Chesapeake To Nautical: J. S. Cosdens Colt By a Nose in Havre Closing Day Feature.; Leads All the Way and Gamely Outlasts Fast Finishing Modest in Close and Exciting Finish., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-01


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CHESAPEAKE TO NAUTICAL 9 J. S. Cosdens Colt By a Nose in Havre Closing Day Feature. 1 Leads All the Way ami Gamely Outlasts East Finishing Modest in Close and Exciting Finish. ♦ ■ HAVRE DE GRACE. Md.. April P.O.— Senator Norris proved the biggest disappointment of the Havre de Grace meeting by finishing fourth among the five starters in the Chesapeake Stakes, the ,000 feature of the closing program of the thirteen day spring meeting. Nautical won the stake and ..".r 0 for the coffers of J. S. Cosden. Modest was beaten by a nose for the major portion of the prize. Donaghee finished third, six lengths behind the first two. Senator Norris beat only his stablemate. Sarko. The Kenton Stable entiy was favorite. Wallace had Nautical in front throughout the mile and sixteenth. Sarko tried to force his pace beyond the limits of endurance, but was not equal to the task. In the first quarter Modest moved into third position behind Nautical and Sarko and maintained his place through the rear stretch, but suffered interference at the turn. Donaghee caused it when he made a charge around the outside. ! Despite his mishap. Modest recovered quickly and Donaghees challenge was short lived leaving the McLean standard bearer the only real rival of the son of Sea King. Modest j came to the outside of the winner in the stretch and seemed to be wearing him down until Wallace got him into action with his whip and outrode Walls on the son of Colin. The race was run over a track which had been sprinkled by rain throughout the afternoon, but it was good withal. The crowd was below expectations because of the inclemency of the weather. Rain fell in torrents after the running of the Chesapeake and the track was sticky when Wilderness and the three competitors paraded for the Einale Handicap at a mile and an eighth. It continued to rain seadily ; and hard as Wilderness won. It was his first appearance of the year. Packing 122 j pounds, tho strapping son of Camplire ran I the mile and an eighth in 1 :." 4 and displayed great gameness in beating Deep Thought by a head. Tho Ross colt made the pace, but could not deny the winner despite a weight difference of twenty-four pounds. Gold l!ug. himself beaten off, outlasted Redstone for t third. Wallace rode his second winner of the day Continued on sixteenth page. j I j j CHESAPEAKE TO NAUTICAL Continued from first page. and his fifteenth of the meeting in the sixth. He rode Attilia. He took the Tea Caddy filly to the front and showed the way for a mile and a sixteenth, saving enough to outlast by half a length the charge of Freezy Sneezy. The rain, which set in early after Nauti-cals victory, continued through the remainder of the program and in the final event it was difficult to distinguish colors. Displaying a faculty for the judgment of pace J. Smallwood was graduated from the maiden ranks on Rechabite in the second race. The boy is a Washingtonian and under contract to R I. Miller, an attorney at the capitol. Smallwood took the E. Gummell gelding in front through the mile and three-sixteenths. He won by four lengths. East Indian outlasted Attorney Muir by a length and a half for second money. E. B. Mcleans Noel beat a field of six of the second grade handicap performers in the three-quarters of the Flash. This race served as an added attraction to the Chesapeake. Huff had the leg on the winning son of Broomstick. His alertness in picking a hole on the inside at the head of the stretch won the race. Heeltaps had been galloping along in front, but Huff shot Noel to the front when the opening became apparent and thereby stole a handy lead. He won by half a length from Heeltaps. Another half length separated Heeltaps from Mercury at the end. Edward Burke, general manager of the Havre de Grace race course, was pleased with the Spring meeting and received many compliments from horsemen upon the condition of the track, which was faster than ever. J. McMilh-n is a visitor. His horses will be raced at Pimlico and then at Woodbine. Flint Stone was injured in his last start and may not race before the Woodbine Park meeting at Toronto. Although it drizzled from noon to the start-: ing time for the first ra-e. the going was fast for the opener and Captain Costigan led a cheap band over the three-quarter route in 1 :13%. had the mount. He won by two lengths from Hound Robin, which caught Sea Sand right at th" end for second money. The saddle slipped on Marie Maxim, the fa-orite.

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