Wary Lad Confirmed Pimlico Victor: Disallow Protest Following Running; Clayton Colorbearer Whips Countercheck Half-Length To Return 4.20 Straight, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-08


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Wary Lad Confirmed Pimlico Victor Disallow Protest Following Running Clayton Colorbearer Whips Countercheck Half-Length To Return 4.20 Straight By Staff Correspondent PIMLICO. Baltimore, Md., May 7.— Continuing the fairly steady parade of long-shots, Robert Claytons Wary Lad was victorious in Pimlicos featured Belvedere Purse, then withstood a claim of foul before being declared the official winner. Baird C. Brittinghams Countercheck was second, beaten a half length, with Thomas C. Eastmans Steerforth another three-quarters of a length away in third position. The latters rider, John Block, claimed the foul for alleged interference entering the stretch but the original order of finish was allowed to stand. Wary Lad, a Maryland-bred son of Hunters Moon IV., toured the 1 1-16 miles in 1:48% and returned 4.20 while completing a double for jockey Eddie Red Mclvor, whose home is about a block from the Pimlico track. Mclvors previous winner was F. Robert Walchs Peace Ship, 9.20, in the fifth race. A crowd of 7,877 took in the sport in summerlike weather. Mrs. Henry Obres Bombeau -was a 7-to-10 favorite in the feature and finished a dull-running last after having been head and head with Beejay Stables Flash Can for command for more than 6 furlongs. The latter also faded badly, finishing fourth. Forced to Circle Field Wary Lad circled the field during his rally and showed a tendency to lug in, which prompted a careful ride from Mclvor. It was for these tactics nearing the seretch that Block claimed Steerforth was hindered, but the stewards viewed otherwise after viewing films of the race. Jockey Arthur Chambers took personal charge ofHhe races for two-year-olds, winning the third with Hillside Farms Grand-herst and the fifth with Mrs. Henry H. Hechts Pentameter. The latter was a solid .50 favorite and won by almost a half-dozen lengths with five furlongs in 1:00%. Grandherst paid a more liberal .4Land her time for the distance was faster by two-fifths of a second. Gaining the second victory of his young career, apprentice Charles Baker drove Mrs. Walter A. Edgars President Dares to a neck win over Xanatl Farms Felix Arabia in the six-furlong sixth race. The 8.00 chance was timed in 1:14%. In third position, another length back, came Albert Maces Seriously, as C. Lamar Creswells Beesabuzzin was a soundly beaten 9-to-10 choice. A pair of longshots, Joe Nechamkins Lynns Birthday and Henry Dickinson Jr.s Winnies First, took the first two races for a return of 66.00 in the Daily Double. Lynns Birthday lasted by a length and one-half to pay 0.00 under Willie Lester, while Winnies First was ridden by Fred Kratz and returned 6.20 straight.

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