Mrs. C. Sullivans The Heir Captures Charles L. Appleton Chase at Belmont: Gray Gelding Turns Tables On Fleettown as Clingman Shows Good Form in Saddle, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-28


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Mrs C Sullivans The Heir Captures Charles L Appleton 7Chase at Belmont Gray Gelding Turns Tables On Fleettown as Clingman Shows Good Form in Saddle SaddleBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont N Y May 27 Mrs Corliss Sullivans The Heir cleverly ridden by Darrell Clingman closed fast to take the twentyseventh running of the Charles L Appleton Steeplechase with speed to spare here this afternoon Brook meade Stables Fleettown winner of last weeks International Steeplechase in which The Heir finished third took the place two lengths back of the gray winner and eight lengths before Kent Millers War Battle Miss Ella Wideners Chance Bullet was another 10 lengths out of the money while Rokeby Stables Genancoke com ¬ pleted the field The Heir paid 610 and required 349 for the about two miles milesThis This was Darrell Clingmans last ride as an apprentice on the obstacles Several years ago Tom Heard Jr acquired the gelding Boysy then a fiveyearold non starter and Clingmans contract from Col E R Bradley for 00 Boysy went on to become a leading stakes winner while Clingman rode with considerable success on the flat before increasing weight com ¬ pelled him to turn to the jumpers jumpersFerril Ferril Zufelt provided the 22154 patrons with a remarkable exhibition of chilly riding as they have seen in many a day when he piloted John S Phipps Trilby to a head victory over Abram S Hewitts Gril lette in the Glencove Handicap that fol ¬ lowed the chase Zufelt sent Trilby to the front soon after turning into the stretch then sat still while Donoso whipped kicked and slashed on Grillette who regained a few inches but not enough enoughGenancoke Genancoke went to the front at the start of the Appleton followed by War Battle and Fleettown while Clingman who rides very low in the saddle was sitting still on The Heir in fourth place followed by Chance Bullet BulletFleettown Fleettown took command at the ninth fence while War Battle had hobbled at the preceding fence and The Heir began to close ground slowly Once passed Genan ¬ coke dropped back rapidly rapidlyThe The favored Fleettown continued to lead around the final turns coming into the stretch three lengths before The Heir but the gray was running strongly and had no trouble taking command soon after cross ¬ ing the Widener Chute though compelled to change his course and come on the out ¬ side War Battle failed to threaten after his bobble but had no trouble saving third money from Chance Bullet The winner was the lightweight of the field with 135 pounds poundsKing King Ranchs Swap Out purchased for 25000 from Charles A Asburys last years yearsContinued Continued mi Page ThirtyFour The Heir Annexes Appleton Over Fleettown at Belmont BelmontContinued Continued from Page One OneKeeneland Keeneland consignment made an auspici ¬ ous debut in the dash for maiden juveniles that was third on the program outfinish ing Greentrees Stables favored Repent ¬ ance to score by three quarters of a length George D Wideners Mafia was a distant third before ijvirs John Payson Adams Flaming Bush Warren Mehrtens rode Swap Out who was a vehement paddock tip and paid 740 getting the four and a half furlongs in the excellent time of 51 over the fast straightaway straightawaySwap Swap Out is the first winner by Shut Out tc aplEJear jrt the East The sire won the Kentucky Derby for Greentree Stable a few years ago

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