Card of Claiming Races: Provide Interesting Sport at the Maple Heights Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-12


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CARD OF CLAIMING RACES Provide Interesting Sport at the Maple Heights Track. . Peace Pal Records a Double for Clyde Freeman Only Confirmed Mud Larks Have a Chance. CLEVELAND, Ohio; Sept 11. A series of claiming races made up the card at Maple Heights Park this afternoon, three of Avhich Avere over a long distance of ground, and they Avere productive of interesting contests. Peace Pal accounted for the first of the trio, which marked a double for Clyde Freeman. After shaking- off Evelyn White midway of the stretch, the son of Dick Finnell AA-as called upon for his best effort at the end to stall .off the fast finishing May Girl. J. Wallace guided Sagamore to victory in the sixth race. Taking command after rounding the far turn the Hinphy color bearer dreAV away into a safe lead, Ahich he maintained to the end. Vanity Dresser Avas hard pressed at the end to outstay the fast closing Waukeag. The concluding dash fell to Pat Hampson. He opened up a commanding lead in the first quarter and never left the result in serious doubt American Soldier held Overstep safe for second place. Only confirmed mudlarks were able to negotiate the stiff, muddy going today. Overhead conditions were inviting about race time and a good mid-week day crowd atended. As the afternoon progressed rain again threatened. Drawing away into an easy lead after going half the journey, CasMereagh eventu-ally made a sIioav of his opponents in the curtain raiser. The real contest Avas for second honors for Avhich Belle Flower outlasted Charles J.. Craigmile. The faAorite, War Map, was away too poorly to cut any figure in the running. Clara de Luna also proved to be much the best of those Avhich faced the barrier in the second race. She never left the result in doubt after taking command approaching the stretch turn. Jimmie, finishing courageously, outstayed the tiring Plaid for second place. The latter tired as a. trifle short For the first time since being claimed, Romping Home made good for Clyde Free-raaii He Avent into a commanding lead after going the first quarter and Avon the third race in a common canter. Zero AAorked his Avay up on the inside through the stretch to beat Milda out for second place. Milda bore out badly during the run home. Closing up resolutely entering the stretch, Little Romper disposed of the leaders an eighth out and Avas under restraint at the end of the fourth race. Pernia all but tossed off second place being caught easing up FoIIoav Me in the last few strides, Avhen apparently he could not beat the winner. Ashlin AAas going strongly in third position. J. A. Parsons claimed Overstep out of the seventh race for 00. Jockey C. Groos is serving a three days suspension for rough riding, Avhich Avill terminate cn Saturday. Carl Drake and C. E. Groves were arrivals today. The former shipped the horses in his charge, including Crystal Ford, to Memphis, Tenn., from Chicago. Acting for R. E. Sholl, C. Drake purchased at private sale Mason Towle from Pat Knebelkamp.

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