First Asking Leads at Every Marker in Hard-Earned Score: Holds Jet Girl Off by Neck Margin in Ingleside Purse; Atkinson Triples at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08


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_ First Asking Leads at Every Marker in Hard-Earned Score Holds Jet Girl Off by Neck [ Margin in Ingleside Purse; Atkinson Triples at Jamaica By BOB IIORWOOD JAMAICA. L. I.. N. Y., May 7.— Leading throughout the featured Ingleside Purse. Velvet Acres" First Asking stood a long drive gamely to turn back the finishing rush of Ralph Lowes Jet Girl by a short neck. Mike Sorrentino rode First Asking, while Ted Atkinson was on Jet Girl and after the race, a wag remarked that Ted Atkinson had misjudged the finish, but in a fashion the reverse of Willie Shoemakers historic error with Lowes Gallant Man in Saturdays Kentucky Derby, declaring that he must have thought he had a few more yards to go. Actually. Jet Girl, an outsider, appeared to have First Asking beaten in the upper stretch, but hung under steady urging, while First Asking responded willingly to Sorrentinos steady drive. Warner Stables Exclusive was only a half length farther back and two lengths before Nelson I. Asiels Tarquilla. Stolen Hour Favored Philip Connors Stolen Hour was made the favorite by,, the crowd of 20,897, but could finish no tetter than fifth in the field of six fillies and mares, all of whom are eligible to next Wednesdays Cham-plain Handicap. First Asking paid .70 as second choice and ran the six furlongs in a creditable 1:12%. That Lowes luck is not all bad was evident in the fifth event, when his Nearala scored an impressive victory in a field of maiden three-year -olds Continued on Page Fifty-Two ... Il;/..v Jl,,l.: ,1 . . :ll:lll.lllll:llll: I M. -— , B. FRANK CHRISTMAS — Saddled Eternal Flame for a winning performance yesterday at Jamaica. First Asking Leads at Every Marker in Hard-Earned Score Holds Jet Girl Oii by Neck ] Margin in Ingleside Purse; Atkinson Triples at Jamaica Continued from Pagt On* winning in style suggesting that she may be-a stakes filly. Sorrentino sent First Asking to the front at the start of the Ingleside, opening a daylight lead over Tarquilla and Jet Girl, who was on the outside of the three leaders, while Stolen Hour was back in fifth place, followed by Exclusive as they reached the far turn. Rounding the curves to the stretch. First Asking continued to lead by a length 01 more, while Jet Girl moved up to join Tarquilla and Stolen Hour was a couple of lengths behind in fourth place. Turning for home. Jet Girl loomed up on the outside of First Asking as though she was going to go right on by. but the pacemaker responded when called on and drew away again slightly passing the furlong pole. Through the final yards, eJt Girl regained ground by inches, but appeared to hang slightly. Exclusive finished strongly and might have beaten both of the leaders in a few more strides, while Tarquilla tired steadily and Stolen Hour lost what chance she had when bearing out at the final bend. Careless Miss completed the field. Jockey Raul Sterling, who was completing a double himself, snapped Ted Atkinsons winning skein at 3 for 0 when he took the sixth event on R. O. J. Streubers favored Eternal Flame". Coming from fifth place at the head of the stretch. Eternal Flame scored by two lengths over Leo R. Finks Butwi.ser. who led F. G. Riveras Guda Maza another four lengths. Atkinson finished sixth on Agha Alibhai, who tired badly. Eternal Flame paid and was teletimed in 1:47 for the mile and a sixteenth. Smiling Margie Withstands Inquiries Ted Atkinson completed a double when he urged Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Smiling Margie, a chestnut filly from the first crop of the 1953 Hollywood Gold Cup winner. Royal Serenade, to the finish of the third race two lengths before Glenelg Stables Inquiry. Immediately after the race, the stewards held an inquiry of their own which resulted in the disqualification of Claiborne Farms Propellant for interfering with Mrs. Kay Jensens Askepot in the upper stretch. Propellant was placed last while Askepot finished ninth and Addison Stables Ardella. who had finished fourth, inherited third money. Smiling Margie paid 1.30 and required 1:01% for the five furlongs. Atkinson rode his third winner of the afternoon when he took the second division of the juvenile event with Shelter Rock Stables Cherry Jubilee, who reached the end of the five furlongs a length and a half before Winding Way Farms Sweet Swinger. A. F. Walls Tuditious finished well along the rail to be a half length farther back and a little more than two lengths before Theodora A. Randolphs Nosegay. Cherry Jubilee paid .90 and was teletimed in 1:01 %. Shelter Rock Stable is the nom de course of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent De Roulet, while Mrs. De Roulet is a daughter of Mrs. Charles Shipman Pay-son, co-owner with Jock Whitney of Green-tree Stable. George Seabo saddled Cherry Jubilee, who is believed to be the first winner for the young stable.

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