Second Day At Bowie: Another Big Crowd Entertained By Some Good Sport.; Eager Winner of Most Pretentious Race of Afternoon--Lord Wrack Disappoints., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-05


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SECOND DAY AT BOWIE 1 ■ ■ Another Big Crowd Entertained By Some Good Sport. ♦ Eager Winner of Most Pretentious Race of Afternoon — Lord Wrack Disappoints. ♦ ■ BOWIE, Md., April 4.— For the second day of the Howie meeting there was a falling off in the class of the horses engaged, but good contests came out of the seven races and another big crowd was well entertained. The nearest approach to a feature was the seven-eighths dash for four-year-olds and over and it fell to Richard Pendings Eager, a son of Fair Play and Ardent, that had wintered at Bowie. He was good enough to lead from end to end and win with something to spare from Mrs. A. Swenkes Despair, while Soggarth Aroon was third ahead of Tender Seth, with Thimble and Excuse Me bringing up the rear. This was not much of a field for a feature race, but it was the best field of the day. New Orleans played its part in the races, but the winter horses began well when Woedfl Qorth sent Sombre to the post for J. S. Cosden. This bay daughter of Crimper — -Sackcloth, was making her first start, and while it was a claiming race she performed in a manner to suggest that she would be cheap at the ,000 for which she was entered to be sold. TOW OKLEANS HOUSES. Warning, winner over a bsnd of maidens in ! the second race, was a New Orleans horse j and Captain Costigan, the one to take the third, also raced in New Orleans. But! | Eager, winner of the best race, was rested! j through the cold months and he Was a maiden up to the time of his victory. He | had bom brought to the races in rarely fit j | condition and when Shillick had him away j j quickly he was fast enough to dominate ; the running throughout. Excuse Me and; ; Soggarth Anion both raced prominently,! ! while Thimble, after beginning well, dropped! out of it badly and Breuning made no effort1 to have her improve her position. He merely! j sat still and permitted the mare to gallop at j her own pleasure, and she was not in a I running mood. His ride was so miserably ■ apathetic that it merited investigation. Shillick, j on the other hand, kept hustling Eager all the way and, making a good turn into J | the stretch, the result was never seriously in I doubt. Hespair hung on well when driven! I and Soggarth Aroon had no excuses. Right to the end Breuning continued to sit still on ; Thimble and. while the race may do the mare some good as a work, it told nothing of her present condition. She was not asked to run at any time. It was a day that just suited the Bowie , crowd when horses at a long price were home in front. Two of these were Warning and The Peruvian and it was The Peruvian that furnished the real upset of the day i Whoa he easily scored in the mile and seventy | yards of the fifth race. Bord Wrack was the [ real tip here, but without sufficient excuse was thoroughly beaten and at the end was doing his best to save third place. THE PERUVIAN EASILY. The Peruvian left the post fast and Atkinson took him into a good lead in the first quarter. Once clear of his company he rated the son of Hesperus along and nursed him so successfully that he was still clear of the others at the end to win by three lengths. Bord Wrack, after being in second place until approaching the far turn, was swallowed up there with the field and Wallace was forced to take him to the outside of the others to find running room. But it was of no avail for The Peruvian held to. his command and Atkinson became anxious in the last eighth and, riding vigorously, he was going better than any of the others at the end. Normal finished with good courage to beat the tiring Bord Wrack and. altogether, the Alexandra gelding was a truly bitter disappointment. .1. S. Cosdens Sombre made a show of her opponents that she was asked to meet in the opening dash. Bill Winfrey raced to second place while Kitty French was third. The field was quite fractious at the barrier and the start was a fair one. Sombre begun quickly, was well in motion and drew away into a commanding lead. Kitty French essayed to race in closest pursuit, but could not keep pace and at the end gave way to the final rush of Bill Winfrey. The latter began in a tangle, but finished fast to take second place. The winner was ridden by Chick Bang, and was accorded extensive support in the wagering. Long priced horses were much in the limelight in the second race when jockey L. Bang got home EL Bichards Warning in an easy manner from a big band of platers at six and a half furlongs. Trap Stick was the one to finish second while Protocol was third. The winner was well up all the way and when called upon made his move at the far turn. He easily disposed of the pacemakers and drew away rather easily at the end. He netted a Urge return for the usual investment I

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