Laran Finishes in Clear at Pimlico: Holds Length Edge on Winter Wheat, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-12


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lllllllll Laran Finishes in Clear at Pimlico F. A. BONSAL— Saddled Laran for his winning effort in the Canter Purse at the Pimlico course. Holds Length Edge On Winter Wheat Loran Also Winner Earlier On Program; Great Admiral Takes Measure of Cecil M. By PALMER HEAGERTY PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 11. — Unleashing a stretch run which was not to be denied, E. A. Nicodemus Laran this afternoon captured top money in the featured Canter Purse by one length over L. W. Jennings stakes-winning mare. Winter Wheat. Third money in the field which traveled six furlongs went to Mrs. P. A. B. Wldener, II.s, Whiffenpoof. Warm weather and a fast track greeted the crowd of 9,773 fans and wagering was about average during the program. Form followers took a beating on Winter Wheat when they backed her down to 17 to 10 and allowed Laran to go postward at .40. Larans time of 1:10% marked the first time at the meeting that 1:11 had been shaded. Larans victory could very well have completed a double for hunch players in the crowd, for Loran won the fourth race on the program. Ronnie Nash, who received credit for the victory in the feature, turned in a workmanlike job with his mount. Laran was outrun early, saved ground while commencing his rally, then moved between horses to engage Winter Wheat in midstretch. Good Effort in Defeat Winter Wheat, even in defeat, turned in a corking effort in her first start of the season. The daughter of Heliopolis, who was the winner of last seasons Mary Dyer Stakes in New England, also received a shrewd ride, with Henri Mora getting the credit, but not the victory. When outrun by Whiffenpoof and New Oxford along the backstretch, Mora sent his mount to the inside, where she raced kindly and moved through to wrest command. Disposing of Whiffenpoof turning into the home lane, Winter Wheat drew clear, but only briefly, as Larans charge sent him to the leader with ground-gaining strides. From the sixteenth-pole to the wire, Nash continued to work on his mount, but was on the cautious side, as the Nicodemus gelding seemed ready to "lug in" at the first opportunity. Brookmeade Stables Great Admiral, a three-year-old son of War Admiral — Sourdine, a 6,000 yearling purchase, won the fifth race by a head over R. R. McClarins Cecil M., when the latters rider apparently became overconfident. Cecil M., with the successful apprentice Eddie Sanders in the saddle, assumed command by a half length at the furlong mark, then was allowed to loaf, and gave way whgn Jack Robertson worked feverishly on Great Admiral. Beverley Browns Lady Fairfield was third. Great Admiral paid .60 after being timed in 1:12 flat for the six furlongs.

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