Captain Hal Again: Adds Jefferson Hotel Handicap to List of Successes.; Records Another Sparkling Performance at Fairmount--Reputation Continues Winning., Daily Racing Form, 1926-06-28


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CAPTAIN HAL AGAIN » Adds Jefferson Hotel Handicap to List of Successes. ♦ Records Another Sparkling Performance at Fairmount — Reputation Continues Winning. COPDINSVIPPR, 111., June 26— Carrying an impost of 137 pounds with seeming ease and racing fast and gamely. Captain Hal had little difficulty adding the J.ffersm Hotel Handicap, of a net value of ,470, to his list of stake victories here, vanquishing Cudgel-ler and Princess Pan, the only ones that could be mustered to start against him. Captain Hal gave another of his record-breaking, impressive performances, for he won with the utmost tase and lowered the track record of 1 :5: % to 1 :52Vs over a racing strip that could not be held better than good. Captain Hal was, as usual, an overwhelming favorite. Pool raced him into the lead at once and quickly subdued Princess Pan, which had attempted to keep him company. The Princess retired in the first quarter. Cudgeller then ranged level with Captain Hal, and for the next half mile both raced almost on even strides. Just before the lower turn was reached Pool called on Captain Hal and it required little effort for the son of Rlack Toney — Wavering to move avay, and during the stretch Pool began taking a snug hold of him, while in the last sixteenth he was being eased up. Captain Hal came in for his usual great J demonstration after the finish, and in addition to the customary floral offerings, an ornate silver cup, donated by president Lyman T. Hay of the Jefferson Hotel Company, was the occasion of a ceremonial presentation by Brace Campbell on behalf of the donor. Hal Griffith, for whom the colt was named, and J. W. Howard, both of Louisville, and part owners of Captain Hal. with K. K. Kaiser, received the cup in person. Ideal weather followed the severe storm of yesterday and the excellent offering carded was instrumental in brintjinK out the full strength of racing enthusiasts here, resulting in the spacious plant to again become congested. The splendid drainage here caused the course to be in good condition, a trifle dull but improving steadily. llarned Prothers Reputation, which shares with Captain Hal an unbroken record of victories in starts here, accounted for the secondary feature, a handicap at three-quarters, bringing to the post some of the best short distance racers at the course. Pnlike Captain Hal. Reputation had a close call from defeat, for he was being pressed hard bv the newcomer. President. As usual. Reputation displayed high speed, his impost of 129 pounds only beginning to tell on him during the stretch racing. President was gaining per- Continued on twentieth page. CAPTAIN HAL AGAIN Continued from first p.igel oeptibly on him near the end, and it required Pools hest skill to keep him in advance to win by half a length. Childs Play, which had been in closest pursuit of Reputation in the earlier stages, outstayed Col. Board for third place. Col. Hoard was expected to figure strongly in the result, but raced disappointingly. B. Gentrys Denizen after many unsuccessful efforts finally made good under an improved ride and got horn.- in the opener by a, short margin in advance of llama and Rubnu Rouge. The latter was favorite and for most of the way appeared hopelessly out of it hat he came Bteadity during the streeh and forced the leaders to the limit to beat him. Denises after following the early lead rs for half a mile took command and held Kama safe. The latter was only a nose better than Kuban Rouge at the finish. The Gentry connections attempted to double with its Bradleys Toney in the second race but failed by a margin of a neck. Aileen P. carrying C. Oraffagninis colors to success. The filly was away tardily but displayed high speed and soon subdued the leaders but her early effort caused her to shorten her stride in the stretch and she was overly confident ridden with the result that Bradleys Toney coming with a great rush almost nipped her cut. Choice finished in third place She showed good speed for half a mile before tiring. An overconfident ride by D. Tyler almost caused the undoing of Flag Lieutenant, an overwhelming favorite, racing for the first time in the Pueblo Stable colors. Flag Lieutenant was much the best, but Tyler elected to keep him under sharp restraint and failed to note the oncoming rush of Spanish Name in the closing strides. Granite Ware had been the early leader, but Flag lieutenant held him safe through the stretch and he could have won off had his rider ridden alertly. The finish was a thriller and had the crowd in a frenzy. . |

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