Billy Kellys Greatness: Illustrated by Impressive Victory in Philadelphia Handicap.; Game Son of Dick Welles the Victim of Overconfident Ride on Part of Jockey Sande., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-20

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BILLY KELLYS GREATNESS Illustrated by Impressive Victory in Philadelphia Handicap Game Son of Dick Welles the theVictim Victim of Overconfident Ride Rideon on Part of Jockey Sande HAVRE DE GRACE Md April 19 Under bright skies and over an improved truck Billy Kelly showed further evidence of his greatnes by winning the Philadelphia Handicap bofore a record crowd at Havre de Grace today The Dick Welles colt con ¬ ceding much weight to his opponent was the victim of an overconfident ride by Sande The latter after getting Hilly Kelly away In front took him back permiting tho pacemakers to a run a fast half On the far turn Sande guided him through next to the inner rail and assumed an easy lead turning around to locate his stablemate War Pennant which was a distant last Through the stretch Hilly Kelly strode with frictionless stride to the final sixteenth where Charlie Leydacker coming fast along the inner rail and hard ridden by the diminutive Hiehcreek was overlooked by Sande until in the final twenty yards Upon seeing the Arthur colt Sande was forced to ride out the game gelding which responded nobly gaining the decision by a head at the end Billy Kellys peculiar sluggish gait which proved so puzzling last year was evi ¬ dent today causing a diversity of opinion regarding the manner of his victory victoryAn An interesting struggle developed in the opening race the first four horses finishing closely bundled with Oleaster getting the decision by a head Sandy Mac second by a halt length and Brasilia third by a neck Zouave looked like a sure thing iii the second but after assuming tho lead in the stretch tired and gave away to the longshot Beauty Sleep The third furnished the biggest upset of the day when J K L Ross Foreground was badly beaten the winner turning iiy in Mars Mouse the latter getting up in the final stride after Quietude had forced the pace from the start startLouise Louise V easily scored in the fourth while Dan accounted for the sixth and Refugee the final race of the afternoon afternoonTiny Tiny Qnnntrcll one of the oldest living riders who has been associated with AVuicott Smith of Rryn Mawr Pa in the development of steeple ¬ chasers was a visitor Though lie accepted his last mount twenty six years ago on J Q L the proposed Pimlico race for former owners and trainers promises to invite a return to his former occupation occupationGeorge George Yellow Kirk honorably discharged from the navy has returned to valet service in the Jockey department departmentDengro Dengro Seabeach and General were Fridays con ¬ tributors to the schooling lisj J B Elwell whose noui de course is the Beach Stable witnessed the performance of his Gloire de Dijon in the first race raceFor For rough riding while astride General on Friday jockey Fator was suspended by the stewards for two days daysBalustrade Balustrade Major It L Gerrys Kentucky Derby eligible will be seen in action here during next week weekFrank Frank J Kearns former trainer who recently was mustered out of the navy was a visitor iii searcli of a few horses for the summer campaign

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