Jones Brook Nips Cellini by Nose in Wellesley Hills: Gains Important Suffolk Downs Score in Mrs. A. R. Smith Colors, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-17


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i ! ! ! ! j ] j j . ■ . I I Jones Brook Nips Cellini By Nose jn Wellesley Hills Gains Important Suffolk Downs Score in Mrs. A. R. Smith Colors SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 16. — The steadily improving Jones Brook, whom Mrs. A. R. Smith claimed for ,000 on May 14 and has won three victories and two seconds in five starts, scored his most important triumph today when he outfinished R. R. Damons Cellini in the featured Wellesley Hills Purse at Suffolk Downs. The stretch-running Florida-bred son of Jakajones— Dotty Brook sported a nose advantage over Cellini at the end of the mile and a sixteenth allowance number. Four lengths back, S. D. McGills Keeping Posted save the minor award over Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Grants Top Brass, a stablemate. There was 11,830 patrons on hand to witness todays program, conducted under ideal weather conditions. Jockey Jimmy Davern, who rode Jones Brook entered the riding limelight usually held by DeSpirito, Keene or Madden, by scoring a double. His other winner was Ralph Lowes surprise winner Faygray. The latter paid 52.00 to defeat seven rivals in the six-furlong fifth race. Johnny Dupuy also earned a double saddling score with Dav-erns winners. Keeping posted was sent out to set the pace in the feature and after turning back an early bid from Zenas Zepher, the Battledore colt held a five-length advantage down the backstretch. Cellini, co-favored in the race with Greenbrier Stables Bon Victoire, was in closest attendance of the pacemaker as he passed the quarter mile pole. Keene astride Cellini called on the Alsab colt and the response was gratifying to his followers as the Damon representative ranged up alongside of the faltering Keep-! ing Posted. Just when it appeared Cellini had the race tucked away, Davern had Jones Brook charging and the chestnut gelding was along in time to receive the nod as the two crossed the finish line. Despite the backing received by the co-favorites plus the support given the Keep-, ing Posted-Top Brass entry, Jones Brook was not overlooked and paid 0.80. His time of 1:44% over the fast track was very acceptable.

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