Clays Choice Length Victor Over High Head at Suffolk, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Clays Choice Length Victor Over High Head at Suffolk SuffolkSUFFOLK SUFFOLK DOWNS East Boston Mass May 7 For the second day in succession Oscar L Foster furnished the winner of the feature at Suffolk Downs Clays Choice a fiveyearold son of Man ONight received a welltimed ride from Jimmy Davern in todays Saugus Purse gaining a length vic ¬ tory over Irving J Whites High Head Third in the sixfurlong test was Mr and Mrs J A Grants Africance AfricanceThe The sun made its first appearance here since last Saturday and while it made con ¬ ditions much more comfortable for the 10950 crowd the track remained very heavy Favorites won a pair of early races with three others going to second choices Clays Choice was in the latter category paying 600 Time for the race was 113 As was expected in the Saugus High Head went right to the front and domi ¬ nated the pace Henry Forrests Hokey Pokey and BarSue Stables Lunar Park were racing like a team about a length back of the pacemaker while Davern had a good hold on Clays Choice Leaving the backstretch Tony DeSpirito let out a notch to allow High Head to move two lengths in the clear but Davern wasnt allowing the leader to steal the race Rousing Clays Choice midway on the turn Davern got the Foster stallion into high gear and came out to the middle of the track and close on the heels of High Head HeadAnother Another prodding with the whip sent Clays Choice on even terms nearing the sixteenth pole and that was enough for High Head and the winner drew out steadily Africance and Ballestero came from far back with belated moves neither of which was good enough to threaten the

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