Double Brandy Noses Out Midianite in Discovery: Tuttle Campaigner Nips Rival Under Jack Robertsons Ride, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-04


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Double Brandy Noses Out Midianite in Discovery Tuttle Campaigner Nips Rival Under Jack Robertsons Ride By PALMER HEAGERTY PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 3. — Under extreme pressure through the final furlong, Clarence E. Tuttles Double Brandy this afternoon scored a nose victory over E. Barry Ryans Midianite in the mile and a sixteenth Discovery Purse which featured the program. Two lengths farther back was James Jenkins, Jr.s Chiloe II., followed by J. H. Hammonds Butler and Beverley Brouns Magna Charta. The winners time in the mud was 1:48%. Double Brandy, a four-year-old Questionnaire colt, who earned nearly 0,000 during his sophomore campaign, was backed into .00 favoritism by the crowd of 10,112 fans. Jack Robertson was astride the Tuttle star, having returned early this morning from Kentucky, where he finished third astride Brookmeade Stables Sun-glow in the Derby Trial. Todays winner is pointing for the 0,000 Dixie Handicap at this course. Midianite sprinted into a clear lead soon after the start of the Discovery, but was joined along the backstretch by Butler and Chiloe H., both of whom held the advantage at various stages of the last half mile. In the meantime, Midianite was eased back and raced along in third position. Mike Basile, who handled Midianite, sensed the rally of Double Brandy near the three-eighths pole and again roused his charge so that he might move just ahead of Double Brandy. This forced the Tuttle colt to the extreme outside, which all but cost him the victory. Midianites renewed vigor sent him to the front again at the furlong pole, as Double Brandy loomed from the outside and seemed destined for a rather comfortable score. He did, however, lack the late rush he showed in his races last fall, and Robertson was forced to work on his mount with whip, hands and heels to have him nip Midianite at the wire. The drive of the top pair sent them two lengths clear of Chiloe II., who raced as though in need of the effort, his first since the Gulfstream Handicap in Florida. Butler, too, tired and was beaten an additional two lengths., Magna Charta, while finishing last, was not disgraced. He was in his favored position along the rail but ran into close quarters in midstretch while appar-rently set to commence a challenge.. Mrs. James Carsons Preakness hopeful. Kinsman, was backed into favoritism in the six-furlong Tred Avon purse which preceded the feature, but he was left five lengths in the rear as Cedar Farms Halter scored an easy victory in 1:13 flat. Third in the five-horse field of three-year-olds was Mrs. E. H. Augustus Honors, with Beverley Brouns Lady Fairfield and High Ground Stables Prepared completing the field. With Ronnie Nash handling the reins. Halter paid .40.

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