Suffolk Headliner To Royal Review: Rallies in Closing Strides To Pass Up Just Freedom As Whiz Takes Show Award, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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■ Suffolk Headliner To Royal Review Rallies in Closing Strides To Pass Up Just Freedom As Whiz Takes Show Award By JOE HIRSCH SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 3. — Johnny Neruds Royal Review got iip in the closing strides of the featured Norfolk Purse today to turn back a driving effort by Howard and Yancys Just Freedom, the victors margin being three parts of a length. It was another length and a half farther back to Big League Stables Whiz, who edged Miss Ann Uhlars Rapid Bomb for third money. A crowd of 12,058 turned out in beautiful spring weather and made Royal Review, a three-year-old Amphitheatre colt from the War Admiral mare Navy Bean, the 2-1 choice, and he responded in timely fashion, returning .20. Alfonso Coy rode the winner, -who got the six panels of the feature in 1:12 y5. Royal Review, under the feather of 105 pounds this afternoon, won a single race in 11 attempts last year, many of_ them • decidely undistinguished performances. - This season he has fared little better but today he gave a strong display in the run for the wire. Coy took him back in the early going, but when -the business of the day was at hand, Royal Review was relentless in his winning drive. „ Ariel Chance Takes Early Lead Ariel Chance got the race under way and led by a pair of lengths, as they raced down the far side. Just Freedom came up on the inside settling behind the leader, then moved up to collar Ariel Chance as ! they began the curve for home. Paul. Bo- j henko raced Rapid Bomb between horses on the turn, just a head behind the runner-up. Straightening for the finish, Just Freedom held a narrow advantage over Rapid Bomb and at the sixteenth marker Royal Review and Whiz came up to breast the aforementioned duo and form a cavalry foursome across the strip. It was only in the final yards that Royal Review was able to draw slightly ahead for the" tally. J. J. Nashs favored Dominave gained a keenly contested, front running triumph in the sixth event, scoring by three parts of a length over Queen Ranchs Chappys Pass, as he held the latter safe in the drive for the wire. It was another length back to F. M. Poncelets Cuanden for the minor award. Dominave. a gallant eight-year-old Knave High gelding, returned .20 for his second victory of 1955. He won five races and compiled earnings of nearly 2,000 lastseason, a consistent performer for the most part. He has been- getting a check frequently this year, too, but his only previous win in seven outings came on getaway day, April 18, at Lincoln Downs.

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