Jigger by Small Margin: Outgames Jibe in Akrons Main Contest after a Stirring Stretch Battle., Daily Racing Form, 1926-04-27


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JIGGER BY SMALL MARGIN Outgames Jibe in Akrons Main Contest After a Stirring Stretch Battle. AKRON, Ohio. April M.— After a stirring stretch struggle. R C. Parks- Jigger outgamed Jibe by tin- smallest possible mar- | Kin to win the fifth and feature race at Northampton Park this afternoon. This pntr raced lapped all the last half of the race and Jigger proved the gamer in the final tot. Kehrah held the others safe throughout. Porto de Oro, well fancied, was eliminated as a serious factor when he was cu-ried to the extreme outside at the first turn. Showing the way throughout. Kliza Brown ■ was never in serious trouble in the following dash. J. O. Bickell. a keen factor all] the way. retained a safe margin over the j others at the end. It was only in the final j stride that Move On Seth was up In time to be third. "losing up with a rush entering the stretch. Shindy eventually outgamed Wee Toddler, the pacemaker, by a narrow margin to capture the fourth race. Little Clair saved the .short end of the purse from Harry P.. He was a victom of poor racing luck. A touch of winter visited the course today. About race time snow began to fall, and it b.came so thick during the running of the second race that it was impossible to see the horses on the back st ret.li even with strong field glasses. The. track was la fairly good condition, however, and despite the disagreeable weather a surprisingly large crowd was In attendance. After a long delay at the start of the opening dash they were away well bunched. Sally Jones closely followed the pace of Apres Moi to the far turn, then took command and drew away handily. Oassius also outlasted the tiring early leader for the place. As the field rounded the stretch turn well bunched in the second race The ILster drew out from iiis opponents but at the end was hard pressed to stall off Josie M.. which was racing fast. Banirc McMasters held the balance safe for the show money. After taking command while rounding the far turn. Sea Court held his opponents safe for the remainder of the way in the sixth. ! Closing strongly from the rear in the last quarter Harp of the North outlasted Article X. for the place honors. it was only af er a rousing finish that olonel Carr got home by a head in front of the fast finishing Margaret Oaut in the concluding race. Old Broadway, though an early leader, was a Bandy third. Kor impertinence to the stewards after the fifth race jockey J. Jeffries was fined 0. _ , « ,

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