Sir Wellons a Speedy Colt.: Carries Top Weight and Wins Esperanza Handicap -Favorites in Eclipse -Rain Changes Going., Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-28


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SIR WELL0NS A SPEEDY COLT. Carries Top Weight and Wins Esperanza Handicap — Favorites in Eclipse — R.iin Changes Going. Cuba. February 27. — Sir Wcllons showed in the fifth race today that he is a good class colt, as was a-scrtod when he wis lxaight by Senor Tolon. Carrying top weight in the race for three-year- olds. Sir Wcllons ran in rloac pursuit of the p. re makers to the atrei h and then treat to the front and won going away, with Friendless, the favorite, second, and Immense third. Friendless was ox bansted in chasing Qnin and Koaeaach in the first half mile. The Eaperaaas Handicaps distance is much shorter than Sir Wcllons fa:i-ios. and win 11 the start ea he was away slowly and waa forced to weak his way to the front aa tiie out si f the field. Wliile the horses were going to the peat for tilt fourth race heavy showers fell, which made tin going sloppy, and means that the track tomorrow at Im sf will be slow. Little Nephew sared the form backers from a shutout by winning the third race eaatly, with lokh-a list, the second choice, next to him at the finish. Orperth made the rout of the favorite bickers almost complete by rapturing the last race, after fallowing: the precedent of the winners iii nanai of the other races and being far back until he reached the homestr. tch. Page White, the favorite, fin i hid seem!. A. Collins, who had the mount aa Sir TTrllnan. also rod" Little Nephew and Orperth. A big party of racegoers arrived frt m New Orleans, among them being William Chapman of New fork aid P. J. McUraw of Baltimore. Frank HcGittty leaves for Baltimore tomorrow to be operated aa at the John Hopkins hospital. The 1 .-.try or Virginia m. will be refnsed in the future on account of her being a confirmed bleeder.

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