Bowie Going Changes: Hard Rain Comes to Give Mudlarks a Chance, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-06


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BOWIE GOING CHANGES ♦ Hard Rain Comes to Give Mudlarks a Chance. ♦ Spugs Defeats Camouflage in the Most Interesting Race of the Day — Petersons Double. ♦ — ■ r.OWIE. Md.. April 5. — Conditions were anything but pleasant for the racing at Bowie this afternoon. Rain, which threatened all the forenoon, set in before the running: of the third race with a veritable cloudburst and. until the end of the pro-Si am. there was a steady drizzle with occasional hard showers. This changed the track condition to such an extent that in some of the races form was upset and winners came from unexpected quarters. There was no race that could be dignified with the name of a feature, all having been framed for selling platers, and for the most part the class of those runners was not up to the usual Bowie standard. One of the best helds of the afternoon was called out for the fifth race, a dash of six and a half furlongs, and this Spugs won from Biff Bang, and the chicken-hearted Camouflage was third. In this race there was just a bit of a mixup at the start, when the outer end of the barrier ilid not release as promptly as it should, and Camouflage met with a slight handicap. He quickly recovered from this and raced out with Spugs until he forced the son of Charles Kdward along at a pace that made him seem to tire. Then ■Camouflage drew away into a long lead and w:ls going so easily that he appeared a sure winner when he made the turn for home. CAMOUFLAGE QUITS. Spugs was still in second place and seemed well beaten, but in the last eighth Camouflage shortened his stride and Smallwood went to the whip in an effort to save the day. But Camouflage was all through and he quit so badly that Spugs drew away to win with speed to spare, while Biff Bang, coming with a rush on the inside, beat him for second place. Jacques was fourth and the others in the field were Super and Pampas. It was before the running of the third race that the cloudburst came and the track was converted into a sea of slop. This race was a three-quarters dash that called eight cheap ones to the post and Tidings proved the wirv ner from Antilles, while Galeta saved third money from Blazonry. Margaret White and Miracle Man dominated the running in the fourth race and at the end the filly was best and won by a length. Zennotta ran into third place and Old Sinner and St. Donard were in close order after her. There was little to this race, for Margaret White was showing the way from end to end and while Miracle Man was never far away she held him safe at all times. Oeorge Peterson made it a double for the day when he saddled W. ~ Rosens three-year-old Bonfire in the mile and seventy yards that came as the sixth race. This was one of the easiest winners of the day and at the end he was well clear. Smarty and Neapolitan finished third. Smarty and Bonfire were rushed away from the others in the first quarter. There was little to choose between the pair, although it was Smarty that was showing the way. Before the stretch was reached Smarty was all through and when he ;av way Bonfire drew out to win by a dozen lengths. * .

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