Colonel Cook Racing Well: Horse Taken Out Of Selling Race By C. C. Smithson Shows Improvement.; Wins Second Purse for His New Owner at Norfolk--Wooden Shoes Scores in Impressive Fashion., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-12


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COLONEL COOKBACING WELL HORSE TAKEN OUT OF SELLING RACE BY C C SMITHSON SHOWS IMPROVEMENT Wins Second Purse for His New Owner at Norfolk Wooden Shoes Scores in Impres ¬ sive Fashion Norfolk Va April 11 Four favorites scored at tlie Jamestown Jockey Clubs track this afternoon and form followers recouped some of the heavy losses they had sustained during the past few days Spec ¬ ulation was heavy during the afternoon and driving finishes in three of the races aroused much en ¬ thusiasm Colonel Cook the colt that C C Smith son took out of a tiling race not long ago scored another victory for Ids new owner In Ids two starts in the Smithsoii colors Colonel Cook has shown improved form and it looks as if he might develop into a highly useful plater Colonel Cook was a frequent winner for ills previous owner but the horses he lias Imaton in ills last two efforts aro much better than lie met before beforeWooden Wooden Shoes showed a splendid performance ill the oiieiilug race a dash of four and a half fur ¬ longs for twoyearolds He was slow to get into his stride when the barrier was sprung but when once settled he gained steadily on the leaders and got up in time to beat Florin a neck The pace was fast all the way and the winner is undoubtedly a colt much above the average averageCloud Cloud Chief the Star Shoot colt that proved a disappointment so often last season for Woodford Clay and this spring for William Garth finally landed a purse He was in with an ordinary lot of horses in the third race and when J W Hedrick bid 500 on him after his victory Gartli quickly retorted Youve bought a horse horseCaliph Caliph furnished the surprise of the afternoon He hounded to the front when the start came for tlie closing dash and was never headed winning liy a length and a half halfJockey Jockey Butwcll was conspicuous during the after ¬ noon He rode the winners of the third fourth and fifth races and his finish iu the last named race was mainly responsible for Henry Hutchisons victory The latter responded with splendid courage and just did imiuage to get up In the closing strides to beat Eaton a head headJockey Jockey Buxton leaves for bis home in Minneapolis tomorrow night to spend a few days with his parents before going to Kentucky Bnxton has been en ¬ gaged to ride whatever J C Milam sends to the post LexingtonAll in the Breeders Futurity at Lexington All ert Simons sold Palanquin to J O Talbott this morning morningAmong Among the now layers who cut in this afternoon were Frank Tyler and Sidney Cohen Tyler camo from Shcepshead Bay where he had been confined at his home with a severe tfold Cohen recently re ¬ turned from England where lie has been booking since last fall fallThere There will be a sale of horses in training in tho paddock on Monday Among those to be sold are n draft of twoyearolds from August Belmonts stable ClydesA anil four of Thomas Clydes A benefit performance lias been announced for tlie Hood sufferers on Tuesday night April 15 It will be held In one of the local theatres and much of tho talent will be recruited from the ranks of the raco followers hero Harry I Shaw Is acting manager for the show showJockey Jockey Phil Musgrave has signed to ride for II C Hallenbeck He will report to Frank M Taylor at the conclusion of the Norfolk meeting

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