Best Pal in Front: Carries off Chief Contest of Tuesdays Racing at Lexington, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-02


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J S B * O |i tl c ■ ■ h l s s J . c r t Y t c j j , , j , ] j ; , j i 1 1 • 1 j j : 3 . a x r BEST PAL IN FRONT * ■ Carries Off Chief Contest of Tuesdays Racing at Lexington. ♦ Sarah Day Again Disappoints — i Battle Bent Lives Up to His Reputation. » - ■ LEXINGTON. Ky.. May 1.— S. N. Holmana Best Pal continued his winning ways from where he left off at New Orleans and accounted for todays chief contest at this track by winning from a fairly good band that included his former stablemate By Gosh, carrying E. R. Bradleys colors. Rocky Mountain finished in third place. Best Pal, with 118 pounds, a light burden for him. moved into the lead promptly at the start and toyed with his opponents, Garner, his rider, looking back over his shoulder at the struggles of the others all during the stretch run. Best Pal was a pronounced favorite and his victory a popular one. Todays racing offering was of the featureless variety, the mile purse of ,000 serving as a headliner. Perfect weather coiv-tributed toward an increase in attendance, the crowd that witnessed the sport being in excess of that at the track yesterday. The course was in its best condition, but the mediocre ones starting were unequal to fast time. The contests were close in the main, however, and the big throng was well entertained, even if favorites failed on many occasions. One of the outstanding disappointments of the afternoon in a betting way was J. C. Milams Sarah Day. in the four and a half furlongs of the second race on the card. Her previous start was a lesing one, but excuse was offered for her that she ran greenly and that she did not fancy muddy going. She had no mishaps today, but failed to overhaul Edna V., which led her from the rise of the barrier and won snugly by several lengths, Sarah Day beating Spanish Rose for second place. Its just possible that Edna V. is a bit underrated, for she performed in impressive style and left the barrier like a veteran, enabjing her to get a good lead and she held to her task splendidly. MARY P. GARDNER WIAS. The introductory three-quarters dash brought to the post six three-year-old fillies of the plater variety. Mary P. Gardner and jockey J. Howard proved a winning combination here and started the favorite backers off in good style. C. T. Worthingtons Evelyn White proved best in the mile and seventy yards dash, for which Walnut Hall was given preference, and won after an interesting brush through the stretch with Walnut Hall and Topmast. Another three-year-old filly dash at three-quarters that followed fell to Wee Toddler, carrying the colors of N. McFarlane. The winner was neglected, preference being for Pavlowa, which finished second. The latter found a new owner after the race. R. O. Wilson represented by Onca, claiming the Hancock filly for ,300. Battle Bent, owned by W. Perkins, and extensively backed on the supposition that e would perform to his good private trials, did make good in the sixth race from nine other youngsters, but to do so he had to run gamely and overcome some early He did not appear promising at the stretch turn, but he responded splendidly to the vigorous efforts of his rider, E. Pool. and wore down Quotation in the last sixteenth to win by a length. Haymarket out-I stayed Furor for third place. To J. F. Peck fell the honor of scoring the first double of the meeting when his I.Ady Lillian annexed the closing dash after his Edna V. had accounted for the second dash. Lady Lillian came from far back to wear down Normal, which had led from the start and only gave way in the last seventy yards. Brotherly Love finished in third place.

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