Heir-At-Law First: Royally-Bred English Colt Makes Impressive Showing.; Defeats Biff Bang and Thimble in Main Race--Four Straight for Caligula., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-24


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| . j j j I . I j I 1 j ! j j j ■ j : I ] I j i HEIR-AT-LAW FIRST ♦ Royally-Bred English Colt Makes Impressive Showing. i Defeats Biff Bang and Thimble in Main Race — Four Straight for Caligula. HAVRE DE GRACE. Md.. April 23.— Heir- at-Law. hitherto a maiden, won the Bay view Purse at Havre de Grace today. Biff Bang and Thimble finished closest to him at the end of the mile and a sixteenth. Winning in such company does not indicate stake class. but the manner of the triumph probably will encourage T. J. Healey to point the black colt for the Preakness Stakes. Heir-at-Law is a three-year-old, by Son-ln- Law, from the Bill of Portland mare, Iady Portland. The colt was imported by W. J. Salmon as a yearling and ran well in good company as a two-year-old, although failing to win. The sprinting distances seemed to be against him. His sire was one of the great- est of long-distance runners and producers of his kind in the general stud book. Heir- at-Law today gave evidence that he will go the Preakness route with credit and more weight than the 85 he carried in beating older horses. Brilliant Jester showed most speed of the six that competed in the Bayview. Heir-at-1 law was away well and straightened into the rear stretch in second position, half a length off the pacemaker, having saved ground on the turn. S. Williams, astride the three-year-old, waited along the rail through the backstretch and slipped through on the inside to take the lead when the other English horse began to weaken near the half. WINS BY TWO LENGTHS. From there on it wasnt a contest, although Biff Bang challenged around the second turn and assumed second position. While the winner passed the finish two lengths in front with plenty left. Biff Bang was under a hard drive to keep his head in front of Thimble. Unbeaten in two previous starts. Sombre cantered to an easy victory in the Brook-dale Purse for two-year-olds at the opening of the days program. J. EL Burke got The J. S. Cosden filly away in front and she was never headed in the four and a half furlongs. Edisto. the public choice, finish- d second, with Bother, the winners stahle-mate, in third position at the end. Sombie ran her race in :34, within three-fifths of a second of the track record. The second race brought out a cheap band for three-quarters of endeavor. Sagamore finished in front of the pack. Arendal was second and COhhssp third. C. Bose bad the leg on the winner, whico carried the silks of Mrs. H. Acker. Arendal opened up an early lead, but tired and f • II victim to the greater reserve of Sagamcre in the last couple of strides. Cobham was always close up- Caligula won for the fourth time in as many attempts in the third race of the day. He enabled J. H. Burke to ride his second successful mount cf the afternoon and gave trainer A. S. Woodliffe and owner V. EL Sims their fifth set of brschctl at the meeting. Mr. Woodliffe has saddled six horses since the opening of the season. LK.VUS ALL THE WAY. Caligula won handily by five lengths from Lion dOr. Huon Pine followed sue length behind. Caligula ran in front all the way. Through the first quarter five of the six j competitors followed the son of Wrack in I close grouping. Rejection alone being a hope- I less last. At the half Lion dOr and Huon Pine drew away from the others shortly after reaehing the half, but neither ever s-riously threatened the supremacy of Caligula. The Wrack gelding began his winning streak at the l-air Grounds, added to it at Jefferson Park and doubled the southern collection here. Doughnut went out to set the pace over the mile and an eighth of the tilth race, but weakened near the end and fell before thrush ■ Bpyal Duck. Vitamin also esusjht Doughnut and would buvc overhauled the Bsrenhe color bearer in a tew more strides. Mc-Atee scored for the lir.-t time this year on Koyal Duck. Tropical Water took the lesd from a medio, re lot «f platers aft. r reaching the bsekstretcb in the sixth and wen ridden out by half a length from Frosty I toy. which finished fast ami then tired, cui.-k lino caught Dancing Pool rear the end i f a mil.-and aefeaty yard-, for thii.l m .n.-y. p Walls d nned tbe silks of j. k. Bkinker to ride the w Inner. S.-ths flower cam.- from 1 cliin.l in the final race ami headed Dundybrush the pacemaker, hut had to do her utmost to keep a neee in font of the ether Ibree-yesr-otds The race was at a mile and sevent yards, Dundybrush made the pace to th.- !.im sixteenth. Aggraating 1ap.i finish. d third.

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