Taps Disappointment: Fails Badly in Flash Purse on First Appearance of Year., Daily Racing Form, 1926-04-27


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TAPS DISAPPOINTMENT ♦ Fails Badly in Flash Purse on First Appearance of Year. « Ingrid Winner By a Nose From Silver Song and Cinema — Extra Dry Beats Opperman. ♦ HAVRE DK GRACE. Md.. April 26. -Taps. the hope of the den Riddle Farms for the Pimlico :uk1 Kentucky Oaks, proved a keen disappointment in the Flash Purse at Havre de OraM this afternoon when she finished last bVt one in a field of six. R was Taps-first appearance of the year and she was a lieavily backed favorite. Albert .lohnson had the mount and the stable was confident that she would show a good performance. Off MM too well. Taps appeared to sulk and at no stage of the journey would she extend herself. Johnson had been given instructions to work her out a mile, but the best he could get her to do was the mile in 1 :50. Ingrid was the winner. On public form she should have been favorite. Sehaeffer had the mount and he rode a very patient race. Propping out of it in the early stages Ingrid was taken to the outside at the top of the home stretch and closing with a rush she got up in the final strides to beat Silver Song by a nose. The latter was half a length in front of the tiring Cinema. Cinema made all of the pace but when it came to a drive she tired. AMKltKAX FLAG GAM. OPS. Defer* the races trainer Ceorge Conway brought American Flag out and sent him seven-eighths in 1 :2S",.. The fractional time was 34% : M% : 1 :14. Mr. and Mrs. Riddle were on hand to see the mighty son of Man o War work and were much pleased with his trial. It is said that American Flag WW be sent to the post on the closing day of the meeting. Canter, a Derby eligible, which has not been si nt o tie- po.-t this spring, was sent a mile this morning in 1 :427r,. Amy A. proved an easy winner in the opening race and incidentally it marked the first Victory the YV. R. Sallee stable has BOSred on the Maryland circuit this spring. Munderi g l Amy A. away with the leaders and, rushing her to the front at the turn out of the back stretch, she drew away into a long lead entering the home stretch. At the finish she was in hand and had a two lengths lead over Theresa .loan, which, in turn, beat Hand Clasp by a couple of lengths. The latter showed a good performance. closing an immense gap after a slow start and at the finish she was going like a streak. Tommy Foster was fourth and Hathaway fifth. These three were heads and noses apart. ONTRVCT AM DOX.FS KIEL Contract and Donges staged a long, hard stretch drive in the second race, in which the former was victor by a head. It was a duel between B. Thompson and young M linden in which the former showed to good advantage. Contract, quick to begin, took the lead shortly after the start with Donges only a neck back of him. Rounding the far turn the latter moved up and passed the leader. He held his advantage until well inside the eighth post, then he began to weaken mid Contract, under a hard ride-, came again to get up in the final strides to win. Half a dozen lengths away came Martial Wand. This colt closed a big gap. working his way up on the inside and finishing very strong. Carlton, the favorite, was never a factor, being taken up after beginning in front. He vis sole when he pulled up. Bourassa rode a very confident race on Spearo in the third race. He was off none too well and in the run to the first turn was bumped and knoeked off his stride. He was taken in hand and followed the pacemakers until after making the turn out of the hacfe stretch where he moved up on the outside. In the stretch run Spearo wore down Cave Woman and in the last sixteenth took command to win going away by a length and a half. Cave Woman had a lot taken out of her. racing first Lieut- mint Farrcll and then Hobson into defeat and when she disposed of the latter she had nothing left herself to stand off the winners challenge. ileaeow finished with one of his sursingl-s dangling over him. The Lee Rosenberg stable mad.- it a double when Kxtra Dry ame back after Jngrids victory and beat Opperman by half a length in the Pathfinder Puree. Bxtre Dry wxs a heavily backed favorite and was ridden by PeteraeL off well, he was taken in hand on the back stretch and raced with Centrifugal until after passing the half mile post. When rclcas d from restraint he dashed to the front and went into a commanding had rounding the far turn. In the M retch turn run Opperman charged on him and at the end he was gradually wearing , him down. Kdward Cray, which finished j third, closed an immense gap. coming from , the rear with a rush and finished strongly. _ Continued on bistccuth page TAPS DISAPPOINTMENT Continued from first page Munden landed his second winner of the ifternoon when he won the sixth race witlt Duckweed. Incidentally, both his winning mounts raced in the colors of the New Orleans turfman, W. K. SalLee. On Duckweed, Munden rode with good judgment. He rated off the pace and never made a move until rounding the far turn, where he slipped through next the inside rail and in the stretch run took the lead, to win going away at the end by a length and a quarter. War .Man. which made most of the pace, was second and Dr. OMara third. l-rench I.ady came from behind in the stretch run after making a wide turn and wearing the pacemaker down, got up in the final strides to beat him by a head. Despair hung on well after racing Jacques into defeat. The halter men were again active this afternoon. The following horses changed hands via the claiming route during the afternoon Hathaway to S. N. Krieden, ft tiff; King ONeill H. to W. It. Kirkpat-rick. 0.,000 ; Hobson to J. H. Nicholson, ,.".00; Spearo, to H. Haymaker, ,500. a

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