Enchantment Quite Ready: Runs a Fine Race, but is Beaten by King Albert, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-12


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— -» ENCHANTMENT QUITE READY ♦ ■ Runs a Fine Race, but Is Beaten i by King Albert. ♦ Ploketer Revenges His Stal lemate*s Defeat by Winning Class A C railed Handicap — Cockneys Surprising Victory. riMLICO, Md., May 11.— P. S. P. Randolphs King Albert, in winning the Pimlico Graded Handicap, Class A, upset all calculations when he defeated II. P. Whitneys Kentucky Derby eligible Enchantment in a drive at a mile. Tippity Witchet was third-The race was a test cf the merit of Enr-chantment for his future engagements and his showing was a thoroughly good one. The Whitney starter was carrying the I highest weight and right at the start was i bumped by June Grass and got away in a tangle. June Grass was rushed to the front and Reparation kept pace with him, while King Albert was in third place and running easily on the inside. McAtee had Enchantment under restraint and while rounding the last turn there was a , general closing up and Jelley sent King • Albert through on the inside. McAtee found an opening for Enchantment when June Grass came a trifle wide and in a few strides he closed up on the leader. Jelley kept shaking his whip in front of Enchantment throughout the final seventy yards and the big son of Chicle seemed to tire right at the end and was beaten by a half length. Tippity Witchet, which was far back early, closed a big gap and overcame the other tiring horses in a drive for the short end of 1 1 , the money. i The H. P. Whitney Stable scored a vie- I tory when Picketer won the Pimlico Graded 1 Handicap, Class B, from Dream of Allah, 1 I with Sailing B. a fast coming third. A field i I of eight started and Dream of Allah, after | racing to a good lead, tired badly and gave , way to the Whitney colt right at the end. | I Sailing B. was under stout restraint in the : early running, but closed a big gap and finished with a rush. FIRST JEFFORDS VICTORY. Cockney, which was left at the post when , a first-time starter, won the Pimlico Hoire-Bred Stakes, at four and a half furlongs, which was the best money offering of the day. , The winner, a slashing chestnut son of Great Britain — LAvenir, led Happy Night home and Kings Ransom was third. The j victory marked the first success of the Jeffords stable this spring. A field of eight went to the post for the race, the conditions of which called for the starters to be owned j j by the breeder and to be his absolute property I since the time of foaling. The start was ; I a good one and Happy Night set a fast pace. Showy essayed to go along with her, while , | Morris had Cockney well up with the leaders, ! but next to the inner rail. Kings Ransom ! and Goldmawr ware next in line, while Wampee brought up the rear. Happy Night raced Showy into defeat and swung into the: stretch with a safe lead. But Cockney responded I quickly when called and while coming I through the final eighth secured the ad- | vantage of a length, which he maintained at! I the end. Happy Night outfinished Kings! I Ransom to take seoond place by a narrow ! margin. Cockney was a rank outsider in the j wagering and netted a handsome return to 1 his backers. Despite the cloudy and threatening weather • a large crowd journeyed to the course to witness I the runing of the days card. The program was productive of keenly contested I racing and well backed choices were ! I in the ascendancy. I Mrs. T. J. Donohue has purchased from ! I Mrs. F. A. Clark the three-year-old listen J Dearie. . A.

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