Us Along in Time For Nose Triumph: Orr Mare Earns Decision Over Battle Jack in Last Stride of Suffolk Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-18


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Us Along in Time For Nose Triumph TriumphOrr Orr Mare Earns Decision Over Battle Jack in Last Stride of Suffolk Sprint SprintBOSTON BOSTON Mass May 17 In one of the most stirring finishes of the afternoon Mrs Sam Orrs Us was along in the concluding stride to gain the decision over Battle Jack racing for CL Hammond This was in the 1500 Salem Claiming Purse a test at six furlongs for platers in the 3500 to 3000 claiming bracket The Salem brought to ¬ gether the best field of the day and while only five faced the starter it was a contest that served as a fitting feature for Mondays sport sportG G S Gladneys War Heward took third place a scant halflength back of the bat ¬ tling leaders Par Avion was fourth having played no serious part in the running at any time Satin Cap trailed throughout to complete the field fieldDuring During the opening threesixteenths mile Battle Jack and War Reward went as a team with little to choose Tammaro was forced to place Battle Jack under pressure The John P Grier eightyearold jumped into a lead of a length by the time the open ¬ ing quarter mile had been covered Ap ¬ prentice Bernard Nash who was completing a consecutive double had Us in third place She was within striking distance of the pace and a considerable distance before Par Avion as the latter led Satin Cap Gains Clear Advantage AdvantageRounding Rounding from the back stretch the Hammond oldster continued to move away and came to the last turn showing daylight over his closest rival The Orr representa ¬ tive moved up and was in second place a neck before War Reward Par Avion and Satin Cap were still far back in the ruck and destined to play no serious part in the running runningInto Into the stretch Battle Jack stayed close to the inner rail and still showed the way Nash sent Us to the outside and well out into the track Battle Jack continued to race along gamely and it did not seem pos ¬ sible that he would be overtaken How ¬ ever the Orr sixyearold was giving her best and responding to every call of her rider was along to drop her nose down in front at the line The finish was so close that it was necessary for the placing judges to scrutinize the picture of the finish before posting the result resultIt It was a smart effort on the part of the American Flag mare when she was timed in 111 for the threequarters threequartersFor For the first time since the meeting opened summerlike weather prevailed and a week day through estimated at 13500 was on hand

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