Nebullus Hangs on for Nose Verdict: Chief Fanelli Runs Second at Camden, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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Nebullus Hangs On for Nose Verdict Chief Fanelli Runs Second at Camden Prisjoe Stable Colt Comes From Last Place to Attain Command, Then Just Lasts WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 12. — The Prisjoe Stables Nebullus was smartly reserved by jockey Charles Burr in the early stages of the mile and a sixteenth Plemington Purse here this afternoon, then wrested command from his speed weary sopohmore rivals and tenaciously lasted for an upset nose decision over Mrs. M. F. Drinkhouses Chief Fanelli. The latter appeared ready to take the winner in the last yards, but he hung. It was four and one-half lengths back to Darby Dan Farms Blue Label II., who improved his position in the late drive to be clear of the others. Nebullus paid 6.40 as fourth choice in the small band of seven. Althuogh not considered in a class with his more favored rivals, the son of Teddys Comet an Guiding Star has previously shown good form over a distance, while it appeared that the majority of the others would have been better suited to a sprint. War Command Runs Fifth Brookmeades Stables War Command, a winner of his last two at a mile and a sixteenth, finished fifth. It appeared that the War Admiral colt could have shown much better, but he suffered from the inexperienced handling of apprentice Roger Con-Ion. The young lad has shown good riding form on occasion, but he apparently became confused when his mount was between horses early and then failed to deliver War Commands best ability in the drive. An excellent crowd of 20,454, including several visitors from the darkened Pimlico, witnessed the program. The races were conducted over what was the fastest track of the current meeting. The early fractions in the Flemington were rapid, although the final time 1:46 was just passable. The first race, a two-year-old event won by Joe W. Browns St. Tammany, was clipped off in :59, which was the best time at the distance here this season. Mrs. Alfred Roberts Eatontown made amends for the favorite players in the following Collingswood Purse, winning while ridden out by Joe Culmone to return .80. The seven-year-old Easton gelding humbled his rivals with a smashing 1:09% while shouldering 117 pounds, and he greatly added to his stature as a threat in this Saturdays mile and 70 yards Valley Forge Handicap. King Ranchs High Scud came from last place in an impressive effort for his. first outing of the year. He steadily made up ground in the drive to be two and one-half lengths behind Eatontown, and drew out by five lengths from Wm. G. Helis, Jr.s, Roman Fair, who was third.

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