Tiger Wander Takes Joliet Renewal; Parlo Popular Victress in Top Flight: High Voltage Runs Seventh at Belmont, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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Tiger Tiger Wander Wander Takes Takes Joliet Joliet Renewal; Renewal; Parlo Parlo Popular Popular Victress Victress in in Top Top Flight Flight High Voltage Runs Seventh at Belmont Foxcatcher Filly Sets Time Mark After Gainsboro Girl Gives Up Pacemaking Task By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 8. — Picking up topweight of 126 pounds and clipping a fifth of a second from the track record, Foxcatcher Farms Parlo charged to the finish of the 0,750 Top Flight Handicap today three lengths before Shawmut Stables Gainsboro Girl. John S. Phipps Spinning Top was a half length farther back and a neck before Walter J. Appels Another World. Eric Guerin hustled Parlo over the mile and a sixteenth in 1:4L4J , shading the record set by Misty Morn on May 27 while coasting through the final sixteenth. Favored by the crowd of 20,092 that turned out in gray, . chilly weather, Parlo paid .10. There were excuses for two of the major contenders, Wheatley Stables High Voltage having tjgen asked to give Parlo two pounds on the scale in a race that has not been worr by a three-year-old since 19.44, while King Ranchs Riverina came out of the race noticeably lame in her right front leg. High Voltage finished seventh after being in a contending position turning for home, while Riverina was fifth. Second to Dispute in Last Out The winner, who was scoring for the first time when not given an appreciable interval between her races, is a small, chestnut daughter of Heliopolis — Fairy Palace, by Pilate, who was voted champion three-year-old filly of 1954, completing her campaign with victories in the Alabama, Beldame and Firenze Handicaps. Her Top Flight triumph netted 1,700. In her only other start this year, Parlo had finished second to Dispute after racing on the inside rail for seven furlongs. Dispute finished ninth today and was never in contention. While Parlos track record was authentic x Continued on Page Forty-Three i i Parlo in Easy, Popular Top Flight Accounting Sets Belmont Time Mark While Showing Way to Gainsboro Girl Continued from Page One enough, it has been pointed out that the Top Flight is the only mile and a sixteenth stake at Belmont Park and a comparison with the records for a mile and a mile and a furlong suggests that with more stakes at the distance the record would shade 1:41. The Top Flight was a cleanly run race, though High Voltage appeared likely to be caught in a jam nearing the three-furlong pole that opened up at once, while Parlo swerved in sharply in front of Another World inside the furlong pole, but was in the clear at the time. Gainsboro Girl, who was running her best race since her surprising score in the rich New Castle Handicap a year ago, went to the front at the start of the Top Flight, closely followed /by Ros Clag, while Crisset was not far away in third place; Gainsboro Girl cut out a sizzling pace, getting the early fractions in :22%, :45Vs and six furlongs in 1:09% with a wind behind her in the long run down the backstretch. She continued at a rapid clip around the sweeping curve into the stretch, with the mile being run in 1:35, but that time is credited to Parlo. Parlo was eased back by Guerin after being second out of the gate, dropping back to fifth place at the end of a half mile, ; while Spinning Top was right behind her on the outside at that point, with High Voltage between horses in sixth place at the three-furlong pole. At this juncture, Another World had moved into second place, Crisset had fallen back along the rail, while Riverina was starting a belated move on the extreme outside. Straightened away for the run home, Parlo, shot into command as Guerin roused her mildly and the little filly drew out with ease, though cutting in sharply for no apparent reason, as she was not under punishment and apparently not in the least tired. Gainsboro Girl held on willingly, while Spinning Top, who closed steadily through the stretch ran a powerful race, and Another World appeared to hang in the final strides.- Riverina, who lost much ground on the final bend, and was evidently "hurting," was a distant fifth, followed by Talora, High Voltage, Evening Out, Dispute, Crisset, Turf Sun and Ros Clag. Parlo was bred by her owner, William duPont, Jr., master of Foxcatcher Farm, and was brought up to her race in splendid style by Dick Handlen. Her next-major engagement is the rich Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park. No less than 16. of. the 28 juveniles in the opening four and a half furiongs on the Widener straightaway were grouped in the mutuel field, which made a travesty of the race. The first four to finish, headed by Leonard R. Fruchtmans Lumono, were "fielders" and Lumono and the 15 coupled with him in the wagering paid .70, .70 and .90 across the board. Paul Bailey rode the winner, a Florida-bred son of El Mono, who stepped the distance in :51% and combined with Mrs. Charles -Silvers Sour Note for a 4.60*Daily Double. Dick McLaughlin got Sour Note home a neck before W. H. Miles Canaris, who backed up every time he was hit with the whip in the stretch, while Winfield Stables Boots was a nose farther back and a neck before Mrs. Phil Biebers Lee Cee. Sour Note paid .50 straight and was teletimed inU:12% for the six furlongs. Florida-breds took both juvenile races today when Vera S. Braggs Ariel Game filly, Rosie, followed the victory of Lumono in the opener by winning the fourth race in clever style. • Aided-by a strong tail wind, Rosie skipped the five furlongs in :56M . only a fifth off the track record held by Jet Master, as Eric Guerin steered her to i the wire three lengths .before Belair Studs ; sion another Tialf length. Rosie paid 0.40.

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