Sir Robby Upset Victor of Withers; Pucker Up Captures Newark Purse: Responds to Excellent Ride By Guerin at Belmont Opener; Clandestine Two Lengths Back; Misty Flight Third; Crowd of 26,128 Attends, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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JOHN S KROESE Owner of Sir Robbv Sir Robby Upset Victor of Withers i Pucker Up Captures Newark Purse Responds to Excellent Ride By Guerin at Belmont Opener Clandestine Two Lengths Back Misty Flight Third Crowd of 26128 Attends AttendsBy By DON FAIR FAIRBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L L N Y May 12 Sir Robby from the stable of John S kroese responded to a welljudged ride from Eric Guerin here this pleasant afternoon and earned a surprising triumph in the 83rd running of the 30250 Withers Stakes before an openingday crowd of 26128 spectators spectatorsThe The Kroese colt the get of Papa Red bird and Owners Aboard reached the fin ¬ ish of the eightfurlong threeyearold stakes with a twolengths margin over his nearest rival Templeton Stables Clandes ¬ tine who was a similar distance before Wheatley Stables Misty Flight There were 13 starters in this edition of the Withers and Maine Chance Farms Liberty Ruler saved fourth a neck back of Misty Flight FlightSir Sir Robby carried scale weight of 126 pounds and raced the mile over the fast strip in a creditable 136 He was lightly regarded in the wagering and those in the inauguralday throng backing the Kroese colt received 3720 straight Net value to Sir Robby was 1936200 and the colt now will probably make his next major start in the Belmont Stakes StakesWidener Widener Presents Trophy TrophyIn In postrace winners ring ceremonies George D Widener chairman of the New York Racing Association Inc presented Kroese with a silver trophy symbolic of Sir Robbys Withers victory I Sir Robby broke alertly under Guerins handling and was steadied back of an ex ¬ tremely fast pace set by Myron Goodwins Board Man who was teletimed the first quarter in 22 and a half in 45 Clan ¬ destine was closest in attendance to Board Man in the run down the backstretch while Pundit was a close third These three went as a team into the lone turn in the race with Misty Flight right back of them in fourth place and Sir Robby fifth fifthBoard Board Mans lead began to dwindle as the stretch approached and Eddie Arcaro chose to wait for a hole to open up along the rail through which to let Misty Flight make his stretch run runGuerin Guerin took the opposite tactic and wheeled Sir Robby to the outside of the three leaders and put the son of Papa Red bird to a drive Under a strong whip ride Sir Robby made up the necessary length deficit in the vlast eighth of a mile and was drawing away from Clandestine at the finish of the mile event eventThe The favored Martins Rullah had the only trouble in the race finding it difficult to get past a group of horses while in the midst of his run on the turn but once clear the colt fifth to Tim Tarn in the Kentucky Derby showed little late run Pundit and Board Man also turned in dis ¬ appointing efforts as they faded from con ¬ tention to sixth and last respectively Neither colt had an exquse exquseThe The Withers was the second stakes win for Sir Robby who had been claimed by Kroese last June 26 for 7000 The brown colt won the Alligator Handicap at Trop ¬ ical Park this winter and was eventually weighted at 111 pounds in the Experi ¬ mental Free Handicap This season alone Sir Robby lias won four of his 10 starts and more than quadrupled his owners inyestment inyestmentFoxcatcher Foxcatcher Farms Lopar a homebred daughter of Heliopolis and Fairy Palace kept her 1958 record clear when she turned in a game performance to beat six other threeyearold fillies in the sixfurlong El ¬ mont Purse Away slowly under Frank Lo vato the Foxcatcher miss saved ground while working her way forward but was under pressure during the late stages to take a length verdict from Elmendorfs Two Cent Stamp who was a half length before North Hill Farms Any Morn early leader for second honors Ned W Brents wellregarded Polamby making her sea ¬ sonal debut salvaged fourth money in the dash dashLopar Lopar a fair class winner at Jamaica and a candidate for the May 24 running of the Acorn Stakes raced the threequarters mile of the Elmont in 110 She was the betting choice at 9to5 9to5Audley Audley Farms Bull Strength a four yearold Olympiasired gelding ridden by Pete Anderson gave an impressive per ¬ formance to annex the sixfurlong Frank ¬ lin Square Purse The Audley Farm sprinter coasted to an easy three and one half lengths victory in his auspicious sea ¬ sonal debut Edwin Jay Goulds Golden East was along for second and he was two and onehalf lengths in advance of Clear water Stables favored Portersville at the

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