Bavaria Annexes Aqueduct Chase: Brookmeade Gelding Three Lengths Before Beau Sir; Another Hyacinth is Third, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-15


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_ Bavaria Annexes Aqueduct 7Chase Brookmeade Gelding Three Lengths Before Beau Sir; Another Hyacinth Is Third By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 14.— Brookmeade Stables Bavaria, who has never seemed to need much more than a capable rider to be a factor in the steeplechase division, scored a mild upset in the ,750 Aqueduct Spring Maiden Steeplechase, reaching the end of "about" two miles three lengths before Man ton B. Met-calf, Jr.s, Beau Sir, the outsider of the small field of five. Flint Schulhofer turned in his customary smooth and powerful performance on the winner, while young Custer Cassidy comported himself well on the runner-up. Charles Stitzers Another Hyacinth was another four and a half lengths away in third place at the end of the Spring Maiden, while Mrs. Ogden Phipps Ancestor, who was backed dow nto 45 to 100, was anchored back in fourth place under his crushing topweight of 162 pounds. Winding Way Farms Khumbaba completed the field. Returns 0.10 Mutuel Bavaria returned 0.10 to his numerous followers in the crowd of 19,807 and required 3:48M; "for the journey, almost seven seconds slower than Baths track record. The winner is a son of First Fiddle, from Bavardia, by Blue Larkspur, and has a couple of good races to his credit this year, when ridden by Frank "Dooley" Adams, who was astride Ancestor. The favorite, incidentally, was unplaced for the first time in almost a year, contributing to his downfall by a bobble at the seventh fence. Pat Smithwick sent Another Hyacinth into command at the start of the Spring Maiden, followed by Ancestor, close to the pace, while Bavaria was only about a length farther back, followed by Beau Sir and Khumbaba. The order didnt change for the first mile, then Bavaria began to move up steadily, taking advantage of Ancestors bobble. The gelding made a mistake of his own at the twelfth fence, soon after taking command, but he already had the race won at that point and added to his lead coming to the final fence. Beau Sir finished with a belated rush to take second money without much opposition from Another Hyacinth and Ancestor, who were both conceding weight. Khumbaba, who doesnt yet seem particularly at home over the fences, trailed all the way. Ancestor had finished second to Cara-far in the Belmont Spring Maiden under the same impost, but that race evidently took quite a lot out of the Challedon gelding, who has. had a busy season. Eddie Arcaro escaped injury when Mrs. Julie Mirons well-played Big Mark stumbled at the start of the seventh race, going to his knees and spilling the rider over his head. Arcaro quickly scrambled to his feet, evidently in what is sometimes known as "high dudgeon," which is right close to rage. Ted Atkinson completed a consecutive double by winning the race on Mrs. Phil Biebers Conty Bay, who paid 9 and | stepped the seven furlongs in 1:25%. Smothering his six. rivals with a burst of speed that began at the three-furlong pole, Greentree Stables Diving Board scored the easiest sort of triumph in the Juniper Valley Purse, sixth event and best of the flat races. With Ted Atkinson keeping him i ■ — — i i* under a strong hold through the final furlong, the Devil Diver four-year-old reached the end of the mile and. a sixteenth five lengths before W. C. Partees Winning Count, who led Lester Manor Stables Affrighted another three lengths. Max Nobles South Point was a neck out of the money. Heavily favored by the crowd, Diving Board paid .70 and coasted the distance in 1 :45, time that he obviously could have bettered by at least two seconds had it been necessary or desirable. Affrighted and Winning Count fought for the lead in the Juniper Valley, while Atkinson rated Diving Board in fourth place behind Bill Cane for a half mile, moved past that colt without effort at the far turn, then had only to let out a notch of rein to sweep past the struggling leaders in the stretch and score as he pleased. Wining Count put Affrighted away just above the furlong pole, while that early pacemaker just lasted to save third money from the feeble challenge of South Point. Thomas P. Morgans Nadina raced to expectations in the first dash in which she scored impressively over a near-capacity group" of three-year-old platers. Confidently ridden by Paul Bailey the winner assumed a clear lead entering the stretch of the seven furlong essay and increased her advantage thereafter to prevail by four lengths over Mrs. Walter A. Kelleys Last Fling. Little Butts, owned by Mrs. Jules Schwartz, was another three-parts of a length removed. Nadina stepped the assigned distance in 1:27 14 and returned .80 straight.

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