Sir Robby Scores in Freetown Purse: Apprentice Peake Completes Triple Aboard Kroese Colt Before 23,009 at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-03


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4 Sir Robby Scores In Freetown Purse Apprentice Peake Completes Triple Aboard Kroese Colt Before 23,009 at Jamaica * By BOB HORWOOD JAMAICA, L. lT N. Y.. May 2.— Giving apprentice William A. Peake a triple, John S. Kroeses Sir Robby led from wire to wire in todays featured Freetown Purse, shaking off a strong challenge by Merrick Stables favored Wing Jet to triumph by a length. Wheatley Stables Nasco, who still doesnt seem to know just what is being asked of him, was a head farther back at the end of 1 1-16 miles in 1:44%, while Al Ostrikers Nisht Amool was almost two lengths out of the money. Elmendorf s Day Court completed the small field. Sir Robby paid .40 to his admirers in the crowd-of 23,009. Peake. -a 24-year-old native of Birdseye, Ind., who is under contract to Sherrill Ward, won the first race on Blue Rock 5.50 and the fourth on Social Lad 2.30. Both of these horses are trained . by John C. Lawrence, who was enjoying his best afternoon within recent memory. Todays three victories gave Peake a total of eight, the same number as Jack Leonard, who is virtually his only rival among the apprentices at Jamaica. Last November 22, Peake rode four winners at Jamaica in five mounts. Nasco, Day Court Peg Pace Sir Robby had no great trouble getting a daylight lead rounding the clubhouse turn. In the run down the backstretch. Sir Robby was a couple of lengths before Nasco and Day Court, who raced as a team several lengths before Nisht Amool, while Wing Jet brought up the rear. Passing the three-furlong pole. Wing Jet made a brisk move on the outside and as they came to the quarter pole. Sir Robbys lead had been cut to a half length over Nasco, while Wing Jet was lapped on the Wheatley colt and Day Court was a very close fourth. Rounding the final turn, Nasco dropped back, as though in confusion, while Wing Je£ challenged Sir Robby, drawing almost level, then falling away. At the end. Sir Robby gradually drew away, while Nasco came on again under Ted -Atkinsons whip and just missed regaining second money from Wing Jet, who hung badly. There were two doubles in the first four races todaj*. Walter-. D. Fletchers Blue Rock and Hadlis Farms Singalea combined for a 98.50 Daily Double, while John C. Lawrence, whose luck has been consistently bad for the past several years, saddled Blue Rock and completed a training double with his own Social Lad, winner of the fourth race. Blue Rock found 6 furlongs in 1:15 good enough to nose out Hello Goldie in the. opener. He then had to survive a foul claim lodged by Bobby Ussery against apprentice William A. Peake. The patrol films showed both horses to have been equally at fault. Bill Boland guided Singalea, to a front-running score in the second, staving off the closing rush of Comets Glow by a neck. Blue Rock paid 5.50 straight, while Singalea returned .40. William A. Peake was completing a double when he drove Social Lad up on the rail to nose out Joseph Marrones Dancing Deacon in the fourth event. Isidor Biebers Teri Ellen was a distant third. Social Lad paid 2.30 and required IATVs for the 1 1-16 miles.

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