Singing Beauty Easy Sprint Winner: Receives Excellent Ride by Nick Shuk, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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Singing Beauty Easy Sprint Winner Receives Excellent Ride by Nick Shuk Mrs. S. M. Pistorios Mare Annexes Lutherville Purse At Pimlico Over War King By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 25. — Racing as though appreciative of the excellent judgment accorded her by jockey Nick Shuk, Mrs. Samuel M. Pistorios Singing Beauty this afternoon accomplished her second local success by accounting for the featured Lutherville Purse. Brookmeade Stables War King and Gee M. Cohens Jess Linthicum completed the trio which completely dominated the running and finished as named behind the winner. Singing Beauty, absent from the winners circle since 1952 prior to her recent score, was timed in 1:11% for six furlongs this afternoon, which was a second and one-fifth faster than her previous score. Since her previous victory, she was unplaced behind her stablemate, Brazen Brat, in New York. The victorious daughter of The Rhymer was the second winner on the program for Shuk and was held as a .80 favorite with the crowd of 9,268. Jess Linthicum, still seeking his initial victory of the year, set the pace in the Lutherville, turning back an- early challenge of War King, while being timed in :22% for the opening quarter and :45% for the half mile. Shuk was content to rate Singing Beauty along in third place and it was quite apparent that he had dead aim on his two principal rivals. Joins Leaders Nearing Stretch Singing Beauty joined the leaders from the outside, nearing the stretch, as War King continued to save ground, to put the trio heads apart after a half mile. From that point to the finish, Singing Beauty merely coasted, drawing clear with authority to be two and one-quarter lengths in the van at the wire. War King was completely outclassed by Singing Beauty through the stretch, but he continued on willingly and outfinished the weary Jess Linthicum for the place award. Behind the latter there was a four-length gap, with Myfirstsunbird, Bimini Bay and Pilates Gold finishing in that order, while separated by less than a half length. Shuks previous success was scored in the fifth race by Double H Stables Bountiful Miss, who, like Singing Beauty, was saddled by trainer J. Bowes Bond. Bountiful Miss moved well through the final quarter to wear down the leaders in 1:14 and return .00 as the public choice. Three-quarters of a length behind the winner came J. A. Gangis Rosa G. to head W. W. Waters pacemaker, On Duty, for the place. The insecure one-mile turf record of 1:39% was missed by one-fifth of a second in the fourth race, when Carl M. Grahams Baggage Boy prevailed by two lengths, after having set and pressed the pace for the entire distance. The 0.60 chance was mildly urged to hold sway over Marc S. Goldnamers Lady Advocate and Alan T. Clarkes King Mowlee.

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