Polynesian Takes Toboggan by Head: Leads Throughout In Belmont Fixture; Widener Colt Just Manages To Stave Off Bid of Cassis While Bearing Out Near End, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-07


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Polynesian Takes Toboggan by Head Leads Throughout In Belmont Fixture FixtureWidener Widener Colt Just Manages To Stave Off Bid of Cassis While Bearing Out Near End EndBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y May 6 Racing came back to Belmont to ¬ day and the horses treated the assembled fans to a series of surprises not the least of which came with the 53rd running of the Toboggan Handicap 15000 feature event P A B Widener JJs Polynesian was hard ridden by Wayne D Wright to score by a diminishing degree over Deering Howes Cassis who led J B Thealls King Dorsett by a length while five lengths farther back came G D Wideners Lucky Draw The field was completed by Pavot Ellis and True North The latter holds the track record of 108 and with his sup ¬ posedly washed up stablemate Cassis was a red hot favorite Todays dash was run in the slow time of 113 but against a strong head wind Polynesian was somewhat dis ¬ regarded though the 1945 Preakness win ¬ ner has shown a liking for the Widener course and paid 1430 1430Models Models Display Spring Hats HatsA A crowd of 32113 turned out in bright and windy weather to attend the opening This was slightly less than the average at ¬ tendance at Jamaica Included in the gathering were a bevy of models displaying spring hats so gaudy that it was difficult o assay the pulchritude of the girls Also attending were such notables of the turf and social worlds as John Hay Whitney Mrs Chas S Payson G D Widener Har ¬ old O Talbott Wm Perm Breeding Har L Dillon R A Fairbairn Lewis E Waring John A Morris F S von Stade Henry W Bull Louie E Stoddard Jr G H Bost wick Paul Brown M L Schwartz Harry Li Guggenheim Mrs Dodge Sloane Nelson Asiel Mrs Barclay Douglas William Goadby Loew LoewPolynesian Polynesian was quick to go to the front in the Toboggan and was never headed while King Dorsett and Lucky Draw alter ¬ nated in closest pursuit with Pavot and Cassis close at hand handAs As the field passed the stands Polyne ¬ sian was a length to the good while Cassis had moved into second place along the inside several lengths before Lucky Draw who was running on the other side of the track and King Dorsett was racing strongly in fourth place before Pavot who was wilting wiltingPolynesian Polynesian began to bear out slightly as Cassis drew up on him and Wright was more concerned with keeping him straight than urging him forward with the result that Cassis narrowly missed catching the Widener colt in the final strides King Dorsett finished resolutely for his share of the honors honorsEllis7 Ellis7 True North in Trouble TroubleEllis Ellis appeared to be bothered soon after the start far up the Widener straightaway while True North who appeared to collide with him showed little thereafter thereafterPolynesian Polynesian who will probably be seen next in the Metropolitan mile on Saturday was making his second start of the year This was Cassis first good stakes effort since 1944 Since a defeat in the Pau jnonok at Jamaica on opening day the vet ¬ eran made two fruitless trips to Narra gansett gansettFavorites Favorites went by the boards with regu ¬ larity Havahome Stables Flaught who took the second race being the only choice to score in the first seven races racesOddson Oddson choices failed in successive races then the Howe entry was beaten in the Toboggan and Greentree Stables Will ¬ ing Spirit was nosed out by Mrs Eddie Mulrenans Bulrush in the Elmont Purse that followed Johnny Longden starred in fourth and Bulrush

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