Chicagos Reaping Reward Defeats Pompoon: Mrs. Ethel Mars Colors Carried to Spectacular Victory in Rich New England, Daily Racing Form, 1936-10-29


view raw text

CHICAGOS REAPING REWARD DEFEATS POMPOON Mrs. Ethel Mars Colors Carried to Spectacular Victory in Rich New England Futurity, Her ,000 Yearling Purchase Reaping Reward Outlasting Pompoon by Head in Fast Run Race, the Pair Finishing Twenty Lengths Ahead of Ocean Roll in Third Place Winners Share of Prize 6,850 Large Attendance PAWTUCKET, R. I., Oct 28. The greatest upset of the autumn season was furnished at Narragansett Park this afternoon in the initial running of the New England Futurity when Pompoon, generally rated the champion two-year-old of 1936 and a three to ten favorite, proved unable to cope with the lightly regarded Reaping Reward in the duel from the three-sixteenths post to the stand, losing a neck decision to the Milky Way Farm colt. At the conclusion of the mile and seventy yards, Jerry Louchheims youngster was battling courageously in a vain effort to turn back the colorbearer of Mrs. Ethel V. Mars. Their stretch battle .had them twenty lengths in advance of Ocean Roll, representative of Adm. Cary T. Grayson, in third place. The victory was the fourth in the career of the Sickle Dustwhirl colt and, most important of all, netting his owner 6,850 in purse money, in addition to the ,500 award which goes to the nominator of the winner. It was the second stake to go his way, the other being registered in the United States Hotel Stakes at Saratoga Springs and brought his earnings for the year to 6,825. From a time standpoint the effort was excellent, the Chicago-owned colt completing the distance in 1:41 with 117 pounds up. This was only three-fifths of a second off the track mark. Running coupled with Doga-way, he was fourth choice in the machines at 1.60 to . DAZZLING PACE. Pompoon was shouldering top weight of 122 pounds, due to his excellent record, a cluster of triumphs which included the Futurity at Belmont Park. He did not suffer an inch of interference. The pace in the race was fast, Jewell Dorsett coming the first half in :47, and the dethroned champion completing the six furlongs in 1:12. The mile was caught in 1:371s, dazzling for a two-year-old. The downfall of the Louchheim colt was a stunner for the largest crowd of the meeting, as his records made him appear invincible. Though the skies were bright there was a touch of winter in the air with a chill wind sweeping the grounds. This effected the attendance considerably. Reaping Reward was last of the seven contestants to leave the post, trailing the field around the turn and having only one horse beaten in the middle of the back stretch. At the turn out of that lane Charlie Stevenson sent him up smartly as he gained clear passage on the .outside and readily overhauled all but Pompoon. A quarter of a mile from the winning post the westerner had a dead aim at the Pompey colt, working around him with a challenge that would not be denied. At the sixteenth post he was half a length in front but it was necessary to continue extreme pressure for Pompoon came on again under punishment to shorten Reaping Rewards advantage to a neck. ALERT AT START. Pompoon left the post alertly and was steadied along on the outside by "Sonny" Workman for the first quarter mile. Not until straightened away on the far side of the track did the Washifton jockey call on his mount and then hi circled the leaders to move off to a clear lead at the three furlongs pole. There he looked all over the winner but in that final battle through the stretch lacked the reserve needed to turn back Reaping Reward. Ocean Roll was well placed during the early running and bothered slightly when the favorito went to the front. However, he was beaten by such a wide margin that the interference did not affect the result. . "J"5 had early speed and met with trouble at the same time as Ocean Roll. He quit V "i the last three-eighths to trail the field home. Dogaway, generally rated better than the winner, had early speed and simply tired. Jewell Dorsett had plenty of early speed but was done after five furlongs while Prince Sador hardly belonged in such a field. Jt Rutland, a four-time winner during the previous meeting, which had been freshenedB up during the Rockingham session pickedH up another purse in the mile and a sixteentlM claimer which preceded the Futurity. HH ever, he was not confirmed as winneM out a protest from Swain, rider ofJ!jH the runner-up. At the end, thH Sham Battle gelding was a IcnjjM in front of the latter with BH lengths away, just managirJ on jH CHICAGOS REAPING REWARD DEFEATS POMPOON Continued from first page. in third place, a scant half length in front of Sir Rollie. ! Balios came in for a world of suooort and was the fourth favorite to suffer defeat The winner did not lack for backing, showing .35 to one in the mutuels. From a time standpoint his effort was not much when he finished the distance in lAandte. Kerry Patch, winner of the Futurity at Belmont Park four autumns back, is no such horse today. This was proven in the six furlongs claimer that was third on the card, when the Lee Rosenberg horse never was a factor, finishing unplaced behind the public choice. Count Dean. The latter closed with a nice flash of speed in the stretch to complete the distance in 1:12, gaining a half length decision over the unfortunate Narise, which just nosed out Scotch Gold for the place. The score was the first of the afternoon for a favorite, the Torchilla Dorothy Dean gelding showing 6 to 5 in the mutuels. IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE. Count Dean was shy on early speed and far out of contention in the back stretch run. Making the turn for home he moved up steadily and once straightened away in the home stretch Robertson drove him with great vigor to come through the bunch and win going away. Narise turned in a good race and may have been best She was shut off at the far turn when Duffy hurried Scotch Gold to the front, thereby losing several lengths as she dropped back to fifth place. In the stretch she closed in courageous fashion. The biggest upset of the meeting occurred In the opener, James N., a rank outsider, reaching the end of the three-quarters a neck in advance of Gayette, with Scout Plane only a head away in third place. James N. returned the largest mutuel of the meeting, paying 08.80 for the usual investment He was good enough to lead all the way, though at the finish was extended to the utmost to effect his triumph. Gayette lacked speed to keep up during the first half mile, but closed well. Scout Plane came from far back to earn third place. CONSISTENT QUEEN VIC. Queen Vic, which has been unplaced but once in her last eight starts, furnished a mild upset in accounting for the six furlongs of the second event The Victorian filly was good enough to take the lead in the first few strides and dominated the running the entire way. Epitaph, the favorite, finished in second place, beaten but a scant half length for major honors. Primer, one that was unfortunate during the early part of the journey, landed in third place. Queen Vic was overlooked and returned odds of better than 14 to 1. Ridden by the W. H. Gallagher contract rider, J. Barba, the miss covered the six furlongs in 1:12. Once again Air Line proved that he has an edge over Miss Trophy. The Trojan four-year-old came from well back of the pace to wear down Miss Trophy and reach the end of the six furlongs of the fourth a half length to the good. Miss Trophy, after moving to the front in the first few strides, drew clear and was always able .to show the way to Carminowe and Richstrike which pressed her closely through the first half mile. The Purchase filly after successfully meeting these challenges appeared good enough to hold sway to the end. However, just as in her most recent outing, Air Line came charging down the stretch to snatch victory within the last seventy yards. Miss Trophy, though fighting it out gamely, was simply not good enough, although holding a wide margin over Singing Heart, which closed with a rush to take third place.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1936102901_1_4
Library of Congress Record: