King Me Splashes Home on Top at Farden State: Tufanos Jersey-Bred Sophomore Defeats Royal Warrior by Five, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


view raw text

King Me Splashes Home On Top at Garden State Tufanos Jersey-Bred Sophomore Defeats Royal Warrior by Five By FRED GALIANI GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 5. — King Me.. a homebred New Jersey horse, captured the featured Delair Purse this gloomy overcast afternoon, splashing his way through the slop to a five-length triumph and coming back to the winners circle with his yellow and black silks virtually spotless. Sam Tufanos three-year-old son of Ferd — Grail was the second choice by a comparative minimum of dollars in the wagering and returned .60. In second place came the favored M. Mah-lon Klines Royal Warrior, who came from far back and weaved his way through the stretch. River Divide Farms Thespis was almost a length back in third place after closing well along the rail. Sammy Boulmetis rode King Me, allowing Lone Star Lolly to take the lead at the start, but passing him when he was ready. Once in command King Me had no trouble maintaining his advantage and scampering home in the clear. It required 1:13% for King Me to traverse his way through the yellow, sloppy strip. A crowd of 17,508 tn ■■ ■f*!Kniij.*inii ii » d- s i turned out for the afternoon to witness the proceedings under rainy conditions. King Me- started only two times this year, both at Lincoln Downs, and finished out of the money both times. As a juvenile he managed to win one race in eight starts. His best race prior to todays was a second "in the Grey Stakes Handicap at Woodbine, but his position was determined via the disqualification route when Caledon was removed from second place. The chestnut colt broke from the outside position at the start of the Delair and quickly went to the front. But Lone Star Lolly then took over, command and Boulmetis let his opposition battle along on the front end. By the time they had gone into the turn though, Boulmetis turned his mount loose and in a twinkling. King Me was- in the lead. Thespis who had been fairly close, found ropm along the rail and moved strongly while the choice. Royal Warrior, coming from the ruck, also charged between horses. Lone Star Lolly, having drooped out on the turn, was finished and King Me had the wire in his sights and there was nothing to challenge him as he fled along before his rivals. Royal Warrior, a, half brother to the sterling Helioscope, finally got his running shoes on through the stretch but bore in so much that his rider was unable to do him justice. In any event, it was unlikely that he would have caught the winner. Thespis, despite saving all the ground, could do no better than third. .ntut s"i 3i. vCvl - A r.v t ro» vti 1 Zi * piiiiir.a: . ... _ _ u r a I. , —.if n I — -I .1 I ! - L

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1958050601_12_2
Library of Congress Record: