White Knight Gets Up in Final Stride To Nose Out Favored Dedicate in Dash: Ussery Gives Messina Racer Splendid Ride; Westrope Has Three Successive Winners, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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LE BEAU PRINCE Frenchbred runner who has won all four of his starts in inthis this country faces his biggest test this afternoon when meeting Nashua and other otherhandicap handicap stars in the Grey Lag at Jamaica White Knight Gets Up in Final Stride To Nose Out Favored Dedicate in Dash Ussery Gives Messina Racer Splendid Ride West rope Has Three Successive Winners WinnersJAMAICA JAMAICA L I N Y May 4 Getting up in the final stride under a splendid ride by Bobby Ussery who was making liis New York debut James J Messinas White Knight nosed out Mrs Jan Burkes Dedi ¬ cate in the featured Brookville Purse here today Though making his first start since October 1 Dedicate was backed down to oddson favoritism by the crowd of 19945 Six lengths back of the leaders came Harry LaMontagnes Goulash and Walter S Homes Woodbrook an entry finished a nose apart in that order White Knight paid 1140 after stepping the six furlongs in a brisk 111 under 113 pounds Dedi ¬ cate who won five straight races last spring including the Delaware Valley and Jersey Stakes carried 124 124Dedicate Dedicate and White Knight had the Brookville to themselves after the opening furlong in which the field was closely bunched Nearing the far turn Dedicate shot into command with White Knight go ¬ ing right after him a length behind The leaders quickly drew clear of the other eight in the field but Dedicate was not able to draw away from White Knight though Bill Boland kept him under steady pressure Turning for home and through the upper stretch Dedicate maintained his length lead and the favorite appeared home free nearing the sixteenth pole when he sud ¬ denly began to tire Ussery had never stopped trying with White Night but he waited until the final yards to really get into the son of War Admiral and when he called on him for the final effort he got just enough to get the job done doneUssery Ussery who was third leading rider in America last year but has been riding almost exclusively in New England and Florida was not the only saddle star of the afternoon Jack Westrope who was the national champion back in 1933 at the age of 17 rode three consecutive winners winnersJack Jack Westrope scored with his third straight iongshot when he urged Leo Ed ¬ wards Eternal Flame to the finish of the fifth event a neck before Philip Godfreys Secret Session who led S P Stecklers Rhodes by the same margin at the end of five furlongs in 101 Eternal Flame a Floridabred daughter of Flyaway paid 4190 after her graduation exercises exercisesThe The veteran rider won with a pair of comparative outsiders in the third and fourth races by the simple expedient of going to the front and staying there Rope was on C Mahlon Klines Tattie bogle in the third and kept that maiden threeyearold going long enough to score by a length and onequarter over Addison Stables Agar who led Mrs Ethel D Ja ¬ cobs favored Run Quick another length and onehalf Tattiebogle paid 3320 3320In In the fourth Westrope sent J W Niz leks Ramrod up to challenge Peter Fullers Mr Redbird soon after the start of the mile and onesixteenth headed that colt in the backstretch and drew away at the end to triumph by two lengths over Mrs Ada L Rices Candidly who came on at the end to take the place by a length and one half over Mr Redbird Woolford Farms Kaw Maid the favorite was a nose out of the money Ramrod returned 1540

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