Single Foot Triumphant in Walden Handicap: Marylands Juvenile Champion Scores Tremendously Popular Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-15


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SINGLE FOOT TRIUMPHANT IN WALDEN HANDICAP y Marylands Juvenile Champion Scores Tremendously Popular Victory - . Wins in Commanding Style From Good Band ot Two - Year - Olds, Young Martin Finishing Second and Battle Field Third By Hisself Unfortunate at the Start BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 14. Single Foot, Marylands champion juvenile that races for J. E. Griffith, was winner of the Walden Handicap, for two-year-olds, at Pimlico this afternoon. It was a tremendously popular victory and when the band struck up "My Maryland" as the son of Wrack and Virginia L. was jogged back to the scale by Fairbrdthcr the cheering almost drowned the music. At the end of the mile journey Young Martin, racing- for his recent purchaser, Eben Byers, was following Single Foot home and Walter J. Salmons Primrose was third, ahead of Gifford A. Cochrans Battle Field. The race was worth 1,100 to the winner. It was a notable renewal of a great stake that had its first running in 1907 and there was a big crowd on hand to cheer the winner. Thirteen went to the post and James Milton Ssent them away in wellnigh perfect alignment. By Hisself was an unfortunate when, beginning on the inside, he stumbled and went to his knees. This was a handicap that put him in close quarters and then Coltiletti had to take up repeatedly going around the first turn until he was a bad last with absolutely no chance to share in any division oi the purse. McAtee at once went into command with Candy Kid, the first of the H. P. Whitney string. On Top, the Samuel Ross filly, was in second place, while Single Foot and Young Martin followed in close order. The Wilson pair, Campfire Tales and Senalado, were well back in the company and the field was strung out . before the backstretch was reached. McAtee had Candy Kid under a nice steadying restraint as he held to his lead and Candy Kid was a couple of lengths clear as he romped along in front. On Top did not last long in second place and when he began to tire Young Martin moved up and still Fairbrother had Single Foot in reserve and well within striking distance. He was riding an intelligent waiting race. The colt was taking to the placing kindly. CANDY KID DROPS BACK. It was not until having rounded into the stretch that Candy Kid tired, but when he faltered he made a good job of it and Single Foot rushed to the command to come on and be winner by something more than a length. Young Martin tried valiantly to match the rush and he managed to save second place, while Primrose, after having saved ground on the rail most of the way, just beat home Battle Field for third and largely because Fisher was of little or no assistance to the Cochran colt. The one starter of this .race which was. particularly unfortunate was By Hisself and had it not been for his stumble just as he left the barrier it is unlikely that he would, have been in a position to be crowded back as he was in the first quarter. There was, of course, the inevitable crowding that cannot be avoided in a field of thirteen horses, but the others did not seem to have a legitimate excuse and it was a truly run race. ROUGH RIDING EXHIBITION. The Junior Steeplechase for three-year-olds was marked by a deal of rough riding, in which Mergler on Owen Tudor and J. Pierce on Wurrenton were the offenders, while W. Hunt on Rip was the sufferer. This constant herding of Rip was disgraceful and it was all to the advantage of Joseph E. Davis filly Relentless and she was an easy winner. Rip raced to second place and Warrcnton was the only other one to finish. Owen Tudor fell two jumps from the finish, while San Dimas went down at the third. Fortunately both riders escaped injury. Relentless was taken into the lead at the drop of the flag and when the field bore out going to the first fence Rip was in danger of being carried around the wing. Hunt eased back and pulled to the inside. As he made this move both Warrenton and Owen Tudor were taken in after him and eventually they had him between them and there was much roughing. Repeatedly Hunt escaped from this herding and he had scant racing room for a turn of the course. All this time Relentless continued to show the way. In the backfield Owen Tudor made a run at Relentless and at the same time Rip moved up strongly. Then Owen Tudor went down and Rip jumped into him and shot Hunt out of the saddle. Ho made a recovery, but too much ground had been lost by the accident and Relentless was home an easy winner. It is entiroly possible that with free racing room Rip would have been the winner. Continued on twelfth page. ! i . : SINGLE FOOT TRIUMPHANT Continued from first page. The Govans purse was a three-quarters condition affair that brought out a swift running band and Miss Whisk, when she ran down Goldpiece to beat him, with Cyclops saving third from Barbara Frietchie, another two-year-old. Goldpiece was the one to cut out all the pace, and when he began quickly Cooper rushed him into a good lead. Cyclops was showing the way to the others and Miss Whisk followed him closely. McAtee bided his time with Miss Whisk and was content to have her hold her position through the back stretch. Swinging for home he called on her and though Goldpiece was still clear around tho turn, she gradually wore him down until, she was going away at the end. Cyclops hung on resolutely through the last eighth to save third. The Ascot Stables Ten Eyck was winner over the platers that came together in the mile and seventy yards of the - fifth race. Marsdale, after meeting with much misfortune in tho running, closed a big gap to be second. Rigel was third, beaten a neck. Pep to Peep was the one to make the pace, and through the early stages Higli Prince and Quotation followed closely lapped and Rigel came next. Ten Eyck was in a good position well out from the rail and Maiben was keeping him out of trouble. Marsdale left the post from the outside position and Cooper had to swing him in behind the horses going to the first turn to avoid losing much ground. This made him a follower when the back stretch was reached and a hopeless distance back of the pace. Leaving the back stretch Pierce made a move on tho inside with Rigel, but he ran up behind Pep to Peep when he was tiring and the result was that he was blocked. In the meantime, Maiben circled around with Ten Eyck went into a good lead and the raco was over. Marsdale fought his way through after having closed an immense gap to take second place and Rigel ran a good race to save third. R. T. Wilsons Dusky Belle, a home bred daughter of Olambala and Belle Ronald, was winner of the three-quarters for maiden two-year-olds that was the second offering. The Xalapa Farms Vivandiere, after racing for-wardly all the way, saved second place and third was the portion of the Lilane Stables Taudlane, the one that had cut out the pace. Back of these, in close order came Eye Lash and Carthage. The last named really ran a winning race, for after being pinched off at tho start, was ridden all over the track and closed an immense gap. Taudlane was alert at the start, and Babin quickly took him into a good lead. Vivandiere and Eye Lash were heading the others, and the field was fairly well bunched, with Dusky Belle well back in the company. It was not until well into the stretch that Taudlane tired and there it was that Vivandiere for an instant showed in front, but : tired when Dusky Belle challenged in Uic closing sixteenth.

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