Greentree Gains Consecutive Triple: Powhatan Outruns Dictar at Belmont; Mainsail and Hows Tricks Also Win Under Atkinson, Trainer Gavers Saddling, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-12


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Greentree Gains Consecutive Triple Powhatan Outruns Dictar at Belmont BelmontMainsail Mainsail and Hows Tricks Also Win Under Atkinson Trainer Covers Saddling SaddlingBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y June 11 It was Greeritree Day at Bel ¬ mont Park today the popular pink and black silks of Mrs Charles Shipman Pay son and John Hay Whitney scoring a con ¬ secutive triple in the best three races on the program Powhatans triupmh in the featured Bracadale Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth was the most rewarding buth to the players and the owners the Pirncequillo colt paying 630 after coast ¬ ing to the finish two lengths before George Auerbachs Dictar DictarThe The earlier winners in this hat trick were Mainsail 280 and Hows Tricks 530 with Ted Atkinson riding and John i Gaver saddling all three Greentree winners winnersA A crowd of 20531 turned out in ideal racing weather and made the Greentree colbrbearers favorites in their triple tripleAtkinson Atkinson took Powhatan back at the start of the Bracadale while Brown Bboter went out to set a moderate pace closely followed by Fresh Meadow and Bob o Boy while Le Perouse was a fairly close fourth in the run down the backstretch Miss Nancy Landlocked Dictar Powhatan and Sickles Sound weres paced out behind the leaders leadersBrown Brown oBoter continued to hold sway in the run around the far turn and past the threefurlong pole while Bob o Boy and Fresh Meadow changed places behind him Atkinson asked Powhatan who had been galloping along with long rather clow strides behind the leaders to run a little rounding the far corner and the brother to How quickly surged up to the leaders leadersBrown Brown Booter Falters FaltersBrown Brown oBoter began to falter badly curv ¬ ing for home while Powhatan was running on the extreme outside with dead aim on the leaders and going very easily Fresh Meadow had already dropped out of con ¬ tention and Bob o Boy was beginning to stagger while Dictar was moving rapidly As they straightened away for the long run to the wire Powhatan sailed down the outside with a powerful rush leaving his rivals without being urged urgedDictar Dictar who was conceding 10 pounds to the winner and had been idle for some weeks finished with a rush that augurs well for his future while Bob o Boy though running almost sideways in the stretch had no trouble saving third money from the belated bid of Sickles Sound SoundGreentree Greentree Stable trainer John Gaver and jockey Ted Atkinson captured the two sprints immediately preceding the feature with Mainsail and Hows Tricks Mainsail a juvenile daughter of Devil Diver Pin ¬ nace by Roman was heavily supported in the fourth race a dash at four and a half furlongs on the Widener straightaway and got the job done but had to be hard ridden to score by a little more than a length over Foxcatcher Farms Parlo who led King Ranchs Boda by three parts of a length The latter was not abused in the final yards when it became evident that she couldnt menace the first two Mainsail paid 280 and required 51 for her graduation ex ¬ ercises It was her fourth start startHows Hows Tricks a threeyearold daughter of Questionnaire from the stakes winning Whats New by Blenheim n fully justi ¬ fied the high hopes that have been held for her when she merely galloped the six furlongs of the Moira Purse in 110 fin ¬ ishing three and a half lengths before C V Whitneys Carry the News and finishing with her mouth vide open as Atkinson eased her to the wire Alfred G Vander bilts Outsmart was two lengths farther back and almost a length before Tinkham Veale ns Neversink Hows Tricks who had come from behind to be second to Bal ¬ lerina in her seasonal debut last Friday took the track at the start today arid drowned her rivals in speed The chunky chestnut filly who was retarded in her preparation for the spring classics by the rainy weather paid 430

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