Corso Never Headed in New England Turf Cap at Suffolk: Withstands Claim of Foul From Deroin on Fourth Horse, Blue Pad; Brookwood Second, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-14


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, _____ Corso Never Headed in New England Turf Cap at Suffolk . : ■ | ■ ! L • Withstands Claim of Foul * From Deroin on Fourth Horse, Blue Pad; Brookwood Second By FRED GALIANI SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 13. — Jockey Marshall Wilder sent B. F. B. Stables Corso to the front at the start of the featured New England Turf Handicap today and at the end of the about a mile and five sixteenths was still, a length and a half to the good. But those in the crowd of 9,232 who wagered on the 14-1 shot had to wait the disposition of a foul claim lodge against him by David DeRoirC rider of the fourth horse, Blue Pad. After a long deliberation, the stewards disallowed the claim. Corso was a surprise winner, paying 0.20 and getting the distance over the yielding grass course in 2:16%, a .record for the distance since it was the f nrst time it was contested. Second in the event was John and Pat Venutis favored Brookwood, while three-quarters of a length back in the field of 10 was Mrs. Rose Robidoues Deep Thought, a seven-year-old who once was a grass star and top stakes-winner on the circuit. The Turf Handicap is a distance affair run weekly over the* grass for horses qualified by starting for ,000 or less this year. The turf course was soft from the heavy rain of yesterday and intermittent drizzles this overcast afternoon. Owned by Harold Smith The B. F. B. Stable, in whose name Corse runs, is owned by Harold Smith of .adjacent Winthrop, Mass., but seven jubi-lknt fellows trooped into the winners circle after the race to have their picture taken. They had just left the enclosure when the foul claim was announced and their spirits were quite deflated, at leas for the moment. Corso was only claimed May 5 by the B. F. B. for ,000 and was winning first pop for his new owner. The winner is a Maryland-bred son of Tuscany — Evening Shot who won three previous starts in 13 tries up to today, two of them at Bowie. Corso took the lead at the start of the handicap, in which he got in with 113 pounds, closely followed by the topweight, Deep Thought, at 120. There was no change around the far turn, through the stretch run the first time or around the clubhouse turn. Corso was allowed to bound along freely, his opponents all being restrained in delaying action. Finally, on the back stretch, Brookwood, who had been both inside and outside, finally elected the latter course and made his move, as did Blue Pad along the inside. Nearing the far turn, Blue Pad was taken up sharply as he tried to go through along the hedge. This motion took him back a bit and as Corso led around the last turn for home, it was Brookwood who had displaced Deep Thought as the main challenger. Brookwoods bid was short, however, as Corso continued to keep his lead and even lengthen it near the finish. Deep Thought held on for third place over Blue Pad, who finished on the inside.

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