Great Shuffle Repeats In Suffolk Main Event: Takes Measure of Eastern Flyway By Two and Half Lengths Margin, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-16


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Great Shuffle Repeats In Suffolk Main Event Takes Measure of Eastern Flyway By Two and Half Lengths Margin By AVERY BROWN Staff Correspondent SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 15. — When Jim Carrs Great Shuffle skipped to a handy victory in the featured sixth race at Suffolk Downs this afternoon, the patrons suddenly realized that it must be "repeater day." After the opening event on the program, which was for maidens, each successive winner through the sixth event had won his previous outing. Great Shuffle came to the end of the mile and a sixteenth test two and a half lengths before W. T. Leatherburys Eastern Flyway, with "A. P. Cotters Ariels Mark taking third money another three and a half lengths farther back. i Although the overcast skies threatened throughout the afternoon, only occasional light showers appeared and they failed to impair the fast racing strip. Great Shuffle was clocked the distance in 1:45%. Installed the choice, the winning son of Great War paid .40 and became the fourth favorite to succeed. Harold "Red" Keene, currently leading the local riders, extended his margin over runner-up Darrell Madden by getting a triple with two races left on the card. Madden managed to win one race as he guided the favored Basis to score in the fourth race. In that event, Perfect Bahram, who hadnt been postward since 1948, made an effort to stage a comeback but had to be content with third position. The nine-year-old son of Bahram raced with the top handicap performers of the country before going unsound in 1948. Today, he carried a price tag of ,500. , Apprentice Tony DeSpirito used good judgment in winning the feature with Great Shuffle. After breaking on top, the youngster took the gray gelding back off the pace and allowed him to settle into full stride before asking for a move. That came at the three-furlong pole and, once on the way, Great Shuffle circled the field to take command and was in hand with the boy clucking to him through the final sixteenth of a mile.

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