Buntings Fine Debut: Wins the Pimlico Spring Handicap from Exodus by Inches, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-06


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BUNTINGS FINE DEBUT ■ ♦ ■ Wins the Pimlico Spring Handicap from Exodus by inches. • Philosopher Proves Best in the Steeplechase — Off Color Takes Another for Glen Riddle Farm. i ; riMI.ICO. Md., May 5.— Harry Payne "Whitneys crack racer Bunting was the winner of the Pimlico Spring Handicap by the narrowest margin from the Greentree Stables Kxodus. while third money fell to Dinna i Care. It was a fortunate but gallantly won • ictory for the light blue and brown, for had i not Exodus swerved out all through the : stretch and finished extremely wide the good i son of Pennant would not have got up. Buntings performance was a high-class one. He shouldered 124 pounds and conceded I weight to every starter in the race. The I start was delayed for nine minutes and when the start came Setting Sun dwelt and was last away. Dinna Care set the early pace and was soon joined by Exodus. Bunting was saved under restraint until settled for the rush through ; the backstretch. He soon raced to the lead- | ers and replaced Dinna Care. Exodus was still racing in front, while Polly Ann moved up with a menacing rush. Her effort was of | short duration and she quickly fell back I again. While rounding the last turn Bunt- | ing moved up on the outside of Exodus. ,• while Dinna Care was next to the inner rail. | It was here that Exodus began to swerve. , McAtee. realizing the danger, guided his ; mount to the inside. In a terrific duel in • which Bunting, running straight and true, with Exodus swerving out, the pair drove on , through the final eighth. It was a tight fit | and at the end the winner was undecided . until the official placing was displayed. Dinna Care was a good third before June | Grass, which finished wide. The latter | proved ■ dismal disappointment following his sparkling race of midweek in which he , broke the track record. t Tie race had ,500 added and netted the | WUtaey coffers the sum of $ ,250. In com- partem with other races at the meeting the time was slow. LARGE CROWD PRESENT. i The crowd which journeyed to the hilltop course this afternoon was large. Pleasant | weather prevailed and the card was a well i arranged one, providing stirring racing. Fa- | vorites and outsiders divided the races, while | the majority were forced to sustain severe drives to earn brackets. I J. E. Widener sent a green jumper to the j post in Philosopher, ridden by Jones. He ; proved best of the band that faced the starter , in the Elk Kidge Club Steeplechase over the i two-mile course. Chuckle took second place, ; while Treviscot was third. The winner, a ; good looker, showed much speed, went to his : jumps in a fearless manner and practically i dominated the running from the fall of the I i flag. The race was marked by several falls, t which fortunately had no serious effects. The Ooadaa pair. Sea Master and Vicaire, went i down, as did Eudora and Hummel. Philosopher and Sea Master raced to the twelfth i fence heads apart, hut the latter fell heavily ; at the obstacle and for the remainder of the i trip Philosopher had no serious contention. i Faskadale, the English horse, which arrived by van from New York, was a starter. i According to his owner, the horse was not at his best and he had him examined by a track veterinarian previous to the race. The winning march of the Glen Riddle Stable was continued and this time it was;! the two-year-old f f Color that showed the way home. This was in the Potomac Purse, at four and a half furlongs. Her victory came in a drive with No I.ady, while Broom-field was third. A field of five faced the starter and Bullman sent Off Color right to the front. She was joined by Helen Cook, while No Lady was third. Off Color shook Halea Cook off when in the stretch, but was ■ forced to stand a severe drive to outstay No I Lady. Tlit- latter finished in the middle of t the track and wis wearing the winner down. ; I Broomfb Id steadily improved his position M and hid but little trouble in disposing of t Helen Cook. |

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