An All Plater Day: Low Class Racers Furnish Entertainment at Bowie, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-10


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AN ALL PLATER DAY ♦ Low Class Racers Furnish Entertainment at Bowie. ♦ ■ Rama Easily Defeats Master Hand in Chief Race of Day — Camouflage Wins Again. BOW IB, Aid.. AprH 0.— There were two races at Bowie this afternoon that just about shared in importance. They were the Old Virginia Parse, at three-quarters, for three-year-olds, and the Marines Handicap, for threeyear-olds and over, at a mile. G. H-Halls Soggarth Arcon won the three-year-old offering, while Rama was home first in th.- Marines Handicap, and each race brought about a good contest. There was a chill in the air for the early afternoon, but bright sunshine and a rising thermometer as the day progressed made the weather delightful. The track was at its best and the racing well entertained a big crowd from Baltimore and Washington, though all the horses raced were of the selling plater variety. In the Marines Handicap a half dozen went to the post and it was agreed that they were well matched. Kittle time was lost at the post and the start was a good one. though Trajanus left sluggishly and it took Shillick some time to rouse him into a racing pace. Around the first turn McCoy rushed Saddle and Boots to such good effect that he was showing the way when the backstretch was reached. Master Ijand was in second place and a couple of lengths before llama, with Duke John. Vitamin and Trajanus following in the order named. Saddle and Boots held his lead through the backstretch. but llama had displaced Master Hand from second place. Trajanus was galloping fast as he left the backstretch. but still several lengths from the leaders. Then Bomanelli made his move with J lama and quickly took the lead from Saddle and Boots, which rapidly fell out of contention. On the turn for home Master Hand swung wide and there Trajanus began to move up and was going well when Master Hand swerved over sharply to the inside. He did not hit any horses when h - made the move, but crossing in front of Trajanus spoiled any chance the latter might have had to be third. This crazy move put Master Hand a close second to Kama, but the latter won by plenty of daylight, while Master Hand was second and Duke John saved third money from Trajanus. G. C Winfreys Camouflage, the same horse that failed badly in a six and a half furlongs dash recently, found a mile and a sixteenth well within his prowess this afternoon and was an easy winner from Joa-puina and K. J. Salts two-time winner Our Birthday, while Tingling, another recent winner, ran unplaced. SIKLS IN CLOSE FINISH. There was a good finish in the third race, a dash of six and a half furlongs, when Spugs. Tidings and Elemental fought it out closely lapped to finish in the order named. Tidings cut out the pace, while Elemental and Sagamore w re showing the way to the others, with Sagamore racing on the outside. Spugs was outpaced through the early running, but gradually improved his position until at the head of the stretch he was close put. Tidings was still showing the way on the stretch turn, but Elemental was close after her. MoLane had come a little wide with her. while Klcmental made a short turn into the stretch. Sagamore was the first to shorten his stride and as he dropped back Spugs came along with his victorious rush. There was scant room left on the inside when Mcl.ane came over with Tidings, but Spugs found bis way through under a hard drive to be I first home. The race run by Sajramore was a distinct disappointment and the manner in Which he quit in the str ten was foreign to his usual form. ■OGGABTB AROON NAKKOWI.Y. ;. I-:. Halls Soggarth Aroon. the colt that chased General Thatcher home on the fust day of the meeting, was the winner of the Old Virginia Purse, but he had to give up his best t» score by a nose from Flying Devti, wide Theaaaly was a distant third. The men was framed lor three-year-olds and nine went to the | ost. M. J. i: ids Roman Girl was the sinner of the opener, at a half mile, for selling plater two-year-olds, but her victory was only achieved after she had been guilty of erratic Stretch conduct that seriously interfiled with the chances of both RacheJ Potter and Lady Loco, which finished second and third. A claim of foul was lodged by Parke, who rode Rachel Potter, but it was not allowed, the Stewards evidently deciding that it does not do to be too strict with green two-vear-oids that offend. St. Dastard had to be much the best of the others that went to the post in the second race to he returned the winner.

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