John S. Wards Worthmore: Proves Best in Rennert Handicap Mondays Pimlico Feature.; Big Field in Steeplechase Won by Vicaire--00 Yearling Beats Some Crack Youngsters., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-06


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I | j , i | j : j , j ! I j j ! . I j I I ! ! ! i , J I j i ! j I JOHNS. WARDS WORTHMORE Proves Best in Rennert Handicap Mondays Pimlico Feature. ■ HIg Field In Steeplechase Won by Vicaire — 00 Yearling Beats Sonic rack Youngsters. ♦ BALTIMORE. Md., May 3.— Well ridden by jockey Merime John S. Wards Worthmore won the second renewal of the Rennert Handicap at Pimlico this afternoon. Digit finished second. Sunspero was third and Maclean fourth. Worthmore came to Maryland from Kentucky as a traveling companion for Wise Counsellor, one of the favorites for the Preakness and Derby. Worthmore earned ,550 by his victory in the Rennert. The start was long delayed by the behavior of Digit, Big Blaze and Brice. Finally starter Milton sent the fourteen contestants off in good alignment. Digit dashed to the front from a position near the outside. He made the pace until straightened out. Meanwhile Merimee clung to the rail with the Thunderer — Lady Moonet colt and drew into the lead in the stretch, winning by a length and a half. A similar distance separated the Seagram color bearer from Sunspero. Merimee was fortunate in getting through on the in-! side, but readily disposed of Digit when straightened into the stretch. Briony weakened after making the pace for three-quarters in the mile of the opener and F. Stevens released Sunshot from under restraint The Sun Star colt then took the lead but had to be whipped out to win by !a length from Sparkling Wit, a brother to Star Jester, which died last winter at New Orleans. Dixie Smith finished third in a field of highly regarded maidens of the age of three. Sixteen jumpers, one of the largest fields on record in a race through the field in American racing, competed in the Patapsco Steeplechase. Although the list was made of the plater variety, thirteen of the startlers completed the course. Vicaire made all the pace with Mergler astride and lasted to win by a length and a half from Huonoro with Adamant in third position at the end of the two miles. The winner belongs to Ral Parr and was coupled with the third horse because both are trained by W. larth. Night Shade made all the pace and won ridden out at the end of four and a half furlongs of the third race. Marinelli rode the R. T. Wilson filly. Kena Wood chased the winner closest throughout but barely outlasted Sure To Win for second money. The latter finished fastest of the leaders on the outside. 1 Continued on sixteenth page. JOHNS. WARDS WORTHMORE Continued from first page. The second successful favorite thrilled the crowd in the fourth after the first two had gone down to defeat. It was W. J. Salmons Plying Fur with S. Williams astride. Attilia finished second at the end of the mile and Pennon was third ahead of Sogsarth Aroon, Blue Streak and Lady Abbott. Pennon rushed to the front and raced head and bessd with Flying Fur through the back stretch. Bounding the turn the Pennant colt let go and Flying Fur assumed a safe lead. Attilia caught Pennon in the stretch.. K.irla Baby, a 00 y. ailing, out of the Saratoga Sales of last August, beat a highly thought of lot of two-year-olds at the finish of the Potomac, at four and a half furlongs. The English bred son of Karla Mor — War Baby, carried the silks of Louis Campbell, a blacksmith, who bought him from the August vendue. Bernice Harrar lini. h d s c -or.d, Barbara Frietchie, the favorite was third. At the head of the stretch Bernice Harrar carried Karla Baby and P.arbara Frietchie extremely wide. Seobie. ducked back to the inside with the favorite but Chalmers remained on the outside with the winner and urged the colt sufficiently in the stretch to win by a head. Another half length beat Barbara. The stewards iu. s-tioned three riders but made the finish official after short deliberation.

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