teddy, and paid .10. She was teletimed in :51%.

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