Pop Corn Captures Dixie at Pimlico: Has Length Margin at Wire Over Master Boing in Grass Stake; Adare II. Gets Third, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Pop Corn Captures Dixie at Pimlico PimlicoHas Has Length Margin at Wire Over Master Boing in Grass Stake Adare II Gets Third ThirdBy By PALMER IIEAGERTY IIEAGERTYPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 10 The popular pirik and black silks of the Green tree Stable of Mrs Charles Shipman Pay son and John Hay Whitney were carried to a smashing success by Pop Corn in this afternoons featured 28700 Dixie Handi ¬ cap at historic Pimlico Race Course The fouryearold son of Nirgal and Boomdeay received a perfectly judged ride from young Johnny Ruane and scored by a length over Nelson B Hunts Master Boing after a mile and three furlongs in 221 over the yield ¬ ing turf course In third position another length in arrears was C Mahlon Klines Adare II who was a neck before Mrs Eugenia Bankheads Jabneh Sent postward as a slight favorite with the weekend throng of 17219 Pop Corn returned 640 while operating under a bur ¬ den of 110 pounds The victory was the most important in the always promising career of Pop Corn with the net value amounting to 19650 plus 300 in eligi ¬ bility and starting fees Taking part in the sunnyday winners circle presentation following the running were Major Goss L Stryker long prominent in Maryland rac ¬ ing who presented the trophy to trainer George Poole representing the Greentree establishment and head trainer John M Gaver GaverOgden Ogden Phipps Bureaucracy broke alertly in this 57th edition of the Dixie but soon gave way to Mrs J R H Thourons Leap Tide whose desire it was to take over pace making honors The Frenchbred Leap Tide enjoyed a clear lead through the first mile with Pop Corn moving into second position before a turn of the field and Master Boing racing seventh in front of only the out ¬ classed Trasgo TrasgoOutcome Outcome Seen on Final Bend BendThe The final outcome began taking shape on the final turn when Pop Corn after having been splendidly rated by Ruane moved to Leap Tide and Eldon Nelson unable to secure racing room along the hedge with Master Boing swung to the outside to lodge his challenges challengesPop Pop Corn forced to the front nearing the stretch and rapidly opened a commanding threelength advantage Ruane evidently sensing the late challenge which was to come from Master Boing the 56 Wash ingtop D C International winner This fellow however was forced to race wider than his rider would have preferred for the entire field bunched up leaving the turn Master Boing responded kindly to Nel sons urging through the home lane and the big black reduced his deficit noticeably but his spurt was insufficient and Pop Corn crossed the line a length to the good Master Boing wore down the persistent Adare IE but could not reach the winner Trainer Poole naturally well pleased with the performance stated Basic plans were very simple not to run him to death but hold him and let him make his own ran We are very happy with his race and will point him for coming turf races racesEqually Equally pleased with Pop Corns effort was young Ruane who remarked I believe its the best he has ever run for me I realized at the quarter pole that my orders had worked perfectly and that my mount had speed in reserve when I roused him himNelson Nelson felt that Master Boing had hit several soft spots and that plus his 122 pounds arid the necessary loss of ground might have cost Jiim the race raceGreentrees Greentrees other starter on the program the threeyearold Fleagle also was a winner taking the 5Yz furlongs fifth race in 107 under Ruane Fleagle a son of Your Host was a 6 favorite with the non winners of two races

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