Valdina Alpha Is Popular Winner: Pine Tree Colt, at Odds of 3 to 10, Easily Outclasses Visiting Nurse at Suffolk, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-16


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Valdina Alpha Is Popular Winner WinnerPine Pine Tree Colt at Odds of 3 to 107 Easily Outclasses Visiting Nurse at Suffolk SuffolkBOSTON BOSTON Mass June 15 Valdina Alpha from the Pine Tree Farm became the shortestpriced winner of the New Eng ¬ land season in capturing the Thorndyke Purse This condition affair at six furlongs carried a purse of 1875 and brought out a small field of five Backed to the exclu ¬ sion of the four others the fouryearold son of Osculator and Aphaona paid 260 and sped over the distance in the fast time of 111 111Following Following the winner over the line after having carried the early pace H R Du lany Jrs Visiting Nurse took the place a half dozen lengths back of the successful colt Blue Booties from the string of W I Lunt gained show honors Taking Ways was fourth with Adviser trailing to com ¬ plete the field fieldTammaro Tammaro in Saddle SaddleApprentice Apprentice J Tammaro was astride Val ¬ dina Alpha and no sooner had the start been effected than he took the Osculator colt under steadying restraint Visiting Nurse was permitted to move to the front drawing clear in the opening quarter mile Valdina Alpha on the outside raced along in second place still in reserve reserveRounding Rounding from the back stretch it was still the Dulany filly that showed the way but the Pine Tree Farm fouryearold ap ¬ peared ready to take the top at the ask ¬ ing It was not until nearing the stretch turn that Tammaro permitted Valdina Alpha to move to the lead leadOnce Once out in front the Pine Tree repre ¬ sentative drew out readily winning as if outclassing his company Visiting Nurse although no match for the winner gained her placing by the matter of a length Blue Booties gave improved speed through the stretch run but never at any time offered any serious threat to the two that led him over the line lineA A week day throng of 8650 journeyed to the seaside oval to witness the days sport sportCavalcadia Cavalcadia making her second start of the year raced right back to her recent good effort and graduated from the maiden ranks in the six furlongs of the fifth race The Cavalcade filly made practically all of the running and came to the finish a length before Tilting Xam was third

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