Playfellow Meets Defeat: Brother to Man O War Fails in First 1922 Appearance, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-05


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PLAYFELLOW MEETS DEFEAT A Brother to Man o War Fails in First 1922 Appearance. Rebuke Takes the Measure of Captain Alcock in the Dcanwood Handicap Jockey "Walls Injured by a Fall. t- LAUREL, Md., October 4. While the Dean-wood Handicap overshadowed the Pocomoke in monetary value at Laurel Park this afternoon, the latter attracted by far the most interest of the crowd, for it marked the 1922 debut of the Quincy Stables Playfellow, whichfigured prominently in litigation last winter following his sale to the Rancocas Stable. The race which brought out an overnight list of thirteen entries, was reduced by scratches to six starters to go a mile. Playfellow wan beaten, but, taking the long letup into consideration his race behind Nedna from the Greentree Stable was a good one. There was but a brief delay at the start and Callahan, astride Nedna, had her away behind Playfellow, which began in front. Rounding the first turn Nedna, under slight urging, was establishing a fast pace, while Due de Morny essayed to race along with her. Harmonious and playfellow Avere racing heads apart a long way in front of Spanish Maize and Doughnut, the only other starters. Nedna clung to her task in splendid fashion and, swinging for home, shook off Due do Morny, but Callahan had something left in reserve, and the filly held on to her advantage in commanding fasihon. Throughout the final eighth Playfellow threatened in menacing fashion on the outside, but after passing Due de Morny was tiring and not subjected to extreme pressure through the final sixteenth. Spanish Maize and Doughnut, the other starters, were never serious factors in the running. Nedna and Playfellow were accorded the bulk of the machine speculation and the Quincy Stables starter closed favorite by a small margin. The victory was a popular one with the crowd. MISHAP TO BASTILLE. The Deanwood Handicap, which was at a mile and a sixteenth, for three-year-olds and over, resulted in a cantering victory for Sam Louis Rebuke from the Quincy Stables Captain Alcock. while G. E. Halls Top Sergeant was third. The race was marked by a fall, in which Pete "Walls, contract rider for J. K. L. Ross, who was astride Bastille, was thrown heavily when his mount fell at the turn for home. "Walls was removed to the local infirmary. Rebuke and Blazes were the ones to set the early pace in the run through the back-stretch, but the Cosden starter could not keep up with Rebuke, which drew away into a long lead rounding the final eighth. Small-wood allowed Rebuke to step along awhile. Captain Alcock finished going fast and disposed of Top Sergeant, but never menaced the winner. Rebuke drew but meager support in the wagering and netted a large-sized dividend. Examination of "Walls revealed that no bones were broken and the boy escaped with a shaking up, luckily falling clear of his mount AFTERNOON OF UPSETS. It was a day of upsets and surprises at Laurel Park this afternoon and favorites were in the eclipse. Long-priced winners and second choices were successful in the majority of the races and most of the winners had safe margins at the end. Weather conditions were all that could be - desired and the card attracted a large-sized crowd for a midweek day. Sam Louis claimed Pietrus from J. W. Bean following the running of the third race, leaving trainer K. Patterson with two horses, which he will turn over to M. C. Kelly to train in future. Patterson will leave for California at a later date and will open a public training stable at Tijuana. Pietrus cost Louis ,815.. Max Hirsch arrived this morning from Aqueduct and brought down his own and the G. W. Loft jumpers. Nat and J. L. Byer arrived from New York today with their combined stable. Frank Capra has taken over the engagement book of jockey B. Marinelli for this meeting, while B. Beach will look after the engagements of jockey Woodstock. J. Wessler has the two Quincy Stable riders, S. Lowe and J. Mooney, under his charge. Johns Urama, a plater in the establishment of C. H. Smith, was nerved by Dr. n. J. McCarthy this morning and will be on the shelf for some time. F. Musantes good handicap mare My Dear, which bowed at Bowie last spring and has been turned out at R. A. Smiths Sunnyland Farm, Newark, Dela., will be taken up this week. E. W. Moore has completed arrangements to ship from here to Tijuana at the end of this meeting, and will send west the follow- ; ing horses: Besthoff, Grace Mayers, Miss ; Emma G., Black Dear, Chief Berthel, Gipsy Joe, Malzavena, Hillman C, Betty Dear, i Sarah Brown, Martha Moore and Janice G.

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