Nordic Extends Victory Skein to Three Straight: Hits Finish Line Five Lengths Before Martial Song at Ascot, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17


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Nordic Extends Victory Skein to Three Straight Hits Finish Line Five Lengths Before Martial Song at Ascot By W. A. CRUSE ASCOT PARK, Cuyahoga Falls. Ohio, May 16.— V. S. Lytles Nordic, the seven-year-old Nordlicht gelding, celebrated his third consecutive victory in this afternoons feature attraction, the Bedford Purse. Jockey Buck Thornburg, riding him for the first time, kept him to task in the early going and, after establishing a commanding lead, was five lengths the best of his closest rival, Thurman Gammons Martial Song and jockey Charles Billeaud. Nordic, mildly regarded, returned 3.80 to those in the crowd of 3,463 who wagered the nominal on him to win during the delightfully mild spring afternoon. The time for the event was 1:28 flat, for the seven furlongs over a strip that had turned from good to fast during the days program. Two and one -half lengths behind Martial Song was A. Nissn and A. J. Tremblays Rebounder and another three and one-half lengths back was J. Barkers War Tuck. J. Dodsons Chipawood, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Maxwells Quizzed, the strong favorite in the betting, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Hales* Continued on Fag* Forty -Four c Nordic Extends Victory Skein to Three Straight Hits Finish Line Five Lengths Before Martial Song at Ascot Continued from Page One Southern Kid finished in the order named with a wealth of daylight separating them. The early week-end card for tomorrow is turned over to platers exclusively. The best race on the card, a seven-panel affair for sophomores exclusively, is programmed as the eighth and is entitled the Richards-Wallace Purse. This group is made up of those valued from ,600 to ,450 for the day. Mrs. F. E. Fitzgeralds Flag Man and the Cremona Farms Blue Tune will again match strides in this affair. The duo finished on even terms in the only dead heat to win at the meeting in the second race on May 8. The dead heat in the second race, the results of the pairs combined efforts, also resulted in the first "double" Daily Double return at the session. In that affair, they were valued from ,000 to ,850. The winners time was 1:2225 and an interesting note is that both came off the pace in the same six and one-half furlongs. P. Holthus Formal Pose finished right in behind the duo, as did C. J. Jones Urban. A degree of contention can be anticipated from the latter duo for the major portion of the ,500 purse. Chozn Coil from the establishment of C. L. Hubble is another recent winner. Amid a group of ,000 to ,750 platers the Proof Coil filly was a head the best of R. M. Escribas Baseball Bob while negotiating six and one-half furlongs in 1:2325. Though a full second slower than the time of the dead-heat winners, the racing strip was drying out and was officially classified as "good."

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