Tick Tock Stands Long Belmont Drive To Win Toboggan for Howell Jackson: Holds Off Cohoes Closing Rush as Warhead Finishes Third Before 23,083 Fans, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-12


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Tick Tock Stands Long Belmont Drive To Win Toboggan for Howell Jackson Holds Off Cohoes Closing Rush as Warhead Finishes Third Before 23,083 Fans By BOB HORWOOD BELMONT PARK, Elmont. L. I., N. Y„ May 11. — Slipping through on the inside rail at the head of the stretch, Howell E. Jacksons Tick Tock stood a long drive gamely to win todays 9,200 Toboggan Handicap by, a half length over Greentree Stables Cohoes, who headed Mrs. Mabel D. Scholtz Warhead in the final stride. Georgianna Fosters Viscount was another two and a half lengths out of the money in the field of 12. Somewhat neglected by the opening-day crowd of 23,083, Tick Tock paid 5.30 after stepping the 6 furlongs in 1:10% on a fast track that was actually deep and tiring. Bob Ussery rode the winner. Tick Tock, who carried 122 pounds to the topweight of 125 on Cohoes, is a brown six-year-old gelded son of Double Jay-Up Early, by Sun Again, who finished third to Bold Ruler and Clem in last years Toboggan and won the Princeton and Vosburgh Handicaps. He was also in the money in six other stakes and fourth in four in a campaign of remarkable consistency. The Toboggan, which carried a gross prize to the winner of 8,980, including 00 in fees, was Tick Tocks second start of the year and his second victory. Bumpy Road was first out of the gate at the start of the Toboggan, which until ► this year was run on the straightaway, while Nans Mink was all but left at the post. Yemen and Warhead were also a bit slow to hit their stride, though breaking alertly. At the end of the opening quarter in a blazing :22%, Kentucky Pride, Bumpy Road and Jimmer raced as a team on the head end, a little more than a length before Tick Tock, who was on the inside rail. Itobe was right outside the ultimate winner and closely followed by Pundit. At this point, Cohoes was in ninth place on the outside, while Warhead was 11th, with only Nans Mink behind him. Rounding into the stretch, the tiring leaders began to go a little wide, leaving room for Tick Tock. Ussery roused the brown gelding sharply and shot through the hole at the quarter pole, quickly opening a wide lead. Though staggering, Kentucky Pride held on to second place to the furlong pole, closely followed by Bumpy Road, while Warhead worked his way up rapidly between horses. At the same time, Cohoes began to move strongly on the outside, while Pundit went extremely wide and soon dropped out of contention. Tick Tock began to tire in the deeper going along the rail in the final furlong, but responeded gallantly to Usserys strong ride as first Warhead, then Cohoes surged at him. Viscount also came between horses with a late rush to take fourth money in the final yards. Bumpy Road was a well- I Continued on Page Eight ► t Tick Tock Drives To Toboggan Win Holds Cohoes and Warhead Safe After Taking Sizable Lead in Stretch at Belmont Continued from Page One beaten fifth, just a head before Kentucky Pride. Isendu, who was snapping a winning skein of five straight, finished seventh after being in contention to the stretch. He was a scant nose before his stablemate, Itobe, who was followed by Yemen, Jim-mer, Nans Mink and Pundit. Dunce, from Arthur B. Hancocks Claiborne Farm, ran away from seven other three-year-olds in the one mile Devil Diver Purse. Taken under restraint by Arcaro after establishing a good lead in the stretch, the bay son of Tom Fool went under the wire with a three-length advantage over Pin Oak Farms Derrick. Cain Hoy Stables Hoist Away picked up third, another length and one-half away while Wheatley Stables tiring The Irishman saved fourth money. The victor, a strong second to Tomy Lee in Keenleands Blue Grass Stakes and sixth back of the Turner colt in the Kentucky Derby, carried his 113 pounds along in 1:37, time he surely woudl liave bettered under pressure. Dunce was a 13 to 10 choice in the straight, tote pool. An "outsider and a favorite shared the wealth in the Daily Double races, Jules G. Krams Sercial and King Rranchs Resaca providing a 6.90 payoff. Conn "Scamp" Errico, who is riding in good form, got Sercial home a head before the favored Biggern Better," who closed with a belated rush. The pacemaking Samoan was two and a half lengths farther back at the end of a mile in 1:39%. Resaca Popular Winner Resaca, who finished second in last years rich Gardenia Stakes and was fourth in the Frizette, but was still a maiden, graduated in the second on her first start of the year. The daughter of Middleground required considerable persuasion from Eddie Arcaro to score by a half length over James Cox Bradys Santorin, who led Philip Connors pacemaking Mirror by the same margin. Resaca paid .90 straight and required 1:13 for the 6 furlongs. The two-year-old races fourth and fifth were run on what was called, the "Sprint Course." This is the main course, but the finish is about 30 feet to the left of the sixteenth pole. Tomorrow, this will be called the "Sprint Finish," which is more accurate. Wheatley Stables Direct Way beat the poor start in the fourth event and throughout the 5 furlongs to score by a length and one-half over George Lewis fast-finishing Stephens Royal. Happy Hill Farms Palmy Days was eight lengths farther back. Reginald N. Websters Count Amber, a half brother by Ambiorix to Quill was the favorite, but appeared to sulk after breaking slowly. Direct Way paid 1.90 and was teletimed in :59. The camera was unable to separate Theodora A. Randolphs Sutler and George D. Wideners first-time starter, Udaipur, at the end* of the fifth race. Brookmeade Stables favored Phantom Gun was a half length behind the dead-heaters and three lengths before his stablemate. World Ruler. Udaipur paid .90, Sutler returned .40 and the pair were teletimed in 1:00%. Udaipur was probably best in the race, but the son of Nasrullah — Rare Perfume, by Eight Thirty, raced very greenly.

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