On the Trot: Rest Does Quiet Guy World of Good Takes Both Ends of Double Dash Express Colby Turns in Good Race, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-10


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stallion stallion owned owned by by seemed seemed to to have have gai I On the Trot I I Br MORRK KVRLANSKT 1 Rest Does Quiet Guy World of Good Takes Both Ends of Double Dash Express Colby Turns In Good Race MAYWOOD PARK. May wood, 111 . May 9. — Quiet Guy, an eight-year-old pacing stallion stallion owned owned by by Ed Ed Lundgren Lundgren of of Aber- Ed Ed Lundgren Lundgren of of Aber- Aberdeen, Wash., richly rewarded his handlers when they retired him at the height of the 54 season to give him a long rest after the Guy Day son showed signs of several strenuous campaigns that saw him racing practically the year round. When he came out of winter training at Del Mar, Calif., the stallion gained tied a a new new lease lease on on life, life, seemed seemed to to have have gai gained tied a a new new lease lease on on life, life, easily defeating a field of CC class pacers at Bay Meadows in 2:06. Moved up a notch in class Quiet Guy finished a good third to Dickie Frost at the San Francisco area track before being shipped to Santa Anita. At the Arcadia course the aged stallion really hit his best stride and won three races in a row, twice scoring in 2:04 while taking the measure of Bill Bloss. Czar Volo and other good ones. Pitched against Chuckie Scot, Gay Order and BHaven in his first Maywood Park outing Quiet Guy gave a creditable performance even if he couldnt threaten Chuckie Scot. Then followed two fine races in which Quiet Guy with a little better racing luck would have come closer than he did to Peter Vangundy and Denny Pointer, respectively, but nevertheless collected third place money each time. For Friday nights first double-dash event of the season, a conditioned A class pace. Quiet Guy in spite of his excellent 55 record was only lightly regarded in the wagering, public favoritism centering on The Scamp and Billy Wasson. Lou Meg-gitts fleet Linett as usual outsprinted the field going into the clubhouse turn, with The Scamp following by over a length in second position while Quiet Guy was traveling in the fourth spot on the rail. Setting a swift pace the durable mare led at all markers and had a length advantage turning for home. At the sixteenth pole it was still Linnett in front but now Quiet Guy came flying on the outside disposing of The Scamp and Miss Abbe Cash and collaring the Willard daughter 50 yards from the wire to win going away in 2:06, a very good clocking considering the strong wind blowing against the horses in the backstretch. For the second heat, Quiet Guy was installed a Z to 1 choice and justified this confidence with an even more impressive victory in 2:06-,. this time leaving the game Linett two and a half lengths behind at the wire. Again the capable Jacques Grenier held the well conformed stallion in the background for the first three-quarters of the mile trip to devastate his opponents with a terrific burst of speed in the final quarter. For trainer Grenier Quiet Guys double victory meant the second consecutive double of the week and by virtue of these four wins in two nights the Californian newcomer to the Chicago racing scene climbed into third position in the driver standings just one win behind the deadlocked lead-eds, Gene Riegle and Mel Harmening. For pedigree students it might be remarked that Quiet Guy is a son of the outstanding colt trotter of three decades ago, Guy Day, he a son of the immortal Guy Axworthy, and Clair Wolvertons fast Still Waters, this daughter of Single G. 1:58*72, "the horse that time forgot," and the great La Paloma 1:01%, acquiring a record of 2: 05Vs8 as a two-year-old. With his faultless gait, a flawless conformation and a gallery of illustrious ancestors both top and bottom Quiet Guy comes by his speed the natural way and has every right to be a good horse. When his racing days are over he should be a great enrichment to the breeding ranks in the far-off state of Washington. Among other remarkable happenings on Friday night was the fine victory of Roy Griebels Express Colby in the 16 class trot stake, this one being the black stallions third triumph out of four starts at this meeting; McDarnleys splendid score in the BB class trot, the Darnley gelding still unbeaten in three outings this year although being moved up after each win; Victor Morris stretch drive that garnered him his first victory of the season after having finished second in three previous races since opening night; the success of True B. and True Rudy in the Daily Double events to make for a perfect hunch combinaton : II il I crest Arthurs 25 to 1 score in the CC class pace and Marthacys return to winning form in the B class pace. Chicagoland harness fans will ge their first look at the 1953 crop on Tuesday night when eight two-year-old trotters will make their race track debut in a ,500 early closing event. According to work watchers Mel Harmenings Wayward colt Determine Yates might take this field to camp, hia toughest competition expected to come from the Rodney filly Our Treat and the Rodney cold Winred.

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