Common Cause Closes Fast to Score: Laran Runner-Up To Collins Colt; Westrope and Victor Length To Good at Delaware Park; Maabrook in Easy Triumph, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-12


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Common Cause Closes Fast to Score Laran RunnerUp To Collins Colt ColtWesfrope Wesfrope and Victor Length To Good at Delaware Park Maabrook in Easy Triumph TriumphBy By FRED GALIANI GALIANIDELAWARE DELAWARE PARKJStanton Del June 11 I J Collins Common Cause came from far back in the field of six to win the featured Your Host Purse this afternoon by a length and score his first victory of the year Second was E A Nicodemus Laran while there was a gap between him and Mrs Elizabeth Mucklers Jack Jr who was third thirdCommon Common Cause who was purchased last fall by Collins from C V Whitney was the second choice and paid 930 after cover ¬ ing the mile and a sixteenth in 144 A crowd estimated at 13000 turned out in sunny and comparatively cool weather for the afternoons program Common Cause was piloted by Jack Westrope who rode perfectly driving when necessary until near the finish where he let up on the horse horseThe The winner a fouryearold son of Mah moud Burning Bright was bred by C V Whitney for whom he raced early in his career This season he has started eight times his closest effort prior to today being a second in an allowancevrace at Hialeah HialeahCommon Common Cause Far Back Early EarlyWestrope Westrope was far back with Common Cause early in the race while Promptness and Jack Jr were battling it out head and head far in front of My Nell Laran and Kinsman There was no appreciable change in the order as they traveled down the far side butjnearing the far turn Westrope let Common Cause loose and the colt surged forward with irresistible strides Laran had taken the lead by the time they were in the stretch but Common Cause ranged up alongside of him and soonput him away after which Westrope hand rodethe horse to the finish finishJack Jack Jr who battled for the lead early finished third before Kinsman who stayed in fourth position for almost the entire trip tripMrs Mrs Walter M Jeffords Maabrook a halfbrother to One Count and Post Card was a convincing winner of the Chesapeake City Purse coasting home two and a half lengths before Danny Sheas Sweet Ver ¬ mouth A like distance back in third place was George A Garretts Little Flirt II IISammy Sammy Boulmetis who does the light ¬ weight riding for the Jeffords outfit was astride the winning son of Mahmoud Ace Card and they covered six furlongs in 111 Maabrook was slightly neglected in the bet ¬ ting and paid 1100

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