Swaps Outruns Downs Foes; Swift Stakes to Nances Lad: Ends Boston Doge Win Streak at Ten; Previously Unbeaten Colt Is Third Behind Informant In Sprint at Belmont Park, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-02


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Swaps Swaps Outruns Outruns Downs Downs Foes; Foes; Swift Swift Stakes Stakes to to Nances Nances Lad Lad Ends Boston Doge Win Streak at Ten Previously Unbeaten Colt Is Third Behind Informant In Sprint at Belmont Park By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., April 30. — The horse who had come closest to the hitherto unbeaten Boston Doge in his previous career accomplished his downfall in the Swift Stakes today. Hilton A. Dabsons Nances Lad won the stake by five lengths over Mrs. Ellsworth H. Augustus Informant, while Paul Andolinos overwhelming favorite was another length and a half in arrears at the end of -the seven furlongs. Boston Doge was a prohibitive choice with the sunny-day crowd of 40,368, being backed down to 1 to 5 on the infield board, while Nances Lad returned 8.00, .90 and .20 across the board. John Choquette rode the winner, hustling him home in a respectable 1:24%. Fifth Wi n in 10 Starts Nances Lad was scoring his fifth victory in 10 starts, all but one or which was this year, and the 8,250 he earned today brought his gleanings to 8,450. Bred by his owner-trainer, a former jockey, Nances Lad is by Slide Rule, out of the remarkably speedy Nance Ace, by Case Ace. There was no apparent excuse for Boston Doge, unless, perhaps, he was not suited by the drying-out track, which could have dulled his speed. Jockey Choquette, who was riding for the first time in New York, is a Canadian-born lad, who was brought up in Vermont. He rode successfully in Florida last winter. After the race, he said: "This was my first today in New York, and he was sure a different horse today. He seemed to be much quieter without the blinkers and did everything that I asked of him. I kept him going because I wasnt taking any chances with Boston Doge." Of the favorite, Eric Guerin said, "he definitely did not like the going. He found a drying out spot on the turn and moved up a bit, but, when it became damp again Continued on Page Three * ► — ■ Nances Lad Ends Boston Doge Skein Previously Unbeaten Colt Is Third Behind Informant In Sprint at Belmont Park " - Continued from Page One in the stretch, he started to labor and gav# it up." Mrs. J. C. Silvermans Dry Vermouth and Fleetway Stables Ala -Flash combined for a 01.00 Daily Double. Dry Vermouth had no great trouble taking the seven-furlong opener by four lengths over Nishan Vartanians Border Son, who led Edward Seinfelds Rudys Valley almost two lengths. Dry Vermouth, ridden by Gene Rodriguez, paid .20 and was teletimed in 1:25%. Stanley Small was astridela-Flash, who got lip in the final jump of the second race at the same distance to head David Shaers Next Stop. Ala-Flash paid 3.50 straight and required 1:26% for the distance. ? Starmount Stables handsome Megaton, a son. of, Nasrullah, was made a "good thing" in the third event, but was rambunctious in the post parade and at the gate, then tired in the race. Mrs. Anson A. Bigelows Macbig won the dash by a half length over L. R. Troianos King Somali, who led Foxcatcher Farms Gelio almost a •length. Macbig is a chestnut son of Ardan from Brittany, the dam of South Point and winner of the Schuylerville Stakes. He paid 0.30 after getting the four and a half fuiTongs of the straightaway in :52. The course was "good." Fast and Far Draws Away Mrs. J. R. Thourons Fast and Far pulled away-with authority in the final furlong of the fifth race to triumph by three and a half lengths over Mrs. Tom Wallers Mahopac, who was the public, choice. Leslie Jane Stables Amber Fox "was the same margin away in third place. Fox-catcher .Farms Chessian was a strong second choice in this six furlongs, though-Iie had not started since his winning race at Delaware Park last June. After cutting; the final corner with a brisk move, Chessian tried to bear out through the stretch, and finished far back. Jack Westrope rode Fast and Far, who paid 1.40 and was timed in 1:12% over a track that had become "good." Hal Price Headleys Georgian shot into command at the start of the Swift, followed by Informant, while Eric Guerin soon had Boston Doge in third place, followed by Nances Lad, who was racing on the rail. Georgian led by daylight down the backstretch and around the turns, but began to shorten stride at the three-furlong pole. At the same time Informant kept on about his business, holding Boston Doge safe as they sped around the final bend. Jockey Choquette began to get into Nances Lad at the quarter pole and saved consid-erable ground turning for home, slipping through on the rail to take command as they straightened away for the long run to the wire. Once in the stretch, Nances Lad began to come out from the rail, drawing away from Informant without apparent trouble, while it was obvious that Boston Doge was going down to his first defeat. While Nances Lad, who had finished only a hah* length behind Boston Doge in the Bahamas Handicap at Hialeah last winter, drew away from his field with ease, Informant was not seriously troubled by the last des-_ perate bid of Boston Doge. It was anotSterr four- lengths back to Blue Quest, who was daylight before Thunder Hole, who had been fairly prominent for a half mile. Cup Man, Brother Tex, Minute Parade and Georgian, who stopped to a walk, completed the field. - I

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