New Castle Handicap to Miss Grillo: Comes From Last Place to Triumph; Mill River Mare Defeats Elpis, Rampart, Red Shoes Over Muddy Delaware Strip, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-21


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New Castle Handicap to Miss Grille Comes From Last Place to Triumph TriumphMil Mil River Mare Defeats Elpis Rampart Red Shoes Over Muddy Delaware Strip StripDELAWARE DELAWARE PARK Stanton Del June 19 Miss Grille a sixyearold Argentine bred daughter of Rolando who carried the banner of Mrs Barclay Douglas Mill River Stable found her racing legs under a 119 pound weight assignment here this after ¬ noon and romped to an easy victory in the eleventh running of Delaware Parks New Castle Handicap HandicapRiding Riding the rail through the final quar ¬ ter Miss Grillo drew clear under Ira Han ford and registered by more than two lengths over William Helis Elpis who was attempting to complete a consecutive double in the fixture styled for fillies and mares in third position in the field was Mrs Helene K Haggertys Rampart with Howell Jacksons favored Red Shoes fourth Whipsaw First Flight and Camargo com ¬ pleted the field fieldThe The sun which made one of its infre ¬ quent appearances in midmorning was not to be found after noon but this failed to deter the public and an estimated crowd of 25000 witnessed the proceedings The racing strip was muddy from torrential downpours during the night and early morning Miss Grillos mile and a six ¬ teenth time of 149 was far from disap ¬ pointing as was her lucrative mutuel return of 1900 1900Roce Roce Worth 20850 to Winner WinnerIn In scoring her initial victory of the sea ¬ son Miss Grillo picked up 20850 of the 29900 gross value Red Shoes under a huslting ride by Ted Atkinson was able to take advantage of her inside position and attained a slight lead in the run to the first turn Whipsaw from Donald Ross Brandywine Stable quickly joined her however and the pair raced as a team al ¬ most to the stretch with Miss Grillo trail Ing for more than five furlongs furlongsElpis Elpis winner of last years running com ¬ menced her rally leaving the backstretch but had the misfortune of running into close quarters behind Rampart which forced her back abruptly Rampart on the other hand rallied sharply from that point and as the field entered the drive for pay dirt she had joined the leaders leadersJockey Jockey Ira Hanford had been patient up to this point but when Red Shoes went out just a trifle turning for home he drove Miss Grillo through and the mare charged to her first victory since winning the 1947 Pimlico Cup by 40 lengths Elpis after her Illfortune recovered well to charge by all the opposition except Miss Grillo Ram ¬ part while tiring badly lasted to be third over the apparently exhausted Red Shoes ShoesThe The race while it developed into an ex ¬ tremely interesting contest lost much of its appeal when WL Ranchs Honeymoon winner of the Vineland and Top Flight Handicaps and probable favorite was a withdrawal well after scratch time this morning Just why she was even entered Jn the race is hard to explain for she was suffering from a badly filled leg after hav ¬ ing injured herself on the track late this week weekThe The Kiamensi Handicap had its third running in todays fourth race and this time it was Mrs Helene K Haggertys Petrol Point who emerged victorious bounding home four lengths clear of Henry L Straus Pilaster winner of the second in the series and Joseph Tuccis Incline win ¬ ner of the Inaugural running Petrol Point who was third in last weeks running after passing up the first in the series was rid ¬ den by Mike Basile and paid 1590 while covering the mile and a quarter in 209

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