Off-Day Fort Erie Card: Old Top O Th Morning Still Able to Run Fast-Somme Wins at Big Odds, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-11


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OFF-DAY FORT ERIE CARD Old Top o th Morning . Still Able to Run Fast Somme Wins at Big Odds. FORT ERIE. Ont., August 10. While the-e was no carded feature at Fort Erie this afternoon the card was monopolized by platers, mostly under claiming conditions, but on the whole spirited racing resulted. The best field of the afternoon was the one that started in the fifth race, which was at three-quarters of a mile. Bullion, racing for .T. B. Respess, was installed the choice and he failed in a dismal manner. The winner turned up in W. C. AVeants old campaigner Top o th Morning, which outgamed Second Thoughts in the final strides. Super was a fast going third. The field was away in good alignment and Top o th Morning was the one to show the way, although closely followed by Second Thoughts.. Bullion was racing in third position, while Super was gradually improving his position on the outside. Rounding the stretch turn Erickson, who had the mount on the Weant starter, hugged the inner rail, while the diminutive Walls allowed Second Thoughts to lese some ground. The latter when straightened out got on even terms with the winner, but tired at a critical period in the final sixteenth. Super came fast and easily disposed of Bullion. The latter loomed up in a menacing manner when called upon to improve his position rounding the far turn, but quit. Cloudy conditions again prevailed this afternoon, but it had but little effect on the crowd which journeyed to the course. The track dried out rapidly and should there be no more rain will be in fast condition tomorrow. The speculators were more or less at a loss to center upon winners with any degree of regularity and long-priced winners were in the ascendancy. The big surprise cf the afternoon was the victory of Somme in a race for Canadian-breds, in which he outlasted Affectation to win by a short head. The winner was fortunate in securing a clear passage next to the inside rail when the leaders went wide at the stretch turn. Somme netted a return of 26.15 for the usual investment. The race brought out a ruling from the stewards by which James F. OHara will in his next start wear a muzzle. He attempted to savage his opponents while at the post and through his unruly actions severely kicked Assyrian Queen, which as a result will be placed on the shelf for some time. An accident marred the running of the opening dash, in which Top Notch, one of the choices, lost his rider at the start. Sponsor was caught in the webbing as it arose and Josephine C. bumped into the Harding starter, knocking the latter to his knees and unseating Rowan. The winner turned up in Patchwork, an edds-on choice, ridden by Erickson, which dominated the running throughout and won with speed in reserve. Jockey Nolan was suspended for the remainder of the meeting by the stewards for rough riding in the third race, which engaged a band of two-year-olds. Nolan rode Kirk Lady, the winner. The following notice was posted in the jockeys room this morning, signed by the Canadian Racing Associations: "In future jockeys who show cause for suspension will be fined in addition to suspension." Charles O. Smith, one of the principal stockholders in the Hamilton Jockey Club, motored from that point this morning and will spend a few days here. Henry McDaniel will ship the division of the J. K. L. Ross stable that he has here to Ottawa to engage at that point. The other division has been resting up at Windsor. Trainer George Walker had the Brook-dale Stables good Canadian-bred three-year-old Corenzio out for an outing this morning, the first since he was blistered.

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