Blue Rhymer in Front-Running Score: Has Eight-Length Margin at Finish; Stevenson Keeps McKnight Miss Under Pressure as She Beats Landmark at Monmouth, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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Blue Rhymer in Front-Running Score Has Eight-Length j Margin at Finish Stevenson Keeps McKnight Miss Under Pressure as She BeatsLandmarkatMonmouth By FRED GALIANI MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 15; — J. L. McKnights Blue Rhymer ran away and hid from her rivals in the feature Oh Susana Purse here today, scoring by eight lengths although being driven out to the end by jockey Robert Stevenspn. Far back in second place was James Cox Bradys Landmark, who saved second .place by a neck over H. A. Grants Occupancy, while Mrs. S. M. Pistorios Brazen Brat, coupled with Singing Beauty as the favorite, was a half length out of the money. Blue Rhymer paid 5.40 for her score and covered the six furlongs over the fast track in 1:13%. As in the case of almost every race here today, the front-running horses got out on top and stayed there all the way, or took the lead near the far turn and then held it to win. The second day of the meeting saw another record crowd on hand, as the estimated attendance of 11,194 surpassed the figure of 10,407 for the corresponding day of last season. First Success of Year The winner, a four-year-old daughter of The Rhymer — Blue Brandy, was winning her first start of the year in six outings and the first since last fall at Garden State Park. Blue Rhymer assumed the lead shortly after the- start, rattling on before Brazen Brat, Landmark and Miss Trimble, who were closely grouped, while Piping Arms, Singing Beauty, Tabarina and Occupancy followed. Landmark finally came out of the pursuers pack to move into second place, but Blue Rhymer still had a good lead. As they came to the head of the stretch, Blue Rhymer gradually lengthened her lead - with every stride, drawing away from l Landmark and the rest of the opposition. Although she was far in front, Stevenson kept driving her and reached back and hit - the filly once with the whip as they swept , past the 70-yard marker. Landmark, tiring r abruptly, still had enough left to hold off , Occupancy, who came with a. late rush to be third. ► . ■ i !

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