Nursery Tale Leaves Rivals Far Behind in Jamaicas Rego Purse: Seider Colt is Five Lengths on Top as He Crosses Wire; Hockey Returns Long Odds, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-28


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Nursery Tale Leaves Rivals Far Behind in Jamaicas Rego Purse ! ! i ! , ! j ; Seider Colt Is Five Lengths* On Top as He Crosses Wire; Hockey Returns Long Odds JAMAICA, L. I.. N. Y.. April 27.— The smallest crowd of the meeting. 14.905 avid turf fans, braved a dismal, rainy afternoon to witness a moderate program at Jamaica today. J. M. Seider s Nursery Tale was an easy winner of the featured Rego Purse, i scoring by five lengths before Wheatley Stables Step Across, who was a head be- j fore Donna-Ray Stables Elissa B. Nursery Tale was a solid favorite, paying .80. and ! I was clocked in 1:4635. though privately timed in 1:4725. The afternoon started with a startling j I surprise as Yvonne Gras Hockey finished j I with a rush to beat another long shot, Six-j teen Cents, a neck, with the favored Play Dusty running third. Hockey paid 89.40, the longest price of the meeting, and com-I bined with Tedious Miss, winner of the sec-! ond race, for a Daily Double of ,406.20. Hockey was the longest -priced horse in the field for the opener and the same was true of Return Call, who paid 6.20 after win- ! ning the third race, and Sun Storm, who paid 0.50 in the fourth event. Nursery Tale took the track shortly after the start in the Rego and was never seri- ously menaced through the mile and one-sixteenth journey, though jockey Thatcher employed his whip at the six- [ ; teenth pole while already four lengths in j ; front. The race for secondary honors was ! much more intense, however, with Step Across and Elissa B., racing heads apart in Nursery Tales wake to the head of the ! , stretch, where Permane saved enough ground on Step Across to enter the home j lane a length before Elissa B. and three j lengths back of the winner. This margin j was cut steadily in the drive to the wire 1 1 and the Wheatley colorbearer only saved 1 1 the place by a head. Pilates Miss was a, , distant fourth, before Ramsey, who had a | | flash of early speed. Reward Me broke , down shortly after the start and limped to the finish as the others were coming back to the unsaddling enclosure.

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