Whit Whiz Nips Gay Prince on Wire at Suffolk Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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Whit Whiz Nips Gay Prince On Wire at Suffolk Downs SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 9. — The featured sixth race at Suffolk Downs may not have won any blue ribbons for exhibiting top grade three-year-olds, but it will be long remembered by the 12,142 midweek patrons. Five of the eight aspirants charged abreast through the final seventy yards of the six-furlong dash and it was only after close scrutiny by the placing judges that S. Finkelsteins Whit Whiz emerged the winner by a nose over Palatine Stables Gay Prince, with J. M. Grieves Theatre Pass another nose away in third position. The closeness of the finish did not end with the top three as the odds-on Chaltrick, from the stable of Mrs. J. Kelley, was a head back in fourth position and only a nose before R. W. Collins Miss Margo. The downfall of Chaltrick marked the sixth straight favorite to fall by the wayside. The chalk players, however, received some solace, as most of the winners were close second choices. Whit Whiz was well backed, paying .20 while being timed in 1:12% over the fast track. Apprentice Charles Burr did a remarkable job in getting the Jean Valjean colt in full stride from his position off the pace. He found racing room along .the inside, but had to steer out to the middle of the track to accomplish the victory.

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