Card Acorn Stakes in Two Divisions; Grumpito Outruns Paul Bunyan Foes: Poor Weather Mars Lincolns Program, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Card Card Acorn Acorn Stakes Stakes in in Two Two Divisions; Divisions; Grumpito Grumpito Outruns Outruns Paul Paul Bunyan Bunyan Foes Foes Poor Weather Mars Lincolns Program Whirling Dough ChasesAfter Constantin Racer, but Fails To Vindicate Strong Backing By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., May 22. — Adverse weather conditions and a sloppy track made for rather disappointing Lincoln Fields sport at Washington Park today. Favorites in the main fared poorly, one of the chief upsets coming in the featured Paul Bunyan Purse in which Whirling Dough, a track record holder at Churchill Downs and heavily backed to connect in his first start here, could do no better than be second. The John Marsch racer bowed to Grumpito, who performed like a mud-running fool. The five-year-old son of Ramillies, racing in the colors of E. Constantin, Jr., splashed through the muck well in advance of the field all the way and at the end was over four lengths to the good and winning as if he could have circled the oval again and scored by a wider margin. Grumpito accounted for the first saddle success of the meeting for jockey Don Scurlock. The horse was an outsider and paid 0.60. Attendance Lightest of Meeting The dismal day held the attendance to the lightest of the meeting, with 6,925 being in the stands and clubhouse. The Paul Bunyan, which was at one and one-eighth miles, started out well enough for supporters of Whirling Dough. The son of Whirlaway gained a position immediately back of Grumpito and seemed well in hand and waiting to make his move as they went down the backstretch. Jockey Dodson called on him nearing the stretch turn, but Grumpito also had something in reserve and the move was to no avail. Heading for home Grumpito widened his margin and Dodson went to work on Whirling Dough, but it was the latter who tired while Grumpito was as fresh as a daisy. In fact, Whirling Dough was doing his best to save second place from Floating Clown. Boo Boo Shoo had speed for seven furlongs then tired. The start of the feature was delayed for some minutes when the men of the start- Continued on Page Thirty-Nine Grumpito Outruns Paul Bunyan Opponents at Washington Park Continued from Page One ing gate got their wires crossed and moved the device to the mile chute instead of placing it in front of the grandstand, which is the mile and one-eighth starting point. The mistake was probably due to a program error which listed the event as being at one mile. Tiger Harris, three-year-old colt owned by Herman Bryant, Jr., and ridden by Paul Bailey, became the first double winner of the meeting when he led most of the way in the fifth race, named the. Montanaro. The son of Tiger performed just as adequately in the slop, as he did recently on a fast track and had little difficulty holding the maiden Belcon at the end, while Occupational was third. He was the second favorite of the afternoon to reward. The other m public choice to win for his backers was Caillou Ro.uge, a six-year-old who at one time mingled in handicap company. Tony Skoronski hustled Kim to the front after going a quarter and he held Yardtown, the second choice, in the stretch run. Third money was earned by Deep Water. Caillou Rouge completed a double that paid 04.60. Infinity K., paying 0.00, was the first winner. With apprentice Robert Lynch aboard, he showed a liking for the going. Albulil, the favorite, was outrun all the way. Another favorite disappointed its backers when Snatched failed in the third race. Double Whorl was the winner, but Trumpeter, a well-played one, appeared Taest. Trumpeter was on the outside all the way but then appeared a winner entering the stretch. Double Whorl clung to the rail and proved gamest in the final drive. Elk-horn split the winner and Trumpeter. The fourth race, went to Chance Cloud, who held on just long enough to beat Brown Smoke. The latter was gaining on the inside at the end .and might have won in a few more strides. Romanda raced erratically but was best of the others.

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