Easy For Thorndale: Benjamin Blocks Three-Year-Old Wins Prince George Handicap; Rama Outlasts Reparation in Secondary Honors--Summerlike Weather Brings Big Crowd., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-13


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EASY FOR THORNDALE •- — Benjamin Blocks Three-Year-Old Wins Prince George Handicap ♦ — — Bama Outlasts Reparation in Secondary Honors — Summerlike Weather Brings Big Crowd. ♦ BOWIK, Md.. April 12.— Benjamin Blocks Thorndale was an easy winner of the mile and a .sixteenth of the Prince George Handi- cap at Howie this afternoon, with C. A. Coyles Kama racing to second place and Joseph E. I avis Reparation, the top weight of the party, was third. It was the feature of a thoroughly interesting holiday program that brought out one of the largest crowds ever seen at the course of the Southern Maryland Association. It was a summerlike day and top coats were discarded. The track was at its best and excellent sport was furnished, includ- ing two races over the mile and a half distance. !■ the Prince George Handicap Thorndale came into his own and he ran a race similar to those at New Orleans that for a time made him the mest talked of candidate for; the Louisiana Derby. Reparation, beginning from the outside in a good start, was hustled to such good advantage that he was showing the tray hy daylight at the first turn. When the backstretch was reached Rama had moved into second place and Thorndale was galloping along strongly in third position. This order remained unchanged in the run through the backstretch, but on the far turn Thorndale moved up so easily on the outside that the result was almost forecasted. As he moved up Rama also bettered his pace and as the pair drew alongside of Reparation Rama was in rather close quarters. WIMIf TELLS OX REPARATION. The weight was beginning to tell on Rep- fixation and before the stretch was reached. Thorndale had gone into a safe lead and was going easily, while Rama was steadily wearing down the top weight. It was no race through the stretch, for Thorndale was home an easy winner, while Rama outstayed the tiring Reparation to take second place. Tony Beau was the one to be fourth, with Llewellyn and Setting Sun following in fairly etaaa order, while Chief Curry was beaten off all the way. M. Tendlcrs Little Ammie was an easy winner of the fifth race, which was over the mile and a half distance. Comme Ci was the one to finish second, while Superbum was third. The winner was ridden by jockey II. Howard aiil. during the early stages, rated along under stout restraint and followed the pace cut out by Mizar. The latter was al- ; lowed to establish a fast pace, which eventu- . aHy told when the crucial test came and he quit badly. Rounding the far turn Howard, made his move with Little Ammie and she responded in a courageous fashion. Quickly disposing of the pacemaker she drew away into an easy lead and at the end held her, advantage with ease. Comme Ci came along with his usual stretch rush and at the end ; disposed of Superbum. The latter saved; ground all the way, but faltered in the final drive. LOUD ORAMTE8 HANDICAP. The Home Handicap, at three-quarters, which was offered as the secondary feature of the afternoon, resulted in an easy victory for J. Shankes Lord Granite from J. ! S. "osdens Good Times, while the Kirkfield Stables .lames F. OHara was third. There w:ls no time lust at the barrier and when the start came Ambrose sent Good Times to the front. James 1 OHara went along with him, while Lord Granite was in third pdaitfoo. Hidden Jewel had none of his usual early speed and never proved to be a seiious factor. Rounding the bend Good Times still dominated the running, while "Wallace, astride Lord Granite, attempted to come through on the inside. Ambrose, however, was alert to the move and moved over, forcing Lord Granite back. Wallace, however, kept his mount next to the inside rail and this move saved him many lengths. for after disposing of Good Tides he drew away handily. Good Times, after being headed, was not seriously i crsevered with. .! .imes F. OHara ran his customary race and Im. shed fast. It marked jockey Wallaces s. eond victory of the afternoon. H. Starks oddly named Barney G ingle was returned the winner of the Aspiration purse. which inaugurated the afternoons program in a drive from Ral Parrs Bother, while J. 11. Griffiths Harlan was third. The field was a small one and aroused considerable interest due to the fast trials whieh Harlan had been credited with in private. There was little time lost at the barrier and when the webbing was released the field left in Continued oa twelfth pace. j j , I I I I | ; . I I ! EASY FOR THORNDALE Continued from first pace. good alignment. Wallace astride Barney Google had his mount away quickly and he ! quickly raced to the front while Harlan, after beginning in a sluggish manner, was sent in closest pursuit. Bother raced after the leaders while the others were outrun from the start. Rounding the turn, Harlan moved tip : with a burst of speed that momentarily | threatened to carry him past the leader. How-I ever, he was kept on the outside, while both I Barney Google and Bother saved ground. At I the eighth post Wallace went to the whip and I in a hard drive stood off the determined I challenge of the Parr starter. The two .quickly drew away and at the end had a wide advantage over Harlan. Mrs. S. W. Prussians Listen Dearie had j but little trouble in accounting for the sec-end race of the day. which was at six and a half furlongs over S. N. Holmans Arendal, while E. P. Summerfields Tidings was third. Despair the choice in the race reverted to his old tricks and wheeled when the barrier was ; released. Tidings was the one to establish . the early running and setting a fast pace ! drew away into a safe lead. Arendal raced j in closest pursuit while Listen Dearie was un-! der mild restraint in third position. Rounding the stretch turn Milner made his move and Listen Dearie answered in a courageous manner and quickly disposing of the leaders, drew away into an easy lead. Ar-i endal made a wide turn entering the stretch and disposed of the pacemaker but could not stall off the determined rush of the winner. «

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