Zuyder Zee Makes Good at Laurel: Races on Outside Throughout Sprint; Polk Four-Year-Old Holds Length Margin Over Songai With Singing Beauty Third, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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• 7 r Zuyder Zee Makes Good at Laurel Races on Outside Throughout Sprint Polk Four-Year-Old Holds I Length Margin Over Songai With Singing Beauty Third By HUGH J. McGUIRE LAUREL, Md., May 3. — Covering considerably more ground than any of his * 10 rivals when forced to race on the outside all the way, Harold H. Folks favored Zuyder Zee justified the confidence placed in hhn when he was winner of the featured Mt. Vernon Purse here today. At the end of the six furlongs which he negotiated in a laudable 1:11, the winner was driving to establish a one length advantage over Songai who raced for Mrs. C. Paul Denckla and who was all out to retain* a head margin over Mrs. Samuel M. Pistorios Singing Beauty. The Eddie Yowell-trained winner was ridden by Nick Shuk and his score was his second in three local starts and his third of the Maryland racing season and of the year. He paid .00. Another day of clear and warm weather saw a crowd of 9,952 on hand for the afternoon sport. Breaks With Leaders Zuyder Zee broke with the leaders but Shuk made no attempt to get to the front at once as that position was taken by Bushers Beam who raced before Penocc, Miboma and Songai as this quartet was spread out across the track with Songai on the outside. In this order the leaders moved down the back lane with the eventual winner leading the second division. On the turn Penocc dropped out of it but Bushers Beam and Songai drew away from the others while racing closely lapped in the . lead and it was at this juncture that Zuyder Zee had reached a position from which he had dead aim on the leaders and Shuk began to apply pressure. Bushers Beam did not put up much opposition to the bid but Songai took over in command and made it clear that he was not to give up without a tussle. In the drive Zuyder Zee gradually inched away to his winning margin and Songai found himself compelled to give his best to thwart a strong bid for the place away from Singing Beauty who had raced in a forward position throughout the sprint.

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