Belluno, Arcaro in Upset at Belmont: Charges Past Wire Before Master Ace, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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Belluno, Arcaro in Upset at Belmont CHRISTOPHER CHENERY His homebred, Belluno, scored an upset in the Gold Heels Purse at Belmont Park. Charges Past Wire Before Master Ace Chenery Homebred Accounts For Gold Heels Purse and Gains First Win of Year BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y, June 7. Despite the presence of Eddie Arcaro in the saddle, C. T. Chenerys Belluno was extensively ignored before the featured Gold Heels Purse today. At the finish, Belluno had two and one-half lengths to spare as he charged under the wire before Mrs. Robert L. Gerrys Master Ace. It was another three and one-half lengths back to Alfred G. Vanderbilts First Glance, who had been on the sidelines for almost a year, while George D. Wideners Scent was a length and a half out of the money. Belluno paid 0.90 after Arcaro whipped and shoved him through an opening along the rail to complete the journey in 1:11 over the deep, dry track. A crowd of 23,623 turned out in pleasant, sunny weather. Master Ace quickly opened a wide lead at the start of the Gold Heels, while Pleiades stumbled out of the gate, but recovered at once and vied with First Glance in pursuit of the favorite. Scent was a close fourth in the run down the back-stretch and around the turn, followed by Belluno, Chief Fanelli and Jamie K., who was unable to keep up while vigorously ridden by Hedley Woodhouse. Master Ace Continues to Lead Master Ace continued to lead around the turns into the stretch, while Pleiades stopped abruptly and Belluno stormed up on the inside to challenge. Master Ace held on to the final furlong, but Belluno sailed past under strong urging, then was eased slightly at the end as he widened his lead. Master Ace was never threatened by First Glance, who turned in a promising race, while Scent faltered. Jamie K. closed with a belated rush to be fifth, followed by Chief Fanelli and Pleiades. Meadowhills Hartsville, who had won his last with a 0,000 claiming tag, merely galloped in the Arcady Purse, reaching the end of the five furlongs three and a half lengths before King Ranchs Free Stride with Hank Moreno having the Alquest gelding under a snug hold through the final sixteenth. A. J. Ferarras Lenny Gale was another three lengths back of the favorite, -after ducking down to the inside rail, and a scant nose before W. R. Kamp-fer, Jr.s Snoozie. Hartsville paid .40 and coasted home in :58, while delayed by a strong crosswind. Jockey Elwood Carter outmaneuvered the usually canny Albert Foot in the hurdle race, saving enough while leading on Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.s Mielaison to still have a fresh horse under him when Foot decided it was time to send the odds-on Bennet after him. The Montpelier horse got to Mielaison, but the latter moved away approaching the final turn and was still four lengths before Bennet at the finish. Morris Dixons Pine Shot was a remote third, followed by Llangollen Farms The Proff. Mielaison paid 9.80 and stepped the about a mile and a half in 2:43 over a hard track, just a second off the track mark set by Extra Points this spring.

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