Park Dandy Handy Suffolk Winner: Deroin on Favorite in Roslindale Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-06


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Park Dandy Handy Suffolk Winner DeRoin on Favorite In Roslindale Purse Veteran Beattie Star Runs Down Bonanza Miss in Dash; Old Algasir Garners Purse By TEDDY COX SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 5. W. J. "Jim" Beatties patched-up Park Dandy, one of the most popular horses on Yankeeland soil, stirred up some of his old-time animation when he rather handily turned back his opposition In the Roslindale Purse before a gathering of 9,672 here this chilly afternoon. The seven-year-old gelded son of Bull Dandy Bark Avenue, by Agrarian, was installed an even-money favorite, mainly on the strength of his recent effort in the Tomasello Memorial, when he was forced to go extremely wide at the head of the stretch, but finished second. This time there were no obstacles and the lively little Beachmont Mass. apprentice, Davie DeRoin, was of much help as he directed him over the six furlongs course. At the finish the veteran was two and one-quarter lengths ahead of M. L. Stackers Bonanza Miss, while J. J. Gormans Powhiri was third ahead of I. Prick-etts Hell Raysor. Park Dandy registered 1:10 for the distance, but it probably could have been a great deal faster had it been necessary for DeRoin to press him. The track was fast and there were a number of topcoats and other heavy attire visible in the stands because of the recent change from summerlike weather. Maid o Athens Takes Lead At the start of the Roslindale, Maid o Athens, who probably requires a soft track for her very best effort, stepped out into the lead, but was soon joined by Powhiri and Bonanza Miss. Tommy Barrow had his long , legs cocked against the "dashboard" on Bonanza Miss and it appeared he could have swept up into the lead at any time. "- DeRoin, in the meantime, allowed the threesome to battle it out, and he waited until there was some evidence of fatigue on the part of the pacemakers before he released his powerful hold on the choice. Park Dandy moved briskly nearing the stretch from the outside,, and once he gained a contending position, the leading "bug" of the meeting allowed him to ease into the lead without any display of energy. Gallant old Algasire, whose sturdy legs possibly are beginning to show wear and tear from his numerous campaigns, gave Yankeeland fans a genuine thrill when he came from off the pace to account for the sixth race, over the six-furlong route. The 11-year-old gelded son of Sir Gallahad m. Alpoise, by Equipoise, was making his second start of the year. He returned to competition here the other day after being away since March of 1956 at Bowie. In that race he appeared to be short of conditioning and tired somewhat through the stretch. This time, with Warren Lane riding a confident race, the oldster turned on his "class," in which he abounds, even though he was running with a ,000 claiming tag. Lane allowed him to locate his best stride down the backstretch and halfway around the turn. During this time, Ducat had opened up an advantage of several lengths. Algasir, however, set sail at the end and it didnt require too much of his effort to - take over. Through the last sixteenth, however, Lane took a steadying hold of the veteran and he won by three-quarters of a length. Time for the six furlongs was 1:12, and Algasir paid .60.

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