In a Rousing Finish: Golden Rule Wins in a Tight Fit with New Hampshire, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-24


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i r i I , I 1 • I I LN A ROUSING FINISH • Golden Rule Wins in a Tight Fit With New Hampshire. * . Brookholt Tandkes His Race Without a Bit of Trouble — Humble Beaten at Odds On. ♦ HAVRE DE GRACE. Mtl.. April 23 — Golden Rule, a son of Wrack and Golden and a Preakness Stakes candidate, in the stable of J. S. Cosden, was the winner of the Susquehanna Purse by a narrow margin fiom New Hampshire, while Comixa was third. The winner was ridden by Chick Lang and raced on the outside through the final eighth. There might have been a dif-. ferent complexion to the finish had it not I een for Claver. on New Hampshire, bumping Comixa when settled for the stretch drive after rounding the last turn. The bump threw the McLean filly off her stride and practically eliminated her. while doing New Hampshire no good. The field that sported colors was a good one and furnished an interesting contest. Body Guard, racing for 10. R. Bradley, and Demijohn, one that was second in a recent maiden dash, mad. the early running, while Comixa was heading New Hampshire and Golden Rule. Prince Regent was eliminated at the start and before the field had covered the first sixteenth of a mile Ethel Clayton was in trouble and was forced to be taken up. Body Guard set a fast pace an.l it was not until the turn fcr home was reached that he began to shorten his stride. Demijohn in the meantime had dropped back, while Wallace had slipped through next to the rail with Ccmixa. Golden Rule was running on the outside and New Hampshire saved some ground as the field swung into the stretch. Comixa displaced Body Guard and Claver allowed New Hampshire to move to the inner rail and as the crowding occurred Golden Rule closed up with a rush and in a severe drive Lang landed his mount the winner by a nose. UNPLEASANT WEATHER. Racing conditions were far from pleasant at the course this afternoon. A cool wind swept across the grounds and forced the crowd to don top coats and outer wraps. The card was a good one and served to bring about spirited contention. Favorites we in the eclipse and weakly supported outsiders accounted for the majority of the races. The crowd was large for a Monday. A. J. Buja, racing for E. K. Bryson, accounted for the first race of the afternoon and took Humble, a pronounced choice, into camp in easy fashion while Jackson got up in the last strides to take second place. Humble, displaying the most speed, was first away but could not shake off A. J. Buja. The latter was forced to race on the outside and when rounding the stretch turn rushed to to the front and drew away to win eased up. Jackson, which Vegan slowly, found an opening next to the inner rail and disposed of the tiring Humble. The latter was several lengths in front of Lady Audrey, which finished gamely. The winner was neglected in the wagering and netted a large return. Vacuum, a first-time starter from the .1. S. Cosden stable, had but little trouble in dealing with a large band of maiden three-year-olds at three-quarters. Sun Quest was second, while Ten Minutes was a driving third. Vacuum, a gelding son of Dick FinneU — Broomstraw. was ridden by Kummer and was always closest to Sun Quest until the stretch was reached, then passed her quickly. The latter showed a high order of early speed, but tired badly in the stretch racing. Ol.I IN.Y KAY WINNER. A large band of platers started in the third race of the day and the winner turned up in B. E. Chapmans old mare Ina Kay in a stirring drive with Wrecker, while third money fell to Protocol. The Audley Farm Stable supplied the winner of the Newark Purse when Brookholt made the running and at the end had a three-lengths advantage over Dream of Allah, while By One Days was a good third. It was a held that gave promise of a good contest and Brookholt was backed into favoritism. The start was a good one and when it came Bcoble sent Brookholt to the front while Dermis Kenible essayed t race with him. Brookholt proved himself master of the situation at all points an.l at no time left the result in doubt. Dream of Allah was in slight trouble on the far turn, but saved ground when coming into the stretch and otittinish.-.l Bygone Days. The latter ran well and had no mishaps. J. it. Skinkers Poor Sport accounted for the sixth race of the afternoon in a drive with Pelphrizonia. while Bonfire was third. The winner set a fairly good pace and. after racing Water Girl into defeat held Belphri-SOals safe at the end. J. Bauers Joaquina, showing sudden improvement, won the final race of the day in a mild drive from Johnny Dundee while Jacques was third.

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