Opperman down in Front: Beats Golden Rule in Principal Race at Blue Bonnets, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-18


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OPPERMAN DOWN IN FRONT . r Beats Golden Rule in Principal Race at Blue Bonnets. Jockeys Sharpc and Itenzctti in the Limelight Pete Walls Luckily Escapes Serious Injury. MONTREAL, Que., Sept. 17. Opperman beat r Golden Rule by a length and a. quarter in the overnight handicap, which featured the fourth program of the Montreal Jockey Clubs autumn meeting. Nancy Langhorne also took part in the contest and finished four lengths farther back. The race was at at mile. Terry Wilson donned the silks of the Triple Springs Farm to ride the winner. Despite the smallness of the field, the race was an interesting one to watch. Golden Rule and Opperman left the barrier practically in the same stride and raced head and head through the backstretch. Nearing the far turn Golden Rule drew out slightly, but Wilson had not yet asked the son of Pataud for his speed. Opperman raced on a wider course than the pacemaker and lost some ground straightening out, but responded readily when sst down and wore down Golden Rule in the final eighth. At the end he was beginning to draw away rapidly as Golden collapsed. The day was pleasant and the track fast. A larger attendance than of yesterday was on hand this afternoon. There were close to 4,000 persons present Jockey Walls was unseated from Button Bright when entangled in the barrier in the third race but escaped with a slight injury to his left hand. Subtle won the race by four lengths. Lydia Drew finished second. Wine Jug was third. Wine Jug made the pace while Subtle followed the leaders. Sharpe got through with her on the rail at the turn into the stretch and had plenty saved for the run through the stretch. It was Sharpes second winner in three races. Flint with Renzetti in the saddle won the fourth and brought the rider into a tie with Sharpc for riding honors up to this stage of the days proceedings. The horse carried the silks of J. H. Shea. He was in front throughout the five and a half furlongs. Black Baby and Faith W. took turns challenging him but he wore them both down and had enough left at the end to beat Maurie Cohen by half a length. Thornton finised third. Almonist won the fifteenth renewal of the Provincial Nursery. It filled in first position on the card. As a contest the race was not much. Only Marato and Aranac opposed the winner. Aranac was eased up after going the first of the five-eighths. Marato never got within a length of Almonist after the son of Eustace had settled to his stride. At the end Almonist was two lengths to the good and well under restraint of Jockey Sharpe. The winner is the property of W. T. Trenholme his breeder. Mexican Pete got up in the final stride to win the second for the account of J. C. Fletcher. Shadow Dance was second and Hoi Polloi, a stablemate of the winner, finished third. Renzetti rode the winner. He saved ground all the way with the son of Peter Quince while Shadow Dance was running head and head with him. In the stretch Shadow Dance got to the front and started to draw away slightly but Mexican Pete came again and won by a nose.

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