Khan Hits Wire Length in Front at Delaware: Registers over Spring Grove and Alf a Mo in Manor Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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Khan Hits Wire Length In Front at Delaware Registers Oyer Spring Grove And Alf A Mo in Manor Purse By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 25. — Joseph Kaplowitz Khan, who seldom turns in a poor effort, but who just as rarely reaches the winners circle, made the grade in this afternoons featured •Manor Purse, in which he was a one length victor over Roy McClarins Spring Grove. Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs Alf A Mo was third in the nine-horse field of three-year-olds. Pleasant weather and a fast track was again the order of the day and the competition was interesting, though far from formful. Khan, a son of Bimelech, was backed in 1:44% for the mile and a six-tee*jFif with Willie Lester turning in a hustling ride..Backers of the Charles Coco-trained winner received 0.40 for their confidence. A crowd "of 12,333 witnessed the program. Hunter Faulconers Ramp flattered his backers with a flash of early speed, but his stay on the front end was shortlived as Alf A Mo, a well-regarded lassie, assumed command along the backstretch. She held Continued on Page Forty -Sey en Khan Hits Wire Length In Front at Delaware Registers Over Spring Grove And Alf A Mo in Manor Purse Continued from Page One sway around the turn and into the stretch, disposing of Eternal Sirs challenge, then turning back Spring Grove briefly. Ehan was a trailer early but moved from seventh to fifth position early on the final bend. Alf A Mo appeared to be holding on gamely during the drive, but suddenly shortened stride in vicinity of the sixteenth pole, allowing Spring Grove to take a slight advantage. Khan, however, drove between horses to wrest command and prevail by one length at the finish. Spring Grove out-finished Al A Mo by a length and a half, while the Weir miss was the same margin in front of Ann Uhlars Shadow Boxer whose closing bid fell far short of its objective. There was a disqualification in the opening two-year-old dash, the * first-time starter, Beaker, making good as* the favorite but drifting out badly in the process. When his number was taken down, it was another in a series of bad breaks ior owner Thomass Mott and trainer Judy Johnson, who lost considerable stock in a Belmont fire last fall and, during the current meeting, had the two-year-old, Radiola, disqualified after finishing second. Then, too, Beaker was claimed from them* by E. M. Hydeman for ,000, which means they not only lost the purse but were deprived of their horse. The ultimate winner of the race was Mrs. True Davis, Jr.s, Mr. Benton, a 6.10 chance. The race- for leading honors among the riders continued to be a spirited one between Nick Shuk and Jack Westrope. The former, who returned from Monmouth Park, where he accounted for a division of the Longfellow with Euclid, booted Charles Quigleys Race Tandem to victory in the second race for his eighteenth success, then had his lead again disappear when Westrope earned his eighteenth score atop A. A. Fishbachs Midst in the fifth event.

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