Rose Beam in Easy Delaware Tally: Qualifies for His Sussex Engagement; Holds Two and Half Lengths Advantage on Marchons II.; Selector Decidedly Best, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-07


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x Rose Beam in Easy Delaware Tally" Qualifies for His Sussex Engagement Holds Two and Half Lengths Advantage on Marchons II.; Selector Decidedly Best DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 6. — Charging to the lead midway of the • final bend, Rose Beam this afternoon carried the sapphire blue and gold silks of William duPont, Jr.s, Foxcatcher Farm to an easy victory in the mile and a sixteenth : Forest Lin Purse. Qualifying splendidly for the impending 5,000 Sussex Handicap, the four-year-old son of Blenheim n. — Roseretter merely toyed with his rivals as he won by two and one-half lengths in 1:44%, with Bobby Martin "sittin and cookin." Hamandy Farms foreign-bred Marchons II. was in the runner-up position, holding an advantage of eight lengths over Greentree Stables Doubtless n. Rose Beam was the favorite with the crowd of approximately 10,000 fans who braved the heat, paying .90. Binky B., Harold Harter and Alexis battled for supremacy during the early stages, but it was apparent that their stay in the first flight would be only temporary, as they reeled off a quarter in :23%, a half milMn :46%, and three-quarters in 1:11%. Those fractions made it quite simple for Rose Beam, who had been allowed to lag along in fifth place through the first five furlongs. Once permitted to do his running, Rose Beam circled the field boldly and forged to the front leaving the three-eighths pole. He was then taken under stout restraint, as his opposition wilted. Doubtless II. Fails to Impress Marchons II., too, started a rally from last place and, like Rose Beam, was taking the overland course. His sole accomplishment was to force Martin, astride Rose Beam, to rouse his mount lightly, following which he again allowed him to go along easily. Doubtless II., like Rose Beam and Marchons n., is eligible for the mile and a quarter Sussex, but his effort this afternoon was far from impressive. He. raced forwardly early, but once the real running began, the Argentine-bred just wasnt there. Selector, juvenile son of Thumbs Up, who Is William G. Helis chief reliance for the impending Christiana and Dover Stakes, made a show of his opposition in todays fourth race, reeling off five furlongs in :59% to win by almost four lengths. Circle M Farms entry of Our Tops and Endurable finished second and third, respectively. Selector was a close second choice to the Circle M tandem and paid .80 under Jimmy Stout. The field was away in good alignment but several starters were taken up sharply in the early stages when Selector crossed over to attain the rail. This advantage enabled the Helis colt to rapidly gain a clear lead, one which he increased to the late stretch where Stout began easing his mount. Our Tops was one of those to take up early but he recovered to turn in a commendable effort. He, too, is in the Christiana and Dover. The juvenile colt by Bull Lea — Flying Wind, for whom Crispin Oglebay went to 5,000 to acquire as a yearling, made his debut in this race under the name of Windbreak. He had brief speed, but finished unplaced, as did his homebred running mate, What.

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