Little Imp in Popular Tally at Suffolk Downs: Closes Fast in Final Furlong To Defeat Good Shot by Neck, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


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Little Imp in Popular Tally at Suffolk Downs DownsCloses Closes Fast in Final Furlong To Defeat Good Shot by Neck NeckSUFFOLK SUFFOLK DOWNS East Boston Mass June 12 C H Everitts Little Imp turned on a belated rush inside the final furlong of the Haymarket Purse mile and one sixteenth feature at Suffolk Downs today and scored a popular triumph over W J Beatties Good Shot A neck separated the pair as they went under the wire with River Divide Farms Andre a length and a half back in third position well clear of Olen Sledges Caldwell Vigilant Stables Sailed Away and Irving J Whites High Head completed the field 10023 patrons were on hand this brisk day to witness formful racing at the sea ¬ side oval Little Imp was a tepid favorite in the feature and paid 620 to become the third choice of the day to score His time for the middle distance was a creditable 144 144Tony Tony DeSpirito is back in top form and completed a consecutive triple winning the fourth fifth and sixth races The Lawrence youngster had wound up yesterdays card with five straight winners winnersOf Of the sextet in the Haymarket four went into the first turn abreast but Paul Ward astride Little Imp took no chances and took back before his charge was caught in a jam Andre and High Head came out of the bend on top and the White repre ¬ sentative assumed the lead slightly before Andre for the run down the backstretch Caldwell was close up in third position while the others were strung out Indian file fileAfter After failing to move inside of High Head on the far turn Andre was steered to the outside and entered the stretch with a clear lead as High Head began tiring

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