Don Ismael Gains Nose Win in Derby Mexicano: Stands Terrific Drive to Whip Jalisco in Mexico City Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Don Ismael Gains Nose Win in Derby Mexicano Stands Terrific Drive to Whip Jalisco in Mexico City Feature BY J. J. HAHN MEXICO, D. F., May 1.— The 100,000 pesos Derby Mexicano was decided here yesterday afternoon and for the second straight year the colors of Carlos Gomez were successful. Don Ismael, his homebred son of Nedayr — Advising Anna, had to stand a terrific drive to gain a nose decision over Rancho Sierra Hermosas Jalisco. La Chamiza, winner of the first two parts of the local "triple crown," was lapped on them at the end of the mile and a furlong, which was run in 1:54%. Taken off the early pace at the start, Emilio Rodriguez steadied his mount on the extreme outside while working his way up to the leaders, while La Valentina, Velia and EI Cancionero made the pace for the first three-quarters. At the head of the stretch, Don Ismael went to the front and as he made his move Jalisco came from last place after the first half to challenge. The ultimate winner and Jalisco battled it cut the entire distance of the stretch and a few strides from the finish Jalisco got to the front, but Don Ismael came again in the last few strides. La Chamiza, prominent from the start, held a contending position throughout and was never more than two lengths behind the leaders. She came with a belated rush near the end and was beaten a half length. Following in order of finish were Pico Lindo, La Valentina, Cobero, . Criollo, El Cancionero, Velia and Calzones. The gross value of the race was 113,750 pesos, of which 77,000 pesos went to the winner.

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