Eljay Outsprints Ruhe in Antioch; Hitex Charges to Popular Triumph: Leads Dulat Home At Belmont Course; Confectioners Handicap Goes To Mrs. Whitakers Sprinters; King Ranch Silks in Double, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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Eljay Eljay Outsprints Outsprints Ruh Ruh e e in in Antioch: Antioch: Hitex Hitex Charges Charges to to Popular Popular Triumph Triumph Leads Dulat Home At Belmont Course ConfectionersHandicapGoes To Mrs. Whitakers Sprinter; King Ranch Silks in Double By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 15. — Mrs. Ben F. Whitakers Hitex charged to a popular triumph in the featured Confectioners Handicap at Belmont Park today, reaching the end of the six furlongs two. lengths before Four -Way Ranchs Dulat, who headed Vera S. Braggs Trick Pilot. Col. Isidore Biebers King Jolie was a distant fourth before Greentree Stables Hall of Fame, who was returning to competition after being on the sidelines since last September. Hitex was the fifth winning favorite to reward the majority in the crowd of 21,264, paying .40. WoodvaleFarms FancyDiver, ■who finished second to King Ranchs Top Bidder in the fifth race, was the only beaten favorite through the feature and that miss only supplanted the winner in the role of choice in the final minutes of wagering. Henry Moreno rode Hitex, hustling the four-year-old gelded son of Bless Me — Qbania over the six panels in 1:11%. The track, had dried out to be fast after week end rains. Trick Pilot Away Slowly Willie Lester sent Giorgetti to the front at the start of the feature, while Trick Pilot was away tardily, then ran into a traffic jam in the first furlong. Giorgetti opened a daylight lead over Hitex in the run to the far turn, while Hilarious was lapped on the favorite and racing on the rail, with Dulat a distant fourth, followed by King Jolie, Trick Pilot, Active Duty and Hall of Fame. Giorgetti ran out of wind, above the Continues/ on Page Forty-Eight Hitex Gains Popular Triumph at Belmont Annexes Confectioners Handicap; King Ranch Colors in Double Win Continued from Page One stretch turn and Hilarious also faltered abruptly, while Hitex took command under brisk handling. Bennie Green saved "ground with Trick Pilot and worked his way between horses to be in second place passing the eighth pole, followed by Giorgetti and Dulat. Far back, Hall of Fame finally began to show some speed. Hitex gradually added to his margin through the final yards of the Confectioners, while Dulat, who had been away from the races since March, finished determinedly, heading Trick Pilot in the last stride. King Jolie and Hall of Fame passed beaten horses at the end, but the race should prove beneficial to the Greentree star. Before the race, trainer John Gaver remarked that Hall of Fame "wouldnt look so good if he worked the way he should in the morning." King Ranchs On Your Own, a full sister to Assault, took an early lead, on her illustrious brother when she scored an easy triumph in her second start in todays fourth race. Assault, who went on to win the "Triple Crown" and become a handicap champion, didnt break his maiden until his fourth start in 1945. Bennie Green rode On Your Own and the chestnut filly, who is a bit high behind and skinng in the neck, took command at the start and skipped down four and a half furlongs of the straight course in :51%, reaching the finish three lengths before Willy Schwabs Prissy Missy, who led Belair Studs Bonnie Black by a little more than a length. On Your Own paid .90. King Ranch, trainer Max Hirsch and jockey Bennie Green completed a double when Top Bidder gorgot to stop in the fifth race and stood a long drive to score by a half lengtlrover Woodvale Farms Fancy Diver, who was backed down to almost equal favoritism with the daughter of Depth Charge. Sara Chaits Black Melody finished well to be a little more than a length away in third place and two and a half lengths before Greentree Stables Indian Legend. Top Bidder, who was graduating on the fourth attempt, paid .30 and was teletimed in :52.

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