On the Trot: Golden Miss Best Local Pacer; Insko Pilots Two Big Winners; Two Newcomers Display Speed, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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pacing filly Golden Miss catapulted from the pack in the final fifty yards to nip Buckeye at the wire in Saturdays featured handicap pace Golden Miss away fast from the gate had been shuffled back to fourth position after the first quarter and when making her move with threeeighths to go naa oeen pocKecea in tne second iane with Jake Rodney in front of her and Rox ¬ burgh Carmen alongside her Rounding the far turn Buckeye who had taken com ¬ mand approaching the half mile mark momentarily opened up on the bunched field and looked like a sure winner There was no denying the irresistible spurt of Golden Miss Even though the chestnut daughter of Ensign Hanover won by a nose she was going away at the end and definitely established herself as the lead ¬ ing pacer at this meeting meetingAs As mentioned before in this space Golden Miss was not nominated for the TransAmerica Series and therefore her legions of admirers will have to wait until the Governors Cun to be raced June 27 at Sportsmans Park before she will be able to challenge the pacing queen Belle Acton as well as other members of the nations big league pacers At present she has nothing to fear from Buckeve Sherrys Honor or Jake Rodney and the rest of the fast class pacers stabled here hereFor For Golden Miss driver Del Insko the chestnut fillys 2042 victory was his 30th win at the meeting and his second con ¬ secutive triumph on Saturday night It was a double victory also for owner Dr Youner Castleton farm sire Ensien Han ¬ over and the outstanding mare Miss Pluto Scott as Inskos winning mount in the race preceding Golden Miss extremely popular victory was the fiveyparold sis ¬ ter to Golden Miss Ludehe Scott who scored her third win at this meeting out of six starts and lowered her seasonal best time to 205 205Returning Returning for a moment to the hand ¬ icap event it was a shame that Jake Rodney again Irad to make a break be ¬ hind the starting gateThe Rodney stal ¬ lion without doubt was in great condition on Saturday night and but for his mis ¬ take would have been a serious con ¬ tender in the race Losing ten lengths a furious Lou Meggitt did not give up but roused the big stallion to a sensa ¬ tional chase catching up with the field after threeeighths to go on and chal ¬ lenge Buckeye for the lead While he did this Sherrys Honor the early lead ¬ er had traveled the first quarter in 30 seconds only to slow down in the second panel panelAlthough Although Jake Rodney must have covered the first half mile in one minute or better he stayed in contention parked out for the rest of the mile At the finish he was but two and a half lengths off Golden Miss Were he to go away on gait he undoubtedly would have taken the lead no later than the seveneighths pole and what he could have done in front one can only guess There is a little doubt however that Golden Miss would have won the race any ¬ way but possibly a new seasons record would have been posted postedSpeaking Speaking of seasons record there were two of them set on Saturday night by a two and threeyearold pacer respec ¬ tively that will take some beating even when the nations juvenile and sopho ¬ more elite will be battling it out in forth ¬ coming stakes at eastern tracks Prior to the regular 10race program twoyear old pacers raced in a nonbetting event and a large crowd already on hand for the 730 p in event gasped when the winning time of 208 was flashed on the infield board boardThe The winner was Miss Single Star a daughter of Kings Counsel Single Stine the dam one of the great pacing mares of all time and an excellent producer The filly a 8500 yearling purchase driven by owner Robert Willis of Logansport Ind simply breezed over the mile distance leading her field from wire to wire and could have gone faster if there had been any kind of competition to press her herLater Later in the evening C M Saunders sensational Divonbay driven by Robert Scott for trainer Harry Fitzpatrick made his long awaited Chicagoland debut The brown Goose Bay colt from the unraced Billy Direct mare Divonia had started only twice before finishing second and third respectively in two stakes events at Santa Anita this spring In his first race he was beaten a length by W D Direct in 202 and then was third to Shadow Wave and W D Direct beaten four and a half lengths in 201 On Sat ¬ urday night Divonbay sprinted into the lead from the start and with Red Scott enjoying the ride romped home in the amazing time of 204 last quarter in 30

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