Main Race to Leochares: Noted Old Sprinter Easily Captures Columbia Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-21


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MAIN RAGE TO LEO CHARES Noted Old Sprinter Easily Captures Columbia Handicap. Day of Upsets and Surprises Weather and Attendance Improves. HOWIE.- Mil., November 20. -T. F. Schorr sailillctl Ills fourth winner iit this meeting when his veteran campaigner Leochares, shouldering top weight, 120 pnuiuls, beat the best band of the day in the Columbia Handicap, tlie fourth anil main attraction at Irince George 1ark tliis afternoon, lie ran within striking distance of the leaders to the far turn, then went to the front when Ollrien called on him, and drew away in the stretch to win in a canter. Salvestra. and Woodtrap fought it out for second place, the former .securing the verdict by a narrow margin. The early leaders, Midnight Sun and Wood Violet, cave it up in the last eighth. Tjie weather was much improved today, likewise the attendance, and the track was at its best, although extremely dusty. The horses in the second division, were forced to race in a cloud of dust, which made it difficult to distinguish the colors. After being headed by Pastoral Swain while rounding--the- stretch tuniy-Jiallet Dancer II. came, again in the final eighth and scored a victory in the fifth race. Heavy backing developed for John Sanfords Alphee in this dash. She raced in third place to the far turn, then dropped out of forward contention. Kingling II. furnished a surprise in the opener by scoring a narrowly earned victory over I.risk, another outsider in the betting. The latter appeared an easy winner at the head of the homestretch,, but tired suddenly and was no match for Kingling II. in tliu final struggle. Leading throughout. Zouave managed to hang on better than usual in the final drive and won the second in a well contested race. Elisor rode a powerful finish on Kings Champion to laud the Ineie colt a winner iu the third, only a nose separating him at the end from Kubidimn, while Hal Parrs Smart Guy, the favorite, was a trailer throughout. Warsaw was considered best in the sixth, but after running forwardly throughout and racing Sunny Hill into defeat was not equal to the tusk of successfully resisting the challenge of Holster and Mormon Klder, the two finishing ahead of him in the order named.

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