Mrs. Hellen Wins Season Debut at Lincoln Downs: Favorite Outruns Rockie Creek By Length; Parthenon Is Third, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-09


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Mrs Hellen Wins Season Debut at Lincoln Downs DownsFavorite DownsV V Favorite Outruns Rockie Creek By Length Parthenon Is Third ThirdBy By ELI CHIAT LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln B I May 8 Mclvor Pricketts fleet homebred filly Mrs Hellen made her 1958 debut here this rainy afternoon and turned in the expected winning effort by completing the 5 fur ¬ longs Scituate Purse a length in front of Isaac Pricketts Rockie Creek The latter was a half length in advance of C E Gib ¬ sons Parthenon with Sid Bernsteins St Marks another length behind Mrs Hellen was probably the easiest winner of the meeting as she was taken under wraps after entering the stretch with jockey George Gibb looking over his right shoul ¬ der for competitors competitorsBacked Backed down to oddson favoritism by the crovd of 7256 fans Mrs Hellen paid 320 and was timed the distance in 101 over a rainsoaked track The clocking was by far the best in recent days over the short spiint distance distanceMrs Mrs Hellen a fouryearold daughter of Noble Creek Queen Advice received most of her conditioning for the Scituate at her owners farm in St Matthews S C and she showed that she had not lost any of the zip that saw her win six out of 12 starts last year The Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park was her most im ¬ portant victory Mrs Hellen broke in front in todays headliner and quickly opened up a clear advantage over Rockie Creek with Gibb Still holding her under a light hold She drew off by two lengths then lengthened it to three into the stretch It was here that Gibb decided to see what had hap ¬ pened tp his opponents With nothing less than three lengths away Gibb started to turn down his stick then gradually eased up his mount still keeping alert so that he would not be caughtnapping in case somebody came out of the fog which was descending on the course courseNone None of the others had a sufficient rally I in their system Parthenon who had been outrun in the backstretch saved ground on the turn and continuing to find room along the inside was going very well in the final sixteenth and forced Rockie Creek to the utmost St Marks second choice in the wagering could not seriously threaten the top trio

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