Exterminator Fails: Succumbs to Whitneys Chickvale in Exciting Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-29


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EXTERMINATOR FAILS » ] Succumbs to Whitneys Chickvale in Exciting Finish. • j Wilderness an Easy Winner of the Chesapeake Stakes on a Mnddy Track — Tall Timber First. ♦ HAVTIE DE GRACE. Md.. April 28.— R. T. j Wilsons Wilderness, a homebred son of Campfire and Genesta. added to his reputa- . tion this afternoon and was an easy winner of the Cheasapeake Handicap, for three-year-old colts and fillies, at a mile and a sixteenth. J.utwell. who was astride the Wilson colt, had no trouble in bringing him home in front of Barbary Bush. The Clown. Dunlin. Daniel and St. Valentine, in the order named. It was a field of good-class horses that faced the starter for the Chesapeake Stakes. I and much regret was expressed when Sallys : Alley was withdrawn. The latter, it was , rumored, disappointed her stable connections in a recent work and for this reason was | Withdraws. There was a few minutes delay at the barrier and St. Valentine was to | blame. Starter Milton caught the field in | good order and sent them on their way. St. Valentine, beginning from the inside, was first to show, while Wilderness went , risht with him. Barbary Bush began slowly ; and was last away. Rounding the first turn St. Valentine still had the advantage next to the rail, while Wilderness was right with , him. and Dunlin lapped on the Wilson colt on the outside. Barbary Bush was racing on the inside, with The Clown bringing up the rear. When settled for the rush down the baekstretch St. Valentine dropped back thoroughly beaten, and Wilderness and Dunlin raced together heads apart. The pair raced as a team round the stretch turn, where Dunlin began to tire. Barbary Bush Under hard riding by Coltiletti moved up. while l.unsford guided The Clown through an opening next to the rail. Wilderness raced into an easy lead when settled for the final drive and was easing up at the end. Barbary Bush had a small margin over The Clown at the end, while Dunlin was a badly beaten fourth. The race was run over a track that had been slowed up by a drizzling rain and was soft. Wilderness was accorded a stirring ovation on his return to the winners circle and netted the R. T. Wilson coffers the sum of $:J,:.75. HEAI.EYS BAY OF TRIUMPH. Tt was a day of triumphs for trainer Hca-ley, he having sent Tall Timber to the post j for Mr. Wilson in a previous race and finishing second in the two-year-old race. Overhead conditions at Havre de Grace were of a dreary sort. Cloudy and threatening skies hung over this locality all morning and previous to the running of the sec- j ond race loosed a shower that sent the crowd ! scampering for the shelter of the stands, j The attendance was record breaking, despite j the conditions. The card which was offered : by racing secretary McLennan was one that engaged the best of the horses on the grounds. Stirring finishes came in every race. The double victory of the Wilson stable was popular with the crowd. Horsemen and shrewd judges were almost unanimous in assigning Wilderness a big chance of winning the Ireakness Stakes. Man • War is still the champion money reaper, but his crown was saved by a matter j Of inches when Chickvale won the Old Do-1 I minion Handicap, at a mile and seventy yards. Third fell to Paul Jones. To say that! the defeat of Kxterminat r was a bitter dts- | appointment to the crowd that cheered him, i in his heroic failure is stating it mildly. Chear after cheer rent the air as he paraded I to the post. Encouragement roared from the throats of those that had pinned their faith! i to him and those that had wagered against! him. as he fought valiantly through the last i eighth and barely failed to get up. His defeat, however, is tempered by the fact that Chickvale. a Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes candidate In the stable of Harry Payne Whitney, shouldered but. 101 pounds , to his 132. The race brought out a field of j five. There was no delay at the post and Johnson had Exterminator away well. Paul Jones and Chickvale begin from each side " of him respectively, while Baby Grand was on the inside, with Devastation last away. Racing to the first turn. Clavcr shot Baby ! Grand through next the rail, in doing and■; he bothered Exterminator and Johnson was forced to snatch him up. Baby Grand went 1 right to the lead, followed by Paul Jones s j and Chickvale, while Exterminator was racing j I on the outside. Baby Grand dropped Continued on twelfth pate. a | I « 1 ; t ] i , , [ , EXTERMINATOR FAILS Continued from first page. back after going the first half mile and gave way to Paul Jones, Chickvale moving up with a rush and slipping through next to the rail. The latter passed Paul Jones when straightened out lor the stretch drive. Exterminator had worked his way up on the outside and inch by inch he won the Whitney racer down, but Chickvale kept on with rare gameness and just lasted to earn the verdict. R. T. Wilsons Tall Timber, a handsome son of Campfirc — Pixy, earned for himself host of new admirers when he won the Greenwch Handicap, at three-quarters, from some formidable sprinters. Second place fell to Fair Phantom and Broomster was third. But five faced the starter and Tall Timber was the popular choice. He was .ivvay fast and quickly sprinted into a safe lead. Fair Phantom was in closest pursuit all the way, while Broomster. after beginning slowly, raced into third place. Bailing B. and Tippity Witchet. the other two starters, did not offer much contention at any time. Tall Timber raved ground on the turns and when BU sharply roused him with the whip when Fair Phantom made her rush the Wilson colt easily drew away and at the end was under slight restraint. Fair 1hantom always held Broomster safe, although the latter lost some ground on the stretch turn. A chapter of accidents attended the running of the Liverpool Steeplechase over the short course, which furnished a surprise when Mohican, racing for A. F. Simonson. was the winner in a drive from Shoal, while third money fell to Transpero. Eight started, but only four finished the course. Cold Foyle. racing for J. S. Costlen. was the first casualty. In the second turn of the field he bled badly and was pulled up. Sunayr. a shapely daughter of Sun Briar — Misty Law, racing for Willis Sharpe Kilmer and ridden by A. Johnson, won the two-year-old dash, at four and a half furlongs. Her victory came in a terrific drive with Flying Fur, while Broomlield was third.

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