Trajanus is the Victor: Proves Easy Winner of Avalon Purse at Laurel Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-07


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TRAJANUS IS THE VICTOR Proves Easy Winner of Avalon Purse at Laurel Park. Cromwell First in Secondary Attraction Old Jock Scot Still Able to Run Fast. LAUREL, Md., October C. The Avalon Purse, for three-year-olds and over, at one mile, was offered as the feature attraction at Laurel Park this afternoon. F. W. Morris Trajanus proved an easy winner from C. K. Harrisons Cahalan, while Mrs. P. J. Fox Mollie Barnes was third. A field of seven faced the starter, with Finery and Harmonious installed the favorites by the public. Both proved disappointing failures and never figured seriously in the running. The start found the field leaving in good alignment and Mollie Barnes went to the front, with Cahalan in close attendance and Trajanus in third position and the remainder of the field some distance back. Mollie Barnes began to quit entering the stretch, while Marinelli brought Trajanus to the leaders with a rush and from then on never left the result in doubt. Cahalan finished going fast, while Mollie Barnes had a safe lead over Harmonious at the end. The latter was taken to the outside of the field entering the stretch, but failed to cut down the advantage of the leaders in the final eighth. Overcast skies prevailed at Laurel this afternoon and as a result the air was hot and sticky. The track was in good condition and a large crowd gathered at the course. Racing, despite the large margins of the winners in their respective races, was of a spirited order. Upsets were in order throughout the day and long-price horses were in the ascendency. The opening dash of the afternoon was tor maiden two-year-olds under claiming conditions and a band of eight faced the starter with the winner turning up in S. R. Mc-Keevers Hoy by a safe margin from G. W. Lofts Crugie, with J. S. Cosdens Confederacy third. The winner was ridden by J. Rowan and came from behind the pace to win going away at the end. Crugie finished the fastest of all, while Confederacy ti red badly Continued on sixteenth page. TRAJANUS IS THE VICTOR Continued from first page. after setting the pace and racing Panasain into defeat. A band of fifteen starters faced the barrier in the three-quarters and under claiming conditions and R. Scherrers Jock Scot proved much the best and at the end was under slight restraint to win from Perigourdine, while Rolo was third. . E. K. Brysons Little Hope displayed a real good effort in the running of a race at a mile for two-year-olds which brought out a field of seven starters. Little Hope went to the front at the rise of the barrier and raced with Tassel for the early part, but when called upon in the stretch run drew away decisively. "Water Girl had but a short advantage over Belphrizonia. The latter met with early racing interference which mitigated against her chances at the end, for she was shuffled back and forced to go around the leaders. DREAM OF THE YALLEY FALLS. A claiming handicap, at one mile, was offered as the secondary feature and brought out a well-matched band of seven. Cromwell, racing for Mrs. M. V. Daly and ridden by R. Flynn, turned up as the winner in a drive from May Blossom, with Servitor third. jThe race was marked by a bad fall, in which Dream of the Valley, ridden by S. Bullman, went down rounding the first turn. Bullman appeared to be seriously injured when his mount rolled over him, but fortunately escaped with a broken collar bone, j John ICermath became the father of a bouncing boy last week and received the congratulations of his friends in the paddock , this afternoon. The following claims were filed : R. Mc-Keever took Belphrizonia from G. W. Loft for ?3,500, while Le Roy Taft took Titania from AV. Durnan for ,720. J. H. Stotler, acting for G. "W. J. Bissell, sold E. K. Bryson the filly Chow Chow at private terms this morning. I

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