Manteau in Popular Balmoral Tally; Brookwood Takes Clipsetta Purse: Commargo Second to Racivitch Filly, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17


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Manteau Manteau in in Popular Popular Balmoral Balmoral Tally; Tally; Brookwood Brookwood Takes Takes Clipsetta Clipsetta Purse Purse Commargo Second To Racivitch Filly Prevails by Almost Two Lengths at Downs; Pat Flyway Also Surprises By DON FAIR CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky.. May 16. — Herve Racivitchs Brookwood, a four-year-old Brookfield-sired filly, handled by Sherman Armstrong, sped to a mildly surprising victory here this pleasant afternoon in the Clipsetta Purse, defeating six other better-than-average fillies. The New Orleans-owned winner reached the finish of the six and one-half furlongs feature with a length and three-quarters to spare over Sidney I. Crews Commargo. Three lengths away, estate of Sam E. Wilson Jr.s Lady Swords beat Baylor O. Hickmans favored Lycka a neck for the short end of the purse. Lycka. a good stakes winner last year, was making her first 1957 appearance and she was guilty of forcing Lady Swords extremely wide at the stretch turn. The Wilson stable filly was making a determined bid when the choice, who had set the pace for the major part of the trip, suddenly swerved out beyond the middle of the track. Carries Pound Overweight Brookwood, 110 pounds, one of which was overweight, raced the Clipsetta distance over the fast track in 1:18. She was lightlv regarded by the majority of the 7.500 spectators and those backing her in the straight pool received 79 to 10. Odie Clellands Pat Flyaway, with Bobby Dever in the irons, was a surprising winner over seven quick three-year-old platers in the six and one-half furlongs Discovery Pur?e. The Clelland gelding came from well Continued on Page Forty-Fm Brookwood Surprises In Clipsetta at Downs Defeats Commargo by Almost Two Lengths; Lady Swords Third Continued from Page One back during the last quarter mile to gainer a length and one-quarter verdict from Estate of Sam E. Wilson Jr.s Royal Miche. H. Lr Freyns Bolanda ran third slightly jless than three lengths away and three-* quarters of a length before Lawrence H. Thompsons favored Scotian. Trainer Clelland completed a double, having sent out Helen Kelloggs Hillsdale for a successful trip earlier in the matinee. Jockey Dever also rounded out a double, the Louisville reinsman had scored an easy victory with Exchange Stables Pipit, in the six-furlongs fifth. Pat Flyaway, making his third appearance at the meeting, raced the Discovery distance in 1:19. He was an outsider at 142-to 1. J. J. Gavin Jr.s Tyus, a homebred three-year-old Michie gelding, responded to a hustling ride from Jesse Parsons and earned a length and one-half graduation verdict in the six furlongs High Cloud Purse. Tyus, who finished second in his only other engagement, took command at the break and retained a clear margin the entire trip. Clarence Hartwicks Combahee ran second, two and one-half lengths off the winner and a length and one-half before Irving Gushen"s Black Torch, third in the field of a dozen three- and four-year-old starters. Tyus, 112 pounds, stepped the three-quarters mile in 1:11*5. He was the 6-to-5 choice in the wagering. Mrs. Norman J. Hernandez Markit Paid, handled by Prank Vincent, beat a full field of ordinary platers in the six furlongs initial event and Helen W. Kelloggs Hills- Idale. ridden by Larry Grubb, was best of the dozen juveniles meeting in the five-eighths mile second race. Markit Paid, favored at 6 to 5, and Hillsdale, 6.80 straight, were good for a 6.60 pay-off in the Daily Double pool.

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