Turning for Home: Find Repels Eddie Schmidts Bid in Inglewood Half Length Score Boosts Earnings to 90,354 Neves Follows, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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~ wm ■ Turning for Home I By Leon Rasmussen Find Repels Eddie Schmidts Bid in Inglewood Half-Length Score Boosts Earnings to 90,354 Neves Follows Winfreys Instructions to Letter HOLLYWOOD PARK, Calif., June 24.— In one «of the most beautiful finishes of the meeting, Alfred G. Vanderbilts seven-year-old Discovery gelding, Find, ~ Saturday, Saturday, before before 47,171 47,171 cheering cheering Saturday, Saturday, before before 47,171 47,171 cheering cheering fans, withstood the determined stretch challenge of Elobee Farms Count Speed colt, Eddie Schmidt, by a half length to win the 3,250 mile and one-sixteenth Inglewood Handicap for a net purse of 0,200, a sum which zoomed the tremendously consistent bays lifetime earnings to 90,354. Although only five went postward for this Inglewood, the race race in in which which Swaps Swaps set set the the world world wm ■ race race in in which which Swaps Swaps set set the the world world record of 1:39 a year ago, it was a corking good race with the first four within a length and one-quarter of each other at the wire and the highweighted favorite, Bobby Brocato, who finished last, less than four lengths away after setting most of the pace. The race lost its probable favorite when Poltex Stable and R. Bonds Terrangpwho had won the Argonaut mile in 1:33%. two weeks ago, went lame in a pre-race trial. Eddie Schmidt, whowas wearing Find down rapidly, took the place three parts of a length before Joe W. Browns Pit Boss, who had a nose on The Pie King, the 1953 juvenile champion of England and Ireland whose amazing comeback this summer may have come to an early end as he came back nodding and obviously lame. An Eye on Bobby Brocato Trainer Bill Winfrey, who has saddled Find throughout his long and honorable career, told jockey Ralph Neves just how he wanted him ridden and Neves followed instructions to the letter. Winfrey wanted Find to go to the top and stay there UNLESS Bobby Brocato was determined to have the lead. In that case, he was to take back and dog his tracks until he ran out of steam, which Winfrey felt he would do judging by Bobbys race in the Argonaut. Find did take the top out of the gate with Neves sticking him good, but Taniguchi hustled Bobby up on the outside and the son of Natchez had a daylight lead as they rushed around the clubhouse turn. Bobby stretched his lead to about three lengths starting down the backstretch, but then Neves asked Find to creep up on him and he responded. By the time they hit the three-furlong pole, Bobby Brocato faltered suddenly and Find gunned into a lead of . about three lengths. He looked all over the winner straightening away for the run to the wire, but his early exertions began to exact their toll and only his thorough gameness kept his pursuers at bay. Held as third choice at slightly better than 5-to-2, Find paid .10 on the front end. His final time for the mile and one-sixteenth was .1:40%, far removed from Swaps record even though the track was probably never faster. The six-furlorig track-record was equaled by a 0,000 plater in the third race and then lowered to li08% by King Ranchs good, but not exceptional, sprinter How Now in the sixth. Winfrey, a practical man, did not think Finds race as one of his best, admitting that he was glad "Terrang wasnt in there." Three Others Had a Chance Eddie Schmidt, the Golden State Breeders winner, might have been even closer but for having several bids blocked by Bobby Brocatos changing direction. His rider, Hank Moreno, felt he would have won it all but for this. William Skuse, on Pit Boss, also had some trouble, the son of Petition having to be steadied and brought out of tight quarters while attempting to move between horses. The Pie King, whose leg trouble may have happened around the five-sixteenths pole, according to Shoemaker, ~was only a length and one-quarter away despite the trouble and he, too, probably would have been closer if hed stayed sound. Bobby Brocato just ran out of gas, but his race was such an improvement that he may be hard to beat next time out. Find carried 118 to 123 on Bobby Brocato, 112 on Eddie Schmidt, 109 on Pit Boss and 107 on The Pie King.

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