Zevs Auspicious Debut: Rancocas Preakness and Derby Hope Qualifies Handsomely, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-03


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IZEVS AUSPICIOUS DEBUT — ♦ Rancocas Preakness and Derby Hope Qualifies Handsomely. ♦ Scores Impressive Triumph in Paumonok Handicap. Opening Hay Feature of New York Raring. NEW YORK. X. Y.. May 2.— Zev. the Rancocas Stable candidate for both the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby, qualified ably as one of the foremost three-year-olds of the year when he won the Paumonok Handicap at Jamaica today. It was the opening of the New York season and the son of The Finn and Miss Kearney-was meeting some of the best sprinters in the country, but he was equal to the task, and after the finish worked out a full mile in 1AI after having won the stake race in 1:12. It was a truly brilliant opening that was staged by the Metropolitan Jockey Club, and seldom has there been a larger crowd on the grounds of the club. The track was at its best and the racing of mid-season quality, and. while there was a chill in the air that made topcoats a necessity, it was racing weather and New York has never had a more auspicious opening. For the Paumonok Handicap ten went to the post and f the ten the only three-year-olds were Zev. Cyclops and McKee. Others in the field were Tryster, winner of the race last year; Bnoh II.. Dominique. Galantman, Rocket, The Dictator and Brainstorm. HOW RACK WAS RUN. There was little delay at the post and the field was sent away in good alignment, with Zev and Rocket first to show. Dominique was heading the others and Tryster, well to the outside, was just showing the way to McKee and Galantman. Rocket hung to Zev to the stretch, but there he began to tire, while Dominique was closing up with a mighty rush. Tryster had moved up. but began tiling just when he seemed to have a chance to share in the purse and then Galantman made his rush that landed him in third place, just a scant nose before Rocket. I.ut in the meantime Zev and Dominique were six lengths before them, and the three-year-old won by a neck. The manner in which Zev worked out to a mile after having won the Paumonok Handicap gave evidence that lie is to be feared in the great three-year-old races and his stock for his big engagements went up de-j cidedly as he finished out the distance. Hei has grown into a magnificent thiee-yt ar-old. He has a long frictionless stride and has all the appearance of a colt that will go on to any distance he is asked to rim. SUE DONOVAN MARKS GOOJ . For the secondary attraction of openmg day the Metropolitan J ckey Club provided the Suffolk Selling Stakes. It was the seventeenth running of this two-ye u-old fixture and eight youngsters, of which onlv three had started, faced the barrier. W. Daniels j Sue Donovan, trained by Andy Blakely. wasj an an even-money favorite anil was returned: winner by a iength. with "Bud" Fishers Humorette second and J. Brers Insurance third. A formidable contender and a likely prospect was eliminated when Baby I.ane, from the Riviera Stable, ran out on the stretch turn and in the stretch. She showed dazzling | early speed and ltd to the half-mile post. After she ran out Sue Donovan moved to the front and drew clear, hut had to be shaken up in the last eighth when Humorette threatened. L. Pater was in the- limelight, piloting two winners. Round Robin in the second and Zev in the Paumonok Handicap.

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