Hamilton Card Ordinary: Elemental Victorious in Main Contest of Afternoon, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-02


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HAMILTON CARD ORDINARY Elemental Victorious in Main Contest of Afternoon. Prismar and Frank Fogarty Winners at Shortest and Longest Priced Odds. HAMILTON, Ont., August 1. It was an ordinary card that was offered at Hamilton this afternoon, the program oeing given over to platers and the races under claiming conditions. The fields that faced the barrier were small numerically, but well balanced and spirited racing prevailed. The track again suffered from a deluge which fell this morning and was heavy and holding, deep on the inner rail. The majority of the winners finished in the middle of the track, where the footing was the best. What may be called the best race of the afternoon brought out a field of sprinters to go three-quarters of a mile with eight facing the starter. The race produced a stirring finish in which Elemental lasted long enough to win by a short neck from Stoto, while Super was third. The winner began with the leaders, but was headed by Camouflage, while the favorite, Sagamore, was slow to find his racing legs. The two leaders raced Leads apart umil the stretch was reached, where Elemental shook off Camouflage and drew away. He was under severe pressure through the final eighth to stall eff the rush of Stoto, while Super, which was a distant follower in the early stages, went wide rounding the turns, but was going vastest of all at the end. The winner was ridden by the diminutive Small-wood and from a time standpoint the race was the best of the afternoon, the three-quarters being run in 1:15. J. K. L. Ross Prismar had but little trouble defeating these opposed to her in the opening dash cf the afternoon. She was accorded confident support and netted the smallest return of the meeting. Prismar went to the front when the barrier was released and at no stage of the contest left the result in doubt, having a wide advantage over Trail Blazer and Isomorphous at the finish, MACBETH FURNISHES UPSET. Macbeth furnished an upset in the second race when he came from the rear and took the measure of nine other two-year-oids, paying a good dividend for the usual investment Macbeth assumed the lead entering the stretch and was drawing clear, while Patchwork, which had been a forward factor al the way, began to quit. Vennie was up in the last stride to take the short end of the purse from Racket. The weather conditions which prevailed were hot and sultry, but a crowd of good proportions journeyed to the course to witness the racing. The sport was of a spirited order despite the several upsets, the majority of the winners standing hard drives to earn brackets. The longest priced winner of the afternoon turned up in C. Irbys Prank Fogarty, which easily defeated some fair platers at three-quarters. Fogarty returned the handsome price of 1.35 for the usual investment. It also marked jockey Trombley"s first winning mount in Canada. Beverly Belle was a winner of a dash of a mile and seventy yards which brought out a small field. This marked the first victory for this filly under Y. A. McKinneys colors. Lucky Girl took second place, while Topmast was third. The latters chances were practically eliminated rounding the first turn when he was bumped and knocked off his stride. BELJOY SCOIIES IMPRESSIVELY. The Thorncliffe Stables colors were in front at the finish of the third race, a dash of three-quarters of a mile, Beljoy carrying them to an easily achieved victory. The daughter of Calgary was ridden by J. McTaggart and after following the leaders closely to the last eighth tnoved up with a rush that sent her into the lead, while she easily held to the end. Turnabout and Rolo had a hot fight for second money, only a nose separating them as they passed the judges in the order named. Trainer George Walker of the Brookdale Stable announced this morning that the Kings Plate winner Herendesy would be shipped to the farm at Barrie Ontario and unsexed and retired for the year. J. B. Campbell received the stake blanks for the coming meeting at Blue Bonnets this morning and distributed them among the horsemen. Silas Veitch will ship the C. K. Harrison horses from here to Blue Bonnets at Montreal and await the opening at that point. Several other stables, including B. Holmes and W. G. Wilson, have arranged to ship to that point. Frank Bray wired the Fort Erie management that ho would ship a division of his stable for that meeting. Julius Reeder i3 accepting entries for the fall stakes in Kentucky, which close on Saturday.

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