Free Press Wins Armed Forces Purse at Pimlico in Role of Public Choice: Pariso Guides C. W. Pershall Gelding to Wire with Fie Lengths on Service Pilot, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-22


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j Free Press Wins Armed Forces Purse At Pimlico inJlole of Public Choice Pariso Guides C. W. Per shall Gelding to Wife With Five Lengths on Service Pilot By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 21. — C. W. Pershalls Free Press, transferred to this point with this afternoons featured Armed Forces Purse in view, proved an easy five-length winner while completing the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45%. Watson Elliotts King Chatter was second by three lengths over J. T. Gibsons Service Pilot. Favored at .20 with the crowd of 9,243, the King Ranch-Tjred son of Equestrian performed under a claiming tag of ,000 and was haltered out of the race by Sylvester Rich. Aside from that amount, owner Pershall picked up a purse of ,275,-which gave him an income of ,275 for the trip from Garden State Park. Grant Thorns speedy, but faint-hearted, Behold sprinted into a lead of a half dozen or more lengths on i;he turn, but Free Press had attained command before the half-mile marker was reached. He rapidly drew clear under Nunzio Pariso and was never threatened while holding a lead of not less than four lengths through the final three furlongs. King Chatter rallied mildly when roused on the final bend but was unable to get within striking distance of the pacemaker, while Service Pilot circled the field to clearly outfinish the remainder of the field. Behold, following his brief stay on the head end, faded to last position and was beaten 23 lengths. Owner-trainer Alan T. Clarke, who- has enjoyed marked success with his theory of breeding Mowlee mares to the Equipoise stallion, Alaking, sent out another runner in todays first race in Jeannie C. This two-year-old daughter of Alaking — Bola Mowlee, thus a full-sister to Senator Joe, won her debut by 12 lengths clear of her opposition while recording time of :53% for four and a half furlongs. She was ridden by Rocco Sisto and paid .20. Jeannie C. is scheduled to compete in Saturdays Havre de Grace Breeders Stakes. Sisto made it two wins for the afternoon when he drove Elsmar Stables Prince Cole to victory over Victory Stables Andy Handy and five other ,000 to ,000 sprinters in the six-furlong fifth race. Under 120 pounds, the King Cole gelding prevailed by a head in 1:12 and paid 8.20 in accomplishing his second score of the meeting. Andy Handy, while wearing, down the top one, finished one length in advance of Kee-Dee Stables 8 to 5 favorite, Jungle Feast.

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