Brookholt by a Nose: Given a Hard Task to Win by Wilkes-Barres Rush, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-28


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BROOKHOLT BY A NOSE i ♦ Given a Hard Task to Win by Wilkes-Barres Rush. * i Caligula Shows High Speed and Wins in a Canter — Felicitous Defeats Pennon. ♦ ■ t HAVRE DE GRACE, Md.. April 27.— It was , only by the narrowest of margins that Brook- t holt from the Audley Farm Stable won the j feature offering at Havre de Grace this af- ternoon from the three-year-old Wilkes- t Bun. i It was the Belair Purse, a condition race. I at a mile and seventy yards and the field • that went to the post was a good one. There was plenty of interest in the racing . of the day although it was a card of over- i night races, but the card framed for tomor- ] row holds forth big promise. The Chesapeake Stakes will bring together some of the i best Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby candidates and in the Old Dominion Handicap. | at a mile and seventy yards, Willis Sharpe t Kilmers Exterminator is going after an American money record. Should he be the winner it will put him safely over the earn-irgs of Man o War and make him the great- | est money-winning thoroughbred in American t history. Then there is a steeplechase that | calls out a good band of jumpers. In fact it ; is a rarely good card and one that would be a credit to midsummer racing at Saratoga. | REAL RACE ALL THE WAY. Seven went to the post in the Belair Purse I and it was a horse race all the way. Duns- : ford had Brookholt away well in motion ; and the others were in excellent alignment, although Forest Dore was slightly crowded and jumped on the heels of Macduff, losing some ground. Macduff raced out with Brook-holt and Dream of Allah was showing the way to Wilkes-Barre, while Bell was content to save Forest Lore next to the rail and I some distance back of the leaders. This was ■ the order through the backstretch and Bell ■ had Forest Lore in a position where there was scant chance to come through. Finally , he pulled away from the rail and came on ; the outside. In the meantime Brookholt had shaken Macduff off. but Wilkes-Barre was , right after him and closing up in gallant fashion. Forest Lore at the head of the , stretch had worked his way into third place and was racing in a way that flattered. He continued to gain until it seemed certain that he would run past both Brookholt and Wilkes-Barre, but tired just when that was not expected and the other two staged a truly exciting duel, with Lunsford outriding Abel at the end. For a few strides Wilkes-Barre showed his ncse in front, but Lunsford kept the tiring Brookholt going with a rarely energetic ride and right at the line he was again showing the way. Forest lore was not far away, but had shortened his stride in the stretch drive in a fashion to suggest that he might have needed the race. VICTORY FOR NEPTUNE. J. S. Cosdens Neptune was £ba winner of the half-mile dash for maiden two-year-olds ard at the end he was showing the way to Pierre I,orillards Without, while Harry Payne Whitneys Uproar saved third place. It was a good start and the pacemakers to the stretch were Spear Shot, Iproar and Without, with little to choose between the three. Neptune began from an outside position and was forced to come on the outside, but proved good enough to wear the leaders down in the last eighth to win going away. It was a cheap band that went to the post for the second race, but it produced excellent spoil when J. It. Skin Weis Fusee, under a well-timed ride by Bell, won from Hereafter and llhinegold was third. The Cloverdale Claiming Handicap, at three-quarters, proved Caligula to be in good : ! form and easily best. He took the lead at the rise of the barrier and after Butwell had rushed him into a good lead the result never in doubt and he won in a canter. Finality and Camouflage chased after the leader for a considerable part of the way. The former took second place, but Valor passed Camouflage al d took third money. He had been unlucky and closed a big gap from a poor send-off. Felicitous w:ls somewhat neglected in the betting in the fifth race in favor of Pennon, but revenged herself in winning by a head, while Flying Devil beat Pennon by a neck for se ond place. It was a finish that brought the spectators to their feet. Continued on twelfth pace. BR00KH0LT BY A NOSE Continued from first page. Then Runnyol as unexpectedly took the sixth race by a neck from the favorite, Wrangler. The Roll Call finished a closeup third and would have won but for being nearly left at the pest. Old Ina Kay made the pace for a while, but the mile and a sixteenth of the race was too much for her and she was far back at the finish. St. Germain, racing to his best form, won the closing dash of the day in a drive from Scourgeman, while John Morrill was third. The winner was ridden by Smallwood and, coming from behind, outfinished Scourgeman. •

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