Connaught Cup Feature: Outstanding Attraction of Mondays Blue Bonnets Program, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-10


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r ; • I , - J i - . ; i L • • . i , . [ , . . , , , . . . j i | I CONNAUGHT CUP FEATURE 1 Outstanding Attraction of Mondays Blue Bonnets Program. ♦ Flowerful Wins Ninth Renewal of Race for the Seagram Stable — Big Crowd Present. 1 MONTREAL, Que., June 9.— Pleasant ] weather and a good card brought out a large Monday crowd to Blue Bonnets upon the fourth afternoon of the Montreal Jockey Clubs seven-day meeting. It now seems as-: sured that the spring meeting will be the most successful of any held at the course since the resumption of the sport after the , two-year lay off occasioned by the war. The Connaught Cup Handicap featured the I program. It was a race at a mile and an eighth for Canadian-breds, carried an added value of ,000 and a challenge cup presented by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Con-; naught The race was originated in 1912 and contested annually until 1917. The came a • lapse of two years during the war. In 1920 1 and 1921 the race was run, but was declared off in the two years preceding the current one. Flowerful won the ninth renewal of this fixture, with Persistence second and Flaming : Wire third, ahead of Chloris and Isoletta, the latter being coupled with the winner. Flowerful earned ,450 for the Seagram 1 stable. Scobie rode a good race on the Seagram 1 stable standard bearer. He went to the ! front immediately and remained there I throughout the mile and an eighth. Through the rear stretch and around tne turn Iso-■ letta ran closest to her stablemate, with Chloris in third position. Nearing the stretch Isoletta fell back. Flowerful, still I in front, was running easily as Persistence , and Chloris moved upon her straightening r out. Scobie went to riding by hand and drew into a safe lead, after which he took j ! his mount in hand for the last seventy yards j j of the race. ■ Barbara Frietchie carried the silks of| E. F. Whitney to a handy victory in the 1 j opener. Although only a neck in front of : Sun Hope, the Pennant filly had considerable ; ; in reserve. Sun Hope, starting for the first time, showed speed and held on well. Prince of Power finished fast, being beaten only by a length by the second horse. Radiancy, in the silks of A. C. Bostwick, opened a good lead on the other three-year-i olds in the first eighth of the third race and won all the way, finishing two lengths in i front of Beau Nash, which beat Comedy half I J a length for the place. D. Randall rode the | I winner well. | Polly Leighton, longest priced winner at I the meeting, came from behind in the stretch ■ : run of the fourth, which was at seven-eighths. The Fenian also finished fast to be second. Bob Mayes was third. Chalmers rode the winner.

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