Lowers Narragansett Mark: Seabiscuit Clips Four-Fifths of a Second off Record, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-27


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I - e ■ ;t -. "" • , 1 r" l" e 3- s x* P of * by y r. le he e l- i, /. ie ;e il ie d 3 33 in by ,y e- e- e- s. in re i- ts ie r« 5S for r m id id :h r- al o- h, 5y Id a- LOWERS NARRAGANSETT MARK 9 Seabiscuit Clips Four-Fifths of £ Second Off Record. « — ; — Gallops Five Furlongs in :59% to Win Watcfl Hill Claiming Stakes— Glyndon Belle Wins. • PAWTUCKET, R. I., June 26.— Seabiscuit . much improved juvenile son of Hard TacH and Swing On, bearing the colors of th« New York Wheatley Stable, clipped four- fifths of a second off the five-furlong record when he sped over the distance in :59%, ta defeat seven other two-year-olds in the Watch Hill Claiming Stakes, the main presentation of an eight-race program here this afternoon. Mrs. G. W. Ogles Infidox, a re- cent invader from the metropolitan sector, was second, and Labonte and Soguins Zowia finished third. The Wheatley colt, which won his maiden race earlier in the current meeting, was a clean-cut winner, finishing two lengths in advance of his opponents, and with something in reserve. Frank Horn, who came up from New York to ride Seabiscuit, sent his mount away alertly and. in the run through the first furlong, settled him in his stride. Leaving the half mile post, Seabiscuit surged to the front and, still in hand, es-l- tablished a clean-cut lead on the turn. In-:e fidox challenged sharply entering the stretch and appeared dangerous until Horn settled into a vigorous hand ride at the six-ie teenth post. The winner drew away again and was Under mild urging in the final strides. His fractional time was :22%, :45% and :59%. Infidox tired in the final strides and was but half a length in advance of the tena-i_ cious Zov/ie. The latter was always in the thick of the fight, and turned in a creditable effort. Sandy Mack began in front, but racing in close quarters on the inside was unable to maintain his advantage, and tired after half a mile. Royal Ballad, a sluggish breaker, was never a factor, Gov. Sholtz ran one of his best races to account for the Friar Club Purse, framed exclusively for. three-year-olds. Good Flavor, after enjoying a £ood lead with but a quar-;d ter of a mile to Ibe run, landed in second place. Brillfalon drove into third place. North Wales II. was in fourth position, and High Image last to complete the one mile and seventy yards distance, High Image took command at once, out-k- running his opponents to the frst turn. The High Cloud gelding was joined by Good Flavor as the field sped through the back stretch. At this stage of the jo .ney the ultimate winner was trailing the others, Good Flavor succeeded in putting High Image away after making the far turn and quickly went into a lead of* a couple of lengths. Meanwhile Gov. Sholtz started moving up. but it hardly appeared possible that the leader would be caught, North Wales II. failed to improve his porn sition when placed under punishment, was well back and unable to make up any ground. At the furlong post Reid looked back and saw Gov. Sholtz moving up on the outside. Good Flavor was placed under punishment, but despite Reids effort he was unable to cope with the late speed the son of Toro D displayed, and was forced to accept defeat by half a length. Idle Victory, one time track record holder at Hialeah Park, had little trouble in handling the opposition she encountered in the _ six furlongs of the introductory race. Ridden jj by Nick Wall, the Victorian filly was kept _ within striking distance of the pace in the opening half mile. s Alwintour and On Our Way went out to show the way for the first three furlongs, for 3r the two leaders racing heads apart. Al- : wintour was first to tire and On Our Way * opened up a daylight advantage over his n closest rival. When there remained but a 3n quarter mile to be traversed, Wall made his first serious move with the winner. Idle *y Victory took to the outside, moved up rap-rn idly, took command inside the next eighth at a and drew out steadily to the finish. On Our *" Way, while unable to cope with the stretch er run of the winner, was clear of Gay Crest ■i for second. Idle Victory was the choice and c" her victory proved a popular one. Sun Dancer, speedy juvenile daughter of 1* Sun Briar, racing for the Binghamton *" sportsman, W. S. Kilmer, equalled the track 2 record for the five furlongs distance, in rs capturing the second race. Sun Dancer sped th along in front the entire way, winning by ns two lengths, in the fast time of l:002i. Fol-e the lowing the Kilmer miss over the line came 5 D Armful, then Madame Zero. The triumph of Sun Dancer marked the second successful choice of the afternoon to score. jg Queen Helen, after trying to earn her initial set of brackets in twenty-two other starts, finally graduated from the maiden 33, ranks in the six furlongs of the third, it, Queen Helen was good enough to lead jc- for every inch of the six furlongs, reaching ve the finish with a length to spare over F. F. Pay Rack. Air Line finished stoutly through the he the stretch tr vake third. ec Queen H in had just become eligible to th race toda: , being one of the horses put was as under the ban by the New Hampshire Rac-:e, ing Commission during the Rockingham ls meeting when trainer J. Gorga was suspended for an infringment of racing rules. the ne Glyndon Belle, former member of the A. the he G. Vanderbilt string, claimed during the The he Rockingham Park meeting by P. M. Pike. but ut turned in a sparkling effort to beat a nice band of better grade sprinting platers in the fourth. Barcarolle, from the stable of J. B. Partridge, raced into second place E and Jack Howards Blue Gauntlet was third before Stainforth. The latter was making her first start of the year.

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