Crowns Glory Scores at Monmouth: Hits Wire Neck Ahead of Blue Vet, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-28


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Crown s Glory Scores at Monmouth Hits Wire Neck Ahead of Blue Vet Regalbuto Has Colando Colt Close to Pace Throughout; Telepost Saves Third Money By FRED GALIANI MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 27. It was a touch and go battle for the favorite players in the crowd estimated at 13,400 here this overcast afternoon as they bet Joe Colandos Crowns Glory down to even money in the High Strung Purse. Under a driving ride by Joseph Regalbuto, the choice eked out a neck victory over Sam Serpicos Blue Vet, Who led for all the way but at the finish. The pair drew out from the rest of the field and it was seven lengths back to Dorothy Bowens Telepost. in third place. Crowns Glory, who was withdrawn from last Saturdays Lamplighter Handicap because of the large field and his outside post position, paid .20 to his supporters today and covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:44 over a fast track. The winner, a chestnut son of Heather Broom Royal Flush, bred by his owner at the Point-A-View Stud Farm in Yardley, Pa., was winning his second race in five starts this season, being second on two other occasions. He is strictly an off-the-pace horse, but had to dig in this afternoon to defeat Blue Vet, who showed no signs of weakening and fought the winner right to the finish. Sustains Injury Before Race A. V. Rumseys Persian Claw was scratched when he injured his front left ankle just prior to the race. As soon as he was taken off the track, the High Strung field was sent on its way. Blue Vet went right to the front and opened up a wide lead, with Telepost second and Crowns Glory third. Blue Vet kept on winging along in the lead until they hit the far turn, where Telepost ranged up to go head and head with him. Crowns Glory was still .waiting to move in this third slot and saved his run until ,the head of the stretch. At this point, Regalbuto moved Crowns Glory for the pay-off, as Telepost dropped back gradually. But Blue Vet refused to yield an inch and both he and Crowns Glory were subjected to a whipping through the stretch. Though Crowns Glory looked like..he had Blue Vet measured, he couldnt get his head, in front until they hit the wire, and it was right where it counted that he accomplished his mission. Telepost was a weary but comfortable third before the rest of the field in the sophomore race. Alfred Roberts Golden West was a punctual favorite in the sixth race which was entitled the U. S. Pharmaceutical Association Purse. Taking the lead right from the start, the three -year-old filly outran her contemporary rivals to triumph by a length and a half over Mrs. Milton Er-langers Icebreaker, who turned in a gallant effort against the choice. It was a head back to Woodland Farms Wide Range. Golden West.a daughter of Lochinvar Jacatam, paid .20 and sped the six furlongs in 1:11 Vs. She was ridden by Jack Skelly. Golden West was under a snug hold most of tlje way, and although it appeared- that Wide Range might subdue her at the head of the stretch, Skelly just let Golden West run a little more and she won convincingly. Icebreaker, who had been third, made a menacing move in the final 70 yards, and was up to be second. J. GILBERT HAUS Delaware racing secretary assigned weights for Saturdays rich filly and mare handicap.

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