Tahiti Six-Length Victor at Laurel: Outclasses Six Rivals in 1:10; Fastest Time of Current Meet; Jeffords Racer Shows Way To Kinda Smart, Do Report In Maryland Sprint Event, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-02


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Tahiti Six-Length Victor at Laurel Outclasses Six Rivals in 1:10; Fastest Time of Current Meet Jeffords Racer Shows Way i To Kinda Smart, Do Report In Maryland Sprint Event By HUGH J. McGUIRE LAUREL, Md., April 30. — Gaining clear passage in contrast to his last race here in which he suffered repeated interference, Walter M. Jeffords Tahiti made a showing of the eight rivals who opposed. him in the six furlongs Maryland Sprint Handicap to lope convincingly today to a very easy six-length tally in this feature. Closest to the winner of the quickly-run dash but hard ridden to retain place honors came Ella K. Brysons game Kinda Smart, who was weakening from his earlier efforts to keep _pace with the winner. The only three-, year-old in the field, Kinda Smart was pressed to retain an advantage of a-half length over S. Dewey Gottliebs Do Report and another fength away Mrs. Samuel M. Pistorios Brazen Brat, the only mare in the race, was fourth. Tahiti scampered over the six panels in a -spectacular 1:10 with the fractions in :22 and :45%. This is by far the fastest time recorded-for the distance at .this meeting. The track record of 1:09% was set by. Magnet in 1950, before the track had been rebuilt. By his score today Tahiti picked up ,000 of the gross purse of 1,620. Following the running of the race, Don Fernando Berckemeyeri Ambassador from Peru, presented a trophy which was accepted for Jeffords by trainer Oscar White. The race was run under clear and warm conditions and before a crowd of 18,703 which was believed reduced due to the opening of Garden State and the running in the nearby countryside of the Maryland Hunt Cup. Installed .60 Choice In his latest race Tahiti -had been the ■victim of severe interference that resulted in a disqualification and during the stretch run he was bottled up in a pocket with no where to go. The public was well aware of this and today installed him choice at .60. The winning son of Polynesian-Blue Denim who was in the race under 116 bounds, was cut out to be a nice horse but went wrong at two. Todays race stamped him at least the equal of any sprinter quartered here. Kinda Smart, as a three-year-old, carried 108 pounds, an equal impost to that assigned Do Report, who is six and who was regarded as the weaker member of the entry with First Served, who was unplaced. Do Report carried two pounds overweight. Brazen Brat raced evenly under her steadying -122 while no excuse could be found for David Sing-- ers highweight, Hangover, except his 126 y pounds. Tahiti had been a winner at Bowie in his seasonal debut previous to his defeat in his later essay. Tony DeSpirito rode Tahiti and had him away f orwardly but not on top of his field. It was not long, however, before DeSpirito sent him along on the inside to race on the rail as he, Elberwhirl and Kinda Smart were only heads apart and Brazen Brat was also close at hand. Brazen Brat could not match this early speed and soon Elberwhirl, on the outside, began to show inability to keep up. Kinda Smart was more tenacious but on the turn Tahiti drew out without undue effort. From that juncture to the finish line the outcome was not in doubt as Tahiti increased his winning margin at each stride until within the final sixteenth DeSpirito began to ease him up. Kinda Smart held to second place doggedly with no chance to overtake the coasting winner and was hard pressed to rebuke Do Report who made a fast bid through the final quarter.

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