Dance Card Takes Polly Drummond: Scores in Stakes Bow at Delaware, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-06


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; , "V t , Dance Card Takes Polly Drummond IRVING KIRSCHBAUM Dance Card carried his Carolyn K Stable colors to victory in the Polly Drummond at the Delaware Park course. Scores in Stakes Bow at Delaware Carolyn K. Filly Holds Lead Practically Throughout for Easy Win Oyer Stay Smoochie By CHARLES IIATTON DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 5. Winning the 20th running of the 4,-400 Polly Drummond was just a little exercise in plain and fancy front-running for the Carolyn K. Stables favored Dance Card. While a majority of the crowd of 13,196 cheered her on, jockey Howard Grant guided her to an easy two and one-half lengths success at the direct expense of the Dorchester Farm Stables Stay Smoochie. The latter, in turn, had two lengths to spare over Circle M Farms Meant Well as that one finished third before Have and Hold and the others of a field of nine two-year-old fillies assembled for this rather sloppy five furlongs. Dance Card, an undistinguished looking but clever daughter of Occupy and Junior Prom, earned a gross prize of 0,900, of which 0,675 was net to owner Irving Kirschbaum, Deal, N. J., and rewarded her backers at the rate of .60 for . She skipped the five furlongs in a highly commendable :58, time just four-fifths behind Beaugays long standing course record. Alfred Dent Makes Presentation Following the running of the rainy day stakes, Alfred Dent, of Greenville, Del., presented Dance Cards people the trophy as a memento of the occasion. It was the fillys first stakes appearance, though she had not been worse than second in four previous starts. Dance Card was bred in Maryland, at the Ponses Country Life Farm. This was incidentally the third time since the Polly Drummonds inception that a product of the stud had won it, as Raise You and Glen Arvis also first saw the light of day there. Dance Card left little to the imagination in the. Polly Drummond. Grant broke her away alertly and she quickly subdued the presumptuous Ste. Joan, then went to the front and simply improved her position from there. Lovita H. was "the chaser" for a few furlongs, but this diminutive filly finally tired of her efforts and drifted rearward through the stretch. Stay Smoochie, for whom some play developed, then took up the chase in the run past the stands, but still Dance Card was unimpressed, finally winning quite comfortably by two and one-half lengths. Meant Well was not very clever out of the gate, but worked her way forward and was clearly third best without ever looking like beating the first two. Jockey Steve Brooks, plying his trade here for the first time, rounded out a saddle triple astride Cedar Farms Our Dance in the secondary attraction. In a three-horse photo, Joseph F. OConnells Combustion II. was a head behind the winner and a nose before Melvin H. Schlosbergs Remand. The winner, the tenth of the meeting for Brooks, was timed in 1:44 for a mile and a sixteenth over the sloppy track and paid 2.20

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