Vici Admiral Front-Running Victor; Heavily Favored Clem Wins Withers: Pulls Away near Wire from Cohoes, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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Vici Vici Admiral Admiral Front-Running Front-Running Victor; Victor; Heavily Heavily Favored Favored Clem Clem Wins Wins Withers Withers Pulls Away Near Wire From Cohoes Latter Cracks Abruptly in Shadow of Finish, Allowing Rand Colt Honors at Belmont By BOB HORWOOD BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. If., June 24.— Todays 82nd edition of the 8,-150 Withers Mile was* a horse race to the final 60 yards when Adele L. Rands heavily favored Clem suddenly pulled away from Greentree Stables Cohoes, who cracked abruptly, and went on to win by a length and one-half. Joe W. Browns Tenacious was five lengths farther back; outfinishing Brookfield Farms Irate, who had set the pace to the five-sixteenths pole on the final turn. Conn McCreary, who was scoring a consecutive double, rode Clem, who paid to his supporters in the suffocating throng of 19,142. The chestnut, tailless, son of Shannon II.— Impulsive, by Supremus, required 1:36% on a fast track. Clem earned a gross prize of 9,400, less 00. in fees, giving him a total of 2,850, a sum he will try to almost double in the Arlington Classic at the same distance on July 13; Mrs. Rand was-also presented with a trophy by John C. Clark, former president of Hialeah and now a trustee of the Greater New York Association, Inc. Irate and Legal Crisis Lead * Cohoes outbroke the field in the Withers, but Ted Atkinson allowed Irate and Legal Crisis to pass the Greentree colt in the run down the backstretch, while Clem was .a length farther back at this early stage of the mile, followed by Nitime and Tenacious. Legal Crisis stopped at the far turn, where Irate led Cohoes by a length, with Clem the same distance back, in third place. Atkinson roused Cohoes nearing the final bend into the long stretch and the Mahmoud colt responded willingly, surging to Irate and taking command as they passed the quarter pole. The Greentree colt took a length lead in a few strides and held it well into the stretch, answering Atkinsons whip with a Continued on Page Four ► , b., t r - , - *" V*Vr - i Clem Wins Withers as Cohoes Gives Way to Odds-on Choice , , Latter Latter Cracks Cracks Abruptly Abruptly in in t T ► b., t r - - *" V*Vr - i Latter Latter Cracks Cracks Abruptly Abruptly in in t T ► Shadow of Finish, Allowing Rand Colt Honors at Belmont Continued from Page One willing effort as Clem began to charge at him.* Though the favorite was gaining slowly, it began to seem that Cohoes would be able to stave off the rush to the end, when he stopped suddenly, completely spent, almost in the shadow of the wire. Clem shot into a daylight lead in the final three strides, still under a hard drive and doing his level-best. Far back of the leaders Tenacious wrested third honors from the exhausted Irate, who was trying to go more than six furlongs for the first time in his brief career of four races, including the Withers. Upalong Repeat Victress When Mrs. Walter A. Kelleys Upalong won the second race, romping home four and one-half lengths before George Auer-bachs Bedeviller, she became the first winning f avorite since Ogdeh Phipps Ambulance triumphed in last Fridays sixth race. Since then, 11 choices had succumbed, including Charfran Stables Joe R., who finished a neck behind Mrs. Charles Costanzos Charlanx in the opening seven furlongs. Jimmy Combest rode Charlanx, who paid 1.30 straight, and Angel Valenzuela was on Upalong, .10, the pair combining for a 6.00 Daily Double. Larneys Pride, a filly by Gallant Duke, is owned by Medilex Farms, the nom de course of a doctor and a lawyer. She opened a wide lead in the third race, then needed the services of both owners as -she literally fell apart and finished last in the field of 10 maiden junior misses. Danny Arnsteins Sun Marks stood a long drive gamely to win the five-furlong dash on the straightaway by a head over Willy Schwabs Carolyn Lee, who led Matt Winn Williamsons Pumps by three lengths. Sun Marks was ridden by Benny Sorensen, paid 9.90 and was teletimed in :58%. MRS. ADELE L. RAND— Owner of Clem who added the Withers Mile to his win list yesterday.

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