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FLO BOBS MAYWOOD STAKES. Doc Riddle appears to have discovered the Tight system of training Flo Bob. It is to race him frequently, perhaps daily. The jolt seems to improve on racing. Tuesday, -with 106 pounds on his back, he trimmed "Pa" Bradleys continuous and consistent performer Peter Paul, at six furlongs, run In 1:12%. Yesterday he was a stake colt of high quality. He took up 118 pounds and landed the Maywood Stakes, five furlongs, defeating nine other two-year-olds of more than ordinary merit. He will attract bidders when offered at the sale of M. H. Tichnor and Co.s horses, a week from today. In the meantime he may run and win a few more Taces. He took two-fifths of a second off the best time in which the Maywood Stakes had previously been won. His record for the event is l:00g. In the betting he ruled a slight favorite over Fred Cooks Fred Lep-pert, winner of the Quickstep Stakes, weighted at 121; S. S. Browns Auditor, 118, and Clay Bros.s Lonsdale, 121. It. K. Lewis and Co.s Silk Maid, 115; J. F. Newmans Don Domo, 115, and the winner of the Kenwood Stakes, Talbot Bros. Prince Silverwings, were also fairly well supported. When the gate went up Fred Leppert, Lonsdale and Auditor broke in front while Batts and Sanctum brought up the rear. Dominick set a killing pace with Fred Leppert. He took a lead of a length in the first furlong and beginning the turn shot away at increased speed. "When half way around, at the end of a quarter, run in 23$, he was three open lengths ahead of Lonsdale, clustered "behind which were Auditor, Silk Maid and Flo Bob. Dominick continued his stupid ride until his mount, unable to maintain the pace, displayed signs of overexertion. Fred Leppert approached the homestretch with a lead of four open lengths which caused his hackers to exult. Before beginning the straight run home his lead began to diminish. He finished three furlongs two open lengths in advance of a close bunch in the front of which Prince Silverwings, Flo Bob and Don Domo had joined Lonsdale and Auditor. Straightening out Lonsdale and Silk Maid retired. Then Prince Silverwings, closely attended by Auditor and Don Domo, took second position a neck before Flo Bob, which came along on the outside. In a few strides thereafter Prince Silverwings and Flo Bob shook off their companions and began rapidly closing on the leader. Fred Lep-.pert led for little over a half, completed in 47|, but had nothing left when stung by Dominicks whip and made no resistance when challenged. The finish was pretty and exciting with Adklns doing his best on Prince Silverwings and "Wonderly energetically rallying Flo Bob. The latter appeared a comfortable winner when a sixteenth from the goal. It was a deceptive appearance, for Prince Silverwings was resolute and tenacious, made a gallant effort in front of the stand and compelled Wonderly to keep his mount under extreme tension to win by a neck. Auditor beat Fred Leppert for third place in the closing strides. With the track in prime order, visitors were not surprised when a record was broken In tha. first race. • It was a track record, for five furlongs and a half. S. S. Browns two-year-old filly Aggie Lewis did the trick when she won a selling race in 1:061. She took a slight shade off the previous record for the -course of 1:06, jointly held by Ailyar and W. Overton for performances in 1898. She -was well backed by her trainer, Bob Tucker, and his friends. From start to finish her followers had no reason to doubt her success. Cognomen, the favorite, made an unavailing effort to close with her in the stretch, tired under the whip and lost the place to Rainland, which ran strongly at the end. Bob Tucker landed another good thing In the second race, in which he sent S. S. Browns Lampoon to the post. Lampoon was always the favorite. She was wretchedly ridden by H. Phillips, who made a sensless run from the middle of the back-stretch to the upper turn. She secured the lead at the head of the stretch, but had only enough left at the finish to win by a head from Hot, heavily backed by Sam and Ed Wagner. Bragg ran another good race in a handicap of a mile and a sixteenth. He got through coming into the stretch and had an easy finish. Federal led to the last quarter, where he gave way to the winner and Henry Burt. Toah and Hoodwink had an exceedingly close finish in the fifth event, many thought the filly had won and were surprised when she was placed second. Beau Ormonde set the pace for five furlongs. He is not the horse he was when the meeting began. C. B. Campbell, the favorite, performed poorly in the closing event. Alee cut out the work, with Pirate second. The latter was first when the stretch was reached. Kil-morie closed with him at the last furlong post and won handily, while Lou Woods got second place and Hindi third. T. J. Gallagher.