Scrub Leads His Stablemate, Fleeting Rock, Across Wire, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-23


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Scrub Leads His Stablemate, Fleeting Rock, Across Wire ASCOT PARK. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, June 21. — Just a few minutes before post time today a few drops of rain fell, but for most of the nine race-card the weatherman smiled favorably, furnishing bright sunlight and a refreshing breeze. A. W. Messersmiths entry of Scrub and Fleeting Rock finished first and second respectively in the Ascot Classic. Jockey Buck Thornburg was astride Scrub and James Baird was up on Fleeting Rock. The time for the seven furlongs was a commendable 1:25%, which is just one second off the track record and to those in the estimated crowd of 6,800 who fancied his chances, and most did to make him the favorite, he returned a .80 mutuel. Thornburg sat back in the early going allowing Fleeting Rock to set the fast early pace. He followed him closest leaving the barrier but going into the first turn dropped back to the inside and Glitter Gulch moved into closest pursuit. The lineup remained much the same tothe early stretch when Scrub came to the outside to take the lead. Glitter Gulch began to give way at the three-sixteenth pole and from the furlong to the wire the entry had things much their own way. The handle on the classic reached a new high for a single event ahen 7,444 went through the machines.

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