First Saturday At Bowie: Thorndale Atones for Poor Showing on Opening Day and Wins Capitol Handicap.; Summerlike Weather Attracts Big Crowd from Surrounding Cities---J. E. Griffiths Uncovers Speedy Two-Year-Old in Single Foot, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-06


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FIRST SATURDAY AT BOWK . — — ♦ Thorndale Atones for Poor Showing on Opening Day and Wins Capitol Handicap ♦ Summerlike Weather Attracts Big Crowd From Surrounding Cities — J. E. Griffiths Uncovers Speedy Two -Year-Old in Single Foot ♦ BOWIE, Md., April 5.— Benjamin Blocks Thorndale atoned for his poor showing in the inaugural Handicap this afternoon when he was winner of the Capitol Handicap, at seven-eighths, the feature for the first Saturday of the Southern Maryland Association spring meeting. There was a summer warmth in the air, which attracted an immense crowd from both Baltimore and Washington, while Philadelphia and New York were also well repre- sented. The sport was worthy of the day and it opened auspiciously when Single Foot, a two-year-old son of Wrack and Virginia L, hung out a new track record of :47% for the half mile This colt raced for J. E. Griffith and the ease with which he won suggests that ha is a truly first-class youngster. Incidentally far back of him came Vanidoso, the filly that was purchased for the Allies Stable at New-Orleans for 1,000. When Swingalong was withdrawn from the Capitol Handicap it left Thorndale top weight with 119 pounds as his impost. The Whitney gelding had been handicapped at 126 pounds. Little time was lost at the barrier and the start was a good one. with Yankee Princess and Attilia showing the way. Thorndale was not far away and Marinelli had him in a nice position whe-i under way. Frederiektown had begun well, but Wallace at once took him to the outside, losing some ground by the move. It did not take Yankee Princess long to shake off Attilia, and as she did Marinelli moved up on the inside with Thorndale. He gradually wore down the Cosden filly until he had her beaten at the head of the stretch. By that time Frederiektown had raced up to a contending position when Wallace swung him inside and forced his way up between Yankee Princess and Thorndale. Right t the end he continued to gain, but at the end he was in rather close quarters and Thorndale was safely home the winner. Under better riding it is possible that Frederiektown would have been the winner. Benjamin Block came over from New York to sec his colt perform and was the reeipient of many congratulations on the clubhouse lawn. ESTABLISH !EV TRACK RECORD. J. H. Griffith brought Single Foot over from Pimlico and when the running of the first race was over, a new track record was established when the son of Wrack — Virginia L. ran the half mile in :47*f,. clipping two-fifths of a second from the old mark hedl by Wishbone. H. Starks Barney Google raced to second place while Ral Parrs Bother was an easy third. The Allies Stables Vanidoso. which was hacked into prohibitive favoritism, finished hack in the ruck, although through the final eighth Jockey Scobie did not punish his mount or make any attempt to overhaul the leaders. Before an eighth had been covered the daughter of Hillhampton was well beaten. Following a brief delay at the harrier, the field left in good alignment and Vanidoso was first away. She was quickly joined by Barney Google, and Single Foot. In a Hash the latter raced into the lead and at every r.tride increased his advantge over .his opponents. At the end he was under restraint and leading by a wide margin. Barney Google closed resolutely on the inside, while Pother ran an even race. The latter may be counted upon to show improvement over his performance. Single Foot was a neglected factor and n tted a large return. Sea Sand, racing for Mrs. E. Trueman, had but little difficulty in accounting for the I second race which engaged a field of platers at six and a half furlongs. Whale.bono raced to serond plaee, while Quick Time was third. The winner was ridden by Stirling and after disposing of Whalebone entering the stretch drew away with ease. Whale-hone showed a flash of speed and came again at the i ml. Quick Time finish -d fast to take the short end of the purse. The winner was a popular choice in the wagering. EASY FOR GOOD TI.MKS. It was a good band of sprinters that went to the post in the five and a half furlong handicap that was the third offering of the afternoon and J. S. Cosdeis Good Times was an easy winner from the Kirkfield Stables James K. O Hara. while Mrs A. Swenkes Hidden Jewel was a close third, with Shamrock. Lieutenant 1arrell nnd Wilkes- Parte following. It was a good start and Hidden Jewel was first to ahow Out of the hunch, but Good Times was rihl :ifter him and it was evident that he could go t the BWeake plater at the first asking. 1 ang was content to rate him along 1 ark of Hid- den Jewel until approaching the stretch turn, where he shook up the son of Theo. Cook, and he o.uickly went Into a go nl lead. It was not much of a contest to have him llontiaued on twelfth pa;?.; I , I ; . I ; ! j I j ] I j | j | , : , | I i I • r s ? FIRST SATURDAY AT BOWIE Continued from first pasp. winner by better than two length--. Through the stretch James P. OHara saved ground, while Hidden Jewel bore out slightly, and this gave the Kirkfield Stable bOTM second place, just a nose before Hidden Jewel. Sweepstakes, a winner at New Orleans, accounted for the running of the fifth race. which engaged a field of sprinters at six and a half furlongs. Julia M. was the one to finish second while Care Free was third. The winner was ridden by jockey G. Rose, and after forcing a fast early pace shook off the leaders and drew away. However, Rose kept his mount under punishment to stand off the fast finishing Julia M. The latter came with a rush through the stretch and was wearing the winner down. Care Free shewed a good performance and after disposing of Admirer tired at the end. The last race of the day brought out the best finish of the aftanaoa when J. K. Skin-kers Majority barely lasted to stall off Tody, while Flying Devil was third. The winner nominated the running from the start and drew away into a long lead, which served him in got d stead at the end.

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