Cliff Edge Regains Form: R. E. Watkins Furnishes Winner Of Principal Race At Hamilton.; Mediator and Other Contenders Right There at the Finish--Two Other Winners Score by Narrowest of Margins., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-31


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CLIFF EDGE REGAINS FORM R E WATKINS FURNISHES WINNER OF PRIN ¬ CIPAL RACE AT HAMILTON Mediator and Other Contenders Right There at the theFinish Finish Two Other Winners Score by byNarrowest Narrowest of Margins Hamilton Out July 0 Several of the races here tills afternoon furnished stirring contests with tin finishes close enough to leave the winner in doubt until the official placing was displayed This was especially true of the second and seventh raws in which Larl of Savoy and Clubs got up in the tinal stride to win by the smallest possible margin The MidSummer Handicap the feature race of the program also furnished an exciting struggle less than half a length separating four of tlie six starters as they passed the winning mark It K Wutkins whose horses have been winning quite frequently of late on this circuit put over a good thing in this race In Cliff Edge Ciilt Edge was well supported led from the start and In driving finish l eat Mediator a neck The latui was u nose in advance of Donerall which in turn beat Plate Glass a head Ilate Glass was the favorite Conditions appeared to suit Ilate Glass to a nicety but there was a disposition to fight shy of him Ilate Class broke well enough Imt before they had gone a sixteenth he was in trouble and Knapp pulled him up He then worked his way up on the outside and was carried wide on the turns In the stretch he closed witli a belated rush rushMy My Fellow from the Bedwell stable a receediug favorite lu the seventh race finished last after trailing along in the rear during most of the race On the opening day on Saturday last he showed a splendid performance in coming from behind to beat Effendl a head Tha latter beat My Fellow eleven lengths in todays race raceInlan Inlan winner of the sixth race was bid up from 500 to 905 by Sam Louis and was retained by his owner Louis then claimed Vorkiug Lad which finished second This js the second time ho has taken Working Lad from Herman Moesel the latter liming repurchased the horse from Louis after lie claimed him at Windsor WindsorThe The stewards today Issued a ruling which barred steeplechase jockey Simpson from the turf It appears that on the opening day of the meeting Simpson made an improper proposal to jockey Wilson who had the mount on The African which finished second to Gun Cotton The matter was reported to the ollicials and todays ruling followed followedO O K Herndon has purchased at private sale the twoyearold filly Ida Cook from S Louis and Will ship her to Toronto TorontoJohn John W Schorr purchased the filly Birdie Wil ¬ liams this morning paying 1250 for her herJockeys Jockeys Guy liurns and Loftus departed for Saratoga tonight B Steele and E Martin will leave for the same place on Saturday next nextA A G Weston who is handling several twoyear olds for R T Wilson on the Canadian circuit will turn them over to T J Healcys assistant trainer W II Price who will handle them during tne remainder of the season up here Weston leaves for Saratoga to assume charge of Thomas Clydes horses in the absence of Capt W F Presgrave who contemplates a trip abroad abroadW W II Northey secretary of the Montreal Jockey Club was a visitor here this afternoon His mis ¬ sion was to arrange with Joseph McLennan for the compilation of the condition book for the fall meet ¬ ing at IJlue lionnets The stakes for the meeting will close August 7 and Mr Xorthey will be at Saratoga during several days previous to their closing It is expected that most of the steeple ¬ chase horses at Saratoga will be shipped to Canada to participate in the meetings at Montreal and Toronto where several valuable steeplechase staktv Will be given

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