Surprises at Washington Park, Daily Racing Form, 1902-07-12


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AT WASHINGTON PABK. Under a sunny sky and choorod by balmy weather SURPRISES Washington Park patronB yesteaday enjoyed one of he few pleasant afternoons of the present meeting. !he card was undoubtedly one of the most unpre-sntiouB that has been offered by the management of the south side course this year, yet the favorable change of elemental conditions drew out probably the third largest crowd since Derby day. j. he program, although in most cases made up of mediocre fields, was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. The sudden drying out of the course was productive of many surprises, and outsiders in most cases won the races. The one great surprise of the day was the defeat of Mary Lavana in the last race, a dash of five furlongs for two-year-olds. She was always held at 7 to 10 in the betting, but suffered defeat by Captain Arnold, which beat her to the wire by four and a half lengths, she finishing a length before Glen-don for second piaco. Agnes Mack led her by about a length until well straightened for home, where there was a general closing up. Along about the last eighth Captain Arnold, on the outside, moved up fast and, in the final sixteenth, gradually passed into the lead, Mary Lavana tiring perceptibly when the sharp, last sixteenth struggle came up. Agnes Mack fell away well beaten in the last eighth. Mirance ran a dull race and Capable lost whatever chance he had in the race by breaking flatfootod, which placed him almost six lengths behind the leader by the time the first sixteenth had been run. Ravensbury, which has been showing to advant. age of late, took the days opener handily by a length from Alene Abbott, with Matin Bell an indifferent third. The last two were taken wide at the head of the stretch, losing much ground while Eavensbury cut the rail and took the middle of the track all through the last quarter. Barbara Frietchie ran a very poor race and was hopelessly beaten all the way. .271 "" -fy With the light impost of 93 pounds to take care of, Lass of Langden, running to her best form, led all the way in the second race and won somewhat easily by five lengfhs from Inspector Shea, which beat Ciales in a stirring finale a neck for second place. Inspector Sheas sudden reversal of form was very marked. He broke flying, showed quite a turn of speed and stood a long stretch drive with gameness. Ciales hardly ran up to expectations, as the going was probably a shade too slow for him to run to his best performance. Gonfalon was never a serious contender and ran nowhere near the good form he is capable of showing when fit. Alice Cary won the third race in a romp by three lengths from Jackfull, which beat Senator Morrison a half for second place. Jackfull appeared an easy winner when turning for home, at which point he had a lead of six lengths, but he tired fast in-the last sixteenth. Maghoni began slowly, but finished strongly. k When the horses first went to the post Harrisons antics caused a long delay of almost twenty-five minutes. First, he threw Tommy Meade and injured the jockeys left leg and then, when Lyne was substituted, the sulking colt bucked with him in such a manner that Lyne was compelled to give up his seat in the saddle. Judge Morse then excused Harrison and a delay of twenty minutes was announced. Hans Wagners sudden improvement in form in the fourth race was surprising. He showed much speed, led throughout the entire distance and won much as his rider pleased by three lengths from Andy Williams, on which Jaubert and Caliban were lapped in the order named. Andy Williams was given a slovenly ride, but finished stoutly on his own courage. Caliban tired slightly in the closing strides. George Whitney was hopelessly beaten off from start to finish. Tammany Chief took the fifth race easily by one and a half lengths from Marion Lynch with Star Cotton a poor third. Henry of Trastamare ran a good race for seven furloDgs, and the effort should do him much good. Baird was never a serious factor and is nowhere up to his best form.

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