Rock-Well Pete Makes Good in Ascot Sprint: Holds Half-Length Edge Over Valley Marble; Choices Do Well, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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RockWell Pete Makes Good in Ascot Sprint Holds HalfLength Edge Over Valley Marble Choices Do Well WellBy By R E HURLEY HURLEYASCOT ASCOT PARK Cuyahoga Falls Ohio May 7 Favorite players in a midweek crowd of 5200 fared well in the first half of the program with three choices winning during the first five races of the afternoon afternoonHout Hout and Johns Rock Well Pete made it two straight for the chalk players as he registered by a half length over Wayne Kendricks Valley Marble in a race con ¬ tested over the Ascot Course distance In fact these two drew most of the public support in this race with Rock Well Pete a hairs breadth choice over Kendricks Carrara Marble gelding who was seeking his second straight at the Ascot distance distanceClarence Clarence Smith hustled Rock Well Pete to the early advantage with Valley Marble right after him just a half length off the pace Entering the final furlongs Valley Marble raced up to gain a good neck lead over the favorite and appeared a certain winner butwhen Buck Thornburg reached back to hit Valley Marble once more the gelding ducked in sharply from the whip and had to be taken in hand to prevent contact with RockWell Pete This gave Smith his edge and he pushed the favorite home to victory and returned a 460 mu tuel while timed in 54 for the distance distanceA A race earlier apprentice Jesse Davidson picked up his 21st winner of the meeting with a fourlength victory aboard M and S Stables Law Shifter The Sceneshifter gelding toured the 1 116 miles distance in 153 and paid 580 as the public choice The victory moved the young apprentice into a threeway tie with Jimmy Clemens Continued on Page FiftyTwo RockWell Pete Makes Good in Ascot Sprint SprintHolds Holds HalfLength Edge Over Valley Marble Choices Do Well WellContinued Continued from Page One Oneand and Guy Smithson for the leading spot in the jockey standings here Charles H Browns Fauquier who had won his last race against 2000 company came back in the second race of the pro ¬ gram today and tworoped a field of 1500 claimers at the 7 furlongs distance scoring easily by 7 lengths over Leonard Loyds Xalpa Pride The Ky Colonel gelding who had previously won three races this sea ¬ son was immediately haltered out of the race by WVJ Bills after getting the favor ¬ ite players off to their initial win of the afternoon Backed into an oddson role by the midweek crowd Fauquier paid 360 and completed a Daily Double of 3520 Jockey Tommy Osment picked up his tenth winner astride Fauquier FauquierGallrein Gallrein and Hunts Copper Rose upset the form in the opening race as she scooted over the Ascot course distance in 55 flat to register by two and a quarter lengths over C H Browns Ky Admiral Copper Rose was handled by John J Rivera and she took the lead around the corner in the dash to win her first of the season and post an 1800 mutuel The rack was in a muddy condition for the first two races

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