Blue Serge Repeats at Belmont Park: Beats Gothic Nose In Mile Headliner; Grohs Gets Louis B. Mayer Colt Up in Final Strides After Forcing All of Pace, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-29


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Blue Serge Repeats at Belmont Park Beats Gothic Nose InMileHeadliner InMileHeadlinerGrohs Grohs Gets Louis B Mayer Colt Up in Final Strides After Forcing All of Pace PaceELMONT ELMONT L I N Yf May 28 Blue Serge became a winner of his only two essays under Louis B Mayers French blue colors both at the current Belmont Park season when he surged forward in the long home stretch to down J E Wideners frontrunning Gothic by a nose in todays featured mile Bonniebert Purse PurseJockey Jockey Otto Grohs was drawing up on every ounce of strength and skill at his command to encompass the defeat of the comparatively lightly burdened Philadel phian in this affair while Cain Hoy Stables gray The Sultan finished third a length away after having penned the pace closely from the outset in a field of 13 runners that were qualified to appear by the some ¬ what negative requirement that they never had won two races racesThe The customers seemed to experience un ¬ usual difficulty arriving at a logical choice wavering among Blue Serge the Widener duo of Bothic and Nipsickle and LtCol C V Whitneys Coat of Arms They even ¬ tually made the last named a slight favo ¬ rite Blue Serge a bulky fouryearold son of Blue Larkspur and the stakes mare Betty Derr returned his following 840 and com ¬ pleted the distance in a flat 139 on a rac ¬ ing strip that had only just returned to fast condition after the recent sprin squalls squallsBlue Blue Serge broke forward in the feature but was hemmed in on the rail to the head of the stretch while Gothic was disposing of Pompagle in a dispute over the role of pacemaker This pocket forced Blue Serge to save ground that proved an important factor in the result though it was only by virtue of his luck in gaining a spread atop the home stretch that the Californian was enabled to make his bid in time timeGothic Gothic stuck to his guns determinedly and just failed to last while The Sultan was well up on the outside throughout Coat of Arms stepped in a perfect placing after a half mile

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