Three Straight Wins: Lord Granite Scores Another Impressive Triumph.; Golden Sphere Carries Seagram Colors to First Maryland Success of the Year., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-23


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THREE STRAIGHT WINS • — Lord Granite Scores Another Impressive Triumph. ♦ Golden Sphere Carries Seagram Colors to First Maryland Success of the Year. ♦ HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 22— Lord Granite won his third victory in a row at Havre de Grace today. The four-year-old j son-of -Granite performed in the Tagebrook Purse, billed as the secondary action. Heel-; taps from the stable of E. F. Whitney and Edward Arlingtons Dominique were closest to J. C. Shanks consistent colt at the end of the three-quarters. Lord Granites consistency goes back far-, ther than his three winning races since com-I ing to Maryland from New Orleans. In eight starts he has won six times. Upon | the other two occasions he finished second. j Wallace has ridden Lord Granite in seven of ! the eight races. Farke was astride in one of the second placements. Clockers caught Lord Granite in 1 :li% at the end of the three-quarters today. That is a good performance under 110 pounds in the i sort of mud that lay under the participants in todays racing. ! Dominique and Heeltaps made pace in the i Tagebrook. They hammered at the reserve ! of each other without impression until near- i ing the stretch. Then it became apparent i that the filly had put the gelding away. She j left him stranded just as Wallace called on Lord Cranite. The Granite colt quickly closed the gap separating him from Heeltaps, whipped her in a brief struggle and drew away to win i by a length and a half. Three lengths sepa- j rated the second and third horses. The others were strung out. Sunshine made outdoor sport pleasant, but rain in the morning and shortly after noon ruined the footing, except for those with a liking for the mud. Golden Sphere won the days prize plum, the ,300 portion of the ,000 attached to the Newark Purse at a mile and seventy yards. The English-bred carried the Canadian sliks of the Seagram Stable to their first trumph of the Maryland spring season. T. WILSONS GOOD It IDE. T. Wilson rode the five-year-old son of Oliver Goldsmith — Sphere of Influence faultlessly. He rushed OeMen Sphere to the front from an outside post position, opened up five lengths on his opponents and allowed him to gallop out the route in 1:1645. He won by two lengths from Opperman, which closed considerable ground in a belated rush. Clansman beat Fairway for the small portion. J. S. Cosden, whose two-year-olds have been winning a large share of the juvenile races since the opening of the Maryland season, again supplied the winner of the baby race today. Permanent Wave carried the Paltimoreans silks. Shanks had the daughter of Crimper — Queen of the Sea off well, bore over on the closest pursuers at the three-eighths post and drew into the lead in the stretch. Do or Die, always closest to the victor, finished second. Trigger closed some ground to be third. Willis Sharps Kilmers smart three-year-old filly, Sunayr, took up the colors for the Bmt time this year and defended their honor successfully in the third race. She met only fillies of htr own age in a three-quai toi s dash and in mud to her liking. P. Walls sect her away in front. IMue moon developed more speed in the first three-eighths, but was done thereafter and Sunayr drew away into a long bad. The daughter of Sun Briar asily retained a length of her early advantage to the end. although tiring slightly. She should improve over this race as good SI it was. Tanhee Princess closed fast, although too late, and finished sec ind, a length and a half in advance of Blue Moon. John I. Smith saddled Sunavr, his first winner of 1924. SII.KS OF rOXMAI.ii KhhK. For the first time in approximately ten years the silks of 1oxhall Keene were carried to victory on a major track when ivpi brought them home in front of six other jumpers in the LSlfSdOSfne St •phehase. It came second on the program, Pepl made a good job of it. winning by thirty length* He raced Monkshood into defeat before the hater fell at the twelfth fence and drew away from the others. Yieaire and Ainstello supplied the contest, finishing heads apart for second and third money. J. Wallace, one of the best pilots available in Maryland, rode his second winner of the afternoon in the sixth. He rated At-tilia cleverly, although the J. 1. filly possessed enough speed to make her own pace while lillietnondale and Valor went out in front. Nearing the stretch he set the T .-a Caddy filly down and she drew out to win handily, with Guelph rushing up and securing second place. Itluemondale held on for third money. Attilia was J. P. Polks first winner in Maryland this year.

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