Balmoral Inaugural at Washington; Oh Johnnys Rally Takes Grey Lag: Registers by Head In Very Last Stride; Whips Admiral Vee Under Boland; Promised Land Third Before 39,025 at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Balmoral Inaugural at Washington Oh Johnnys Rally Takes Grey Lag Registers by Head In Very Last Stride StrideWhips Whips Admiral Vee Under Boland Promised Land Third Before 39025 at Jamaica JamaicaBy By BOB HOBWOOD JAMAICA L I N Y May 10 Closing with a relentless rush Mrs Wallace Gilroys Oh Johnny wore down Edward Seinfelds pacemaking Admiral Vee to win todays 59000 Grey Lag Handicap by a short head in the last palpitating stride Mrs Ethel D Jacobs favored Promised Land was another head away in third place a scant nose before C T Chenerys Third Brother who as usual had trouble finding racing room turning into the stretch stretchBill Bill Boland rode Oh Johnny who re ¬ turned 1380 to his admirers in the crowd of 39025 after stepping the mile and a fur ¬ long in a moderate 150 on the fast track trackOh Oh Johnny is a fiveyearold entire son of Johns Joy Saracen Flirt by Pilate who was scoring his seventh stakes victory His prize for winning the Grey Lag under 119 pounds was 38350 including 600 in fees and he has now won 17 of his 61 starts and a net of 294602 He was bred by Gilroy and is trained by N R Yorkie McLeod McLeodEarns Earns 38350 Gross Purse PurseOh Oh Johnny was first out of the gate at the start of the Grey Lag while Ben Lo ¬ mond literally sprawled at the gate losing all chance Conn McCreary came out swing ¬ ing back on OneEyed King Kingmaker who was second at the start was unable to get his usual lead under Eddie Arcaro and was beaten to the clubhouse turn by Pylades Admiral Vee and General Arthur while Oh Johnny dropped back to seventh place and had to move to the outside In outsideIn the run down the backstretch Admiral Vee took a slight lead over Pylades while Arcaro tried to move up along the rail with Kingmaker and was blocked near the half mile pole and had to take back Admiral Continued on Page Eight Trainer Del Carroll left celebrates the arrival of William S Millers Better Bee at Washington Park by hosting him at George Sennholtz vegetable wagon Better Bee winner of the Appleton and Southern Cross Handicaps at Gulfstrcam Park is a candidate for several handicap events to be run at the Balmoral I 8M meeHiig opening Moriddyl it t n i I i J i i i j Oh Johnnys Rally Takes Grey Lag Registers by Head In Very Last Stride StrideWhips Whips Admiral Vee Cinder Boland Promised Land Third Before 39025 at Jamaica JamaicaContinued Continued from Page One OneVee Vee widened his lead rounding the far turn to a length and onehalf while Oligarchy who had never been far away began to move up rapidly on the outside outsideNearing Nearing the quarter pole Admiral Vee was daylight before Oligarchy who was another couple of lengths before General Arthur Oh Johnny was in fourth place on the out ¬ side and moving strongly as Boland roused him sharply while Busher Fantasy was right behind him Third Brother was mov ¬ ing to the outside in search of racing room while Beam Rider was far back but saving ground along the rail railAt At this point the topweighted Promised Land was in seventh place and having to go wide while his stablemate Paper Tiger was right behind him himAdmiral Admiral Vee came into the stretch some three lengths before Oligarchy who sud ¬ denly faltered while Oh Johnny and Prom ¬ ised Land were coming on as a team fol ¬ lowed by Paper Tiger Busher Fantasy who was five pounds overweight at 112 pounds tired abruptly while Third Brother was just finding clear sailing on the outside outsideSteadily Steadily Reduces Margin MarginAt At the furlong pole Oh Johnny had moved into second place and he set sail for the leader Admiral Vee appeared home free but the Johns Joy stallion gained with every stride cutting his margin stead ¬ ily and thrusting liis head in front in the very last stride stridePromised Promised Land raced veil under his top weight but appeared to hang in the final sixteenth while Third Brother would have been third in another stride Paper Tiger was more than a length off the board in fifth place followed by Busher Fantasy Beam Rider Oligarchy General Arthur Ben Lomond OneEyed King Pylades and Kingmaker The latter who had won the Excelsior Handicap here last out dropped out of contention soon after running into a blind switch in the backstretch backstretchAfter After the race Boland said that Oh Johnny got into a little trouble around the turn and had to lose some ground coming around horses so he just did get up in time timeEric Eric Guerin said of Admiral Vee He ran his heart out outCharfran Charfran Stables Crafty Skipper a son of Crafty Admiral Molecomb Peak by Nearco proved much the best for his debut in the third race but is still very green and tried to bear out from the halfmile pole almost to the finish The colt reached the end of 5 furlongs in 59 four lengths before James W Rodgers Murille who led Mrs Wallace Gilroys Crafty Sailor by a length Tony DeSpirito rode Crafty Skip ¬ per while Eddie Arcaro was on Murille and claimed foul on the instructions of trainer Monte Parke The patrol films showed that Crafty Skipper was in the clear when he bore out turning for home and also made it clear that Murille also was trying to bear out The stewards maintained the result Crafty Skipper who probably will next be seen in the Juvenile Stakes at Belmont Park on June 2 paid 570 570Whirling Whirling Billie Prevails PrevailsMedilex Medilex Farms Whirling Billie just lasted to win the first division of the Pelham Purse by a neck over Leo R Finks Big Winner Cain Hoy Stables Victory Morn the heavy favorite was a length farther back and probably best Sluggish leaving the gate Victory Morn appeared to dislike having sand kicked in his face while running on the rail Taken to the outside turning for home the Nasrullah colt literally flew through the stretch Ismael Valenzuela rode Whirling Billie who paid 740 and required 112 4 for the six furlongs furlongsTed Ted Atkinson rode into the winners circle after the Kings Point Purse rubbing and flexing his right hand which he had used as a whip through the stretch He could have told Mill River Stables Octagonal This hurts me more than it does you each time he cracked him rhythmically with the bare palm He had lost his whip turn in for home Octagonal got home a nose before Mrs Charles Costa nzos Red Cadet vho led Vincent J Tufos Commendation by two lengths M Mac Schwebels Louken mac came from last place to be less than a length out of the money Octagonal paid 350 and ripped off the six furlongs in 111 saving ound alinfhe rteft

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