Storm of Gold Seeking Third Score at Beulah: Mare Never Headed Last Two Times Out; Has Nine Foes Today, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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Storm of Gold Seeking Third Score at Beulah Mare Never Headed Last Two Times Out; Has Nine Foes Today By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent BEULAH PARK, Grove City, Ohio, May 25. — The John H. Mahon Co. is the title of the seventh and feature race for tomorrows final mid-week card and there are nine, including a coupling, to vie for a portion of the ,200 purse. It is designed for four-year-olds and older horses, under allowance conditions, and has a six-furlong staging. - Those scheduled to meet starter Tom Brown include the F. M. Ashby entry of Merry Thought and Holy Cats, the K and O Stables Alabama Belle, J. V. Akers Top Attraction, Mrs. J. Bronnenbergs Sultari-ess, E. Frisse and W. Jones Storm of Gold, The Meshewa Farms Irish Robyn, L. Hicks Englands Jr. and W. Chapins Gray Battle. Storm of Gold appears to have a slight edge on this field. This Stormscud mare has had 10 outings this year to garner two wins, two seconds and one third and has been campaigning with the better sort of platers on the grounds. Her most recent endeavor was a length and one-half victory in the feature attraction here on May 13 and she took the top in that mile event to be clocked the distance in 1:40 over a dull race track. That was her first outing since shipping here from Sunshine Park, in Oldsmar, Fla. While at the latter course, however, she showed that she can handle a fast strip as well and seldom turns in an effort where she doesnt earn some part of the purse. Sultaness will be trying for a third consecutive victory. The seven-year-old Sultan mare turned in her first winning performance against ,000 platers and was a full length the best of My Faith, which races in the interest of Fritz and Neddeff. She moved up the ladder slightly in her next effort, while contesting with ,250 platers, and proved to be a length and one-half the best of D. Wades Assemblage. She negotiated the six furlongs in 1:12% over the fast track and came from a bit off the pace for the score. Top Attraction was claimed by J. V. Akers from W. E. Taylor in his last outing for ,250. The four-year-old Vejete gelding finished a strong second to J. Beckers Proudfoot in that affair and has been going rather steadily this year. He has been to the post 16 times, and has won three, had three seconds and two thirds, to have ,825 to his account. Amid this group he cannot be disregarded entirely for a solid portion of this purse. The remainder of the seven races are given over to the platers of the lesser light. In fact, the first six races are for those campaigners valued at ,000. The eighth and nightcap is graded slightly and there are 10 which deemed it advisable to accept the higher weight and are running for ,250. Of these events, the first four are six-furlong sprints with a maximum starting field of 12 drawn, plus a full also-eligible list. The fifth, sixth and eighth are at one and one-sixteenth miles. J. W. Frye and P. L. Sloops Flying Platter made his fourth start of the season a. winning one in the opener here this afternoon and living up to the form which caused the fans to install him a strong favorite, he reached the wire a good four lengths in front of his closest rival, E. C. Piatts Lena Deen. Capably ridden by jockey Billy Sackett, the aged Top Billing gelding negotiated the six furlongs in 1:13% and returned a .80 mutuel. Mrs. J. Bronnenbergs Joellen was guided to the wire an easy two and one-half lengths the best of J. Forrests Jumpy John to complete a 9.00 Daily Double. Jockey J. C. Fernandez was Joellens pilot today, replacing jockey Guillermo Silva who rode the Sweeping Light mare to an eight-length victory the last time out, giving her the second successive win at this session. R. Trupos Rough Briar, a first-time starter, upset the calculations in the third event. The three - year - old Tailspin— Tethys gelding turned in a strong stretch run to be two lengths the best of R. Wald-vogels Airworthy. There was nothing amiss in the first-time starters running style and he traversed six furlongs in 1:12% to reward those few who supported him for one reason or other, with a 2.00 return for a nominal investment.

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