Mayfair Purse to Okapi: Brookmeade Stable Colt Wins Fast Run Jamaica Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-24


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MAYFAIR PURSE TO OKAPI Brookmeade Stable Colt Wins Fast Run Jamaica Feature. Defeats Balios in Stubbornly Contested -Finish Track at Its Best and Good t.. Time Recorded. NEW YORK, N. Y., May 23. Okapi, the son of Eternal and Question which races for Mrs. Dodge Sloans Brookmeade Stable., beat a fast band of three-year-olds in the Mayfair Purse at Jamaica this afternoon. This was the best offering Tuesday of the Metropolitan Jockey Club, and the colt ran one of his best races when he covered six furlongs in 1:11. H. C. Phipps Balios was the one to finish second, beaten less than a length, and Quel Jeu, from the Arden Farms Stable, was a tired third. The only other starters were Good Advice and Helios, and they were badly beaten. Interesting sport was provided, and with bright weather there was a large crowd out. The track was at its best, and in most cases excellent time was hung up. A brief delay marked the start of the Mayfair, and Balios was first to show out of the company at the rise of the barrier. He soon gave way to Quel Jeu. Okapi also raced by the Phipps colt, but he was hanging to third place, while Good Advice and Helios were outrun at all stages. Quel Jeu drew away into a lead of a couple of lengths as he rounded out of the back stretch, and there Okapi moved into second place. Bellizzi had the son of Eternal under a slight restraint as he came within striking distance of the leader, and Balios was holding his position just a length away. It was in this fashion the stretch was reached. Until a furlong from the finish Quel Jeu looked all over a winner, but there he suddenly tired under pressure, and Okapi was alongside. Then Balios, closing rapidly on the outside, also ran over the son of High Time. But Okapi, once he had the command, hung on with excellent courage, and while Balios was closing at each stride, he still was three parts of a length to the good at the finish. Quel Jeu had quit so badly he was beaten three lengths for the place but was lengths before Good Advice, which ran an exceedingly dull race. R. Pinchot, the juvenile son of Chatterton and Hurry Home, won his second race of the meeting for Mrs. T. J. Lewis when he beat a rather nice band of two-year-olds in the opening race. The colt hung out the fastest Continued on twenty-second page. MAYFAIR PURSE TO OKAPI Continued from first page. time of the meeting when he ran five-eighths in :59 to win over Mrs. Thomas P. Durells Bickering. Far back of the first two Forceful, from the Miami Stable, beat Lone Knight for third. The start was a good one and Robertson had Bickering away in full stride. Forceful was close after him and R. Pinchot was soon in third place. This was the order going into the first turn and there R. Pinchot was drawing up on Forceful, but Bickering was still going strongly in front and Robertson had him under a slight restraint as he cut out a fast pace. As Horn roused R. Pinchot in his chase of the son of Masked Marvel H., the pace became too stiff for Forceful and he dropped slightly, but Bickering held to his lead and, as Mrs. Lewis colt came alongside, the pair raced stride for stride. Not until a sixteenth from the finish did Bickering tire, but there R. Pinchot forged to the front and at the line his winning margin was two lengths. The final duel took the leading pair out eight lengths before the tired Forceful and the others of the company were at all times outrun. Dunbar, which races for the two sportswomen whose nom de course is "Mr. Pembroke," was a surprise winner of the Elm-hurst Purse, a test of a mile and seventy yards that engaged a field of five. John A. Robinsons Glidelia took the place and the Brookmeade Stables Snap Back was a distant third, beating James Butlers Turf God for that part of the award. The only other starter, Jamison, wheeled at the rise of the barrier and was left at the post. Glidelia was away running and when Pas-cuma had her out in a lead of three lengths he took hold of her head and rated her along at a fast pace. Snap Back was running second and Dunbar followed, with Turf God bringing up the rear. In the back stretch Glidelia increased her lead to five lengths and she was galloping so easily that it did not seem possible she would be caught. Snap Back was soon under urging in an effort to run her down, but Hebert was moving steadily with Dunbar and he was gradually closing ground. Before the stretch was reached Dunbar had Snap Back beaten and an eighth from the finish he was at the heels of Glidelia. Then, in the final eighth, though the filly hung on gamely, the son of Dunboyne gradually drew by until he was winner by a neck. Snap Back was another eight lengths away and Turf God had never been a contender. Seb, making his first appearance of the year, was easily best of the cheap lot that raced in the second race, at six furlongs. Dashing away into a long lead from the break, at no time was he threatened, and he scored by six lengths. M. F. Sheedys Pen-nate was second, and third was the portion of John J. Robinsons Truett Junior. Peter wheeled sharply as the barrier rose and unseated Coltiletti, thus being eliminated. The jockey escaped injury. Truett Junior was the one to chase after the son of High Time at the break, but he was under pressure all through the final quarter, when Pennate slipped up on the inside to take the place by a nose. Mae Sweep had no excuse. Racing third until well into the stretch, she tired badly under a drive, to lose all share of the purse in the closing strides, being beaten a neck by the tiring Truett Junior. Three-year-old maiden fillies gave starter Cassidy a good deal of trouble in the third race, at six furlongs, but he obtained a good start. It went to Robert L. Gerrys I Sugar Pea when she ran down Willis Sharpe Kilmers Dark Roma, to be a handy win- ner, with the Greentree Stables Moppet saving third from Brown Wren. Dark Roma was the one to cut out the pace. Robertson had her away alertly, and she held to her lead until well into the stretch, though unable to draw away from the field. Eyeota raced in second place and then came Sugar Pea and Brown Wren, in close order. The others were rather badly strung out, with Mountain River such a distant last that Walls finally eased her up in the stretch to finish far back of the field. It was not until rounding into the stretch that Sugar Pea ran down Dark Roma. She caught the Kilmer filly in the final furlong and came on to be winner by two lengths. Dark Roma was a length and a half before Moppet, which beat Brown Wren a neck for third. The others were lengths apart, and the race suggested that all in the company are decidedly ordinary. James Butlers Musing took the mile and a furlong at the end of the card. She was away running and led from end to end to be doing her best at the end to beat Boocap a head. A length back came Lucky Racket, and he had beaten Fleet Flag two lengths. Even Up was particularly unlucky in this and was virtually left at the post.

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