Dark Charger 3-Length Polly Drummond Winner: Kellogg Homebred at Home over Sloppy Strip; Special Style 2nd, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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Dark Charger 3-Length Polly Drummond Winner Kellogg Homebred at Home Oyer Sloppy Strip; Special Style 2nd By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 8. — Splashing to the front entering the stretch, Helen W. Kelloggs Dark Charger drew clear of her opposition to account for the eighteenth Polly Drummond Stakes by three lengths over Ada L. Rices Special Style, whose stablemate, Pretty Plunger, was an early withdrawal. * In third position, three and one-half lengths farther back, came Larr S. Mac-Phails Rose Carillon, followed by John H. , Clarks Mabe Cee and Stella Colts Snobbish. The latters rider claimed foul against Special Style for alleged crowding ; in the early stages of the race, but no action was taken by the stewards. Confidently handled by Darrell Madden, , the victorious daughter of Depth Charge : relished the sloppy going and bounded Continued on Page Six ■" 1 • — -..I f Dark Charger Wins Polly Drummond Kellogg Homebred i Likes Sloppy Strip Madden Rides Juvenile Filly To Three-Length Edge Over Special Style Before 12,747 Continued from Page One clear while completing the five furlongs in a commendable 1:00 flat. Favored at .80, the New England invader picked up 1,550 of the 5,275 gross purse and sent her earnings to 9,180 through four victories and a second in six starts. The Polly Drummond, like all other races on todays program, was. run through a driving rain and under exceedingly unpleasant conditions. Despite this fact, the mid-week crowd numbered 12,747 hardy patrons. Their afternoon was made more pleasant by the formful racing. Mabe Cee held a slight lead along the backstretch while being closely pursued by Special Style, Dark Charger and Justin Funkhousers Cubed Ice. Snobbish was also a factor early, but was shuffled back badly soon after a half mile. Rose Carillon, who broke from the inside position, lacked speed to attain a forward position early, which somewhat hindered her chances. Mabe Cee retained a slight advantage around the turn and was not displaced until entering the stretch, where she appeared to go to pieces, as Dark Charger moved boldly from the outside and Special Style also passed the former leader. Once on the front end, Dark Charger left no doubt as to her superiority as she bounded clear without need to strenuous urging to attain Jier three-length margin. Special Style further indicated that she is a fairly shifty lassie, though no threat to the more illustrious Pretty Plunger, who has won two stakes in as many starts. No Excuse for Mabe Cee Rose Carillon, who was making her second start after having won her debut in impressive fashion, turned in a creditable effort, while no excuse could be given for Mabe Cee faltering as she did through the final quarter. Willie Hartack, who yesterday won five races here, failed with Special Style in the Polly Drummond, but chalked up an earlier score with his employers Top Mark in the fourth race. The Some Chance two-year-old led throughout to score by two lengths and pay .40. His time was just a fifth of a second slower than that credited to Dark Charger. - Behind Top Mark were Roger W. Wilsons Tommys Jet, who all but fell at the start, and Mrs. Walter A. Edgars Our President. A real thriller developed in the five-horse Royal Vale Purse, with Killian Farms Resilient nosing out Mrs. James V. Stewarts favored Rustic Billy. Two lengths farther back in third position came Baylor Hickmans Senor Coati, followed by Houghton P. Metcalfs Roman Rocket and Mrs. J. R. H. Thourons Royal Governor. Re-; silient was strongly handled by Walter Blum and returned .20 after getting the mile and a sixteenth in 1:47 flat.

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