Next Move Romps to Prioress Score: Beats Honeys Gal by Eight Lengths, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-04


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Next Move Romps to Prioress Score Beats Honeys Gal By Eight Lengths Fast Daughter of Bull Lea Carries Vanderbilt Colors To Double on Jamaica Card By BOB HORWOOD JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 3.— A. G. Vanderbilts Next Move looked like the overlay of the year as she skipped merrily through ,the slop at Jamaica today to win the third running of the 5,000 added Prioress Handicap by eight lengths and pay .70. F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.s Honeys Gal finished well to, take the place by a neck from Edward M. OBriens Miss Degree, who led William Hellis Drifting Maid by another length and a half at the end of the six furlongs. Next Move provided a consecutive double for Vanderbilt, trainer Bill Winfrey and Jockey Eric Guerin, who had collaborated in the equally facile triumph of Home Free in the preceding race. Next Move stepped the six furlongs in 1:12%, excellent time over a track that was deep with thick slop. The Brown daughter of Bull Lea — Now What by Chance Play, was running her first stake, but finished second in the Autumn Day and Demoiselle Stakes at Jamaica, her only such attempts last year, and most observers thought she could have beaten her illustrious stablemate, Bed o Hoses in the latter event had her connections desired. She added 2,525 to her earnings today, giving her a total of 7,875, a figure far more commensurate with her ability, and has five wins and four seconds in her 12 starts, being unplaced in the first two starts of her career and in the Wood Memorial this year. Light Crowd of 19,348 Out r- A rather light crowd of 19,348 turned out in fairly pleasant weather, though topcoats were in order. The sun made feeble and sporadic attempts to break through the clouds. Three favorites and a second choice, who opened as favorite, scored in the first half-dozen races. Major Sutherlands Seventh Regiment band, with its customary aptness, played "Wait Til the Sun Shines, Nellie" as its first selection. Honeys Gal was first" out of the gate in the Prioress, but quickly dropped back, while Next Move only beat one horse, Drifting Maid, out of the stalls. At the end of a furlong, Radiant led Striking by a head, the pair moving out a length and a half before Miss Degree, who was racing on the rali. Honeys Gal was daylight farther back in fourth place, followed by High Frequency, Next Move, who was beginning to move on the outside. Luring, Windsor Pearl and Drifting Maid. Once Guerin had her in high gear, Next ; Move looped the leaders with ease and was ; in front at the three-eighths pole. Striking : and Radiant were still racing head and head close behind her, but beginning to ! tire rapidly, while Miss Degree was cutting | the corner and Honeys Gal was coming I back into contention on the outside. Once in front, Next Move went away from her rivals with ridiculous ease. [

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