Tryster Wins the Potomac: Victory Comes in Final Strides after Sensational Battle with Bygone Days, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-25


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TRYSTER WINS THE POTOMAC Victory Comes in Final Strides After Sensational Battle with Bygone Days. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., September 24. -Harry Payne Whitneys Tryster, ridden by Coltiletti, was returned the winner of the Potomac Handicap, the .0,000 added stake attraction at Havre de Grace this afternoon. Trystcrs victory was a hard-earned one, as he won by a small margin from Edward F. Whitneys By Jiminy, while Bygone Days and Polly Ann staged a thriller for third place. The race was a spectacular one and took the last ounce of the son of Peter Pan Tryst to maintain his advantage at the finish. He was shouldering top weight, 127 pounds, and conceding lumps of weight to his opponents. Of the nine carded starters, one stayed away, but trainer Wayland added Walter Salmons Careful, which brought the field to the original size. The start was a good one and Coltiletti, awake to the possibilities, sent his mount along to the front and saved much ground rounding the first turn. Careful and Montalvo raced in closest pursuit, but the former soon tired and dropped back. A general closing up occurred rounding the far turn, at which point Rowan brought By Jiminy through next to the inner rail and, after racing Montalvo into defeat, drew alongside of the Whitney three-year-old. From there on the battle waged furiously and the result was in doubt until the final, strides. Tryster, although tiring under his heavy weight, gamely held on to his slight advantage and received the decision and the plaudits of the spectators, who were wrought to a frenzy of excitement. Bygone Days race was a good one and he managed to outlast the speedy Polly Ann for third place after a spirited and hard closing drive. The winners share of the stake amounted to ,300. Havre de Grace presented a picturesque scene this afternoon and attracted one of the largest crowds in the .history of the course. The weather was of the midsummer variety, while the track had dried out and was fast. The fields which started in the different races were of a much better quality than for the past few days. Upsets were, tle order -during the course of the afternoon and favorites were bowled over with regularity until the- victory xf Tryster. The claim which was lodged for Bribed Voter yesterday by F. Holman was disallowed by "the stewards and the horse went back to his owner, J. H. Newbold. It -was stated that Holman secured the money to claim the horse from J. B. Goodman, in whose colors Bribed Voter originally raced. James K. Frayling departed on a business mission to New York and to look over some hunters that he lias quartered on Long Island. Fancier, a two-year-old in his stable, was injured in the Eastern Shore Handicap and will be on the shelf for some time. A notice posted in the secretarys office warns all owners and trainers who fail to notify the entry clerk at time of making entries to the effect that their horse or horses will wear blinkers are subject to a fine. Owner W. R. Oliver reports that the two-year-old Early Bird is coming around nicely and bat the stitches would be removed from his hip on Monday.

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