Pondering Back in Winning Form; All at Once Registers Head Victory: Outpoints Begorra at Belmont Park, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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Pondering Pondering Back Back in in Winning Winning Form; Form; All All At At Once Once Registers Registers Head Head Victory Victory Outpoints Begorra At Belmont Park Nizlek Racer Surprises in Handicap Feature on Card For New York Athletic Club By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 25.— Alertly ridden by Sidney Cole, who got the mount when Albert Widman couldnt make the 108 pounds, J. W. Niz-leks All at Once surprised the crowd of 19,534 in the feature event here today. This was the NYAC John A. McNulty Handicap classified headline attraction of the New York Athletic Club Day program. "All at Once reached the end of the mile a head before Frank C. Rand, Jr.s, topweighted Begorra, who led Killian Farms Resilient by a length and a half. Mrs. H. Fl Christiansens Mandingo, who had not raced since Santa Anita, was only a half length out of the money after forcing the winners pace from the start. Purchased for~,000 at Paddock Sale All at Once, who was purchased for ,-000 at a paddock sale here in April ~nd was claimed for ,500 on May 8, paid 8.60 and was teletimed in 1:38% for the mile. He is a seven-year-old son of Gran l Slam. Elixir was first out of the gate in the McNulty, but quickly dropped out of contention and eventually finished last in the field of 13, while Cole shot All At Once into command. Mandingo and Kaster, who was racing under strong restraint on the outside, were in closest pursuit in the long run down the backstretch, closely followed by Resilient, while Brown Booter surged up along the inside rail after a sluggish start. Continued on Page Forty-Three Ail At Once Head Victor at Belmont Outpoints Begorra by Slim Margin in Handicap Feature On New York A.C. Program ! Continued from Page One At this stage, Begorra was far back in : ninth place and racing on the outside. All At Once continued to lead around the , turns, but Mandingo dogged him persis- tently, while Kaster was lapped on that gelding and Resilient was right with them * and going strongly. Begorra began to move : up rapidly passing the three-furlong pole, but was forced to go quite wide on the stretch turn. Kaster fell away abruptly on the final curve, while Mandingo began to falter as though in need of a race. All At Once ■ opened up more than two lengths on Resilient at the furlong pole and appeared home free, but Charley OBrien Had Begorra in high gear and the big son of Bime-lech cut the winners margin with every • stride. Cole called on All At Once for a last desperate effort in the final strides and the former plater responded willingly, folding his rival safe. Resilient ran a good rape, though faltering at the finish, while Man-dingos effort was decidedly promising. Nulllify ran a fairly even race to be sixth behind Kaster, followed by Shamrock, who trailed in the early stages. Brown Booter quit badly after six furlongs. Christmas Gift Th ree-Length Winner Mrs. J. R. H. Thourons Christmas Gift, who, with his stablemate War of Roses, may be a dark horse for the Peter Pan Handicap and Belmont Stakes, slipped through on the rail at the head of the stretch to score a clever victory in the NYAC Norton Memorial, seventh race. The Polynesian colt, who had won his last start here, scored by three lengths over A. C. Bostwicks well-supported Pine Cone, who led Leslie Jane Stables Ducat by a neck. Frank C. Rrand, Jr.s Elrose was another neck away at the end of the six furlongs. Christmas Gift, who was last of the field of seven to the three-furlbng pole, was timed in 1:13 over the dead track and paid . Mrs. Wallace Gilroys Fashion Page, a half-sister to the stakes filly, Marta, came up a "good thing" for her debut in the fifth race and justified that confidence by scoring by a neck over Starr Ranchs Hidden Ship, who led W. Goadby Loews Churn by .a length and a half. Hedley Woodhouse rode Fashion Page with considerable confidence, only asking her for her best in the final strides. The daughter of Sport Page — Jessie Gladys paid 0.20 and was timed in : 53 % against a fairly strong breezei

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