Devonshires Second Day: Ideal Weather Attracts Big Monday Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-12


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DEVONSHIRES SECOND DAY Ideal Weather Attracts Big Monday Crowd. 4 Bigheart Captures Feature Race from Fighting Cook and Banner Hearer Night Shade Equals Track Record. WINDSOR, Ont, Aug. 11. Devonshire opened the second day of its fall meeting under ideal weather conditions and a crowd which was surprisingly large for Monday attended. It was ladies day and the fair sex turned out in large numbers which was a tribute to the managements generosity. The racing was formful and large returns netted the lucky ones a large profit. The feature race fell to Bigheart, owned by W. Law, with Fighting Cook second and Banner Bearer third. Bigheart, away well, was outrun by Amor Patriae for the first quarter but under a good ride by Stirling, he kept to his task and won easily by four lengths. Fighting Cook was forced to race wide but hung on gamely and outstayed the fast finishing Banner Bearer. Deputy was pulled up for no apparent reason. The . first race resulted in a driving finish when G. W. Atkinsons Salvo outlasted the final rush of June Fly. Salvo began well and saved ground while June Fly was away slowly. Lady Heart and Fluffy Ruffles both raced closely with the winner and tired slightly at the end. Lady Argos was an easy winner in the second race, a claiming affair at five and a half furlongs. She sprinted into an easy lead soon after the start which she maintained to the finish. Kinsman followed the leader closely but tired. Cobham ran a good race but could not menace the winner. Night Shade running in the colors of E. P. Summerfield, made a show of her opposition in the third race for two-year-olds and was an easy -winner by five lengths from Miss Bezetto who was four lengths before Haf, the favorite. Subtle was away slowly and was never a contender. The winner ran the distance in 1 :00 and equaled the track record. The fourth race, a claiming affair at five and a half furlongs brought out a large field of platers, the winner turning up in W. M. Cains Royal Dick who made every post a winning one. Sea-Wolf took second place and Manna third. Manna ran a good race from a slow beginning. The large field was delayed at the post by the bad behavior of Merry Land and Sextant. The sixth race, a claiming handicap, resulted in an easy victory for Royal Oak, running in the colors of James Arthur. It was the easiest victory of the day with jockey Abel looking back at the others at the finish.

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