Oh Leo Registers in Hanover Purse; Golden Gloves Prevails at Odds On: Just Lasts to Nip Out Point by Neck; Belmonts Highly Successful Meet Closes Before 22,866; Second Look Pays 58.90, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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Oh Oh Leo Leo Registers Registers in in Hanover Hanover Purse; Purse; Golden Golden Gloves Gloves Prevails Prevails at at Odds Odds On On Just Lasts to Nip Out Point by Neck Belmonts Highly Successful Meet Closes Before 22,866; Second Look Pays 58.90 By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. X, N. Y., June 9. — Belair Studs Golden Gloves, who was withdrawn from Saturdays Belmont Stakes, scored a popular victory in the final feature of the meeting today. The Isolator colt just lasted to triumph by a shrinking neck over Lazy P Ranchs Out Point, who led Samuel A. Pecks pacemaking Guard of Honor by another length and a half. It was nine more lengths back to Mrs. R. A. Firestones The Diver. Nick Wall rode Golden Gloves, who stepped the mile and a sixteenth in a creditable 1:43% and paid .50. A-crowd of 22,866 turned out for the final program of the Westchester Racing Associations highly successful meeting. Favorite players had to await the featured Troubadour Purse to find a winner. Golden Gloves indicated that a mile and a sixteenth was his exact limit today. The colt had won at that distance before, led for almost a mile and a sixteenth of the nine-furlong Peter Pan Handicap: and didnt want to go another foot this afternoon. Guard of Honor Sets Pace Guard of Honor set the early pace in the Troubadour, followed by Golden Gloves, while Out Point was a distant third. Guar.d of Honor led to the top of the stretch, where Golden Gloves took command, while Out Point moved up steadily on the outside.* As they straightened away for the run home, Golden Gloves appeared "home free," but began to tire badly in the final yards and Out Point wore him down steadily, but ran ran out of yards with a neck to go. None of the others ever got in the hunt. Linda Farms Second Look stunned the throng in the Lanark Purse, paying 58.90, longest price of the New York season, as he" outfinished Ada L. Rices favorite Model Quest to score by three lengths. Ogden Continued on Page Thirty-Five Golden Gloves Holds On For Popular Accounting Has Neck on Out Point at Wire In Final Belmont Park Feature Continued from Page One Phipps Ancestor was another half length in arrears at the end of the seven furlongs and a neck before Vera S. Braggs Mixture. Jim Nichols rode Second Look, a son of Revoked, who was making the fourth start of his career and finishing in the money for the first time since his debut here a year ago, when he was beaten a head in a claimer. Second Look required 1:35% for the journey. A violent and spectacular storm broke just as the field started for the hurdle race and as the field sped past the stand, they were pursued by whirling papers, great clouds of dust blowing up from the main track and straight course. The dust clouds, resembling a heavy smoke screen, obscured the horses as they started down the back-stretch and the rain poured out of the black sky in torrents. The lights on the infield board shorted out several times as the thunder and lightning staged * a furious bombardment. Miss Elizabeth Bosleys Law Flyer surged out of the murk to win the hurdle event by two and a half lengths from Mrs. W. Hag-gin Perrys Fiddlers Choice, who led San-ford Stud Farms Roll Call IT. by a neck. Earl Phelps rode the winner, who paid 2.80. William Gallaher, who rode Avon-wood, pulled up in the backstretch, saying later that he couldnt see where he was going. . The start of the next race, a juvenile dash, was delayed until the full fury of the storm had abated. The freak storm was a preview of Saratoga weather, the sudden wind, rain and lightning following an oppressive sultriness that recalled Hopeful Day of 1950. Throughout the storm, one horseplayer in a pale blue T shirt remained leaning nonchalantly on the steel rail near the winners circle. It was suggested that he had made a wager that he would not be struck by lightning. . j

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