Single Foot Again: Son of Wrack Captures Aberdeen Stakes at Havre.; Three Times Winner Sombre Third--Old Dominion Handicap to Golden Rule., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-27


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SINGLE FOOT AGAIN • «• Son of Wrack Captures Aberdeen Stakes at Havre. ♦ — — Three Times Winner Sombre Third — Old Dominion Handicap to Golden Rule. ♦ HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 26.— Making the second appearance of his career, Single Foot preserved a clean slate by winning the Aberdeen Stakes at Havre de Grace this afternoon. V. J. Salmons Primrose was closest to the son of Wrack — Virginia L., at the end of the four and a half furlongs, which were run in 53 seconds. That equalled the track record made two days previously by H. P. Whitneys Mother Goose. Sombre, previously unbeaten in three starts, finished third in the Aberdeen. The race netted J. E. Griffith ,410 of the ,000 added. Scobie had the mount on the winner. Mother Goose was the only juvenile of the quality shown in the East this spring that did not compete in 1924 renewal of the Aberdeen. On the strength of his excellent victory at Bowie, Single Foot was made favorite by the largest crowd that has been In attendance at Havre de Grace this year. Pleasant weather and a stellar card brought out approximately 15,000 persons. As a race the Aberdeen Stakes wasnt much. Sombre began in front, but Single Foot quickly rushed into a lead of three lengths. This he maintained without genuine effort until the eighth post was reached, lip to that time Primrose had been rating in third position behind Sombre. Midway on the stretch Sombre let go and Primrose began to cut the leaders down. She closed within a length of Single i oot, but stopped right there with both jockeys riding hard, although Scobie was not compelled to pull his whip on the winner. W RACKS SONS TO FORE. Golden Rule carried the silks of Commander J. K. I,. Ross to a length victory in the Old I ominion Handicap. It was the second in a row for the son of Wrack — Golding, and completed a double for the Robert L«e Dia-ble stallion. Single Foot just previously having carried the Wrack blood to brackets in the Aberdeen. Klondyke and Gonfalon, two Whitney Preakness candidates, finished second and third to Golden Rule. Klondyke was beaten a. length and finished four lengths in advance of his stablemate. 1. Walls rode the winner. He saved much ground at the first turn when the Held went there abreast. The move gave Golden Rule the lead. He was never headed thereafter. Wallace whipped Klondyke unmercifully in an attempt to catch the leader in the final eighth. The race was run in 1 :45, which is a fifth of a second slower than the track record. Maclean, racing for the first time since the autumn meeting at Bowie, won the Eclipse Handicap by a length and a half from New Hampshire. Comixa finished third. Maclean was bought by W. J. Howard from the dispersal of the G. L. Blackford estate at Havre de drace last fall. The son of Meelick - Donna Hamilton ran with the pacemaker all the way today and earned his laurels cleanly. Rated on the inside by J. Shanks, the three-year-old raced Wellfinder and «omixa into defeat in a fast race. The quar- | ter was run in :23 and the half in :46. He stood hand riding gamely to win by a length and a half in 1:11%. This is within two-fifths of the track record of Billy Kelly. ROYAL CHARLIE VICTORIOUS. After Vacuum had set the pace from the start practically to the end of the second race he collapsed completely and surrendered the first two portions of the purse to Royal Charlia and Frosty Boy. Wallace rated aeuum well but the mile and sixteenth was | beyond his range, except in competition with the cheapest of platers. Shanks reserved Royal Charlie just off Vacuum and passed him in the last sixteenth. Royal Charlie linished fastest of all. Flax won the opening race on the days racing program. Mrs. John A- Coburns three-year-old sen of Von Tromp triumphed by a nose from Hidden JeweL Julia M. beat the others in a field of fifteen platers. Hidden Jewel made the pace, but bore out in the stretch. Wallace rode the winnr. T. Rowan rode Sloekmar in ine first race. It was his first mount since he was suspended at Pimlico a year ago last autumn for rough riding. Blue Moon electrified the crowd in the Frolic Purse at five and a half furlongs. After the withdrawal of June Flower, Leopardess was almost unanimously chosen to win from a good band of three-year-old fil-fles in the race which came third on the program.

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