Iron Shot Easily Best in Appleton: Holds Six-Length Advantage Over Greek Flag in Chase; Rouge Dragon Unfortunate, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-17


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ALFRED PARKER His good threeyear old By Jimminy prevailed in emphatic fashion in the Kilmarnock Handicap at Belmont Park yesterday to qualify for Saturdays renewal of the mile Withers Stakes Iron Shot Easily Best in Appleton AppletonHolds Holds SixLength Advantage Over Greek Flag in Chase Rouge Dragon Unfortunate UnfortunateELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 16 Miss Ella B Wideners Iron Shot overcame bobbles at the water jump the following obstacle and indeed most of the others to win the twentythird running of the Charles L Ap ¬ pleton Steeplechase with ease at Belmont Park this afternoon Six lengths back of the roan winner came Brobkmeade Stables Greek Flag with Mrs F Ambrose Clarks The Beak who set the pace another pair of lengths away and a dozen lengths before the favored Rouge Dragon The latter went to his knees when Bill Coffman fell with Emmett Roberts and lost several precious lengths but it is doubtful if he could have beaten the deepchested son of Chance Shot in any case Iron Shot paid 880 and was timed in 349 349By By Jimminy Shows Good Effort EffortAlfred Alfred P Parkers By Jimminy delivered a serious threat for Saturdays 15000 Withers Stakes when he came around horses at the head of the stretch to win the Kilmarnock Handicap best of the flat races on the card The son of Pharamond II finished two expanding lengths before Joe W Browns Ravenala who had led to the eighth pole while Mrs R Carruthers Jim mie was a tiring third another length and a half away Wheatley Stables Stronghold was fourth only a head behind Jimmie while the favored Dance Team who had led Devil Diver for five of the six furlongs of the Toboggan wound up last in the field of seven sevenBright Bright sunny weather and an attractive program attracted 23984 to Belmont Park which was approximately 2500 less than came to watch inferior horses perform yes ¬ terday terdayThe The Beak tried to steal the Appleton opening up a lead that was as much as half a dozen lengths going down the back stretch but he began to shorten stride curving for home and Iron Shot and Greek Flag closed remorselessly Iron Shot had little trouble scoring taking the last hedge Cleanly and drawing away in the run for the wire while Greek Flag also passed the Staggering pacemaker in the final strides stridesWhen When Bill Coffman fell with Roberts at the eighth fence that boy was shaken up and had to be taken back in the ambu ¬ lance but his injuries were not serious

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