Trico Adds to His Impressive Record with Four-Length Triumph at Laurel: Meaux Rides Four Winners, Three for Bishop Stable; Howard Grant Has Triple, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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Trico Adds to His Impressive Record With Four-Length Triumph at Laurel Meaux Rides Four Winners, Three for Bishop Stable; Howard Grant Has Triple By FEED GALIANI LAUREL, Md., May 1.— Trico, a consistent racer who has not been worse than third in his last 11 starts, added to his al-ready_ impressive record today with a scampering victory in the featured Bethes-da-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Purse. Giving the William Hal Bishop stable a double, Trico outran his field through the stretch and flashed under the wire four lengths before Ruff Acres Farms favored Flying Chief. Two lengths back in third place was Fun Lover, a -stablemate of the winner. Clarence Meaux, who won cn the same" outfits Whiz Lady in the fourth race, was astride Trico. with the five-year-old horse paying .60 to win. The time for the 6 furlongs was 1:11% over a track labeled good. A crowd of 12.198 fans, swelled by the presence of numerous members of the female sex who were admitted free on ladies day. turned out for the afternoon, which was for the most part overcast. Meaux wrapped up the day with four winners, taking the last race on the W. H. Bishop Stables Equal Strife, giving that powerful stable its third score of the afternoon. Mrs. Dorothy Bowens Telepost, the favorite, was second, Trico is a five-year-old son .of Sir Damion — Sis Tartan who had won six of his last seven starts, finishing -second to Flying- Chief in his most recent outing to have his victory string broken. The decision w-as reversed handsomely tcday. I Solid Gem got away first in the feature JOCKEY CLARENCE MEAUX— Starred in the saddle yesterday at Laurel, when 1 he rode four winners. ► — -. but the entry of Fun Lover and Trico, only heads apart, did not give the leader a moments surcease in his fleet moment on the lead. Fabricator and Flying Chief were in the rear and it seemed both were waiting for the other to make his move. Going around the turn, the entry, which had supplanted Solid Gem in the field, soon dissolved their partnership and Trico streaked out to take absolute control of the situation. At the turn point, both Flying Chief and Fabricator started to move, with the former making a more rapid approach to the leaders. Out in the middle of the stretch. Flying Chef passed Fun Lover to be second, but Trico was rolling along smoothly under intermittent urging by Meaux and was never in danger of being caught. Although the favorite managed to take second comfortably. Fabricators bid fell short and he had to be content with fourth money behind Fun Lover. Grant got himself a triple during the day when he captured the fifth event on Carolyn K Stables Surry, following his winning both ends of the Daily Double. Howard Grant, who is a couple of fur-longs*ahead-of his the jockey race, added to his total by taking both ends of the 90 Daily Double, bringing his total for the meeting to 40. Grant, who will concluding his riding campaign here Friday,"- is threatening the all-time Laurel mark of 44, set by Nick Shuk in 1942 at a 33-day meeting. Grant piloted Mrs. R. H. Burnettes Gallant Junior to a length and a half victory over Peter Vischers Bail Out in the opener. Gallant Junior, the choice, paid .80 and ran the 1 1-8 miles in 1:55%. In the second race he was on Robert Stofbergs Big Blade for a much easier triumph, getting the three-year-old Tuscany colt home four and a half lengthe ahead of Joseph Wolf* Morgan Boy. W. H. Bishops Laura B. W., the choice, was a nose back in third place, after saving ground on the rail, but hanging the drive. Big Blade paid and ran the 6 furlongs over a good strip in, l.:14%. This was the third time at the meeting Grant-had ridden both ends of the Daily Double and his score on Big Blade was Ins fifth consecutive one in the last two days. He won with his last three mounts on Wednesday. Meaux earned himself a triple when he eked out a life and death nose verdict with Hidden Valley Farms Bubble Fame over W. Ellis Johnsons Eternal Path. Eternal Path had a good lead through the stretch but Bubble Fame wore him down relentlessly and just got up to win by the barest of margins. Neither jockey would enter the winners circle after the race and the camera finally put up Bubble Fames number. The nose decision cost Grant his fourth score of the day. Bubble fame paid 1.40.

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