Triple for J. Wallace: Flag of Truce Defeated by Hopeless in the Feature Race, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-16


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TRIPLE FOR J. WALLACE i 1 - Flag of Truce Defeated By Hopeless in the Feature Race. Transplant, Vain EHIe and Trudy In Hose and Kose Finish in First Race. FORT ERIE, Ont, Aug. 15. Flag of Truce ran into a snag in the Grand Isle Purse, one mile and seventy yards feature of the semifinal program of the Niagara Racing Association. Unbeaten in three previous starts the E. J. Morrow colt had to be content with fourth place in a field of seven. Hopeless was the winner. Redstone finished second and Fredericktown third. Hopeless was shipped here with Chacolet which competed with Spot Cash yesterday in the Dominion Handicap. J. Wallace rode the Hal Price Hcadly gelding which was his second consecutive winner. Redstone had as much to do with the defeat of Flag of Truce as any other agency. Showing the speed that characterizes his best races, the Seagram stable gelding set a fast pace in the slow going and it resulted in Flag of Truce tiring when they straightened out in the stretch. Hopeless meanwhile had began slowly but gained steadily after straightenening out in the backstretch and by coming around the others and challenging the tiring Redstone in the stretch wore him down to win by a head. The weather was pleasant for the racing and a crowd above the off day average turned out There were about 5,000 people present. Transplant, Vain Ellie and Prudy staged a nose and nose finish in the first race and their numbers were displayed in the order named. The winner was ridden by H. Thomas and carried the silks of J. W. Dayton. Prudy set the pace almost to the end of the five furlongs. Transplant followed her closest all the way and finishing fast outstayed her at the end. Vain Ellie was taken between Transplant and Prudy in the final drive and just missed winning by a nose. Bedford, ridden by Wallace, was outrun in the early stages of the fourth race, but saved ground all the way and got up in the closing strides to win by a head from Gold-rock in a dash of five and a half furlongs. Goldrock beat Rachel Potter a length for second place. Tidal Wave ran away twice before the start, ence for three-eighths of a mile and once for three-quarters of a mile. S. Hesseltines Fancy Free went to the front when called on in the sixth race and finished out the mile and a half five lengths Continued on sixteenth rage. TRIPLE FOR J. WALLACE Continued from first pace. before Winnipeg. Two lengths farther back was El Jesmar, ten lengths in front of the other starter, Scraps. McKnight rode the winner. "Wych Elm set the early pace In the second race but surrendered the lead to Harp of Prophecy nearing the stretch and he in turn gave way before the closing rush of Rallim which came from fourth position among six others in the stretch and won by a length and a half. Renzetti rode Rallim. Pelf also came from behind to finish third. The winner la owned by Charles Millar. Mrs. G. H. Abbotts Captain Clover won the third race by two lengths going away from Peter Piper after following the latter all the way. F. J. Baker had the mount on the son cf General oberts. Joe Rowan, who trains Peter Piper for F. Swenke, rode the horse himself under a recently issued license which permits him to ride horses of his own training. Rowan had the son of Peter Pan off with the leaders but he quit as usual. Dr. Charles Wells wa sthird at the end of the six furlongs. Ebb Tide had no trouble winning the seventh race, although Sir Galahad II. slipped through on the inside at the top of the stretch when she went wide and cut her six-length lead down to two lengths. She was the third .winner ridden by "Wallace during the afternoon. Cordelier beat the others for third place.

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