Racing Slow at Pimlico: Rain and Mud Lead to Scratching and Small Fields, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-09


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RACING SLOW AT PIMLICO. RAIN AND MUD LEAD TO SCRATCHING AND SMALL FIELDS. Johnny Edwards a Promising Two-Year-Old Graziallo Defeats Paul Clifford Lotus Eater Beaten. Baltimore, Md., November S. Rain and a heavy track marred the racing at Pimlico today. Owners fought shy of the muddy going and many scratches cut down the fields. The Patapsco Hunt Purse, a two-mile race on the fiat for steeplechasers, had been carded for the feature ot the afternoon, but was cut down by scratches to three starters. Of. these True Boy was made an odds-on favorite, with Tellfare second choice. The preferred ones had the race to themselves strictly. True Boy and Tellfare raced head and head all the way to the stretch for the last time around. Here Mr. Harrison tried to come away with Tellfare and for a moment it appeared as if he had True Hoy beaten, but Nooho shook his mount up and in a few strides he was up with Tellfare and passed him and then it was all over. Mr. Wright, on Best Boy, rode a hard race but was never a factor. The scratching of Billie Hibbs and Jubilee took much of the interest out of the fifth race, which fell to Goes Fast, the second choice in the betting. Goes Fast showed a great burst of speed -in the stretch and ran away from Tom Shaw, the favorite. Johnny Edwards showed conclusively that his victory of Tuesday was no fluke, when he took the first race today from such good ones as Kings Plate and Dixie llimniel. The Kingston gelding showed a high order of speed and made a show of his opponents. This is a. much better eolt than he has been rated, and can win in higher class company. Old Graziallo showed a flash of his old-time form in the second race, coming through the stretch with an irresistible rush- and winning as his rider pleased from Paul Clifford, which is just now in great form and very partial to such going as that of today. Hob Walden started Lotus Eater back in the third race today, but the horse was soundly beaten by Lally and Ocean Spray. Evidently the heavy going does not suit this gool. son of Galore. . Dick Watkins won the last race of the day with Coltness, making the third consecutive victory for this colt at the meeting. Coltness was sick last spring aud did not show to good advantage, but he is in rare form now and it will take a pretty good plater to beat him at his distance. Watkins will not take in the Benning meeting, but will ship direct to New Orleans.

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