Provincial to Thorndyke: Beats Flowerful by a Neck in Connaught Parks Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-04


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PROVINCIAL TO THORNDYKE Beats Flowerful By a Neck in Connaught Parks Feature. Jockey Pete Walls Rides Three Winners Weather Fine and Track Shows Improvement. . 1 OTTAWA, Ont., Sept. 3. Thorndyke carried the silks of the Thorncliffe Stable to a neck victory over Flowerful in the Provincial Handicap, feature of the semifinal program of the Connaught Park Jockey Clubs autumn meeting. Amber Fly was third in a field of five. James F. OHara and Doc Gaiety also ran. The race was exclusively for Canadian breds. Howard had "the mount on the Thorncliffe color-bearer. The son of Calgary was outrun, but Howard rode with the patience that has marked some of his recent efforts, got through on the inside around the turn and won by a neck from Flowerful. The others were beaten off. Connaught Park has been extremely fortunate in weather for the current meeting. Today was another pleasant one and a. good sized crowd turned out. The track was recovering steadily through the afternoon from the effects of the drenching it received yesterday morning. The riding of Pete Walls was an outstanding feature of the afternoon, the Ross contract jockey scoring a triple victory. Pete Walls in the silks of A. N. Roy rode the first winner of the afternoon in the two-year-old Miryachit. Fairbank finished second and Goldlands was third at the end of the five-eighths. The race was the first of three on the program for Canadian-breds. Miryachit went to the front shortly after the start, made all the pace and won by a length and a half. BLACK FRIDAY BY NECK Black Friday came from behind in the stretch run of the second and beat Thessaly by a neck going away. Renzetti had the leg on the W. Wick representative. It was a good race although a bad bunch made the contest. Thessaly showed the most speed but Mexican Pete displaced her as the pacemaker rounding the turn. In the stretch run he tired and fell before the rejuvenated Thessaly and she looked like the winner until Black Friday came along. The third race was the second of the Canadian-bred dashes. It was called the Trial Purse, being a preliminary to the Kings Plate to be run at Blue Bonnets ten days hence. W. T. Trenholmes Peggie S. finished on the front end. of the procession after be- ing with the leaders throughout the mile. Troubler and Warehouseman divided the purse with the daughter of Fitzwilliam. The three of them were closely grouped at the ! finish but beat the remainder of the field off. Warehouseman made pace into the stretch j while Pete Walls, astride his second winner, rated Peggie S. just about a length off him. In the stretch he called and was a length in front at the end. Three of the get of Theo Cook started in the fourth race. One of the them, Marie Dat-tner, finished on the front end. Revolt was second at the end of the five and a half furlongs. Subtle finished third. Marie Dat-tner was in front from a few strides after the start but just lasted to beat Revolt, which came from far back. Marie Dattner was the third winner of the afternoon for Pete Walls. Bourassa rode Little Clair to a neck victory over Winnipeg in the seventh. Rachel Potter finished five lengths farther back and took third money from Smarty by four lengths. The winner carried the silks of C. B. Shafer.

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