Obair Gains Third Straight Victory: Outdistances Laurel Rivals; Masud Awarded Place Honors As Bob Austin Is Set Back, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Obair Gains Third Straight Victory VictoryOutdistances Outdistances Laurel Rivals Masud Awarded Place Honors As Bob Austin Is Set Back BackLAUREL LAUREL Md May 4 Accomplishing his third successive victory of the current season Mrs Colin MacLeods Obair this afternoon emerged an easy winner of Laurels sixfurlong featured event Un ¬ beaten this year the threeyearold Occu ¬ pation Fibster colt had everything his own way during the late stages and was three lengths in the van after having been timed in 112 flat over the muddy track Favored at 640 by the crowd of 8963 Obair was capably handled by Eldon Nelson NelsonWaldo Waldo D Andrews Bob Austin finished second in the dash but was disqualified and placed third beliind Mrs Walter M Jeffords Masud who had been bothered badly near the 70 yards marker Peter Vischers Arch Rival finished fourth and came out of the race with what appeared to be rather serve cuts about the right foreleg forelegLlangollen Llangollen Farms Assorted was the pace ¬ maker in the feature enjoying a clear lead into the stretch His was aided when there was considerable crowding behind him en ¬ tering the home lane forcing Masud to delay his already commenced closing surge surgeObair Obair Moves Boldly BoldlyEven Even with that assistance Accepted could not retain the advantage and stopped to a walk finishing a badly beaten last in the field of six Obair after having been restrained along the inside on the turn moved boldly when mildly roused dis ¬ placed the leader and rapidly increased his advantage while being taken under a good grip gripLate Late in the drive Bob Austin lugged in under pressure and dropped over in front of Masud forcing Oliver Cutshaw to take up sharply on the Jeffords colt It was for this that Cutshaw claimed foul and the stewards took their action actionWilliam William Zakoor who handled the dis ¬ qualified Bob Austin had accomplished a saddle double earlier in the program He won the opener with Staley A Weidmans Carolyn W a 17 chance and the fifth race with Mrs William Zakoors Bail Out a 560 choice choiceC C Lamar Creswells Heroic Song scored his second victory of the meeting when he took the fourth race with six panels in 112 under Tony Russo The 720 chance raced Miss Charm into defeat early and had enough in reserve to stave off the late challenge of Duke Singers Swivet by slightly less than a length Third in this dash was Jacob Shers favored Home Boy who was claimed from the race for 6500 by the owner of the winner

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