Pop Corn Vindicates Pimlico Support With Win Over Turf: Greentree Horse Overtakes Innishowen as Meet Opens In Dixie Handicap Prep, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05


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4 # Pop Corn Vindicates Pimlico Support With Win Over Turf ! , | | i , Greentree Horse Overtakes * Innishowen as Meet Opens In Dixie Handicap Prep By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 4.— Returning to the turf course over which he accomplished his most noteworthy success, Greentree Stables Pop Corn this afternoon won the featured Baltimore Spring Purse as Pimlico opened a 12-day spring meeting which will be climaxed on Saturday, May 16 with the 83rd running of the famed Preakness. With the entire field, with the exception of Murcain-Byars Stables Ghan Fleet who bled, closely bunched at the wire, Perne L. Grissoms Innishowen finished second, with Mrs. Henry L. Nathensons Midontrial third. Pop Corn, a five-year-old son of Nirgal — Boomdeay, was expertly handled by Irish Johnny Ruane and equaled the 1 1-16 miles grass record of 1:43% while working under 115 pounds. At .40 in the mutuels, Pop Corn was a slight favorite over Mrs. S. Helene Sadaccas unplaced A Dragon Killer with the small opening day crowd of 8,828. Pop Corn, like all of todays starters except Ram, is pointing for Saturdays 5,000 added, 138 miles Dixie Handicap, the race in which he scored such an impressive victory last season. Innishowen, a much more proficient performer on the grass than he is on the main track, was the pacemaker in the Baltimore Spring, receiving a well-judged ride from Keith Stuart. With such handling, it appeared that he might carry his speed the entire distance. m A Dragon Killer Disappoints Pop Corn, however, after having been rated until nearing the quarter pole, proved too much in the final drive and prevailed by a half length while in receipt of three pounds from his rival. A Dragon Killer, winner of the Ventnor Handicap last year on the grass, as well as the Arlington Classic, turned in a disappointing effort but can be expected to improve. He made his bid leaving the back-stretch, a point at which many thought he should still be well off the pace. He then lost ground on the final turn and lacked a late response. Milton Shagrins San Ju Lee, a double winner in Florida during the winter, made her northern debut a successful one by accounting for the 6 furlongs seventh rarce in l:124/5. The three-year-old Shag Tails j filly rallied along the inside to whip members of her age division and return 5.60. Larry Adams, who had taken the third j race with the favored Miss Twin Lane, was completing a double astride San Ju Lee. Just a half-length behind the winner was Willowbrook Stables Weather Prophet, the choice, while behind him in a dead heat for third were Flamingo Farms Old Timer and Scheer D. Quarles Ess Dee. The rider of Max Zipkins Time to Sell claimed foul against Weather Prophet for alleged interference. The original order of finish remained unchanged, however, after the stewards had viewed films of the running. The dead heat in the seventh race was the second of the afternoon, Mrs. Jean Bradleys Finn McCool and Michael DOno-frios LAudacious finishing on even terms behind Milton Polingers Bal Harbour in the fifth event. Bal Harbour under Ben-nie Green, returned 6.00 after getting 6 furlongs in 1:1*%.

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