Monday at Woodbine Park: Eulalia Captures Woodstock Plate, Luckily Defeating Setting Sun-Lady Boss Wins, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-22


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I 3 I , , t MONDAY AT WOODBINE PARK Eulalia Captures Woodstock Plate, Luckily Defeating Setting Sun — Lady Boss Wins. TORONTO, Ont., May 21.— The thirty-seventh running of the Woodstock Plate was offered as the main attraction at Woodbine today and C. Phillips colors were carried in triumph when Eulalia was returned winner, defeating Setting Sun by a length. The latter was favorite, but a slow beginning practically cost him the race. The field of eight left the barrier with Ethel Clayton in front and Eulalia in cloe pursuit. This order was maintained until the far turn, where the pacemaker gave way and Eulalia dashed to the front. In the homestretch she opened up what appeared to be a safe lead, but Smallwood was forced to ride hard at the end when Setting Sun challenged menacingly in the last eighth. The Bryson colt gained ground rapidly, but just a little too late to overtake the leader, a iength separating the pair at the finish. Though todays crowd seemed small in comparison with Saturdays great gathering, nevertheless it was of goodly proportions. The Doncaster Plate, for two-year-olds, aroused much interest, with Reman Girl commanding the most attention in a speculative way. She failed to win, but it was the fault of her rider rather than the superiority of her opponents, being badly messed about in the early running and brought wide in the homestretch. The winner turned up in Seths Alibi and Irish Bachelor earned second place, while the favorite was third. The Hopeful Steeplechase, for maiden jumpers, was full of thrills and Byng was the victor, outlasting Nomis in a spirited drive on the flat. Lady Boss, well suited by the going, was an easy winner of the opening dash under claiming conditions. J. M. Collins Mizar raced into second place, while W. Walkers Coca Cola was third. The field was an ordinary one and after a long delay at the post left in good alignment. Rhinestone was the one to set the early pace and drew away into a long lead. Smallwood, astride Lady Boss, moved up at the far turn and had but little trouble in passing the pacemaker to draw away and win under restraint. Mizar was away in a tangle and forced back. He worked his way up on the outside and closed an immense gap to beat out Coca Cola at the end. The Walter starter had no mishaps and aved ground at the turn. Rhinestone was eased up when she was beaten. Iady Boss was a pronounced choice in the wagering.

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