Ride M Cowboy Wins Little Silver: Favorite Repeats at Monmouth Park, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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Ride M Cowboy Wins Little Silver Favorite Repeats At Monmouth Park Janet Kelly Sophomore Hits WireClearofWarCommand; Sand top Annexes Hazel Flagg By FRED GALIANI MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 25. — Apprentice Rodger LeBlanc guided Janet N. Kellys Ride M Cowboy through a slight opening on the rail at the turn, then drove his mount out to win the featured Little Silver Purse here today. Hugging the rail, he wore down Brook-meade Stables War Command to win by a length and a half. A similar distance back came Wild Wood Farms Incrimination, who was a neck before Thorncliff e Farms fast-closing Rock Cottage. Scoring his second straight, Ride M Cowboy paid .20 as the choice and covered the mile and a sixteenth of the feature race in 1:48 over the fast track. -A crowd estimated at 10,500 turned out on another sunny, cool afternoon. The winner, a gelded son of Polynesian— The Answer, was winning his second race in six starts for the season and has been worse than third only once. He is nominated for the three sophomore stakes at the meeting, the Select, Lamplighter and Choice. All of todays entrants carried 116 pounds, while Ride M Cowboy got in with 109, apprentice LeBlanc being contract rider for Janet Kelly. . .... Ride M Cowboy was restrained off tne pace set by Charming Way, while War Command and Incrimination went before him. The order didnt change going down the backstretch, until near the far turn, where War Command went up to move even with Charming Way, while Incrimination moved up on the outside and Ride M Cowboy was kept on the rail. Comes Through on Rail Rounding the bend for home it looked like the favorite was going to be blocked, but he slipped through between the rail and Incrimination, then went after the leading "War Command. He eventually overhauled him in the stretch and went on to win by daylight, while Incrimination lasted to be third over Rock Cottage. W. W. Stones Sandtop, with ears pinned back and legs pumping like a precisioned piston, unleashed a terrific stretch charge in the supporting Hazel Flagg Purse that brought him to the finish a short head in front of Jay Cee Farms Miss Nimble. Under the hard riding Joe Culmone, who fitted the four-year-old Some Chance gelding like a glove, the victor came from next to last in the short field of six and made up approximately 10 lengths through the last three-sixteenths of a mile. Sandtop, second choice and paying .80, carried 124 pounds and ran the six furlongs in 1:12%, the fastest time registered over this dull, but improving strip. Miss Nimble, coupled with Jungle Jag, who finished last, marched out to a long early lead, pursued by Wayne Ranchs Corfel and Philip Godfreys even-money favorite, Elias G. The latter gamely attempted to move with Sandtop in the drive, but could not stand the gaff and finished third, lapped on Miss Nimble. Joe Culmone, all smiles in his usual manner, received a trophy following the event from Miss Helen Gallagher, visitingtar of the New York stage production, Hazel Flagg.

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