Mr. Jett Takes Bedford Purse in Clear over Mor-Snoozey and Favorite Legate: Has Length and Half Edge at Wire; Capitalist and Sharp Mark Visit Winners Circle, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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Mr. Jett Takes Bedford Purse in Clear Over Mor-Snoozey and Favorite Legate Has Length and Half Edge AtWire;Capitalistand Sharp Mark Visit Winners Circle By RONALD KRANCER Staff Correspondent THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June 8. Samuel G". Dykes Mr. Jett scored his second victory of 1954 by gaining a thrilling length and one-half decision over Betty Lou McCumbers "Mor-Snoozey in this afternoons featured Bedford Purse. Edward A. Simpsons heavily backed favorite Legate was third, another length and a half back at the end of the six furlongs. Jockey Bobby Majors rode a nice race aboard the winning son of Jett-Jett and as a team were timed in l:121s. Mr. Jett paid .20. Form held up well this afternoon with two favorites and several second choices getting home on top in the first six races. The weather was hot and sultry and a shirt-sleeved crowd of about 5,500 turned out for the program. The track was charted as good for the first two races and was then moved up to fast for the" initial time at the meeting. Brookhaven, a winner of his last three Continued on Page Forty-Four Mr. Jett Registers At ThistleDown Dykes Runner Reaches Wire Length and One-Half Before Mor-Snoozey in Bedford Purse, Continued from Page One races at Beulah Park, was first to show in front in the Bedford with the winner breaking second and Mor-Snoozey third. The field was completed by Dis Pete, Legate, and Mr. T. A. Brookhaven continued to lead as the horses raced along, the backstretch and after the first quarter of a mile was in front of the ultimate winner by a head with Mor-Snoozey another three lengths back in third position. Dis Pete was fourth. Racing around the far turn the ultimate winner gained control and Brookhaven was second two lengths before Legate who was on the extreme outside and just beginning to negotiate his move.. Mor-Snoozey temporarily dropped back into the fourth spot while along the rail. Mr. Jett drew clear by two lengths as he passed the furlong station. Mor-Snoozey, from her inside position, had now moved into second position and was in front of the favorite by a head. The latterwas on the outside and appeared to be tiring somewhat under his 119 pounds which included Ralph Borgemenke. Legate Flattened Out Mr. Jett, responding readily to his riders urging through the stretch, maintained a clear-cut advantage and all. Mor-Snoozey could make up was a half length in the final furlong. Legate flattened out badly and had to be satiisfied with third money. Brookhaven, a factor early, wound up fourth in the six-horse test. - Mrs. M. M. Jurgens Capitalist, an Occupation colt, graduated from the maiden ranks by taking a front-running length and one-half decision over I. and G. Garms Willow Broom in the third race. Mrs. Fred Sharp and R. Mullen, Jr.s, Queens Hope was third another two lengths in arrears at the end of the five furlongs. Capitalist, who at one time was in front by seven lengths, tired somewhat through the stretch drive and had to be intermittently urged by the veteran Bobby Strange, who was winnings liis initial race of the meeting. Capitalist was installed the favorite today and paid .40, being timed in 1:01 over the fast strip. Trainer Tommy Stevens sent another fit horse to the post in the days opener in J. H. Rouses Sharp Mark, and while being strongly ridden by Donald Bowcut, came through to score by two and a half lengths over Mrs. Arthur Hullcoats Brilliant Paul. Sharp Mark was timed in 1:08 for the five and one-half furlongs and paid .40 as the heavy favorite. Dutcher and Katz Millies Babe won the second race under a capable ride by the veteran Paul A. Ward. Millies Babe reached the wire almost three lengths to the good of Llangollen Farms Chilly Chick. Far Sail was third, another three lengths back. Millies Babe paid 3.40 and completed a 0.40 Daily Double.

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