Omdurman a Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1903-04-23


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OMDURMAN A "WINNER. With clear weather and a good tract, the attendance at Lakeside yesterday was materially improved. Those who wont out to the coarse were treated to a good days sport, enlivened by several close and exciting finishes. Three of the horses that contended in the fourth race passed so close together over the line that none but the judges were able to separate them. It was a seven furlongs dash for three-year-olds and upward and brought a field of six to the post Backing for Omdnrman just before post time made him an equal choice with Chop Buey in the betting. To a good start the light-weighted Onr Bessie rushed to the front and held a commanding lead to the head of the stretch where Omdnrman and Chop Suey closed up on her. Opposite the last eighth post, where Our Bessie fell away beatyn, Lingo moved up fast next to the inside rail. In the last sixteenth struggle Chop Suey appeared to have the best chance, but Dominick gave Omdnrman a powerful rifle and would not be denied, fairly lifting him under the wise by a nose before Lingo which finished the same distance before Chop Suey. Lingo finished resolutely and would have won in another stride or two. J. Baker was nnable to give Chop Suey the vigorous ride he required and the horse tired just a shade when the pinch eame. In the first race, a four and a half furlong scramble for maiden two-yea-old fillies, Lady Free Knight was made a 7 to 10 favorite, but had to succumb to Maggie Leeber, against whoBe chances as good as 50 to 1 could be had. Soon after the flag dropped Maggie Leeber rushed to tho front and simply ran away from the field, winning as her rider pleased by six lengths from Lady Free Knight, which boat Lady F .use a half for second place. Eleven fair selling platers lined up to the barrier in the second race, a spin of six and a half furlongs Jfif three-year-olds. Angelo was made an oven- money favorite and justiflad tho rather heavy backing heYeceived by winning as the odds indicated. Off flying-, he maintained an easy command throughout, winning easily by one length from Prodigal Son, which finished the same distance before EeeveB for second place. In tho third race, a dash of one mils and seventy ardsfor threo-year-olds and upward, Haydon repeated his good race of April 18, assuming the lead at the barriers rise and remaining there to tho end. Dominick, on Alee, made a determined but ine fleet nal effort to close up on him in tho last eighth. Haydon won by one length, Alee finishing twelve before Frank M. Shaitan, held at 4 to 1 in the betting, annexed the purse of the fifth race, a four furlongs dash for two-year-olds, to her owners credit. Lawndalo was made a decided favorite, but the best ho could do was to run second. Alice Morgan led to the stretch, where she tired fast, Shaitan oasily taking the lead and holding it to the end. She won by a neck from Lawndale, which beat Unique four for second place. Another favorite was bowled over in the last race, a dash of one and a quarter miles for four-year-olds and upward. Miss Liza was thought to have the race at bar mercy, but was easily defeated by Dutch Carter, which led all the way and won in a canter by four lengths from her, with Dodie S. a fair third. In the last sixteenth Miss Liza cut across Dodie S. next to the inside rail. Claim of foul was lodged and allowed.

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