Award Cloud Nine Honors When Fouled by V. S. O. P: Christianas Filly is Favorite with 9,504 Patrons at Delaware, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-26


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Award Cloud Nine Honors When Fouled by V.S.O.P. Christianas Filly Is Favorite With 9,504 Patrons at Delaware By PALMER HEAGERTY DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 25. — Christiana Stables Cloud Nine, a homebred three -year-old daughter of Half Crown and Enchanted Eve, was awarded top money in this afternoons featured Rosetown Purse through the disqualification of Mrs. Milton Erlangers V.S.O.P. The latter had finished three parts of a length in front of his rival after a mile in 1:391£. Two lengths back in third position was Edwin S. Hinemans Colony Menu. The winner was ridden by Eldon Nelson and rewarded her backers in the crowd of 9,504 with a .40 payoff as the choice. V.S.O.P., after breaking a bit tardily, was rushed through to attain command before reaching the first turn, then was taken under steadying, restraint while cutting out the pace. In closest attendance was Colony Menu, while Cloud Nine was four or five lengths back and going splendidly under Nelsons steadying restraint. Enjoying a clear lead into the stretch and having successfully disposed of Colony Menu, V.S.OJ*. altered his course when placed to pressure by Oliver Cutshaw. Cloud Nine, who had saved ground to become a threat, was forced to hesitate briefly, then was sent outside the leader. V.S.O.P. drifted out slightly and deterred Cloud Nine, who reached her rival nearing the end despite her difficulties. Highland Brigade, a two-year-old son of Nearco — Mieuxserene, for whom Mrs. J. R. H. Thouron went to 1,000 to acquire as a yearling at last years Saratoga sales, made his racing debut in the fourth event, a dash of five and one-half furlongs for maiden youngsters. Although beaten almost three lengths while finishing third behind Cleveland Skinkers .60 favorite, Tuscanaway, and Margery K. OBoyles This Day, the good-looking bay impressed with a late surge, rallying from twelfth position through the final quarter mile and making up about 10 lengths. Despite being forced to serve a 10-day suspension meted out by the local stewards, apprentice Frank Lovato today rode both ends of the Daily Double for the third time at the meeting. The youngster took the opener with Daniel Promins Paideia, at 8.60, and the second race with C. Ewing Tuttles favored Disarmed, who paid .60. The combination returned 8.20 in the Daily Double.

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