Ste. Joan Passes Grand Opera To Prove Victorious at Pimlico: Homebred of Jouett Shouse Gives Players of Favorites Their Fourth Success of Day, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-06


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► Ste. Joan Passes Grand Opera To Prove Victorious at Pimlico ; I I J i I I I J j Homebred of Jouett Shouse t Gives Players of Favorites Their Fourth Success of Day By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 5.— Giving favorite players their fourth success of the day, Jouett Shouses Ste. Joan this afternoon won Pimlicos featured Lexington Purse with 6 furlongs in 1:13 over a fast track. Handled by Karl Korte, the four-year-old Alquest filly paid .60 to her backers in the small crowd of 8,591 after downing Mrs. William R. Albrights Grand Opera by a half length. Another length back in third position was Joseph J. Piparas Martial Law. Grand Opera, winner of two of his last three starts, was the pacemaker from his inside position, saving ground while reeling off fractions of :23% for the quarter and :46% for a half mile. In closest attendance during the early stages of the race were Vincent Jeppis Hasty Scenes and Frederick E. Westenbergers Too Hasty, both of whom faltered badly when the real test developed. Ste. Joan was forced to take the overland route while improving her position but she displayed a fine willingness to win during the drive and wore down the game, but tiring. Grand Opera. Mr. Howard Moved Up Twin Lane Farms Mr. Howard, after having finished second in the fourth race, was moved into the top position through the disqualification of Alec J. Bullocks Side Kick. The latter, after having enjoyed a clear lead until the final stages, swerved to the outside under lefthanded pressure and interfered with Mr. Howard, ridden by Colin Shaw. The latters claim of foul was upheld by the stewards and jthe favorite players realized a payoff. Time for the 5 furlongs was 1:00%. Third money went to Edward Potter Jr.s Sunny Gem. Mrs. J. Yancey Christmas Fast Draw was a punctual favorite under Fred Kratz in the second race, returning straight and completing a 7.80 Daily Double for those who had coupled him with Joe Serio Jr.s Dagworthy, 8.60 winner of the opener. The third winning favorite of the afternoon came in the sixth race when Mrs. Elizabetr A. Kimbles Tingaling Jim was successful at .20. The six-year-old moved | through along the inside under J i m m y , I Fitzgerald and outfinished Bertrando Stables Lord Busher in 1:13. Mrs. Theodora Randolphs Probationer finished third.

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