Post Card Starts Successful Comeback by Accounting for Delawares Milltown: Scores Easily over Penocc and Lyceum to Indicate His Readiness for Sussex Event, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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Post Card Starts Successful Comeback By Accounting For Delawares Milltown Scores Easily Over Penocc j And Lyceum to Indicate His Readiness for Sussex Event By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June I 16.— Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Post Card, , a stakes winner over the local course in t each of his past two seasons, and currently r striving for a starting position in the rich t Sussex Handicap, launched a successful I comeback this afternoon in accounting for • the featured Milltown Purse. The son of I • Firethorn — Ace Card triumphed easily by one and one-half lengths while scampering [ six furlongs in 1:10% under Ronnie Nash. Post Card, a close second choice at .40 I with a crowd estimated at 10,500, won over • Mrs. Chester A. Lyons Penocc, who, as the ; public choice, finished second for the . fourth time in six starts this season. He l was third on the other two occasions. Just • a neck behind Penocc came Charlton Clays ; Lyceum, who nosed out Houghton P. Met-calfs Telenews. Mrs. Ellsworth H. Augustus Euclid trailed throughout after stumbling immediately after the start. Handling 124 pounds as though it were a feather, Post Card raced along the rail 1 and with Penocc in the run down the back-stretch. Nash then elected to ease back with the Jeffords horse, allowing Penocc ; to draw clear briefly. With considerable horse under him, Nash then circled the ; ; leader to wrest command, draw clear rapidly and score an easy victory. Post Card had raced but once previously this season, finishing second behind Hi Billee at Laurel. He then went amiss while , prepping for a stake engagement, and it was not until this meeting that he settled down to serious and impressive training. His race today would suggest that he is to be a starter in the Sussex, in which he probably will race coupled with Yildiz, the Brandywine Handicap winner. Lyceum, a Bull Lea filly who is conditioned by Horatio A. Luro, turned in a • clever effort and will next face the starter at Monmouth Park in the week-end Regret Handicap. In that sprint she will meet fillies and mares, exclusively, and could prove formidable. John M. Schiffs Phiblant became the holder of the course record for about two miles over 15 jumps when he won the third race in 3:44%, which was one-fifth of a second faster than Great Flares standard. Operating under 132 pounds, which included jockey Bob McDonald, Phiblant staved off the closing bid of Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs Cherwell by three-quarters of a length and paid 8.60. Monpeliers Hampton Roads was five lengths farther back in third position.

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