On the Trot: Golden Miss Stars in Feature Leads throughout 2:02 1/5 Mile Filly Not Trans-America Eligible, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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* m.~„,ms — m On the Trot By MORRIE KURLANSKY Golden Miss Stars in Feature Leads Throughout 2:021/s Mile Filly Not Trans-America Eligible MAYWOOD PARK, Maywood, HI., May 3. — If Times Square, the great Ohio speedster and Maywood Park track record holder, holder, had had been been a a * holder, holder, had had been been a a * starter Friday night in j the early-closing event named in his honor, he probably could have hardly improved on the excellent performance shown by Dr. J. Howard Youngs brilliant filly Golden Miss. Skillfully handled by leading reinsman Del Insko, both the Ensign Hanover Hanover daughter daughter as as m.~„,ms — m Hanover Hanover daughter daughter as as well as the young trainer-driver crowned their previous fine efforts with an impressive three-length victory in the outstanding time of 2:023. equaling Jake Rodneys record at this meeting. The time is surpassed only by Belle Actons 2:01% mile at Roosevelt Raceway last week. Mentioning Belle Acton, it undoubtedly will be one of the highlights of the season when the sensational "mare from Maine will clash with Golden Miss, and it can only be hoped that it will be at a Chicago area track. The vast improvement or the latter filly shown this spring not only amaies her owner. Dr. Young who only a few days ago flatly refused a very substantial offer by eastern interests for her, but trainer Insko as well. In fact, neither Dr. Young nor Insko when they mapped out the stables campaign considered Golden Miss good enough" to be entered either in the Trans-America Series or the Suburban .Downs Pacing Classic to be contested here this fall. Instead, Dr. Young entered Golden.Miss elder, brother Plutocrat v for these rich events. Thus come May 31 the likes of Torpid, Belle Acton, Widower Creed et al. will be rid of what would be one of the strongest contenders in the Trans-America, the amazing Golden Miss, doubtless the best pacing filly developed in this area. v Even if Golden Miss admittedly enjoyed a certain advantage in last nights event in that she drew the rail position in the first tier in the bulky field of 10 fast four-year-old pacers, her apparently effortless victory was so impressive as to allow the thought that she would have won from any position and quite possibly could have crashed the 2:02 mark if there had been one or two rivals to go with her in the final quarter. As it was, Ned Rosecroft, the longest shot in the race at 35 to 1, made what looked like a dangerous bid on the back-stretch. While Jack Browns .good gelding succeeded in passing the horses in front of him, he could never reach the Wisconsin filly in the stretch drive. Golden Miss simply pulling away from him. Several lengths behind Ned Rosecroft, who paced a very creditable race, Ozark Pride barely managed to save third money from Boom-town who is getting better with every race while Shatter Hanover in a valiant try bested therest of the field. Sea Rover, the Herman Graham representative, became a victor of the speed duel for the lead and was forced to race, on the outside and had no chance at all to get wtihin striking distance. With fractions of :29%, 1:00% arid 1:31%, it was small wonder that the kinsman to the victress, being by Ensign Han-, over, too, tired after the first half mile to finish a weary seventh. The excitement over Golden Miss fine victory had hardly subsided when another member of the distaff brigade, this one Adolph Dormans nine-year-old trotting mare Lady Iosola Miller, not only devastated a first-rate field of handicap trotters with a final quarter in :29*S seconds but trotted the fastest mile in Chicago, 2:03?S, since Vickie Wayne set the Sportsmans Park track record July 3, 195C, with her 2:03tS. Big Axe set the pace for exactly three-quarters of the mile trip, going the first quarter in :31%, the second quarter in identical time, and third quarter in :31, after which the grand Minnesota speedster took off as if shot from a pistol to win with speed to spare. Big Axe held on to save second money from Lady Brookwood, who showed considerable improvement, while Colbirish, winner of the previous trot handicaps here, finished fourth after having been parked out like his stable-mate Sea Rover was in the preceding race. The Maywood Park track probably has never been faster than last night. Because of threatening rain the surface had been rolled and there was very little cushion on the strip and the result was that not only Golden Miss and Lady Iosola Miller produced some very fast clockings. The 23 class pacer Chuck Counsel, a four-year-old Palachuck gelding, owned and trained by Fred Runyan and driven by Harold Snodgrass, lowered his previous record of 2:084,£. made only a week ago to a very creditable 2:04%, one of the best clockings ever registered in a race of this type. Pat Frisco, Dwayne Pletchers green pacing gelding was responsible for fractions of :31, 1:01% and 1:33%, but the Frisco Dale son could not resist the winner in the final sixteenth, although proving clearly best of the rest of the field. Ozark Tom, L. L. Blackburns recent 2,000 purchase, broke his maiden in his third attempt under the lights and was timed in a 2:05% victor, although obviously short.

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