Shamrock Hill Gains Fifth 55 Win: Reighbout Gives Way in Stretch Run, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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Shamrock Hill Gains Fifth 55 Win JOCKEY S. BOULMETIS— Rode three winners on Monmouths program yesterday. Reighbout Gives Way in Stretch Run Boulmetis Has His Mount | Almost Length in Clear at Monmouth for Third Tally By JOE HIRSCH MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 14. — Sammy Boulmetis took Elkcam Stables favored Shamrock Hill off the pace in the featured Seventh Heaven Purse today, moved into a contending position curving for home, then ran down Janet N. Kellys Reighbout through the final furlong to score by three parts of a length. J. M. Grieves Miss Joanne was the third horse, four distant lengths behind Reighbout. The score was the third of the day for Boulmetis, who also registered with Decimal in the fifth race and Papa Tony in the third. Shamrock Hill returned .60 for his fifth victory of the year in 11 attempts and got the mile and a sixteenth in a brisk 1 :44, largely the result of Reighbouts pace. A four-year-old Jeep gelding, Shamrock Hill has been a consistent performer this season with a pair of seconds and two thirds, and has accumulated almost 6,000 in purses. A crowd of 11,431 turned out in mild and slightly overcast weather. They watched a winners circle ceremony involving motion picture actor Ricardo Montalban, who presented a trophy to the winning interests, representing the Elkcam Stable of the three Mackle brothers, Robert, Elliot and Frank of Miami, Fla. Boulmetis enjoyed his own ceremony, his three wins giving him the lead in the race for local jockey honors with six tallies to three for runner-up Walter Blum. Battles for Early Lead Reighbout was quickest to begin in the feature, battling with Songai for the lead to the clubhouse turn. Reighbout won, and showed the way into the near turn by a nose with Songai and Handicapper in close pursuit. Down the backstretch Reighbout drew out from Songai to lead by a pair of lengths past the half-mile pole as the latter retired rather steadily. Shamrock Hill was moving up on the outside at this point in an even drive to the leader and passed Gay Street to drop in behind Reighbout as the field curved for home. Entering the stretch, Reighbout still had the rail and the lead but -Shamrock Hill was on the march and breasted the pacemaker past the eighth pole. He was soon in front and was able to hold Reighbout safe to the wire. Stephan Clark, Jr.s favored Decimal made the pace all the way around in the fifth race and was still able to finish resolutely under a strong ride by Sam Boulmetis, closing a half length to. the good of Eugene Constantin, Jr.s Indicative with Justin Funkhousers Noble Song another length and a half back for the minor award. Decimal, a 7-5 choice, returned .80 after spinning the six furlongs in 1:11%. Carrying top weight of 121 pounds he began alertly, maintained his advantage turning for home, but had something left in the final furlong to preserve his triumph. The three-year-old Slide Rule colt was registering his second victory of the season. He had been travelling in good allowance company all spring in New York. Windsor King broke on top along the inside with Noble Song forwardly placed in the early going. Shortly after the start, Boulmetis, who previously had scored with Papa Tony in the third race, hustled Decimal to the front in the middle of the pack | and there the favorite remained. He was closely pressed by Indicative from the half mile marker to the eighth pole, when Boulmetis dug into Decimal and increased his advantage slightly. Indicative continued to menace the victor to the wire but failed to catch up with him. Noble Song closed evenly for third money while the others never threatened. The Daily Double combination was Red Fiddler in the first race and Laurel Springs in the second, good for 32.60.

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