Le Havre Gets Up to Triumph Again: Shevlin Stakes Winner is Nose Before Bankrupt in Aqueducts Mad Play Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-25


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Le Havre Gets Up To Triumph Again Shevlin Stakes Winner Is Nose Before Bankrupt in Aqueducts Mad Play Purse AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 24.— Le Havre, who emerged as a three-year-old of somewhat more-than-average ability in the Shevlin, captured his third consecutive purse on Long Island this afternoon when he stubbornly withstood the challenge of Townsend Martins Bankrupt to defeat that rival a nose for the Mad Play Purse. This test of a mile and one-sixteenth was dignified with feature billing and, while the large attendance was absorbed in the tense duel between Helen Murphys successful bay Pilate colt and the runner-up, Mrs. Helen Finchs Modest Lad was earning third money some two lengths away. Tow-ser and Blue Whistler completed a small group of acceptances, finishing a great many lengths out of it. Le Havre closed a slight favorite in a brisk "tote" market, though he was required by the conditions of the race to carry 119 pounds, equal top weight with his principal rival. He returned his followers .60 for , and Ted Atkinson drove him to the stand in 1:46 on a dry racing surface. Empire City Handicap Eligibles Two of the field. Modest Lad and Towser, are eligible for the 5,000 added Empire City Handicap on July 3 at Jamaica. The winner, having been unable to enhance his reputation while competing un allowance races until his recent improvement, is not liberally engaged. The days assemblage counted 16,020 at the turnstiles. Several of the favorites won, for a stimulating change, and the venerable Navarin carried Mrs. E. D. Jacobs colors to a new track record for the about one mile and a half of the hurdle course in the Bello. Riding honors were scattered throughout the afternoon. Le Havre wanted to run and, more important, could run all the way in the Mad Play. Atkinson stepped him away from the gate with the front-running Modest Lad, forcing the latter s pace about a length back through the far side of the course and then came around him to the lead despite being carried out entering the stretch. While Modest Lad was taking Le Havre wide, Towser cut the corner and, for the briefest time, showed in front. But Le Havre disposed of him with no difficulty, then buckled to his task with renewed energy as Bankrupt came along under a characteristically unnerving McCreary finish the final 70 yards. Bankrupt was hanging slightly right on the money. Modest Lad struggled home in third place. Blue Whistler was never prominent. Ky. Flash in Good Effort Millbrook Stables Ky. Flash, a former member of the fashionable Calumet string, put in a busy six furlongs in 1:12 to account for the ,500 claimer run as the fifth event, apprentice Hanna driving her to the stand a length before Hubbub in a field of six. Go-Gino was third, a nose off the runner-up. Ky. Flash went to the front at the drop of the flag but momentarily lost the lead by inches to Dawn Attack midway of the stretch run. The latter stopped and she drew off again under strong handling. The Sun Teddy filly paid 1.70. Paragon Stables Anibras, hard ridden by Wayne Wright, defeated 13 other mediocre entertainers in the six furlongs Previous Purse following the pace of the disappointing Jopier closely into the stretch, winning by an emphatic length after a tussle with Sun Storm. A fielder, Very Dry, finished third, another length back. This event was timed in 1:13% and the successful Quatre Bras II. colt returned 0.10. Boslet delayed the start by throwing Goggi at the gate and running off half a mile. J. P. Smiths Volitant caught the leading Flying Torpedo tiring the last yards of the seven furlongs opener and beat out that plater in 1:25 Vs for the major award, returning .60 as a well played entrant among 14 acceptances. McCreary had the mount. Flying Torpedo, much used running down Straight Lead, could not repel the mercurial Volitant but was clearly second best. Straight Lead, like the winner, an erstwhile stakes performer of note, finished third. Paul Codds Gino Rex won the seven furlongs second event, a division of the first, in time a fifth second slower than Volitants. He had to survive a claim of foul lodged against him on behalf of the pacemaking Liberty Sand, who eventually was third, Total Eclipse splitting out the pair. Gino Rex bothered Liberty Sand slightly through the stretch. Lindberg had the mount and the Codd horse paid .50.

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