Star Copy Popular Winner at Pimlico: Metcalf Filly Shows High Speed in Annapolis Purse To Easily Beat Shrimpie, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-07


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Star Copy Popular WinneratPimlico Metcalf Filly Shows High Speed in Annapolis Purse To Easily Beat Shrimpie ShrimpieBALTIMORE BALTIMORE Mdf May Star Copy hustled over one of the swiftest six fur ¬ longs of the Maryland Jockey Club meet ¬ ing here on the hilltop this afternoon flaunting Houghton P Metcalfs red and yellow banner to a popular and consum mate triumph in the featured Annapolis Purse This Virginiabred daughter of Trace Call acquired from the Audley Farm for a mere 400 as a weanling reached the winning post with two and a half lengths advantage over G T Strothers Shrimpie the runnerup in just 111 Howe Sta ¬ bles Port Harmony accounted for the show award a neck behind Shrimpie The stakes filly Pony Ballet was fourth in a smart field of half a dozen that included Glen Riddles War Hazard heroine of the Alabama renewal and a candidate for nu ¬ merous important Long Island stakes stakesStar Star Copy turned for home with the pacemaking Pony Ballet a length before her and a sizzling first half in 46 behind them overhauled the Heighe filly at the furlong pole and won going rapidly away as Paul Keiper beg an easing her up Those who supported her in the tote received 420 for 2 Incidentally owner Metcalf was present to see this impressive tally one rendered the more creditable because she was top weight by a scant margin marginFew Few Favorites Returned Winners A fairly good offday crowd was present for the Annapolis The racing contained no contest of unusual importance but it was spirited throughout the afternoon The favorite players found only a few occasions to cheer Star Copy providing one of these theseThe The Annapolis was a fast race and a chase of Pony Ballet to the head of the home lane The winner was always in closest pursuit went to the Heighe filly determinedly when Keiper asked her to run and then drew out Pony Ballet col ¬ lapsed utterly in the final yards which permitted Shrimpie and Port Harmony to beat her a neck and a nose for the place Shrimpie saved ground while Port Har ¬ mony took the overland overlandWar War Hazard was pinched back at the break and had no chance after that thatOvercoming Overcoming a bad landing at the tenth fence and when Similar was eliminated at the fourteenth hazard B Frank Christ ¬ mas Mad Policy won the steeplechase race The gelding led Walter Wickes Val puiseaux by three and onehalf lengths at the finish of the two miles S Bryce Wings Broadside King was third The favorite National Anthem lost his rider at the third fence J Magee thrown from Similar suf ¬ fered a broken collarbone while W Owen catapulted from National Anthem was not Injured InjuredThe The choice of the majority Nydrie Sta ¬ bles Love o Maud easily trounced eleven other rivals over six furlongs in the fourth race Flight Over racing for H M Baby ¬ lon finished second four lengths back and a nose before W L Branns Challedonna The latter showed speed but faltered badly when urged

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