Directoire Scores Easy Victory on Sloppy Track: Beats Lex by Three at Suffolk in Barrington Beach Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-11


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Di recto ire Scores Easy Victory on Sloppy Track Beats Lex by Three at Suffolk In Barrington Beach Purse By AVERY BROWN SUFFOLK DOWNS. East Boston, Mass.. MaylO. — Joe Gavegnanos Directorie caught a sloppy track which is to his liking and scored an easy triumph in the Barrington Beach Purse which served as the feature at Suffolk Downs today. Three lengths back, J. W. Nizleks Lex finished a length and a half before the favorite. Max Kahlbaums Risk A Whirl. Unsettled weather which followed an all night rain narrowed the mid-week crowd to 10,068. The deep track resulting from the elements also caused the original program to be riddled with scratches. Through the first six events, two choices, Irving Gushens Speedy Baby in the first race and Everglade Stables Dada in the fourth, were successful. The field for the Barrington Beach was reduced to seven starters when WideOWing. False Front and Reigh Jane were declared because of track conditions. Held at second choice, Directoire returned a .80 mutuel pay-off while registering his initial victory of the season. Time for the mile and 70 yards was 1:45%. The ultimate outcome of the feature was decided in the opening quarter mile, when jockey R. Gonzales sent the son of Burgoo King into a three-length lead over Risk A Whirl. The others in the Barrington Beach were strung out in Indian file as they raced down the backstretch. Never losing any portion of his early margin, Directoire was taken to the inside in the stretch and although those behind were under steady drives, the Gavegnano five-year-old galloped under the wire without any aid of pressure. By winning with Directoire, Gonzales carried off riding honors for the day, having previously piloted E. Dities Hamanas* to a driving triumph over Mrs. T. J. Carrolls Time Roll in the third race.

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