Race Under Unfavorable Conditions: Lightly Weighted Fairy Wand Furnishes Surprise by Defeating Naturalist in October Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-03


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RACE UNDER UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS Lightly Weighted Fairy Wand Furnishes Surprise ty Defeating Naturalist in October Handicap. NEW YORK, N. Y., October 3. Notwithstanding most unfavorable conditions for racing a goodly throng of racing enthusiasts turned out today, the magnet being the October Handicap, with a net value of ,475, at one mile, which by post time was reduced to two starters. Naturalist, with his well-known liking for the going, was established a strong favorite, but in the racing Fairy Wand, with her light impost smothered the Widener entry with speed for the entire journey, winning by a good margin. Edith K., overlooked by the wise ones, splashed her way home in the first race of the program to win from Foreclosure and Sister Helene, the favorite, which suffered from a slow start and, although closing gamely, could not overtake the leaders. Woodtrap, the outstanding favorite in the second, made a dismal showing and collapsed after running a fair half. Paddy Whack shot to the front into the stretch and cantered home over Sunuyland and Thos. F. McMahon. Snapdragon II., reveling in the going, caught Grundy, the pacemaker, at the far turn and won off by himself. Panaman easily outstayed Grundy, which tired badly in the final racing. Manoevre scored a lucky win in the fifth race, as Uncles Lassie, which was running easily in front, turned wide entering the stretch and Kum-mer, quick to take advantage of the opening, sent his mount through, saving considerable ground. Carroll straightened his mount, but could not recover the ground lost. Ground-Swell, which ran prominently all the way, was best of the others. Armenus, favored by a flying start, sprcadeaglcd his opponents in the closing race of the day.

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