Atkinson Guides Fabulist to Three And One-Half Lengths Belmont Score: Gelding Outruns Dead Duck To Give Cary Winfrey First Success of Current Session, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Atkinson Guides Fabulist to Three And One-Half Lengths Belmont Score Gelding Outruns Dead Duck4 To Give Cary Winfrey First Success of Current Session By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont. L. I., N. Y., May 3. — Despite racing in the comparatively deep footing every step of the mile and a sixteenth, High Tide Stables Fabulist coasted to an easy triumph in the featured Floral Park Purse here today. Three and a half lengths back of the winner, who was snugged by Ted Atkinson in the final yards, came A. F. Plocks Dead Duck, who kept pace with the winner to the upper stretch. Wheatley Stable "s Full Flight finished fairly well to be third, another length and a half in arrears and five lengths before Ethel D. Jacobs Man of Destiny. A solid choice with the throng of 21,755, Fabulist paid .50. The son of Mighty Story stepped the distance in an acceptable 1:44. His trainer, Cary Winfrey, saddled 10 winners at Jamaica to lead the trainers at that track. Fabulist was his first at this meeting. It was also the first time Atkinson, who had won the fourth race on Rosie, piloted Fabulist. His regular Pilot, Bill Boland, had been engaged to ride Riverina for King Ranch, but that filly was scratched. Fabulist and Dead Duck engaged in a sustained pace duel from the start, while Continued on Pago forty -Foar Fabulist Captures Feature at Belmont Gelding Outruns Dead Duck To Give Winfrey First Win Of Session at Elmont Oval Continued from Page One Kaster and Winning Count were right with ■ them to the far turn, where both of these horses fell back.-Full Flight and Man of Destiny were far back in the early stages, with the latter being the first to come into contention. Dead Duck had a slight lead over Fabu-, list rounding the sweeping curve-to the stretch, but Atkinson appeared to be sitting on plenty of horse and when he roused the roan gelding at the head of the stretch, he sped away from his rival with ease. At the same time, Man of Destiny loomed menacingly on the "outside for a few strides, then faltered, while Full Flight came on with his belated bid for third money. Elixir, Winning Count, Mel Leavitt and Kaster followed the "on the board" horses in that order. Rokeby Stables Blue Banner indicated that she may have something important to say about the sophomore fillies stakes this year when she scored in the Elpis Purse for her seasonal debut. With Jim Nichols urging her along, Jack Skinners, charge stood a sustained drive to turn back Churn by a half length, while C. V. Whitneys Hurry By was only a head farther back at the end of six furlongs in 1:12%. Elmendorfs Gold Pass was five lengths out of the money, while Spring Hill Farms Miss Crow, who was a paddock tip, came from far back to be fifth in the field of 12. Blue Banner paid .50 as a lukewarm choice. The daughter of War Admiral from Risque Blue, by Blue Larkspur had finished second to High Voltage in the Matron Stakes, then was disqualified after beating Blue Sparkler in the Wanda Stakes for her last two starts in 54. Broken Wing Moves Up A three-year-old colt has experienced a rise in value compared to the sensational climb in shares of general dynamics. His name is Broken Wing and on Aprjl 22 he ran for James D. Norris Spring Hill Farm with a ,500 claiming tag, won easily and was led away for that price by H."A. Jer-kens, trainer for Edward Seinfeld. Five days later the son of Grey Wing had risen in his new owners estimation of his value to ,000 and proved that judgment was correct by again winning cleverly. Today, the price tag on Broken Wing was 1,500, an increase of ,000 in 11 days and more than 300 per cent. So what did Broken Wing do? He won. Not easily this time, but young Bennie Serido kept him going to score by two lengths over Master Teddy at the end of the seven, furlongs with Gay Quillo, finishing fastest of all, a half length away. The public agreed that the brown colt was worth Seinfelds estimate, and he paid .50, combining with Elmendorfs Blue and Gold for a 7.30 Daily Double.

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