Phil Mayers Again Wins: Scores Second Success of Present Maple Heights Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-17


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PHIL MAYERS AGAIN WINS Scores Second Success of Present Maple Heights Meeting. Overstep Outlasts May Girl In Close Finish More Propitious Racing Conditions. MAPLE HEIGHTS PARK, CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 16. Finishing with good courage when straightened out in the stretch, E. W. Moores Phil Mayers scored his second success of the meeting when he beat some fair three -year-olds home in the fifth and feature race at Maple Heights Park this afternoon. It was only in the last fifty yards that he succeeded in overhauling Cave Woman, the pacemaker. Racing prominently throughout, Sure Fire was a bang-up third. It was a rousing finish. John Hoshor took command rounding the stretch turn in the sixth race and drew away thereafter to a handy victory. Rough and Ready proved to be easily best of the others, but could never get to the winner:" Another exciting finish came with the running of the concluding race, in which Overstep, favored by good racing luck, beat May Girl in a drive. Staunch was third. For the first time during the meeting the conditions were most favorable. The sun shone for the first time in a week and the track was at its best. A good crowd attended. Despite being carried wide by Esther Grin-dell at the turn for home, Flag Lieutenant closed with good courage in the last eighth of the opening dash and outlasted Benita, which was favored by better racing luck. Esther Grindell, the early leader, was a creditable, third. Knot Grass found the fast track more to his liking today and won the second race. He began none too well, but raced over his opponents in the first half mile and drew away handily in the stretrh. Athanna held the others safe. Bill Blackwell was off badly and never prominent. Closing up with good courage approaching the stretch turn. Red drew away handily when straightened cut fcr the run home in the third race. Reluctant had little opposition for second place. Atonement closed much ground in the last quarter to get third. War Map ran away five-eighths before the start. While in the lead approaching the stretch turn Black Deer threw his stifle out Continued on sixteenth page. PHIL MAYERS AGAIN WINS Continued from first page. and was sharply pulled up, but walked soundly after being dismounted. J. A. Parsons deposited a claim for Cave Woman for ,700 in the fifth race, but it was disallowed. His representative in the race ran in the name of Daisy Parsons and she failed to sign the claim. A. Sequins claim for Humble at ,500 was too late and met a similar fate. Jockey E. Hileman was an arrival from Marlboro, Md. Jockey E. OBrien arrived from New York and E. Sequin came from Chicago. All sported silks today. The management of Brooklyn Park track, which opens a meeting following the close here, announced today that the purses will be and up with the handicaps of ,200 value. Anay Robertson was a visitor today, making preparations for the horsemen who will ship from here to Akron, Ohio, next week. He left tonight for Akron. The halter men had anotner busy session. G. P. Fought claimed John Hoshor out of the sixth race lor ,100 and J. A. Parsons took Rough and Ready for ,300.

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