Atlanta Fashions Own Pace to Tally at Monmouth Park: Withdrawal of Two Horses in Second Number Results in Unusual Double Payoff, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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. , A Atalanta Fashions Own Pace To Tally at Monmouth Park Withdrawal of Two Horses * In Second Number Results In Unusual Double Payoff By FRED GALIANI MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 22." — Darby - Dan Farms Atalanta boosted her stock, for the week end running of the 5,000 added Molly Pitcher Handicap this afternoon as she handily outpaced a field of rival fillies and mares to triumph a length in front of W. Arnold Hangers Intencion. Third money was garnered by Mrs. F. Wallis Armstrong, Jr.s Granule, a tiring six lengths farther behind. Carolyn K. Stables Shady Tune finished fourth. Atalanta, a six-year-old daughter of Count Fleet and Omayya, was installed at four-to-five by an estimated wowd of 11,-500 who enjoyed - seasonable sunny and pleasant weather. The fawn colored chestnut victress ran the mile and a sixteenth under-perfect rating by Harry B. Wilson in 1:44, just three-fifths of a second away from the track record. It was her first triumph since she won the Suwannee River Handicap at Gulfstream Park last March and the authoritative manner in which she defeated Intencion indicates she is regaining peak form. In Complete Charge of Situation Jockey Wilson did not permit Atalanta to open up by more than a length over her field at any stage of the running, but she was in complete command at all times. Jorge Contreras, astride Intencion, applied punishment to his mount rounding the ■ ►- — r final turn. This tactic was of no avail and she dropped back from a half-length disadvantage to be nodding by Atalantas heels entering the stretch. Contreras then briskly hand rode Intencion, with no better results. Rica Rosie, who ran coupled as an entry with Intencion, was far back from soon after the start and finished sixth. There were three Daily Double pay-offs this afternoon. After Miss Smith had won the opener under apprentice EliasTDuran for a 8.80 mutuel, J. L. McKnights Me-taxa and Cannuli and Moores Miss Fran were both fractious at the gate in the second race. Both were ordered scratched by the stewards. When the field was finally dispatched, Mrs. J. Kelleys Sonora Bell beat Savoy Stables Freds Gift. There was a slight delay while the mutuel department figured up the adjusted Double. The combination of Miss Smith and Sonora Bell returned 10.20. Miss Smith and Metaxa paid an 8.20 consolation Double, while tickets on Miss Smith and Miss Fran were redeemable at 4.00.

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