Winter Chill in Air: Weather and Track Conditions Unpropitious at Bowie., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-05


view raw text

WINTER 0U.1AI ♦ Weather and Track Conditions Unpropitious at Bowie. - ♦ F. J. Kearns Scores Double With Myra M. and Red Spider — Peternel in Limelight. ♦ BOWIE. Md., April 4— There was no rain to mar the Monday sport at Bowie, but It was a gray day with low hanging clouds and there was a winter chill in the air that made winter top-coats and overcoats the fashion at the course. The track was particularly heavy and a difficult one from the drenching it had received Friday and Saturday and it took a stout horse to gallop over it successfully. Under these conditions it was natural that the racing only attracted the cheaper quality, but this was atoned for In some fighting finishes. Frank J. Kearns, the New Jersey sportsman, score! a double when Myra M. took the second and Red Spider the third. He tried to stretch it into a triple with Spugs in the fifth, but had to be content with third when he was beaten home by both First Edition and Parmachenee Belle. The racing also brought back a popular jockey in R. Peternel. the smart young rider whose skill at other meetings makes him an idol of the Maryland racing crowds. Peternel piloted both Dancing Fool and First Edition to victory and in each race he displayed real riding skill. The victory of First Edition was especially praiseworthy. It was a test of a mile and an eighth and the patience of Peternel and his courage made the score possible for the Leonard filly, which was greatly favored in the going. UNRULY POST ACTORS. Eight went to the post in this race and starter Milton had considerable trouble with some unruly actors before he sent the field away in good alignment. Peternell had First Edition away in the first flight, but while most of the other boys were rushing their mounts along, he steadied the filly and was content to rate her within striking distance. Kosciusko showed the most speed and Jingle raced along with him until both had used up some energy and I.anoil was another that was hurried a bit. First Edition was going along strongly back of that pace and galloping well. Kosciusko soon put Jingle away and then it was that Parmachenee Belle moved up. but at the same time Peternel gradually challenged with First Edition. At the head of the stretch Peternel avoided the deep going by swinging out slightly, but he really did not make his move that would see him the winner until the eighth post was reached. There he called on First Edition and she gained on Parmachenee Belle rapidly until the three were lapped and she was in the best footing. In the run home First Edition gradually worked her way up just in time to be winner over Parmachenee Belle, and Spugs, which had been working his way up on the outside, nosed out Kosciusko for third. All of this might have been different with a more intelligent ride on Kosciusko and it surely would have been different with a rider of less skill handling First Edition. HIGH HOPE BY NOSE. It was a great finish in the opening half mile dash for maiden two-year-old fillies, when Ral Freemans High Hope was just up to nose out I*. H. Faulconers Ruth Feriday. with Richard T. Wilsons Fire Fairy a dis-ant third. Ruth Feriday was the one to cut out the running and Fire Fairy, after beginning a bit slowly from the outside position, was rushed ttround until she was soon in second place, a couple of lengths before High Hope. Going to the stretch turn. Fire Fairy tired badly when called on by Maiben and at the same time Johnny McTaggart brought Hfejl Hope along with a rush on the inside. In the last eighth Ruth Feriday tired a bit and in a hard drive that continued through the final sixteenth. McTaggart just landed High Hope a winner in the List stride. This took the first two out eight lengths before Fire Fairy, which in turn saved third from Edith Caroline by a couple of lengths. High Hope is a bay daugther of Vindex — Pinnacle, and it was her first racing effort, just as ]t was the first time that Ruth Feriday had been sent to the races, while Fire Fairy was seasoned by .Miami racing. Frank Kearns .Myra M. proed best of the cheap ones that met in the six and a half furlongs of the second race. She found the deep going exactly to her liking and raced in improved form and never left the result in dotiht. G. C. Winfreys Greentree Sable cast-off raced to second place with Sam Louis Harry Carroll saving third from 1 r. O.Mara. Myra Iff. left the post speedily and while Wild Aster was right after her. he could not hold that position long when Donetta was i.i utitiii.ieil wil second :IS•.I | WINTER CHILL IN AIR Continued from first page raced by him to challenge the Kearns filly. This was a fruitless chase and Donetta soon dropped back badly, while Wild Aster, under the vigorous riding of "Red" Harvey, moved into second place and for an instant he threatened to catch the leader. Myra M. had plenty left for the run home and she was still a length to the good at the end. Donetta quit badly in the run home and surrendered to Harry Carroll, an eighth out, while Dr. OMara was closing strongly when too late. Frank Kearns made it two in a row for his silks when he sent Red Spider to the post in the third race at three-quarters. He scored from Joe Sciaccalugas Pop Bell with F. P. Robies Shup an easy third before T. R. Perrys Indian Light. From a good start Red Spider and Pop Bell were the ones to cut out the pace. Pop Bell was between the other two and entering the back stretch he was in rather tight quarters with Red Spider on the outside and Indian Light racing on the inside. Indian Light was the first to tire and, as he dropped back. Red Spider drew out slightly while Pop Bell was under a drive in an effort to catch him. Pop Bell ran well through the stretch, but Red Spider had enough left to be winner by half a length and Shup finished fast enough to readily beat the tiring Indian Light for third. When Peternell brought D. L. Rices Dancing Fool home winner in the mile and a sixteenth of the fourth race it was one of the most popular victories of the day. The applause after the running was as much for the jockey as for the horse for Peternell is particularly popular with a Bowie crowd. The finish was a rattling one and only in the closing strides did Dancing Fool catch W. J. Owens Canister, to beat him by a neck. W. C. Trovers War Man was a distant third, beating off Golden Rule for that part of the purse. War Man was rushed away from the barrier and. going to the far turn, opened up a lead of two lengths, but was in the deepest going on the inside and it cost him somo effort. Canister chased after him and Golden Rule was going strongly in third place and also well down on the inside, where the going was a handicap. The three, in fairly close order, drew out five lengths before the field in the run through the back stretch and Flagship and Dancing Fool were heading the others. Going to the far turn Golden Rule was messed about rather badly and there War Man was under a drive to hold his lead, but Canister was right with him and soon had him put away. In the meantime. Dancing Fool had closed on Golden Rule and he was just beginning to race in earnest. Shortly after making the turn for home Ihtncing Fool caught War Man and in the final eighth he drew up on Canister with every stride until he had him headed and lK-aten. though Canister hung on with great gameness in spite of the use that had been made of his speeil. W. C. Trovers Compromise atoned for the defeat of War Man from the same stable, when he was winner of the mile and seventy yards of the sixth race. He led home H. Sheas Lingard. while W. S. Murrays old Jacques was third over Toiler. From the rise of the barrier, Petrecca rushed Muska-llonge out as though in a five-furlong dash and the result was that the old son of Mee-lick was beginning to weaken before he had covered half a mile. Compromise was racing forwardly back of him and as he dropped back she went into the command and Jacques made a brave effort to catch her. It was of no avail and in the stretch he surrendered the place to the fast losing Lingard.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1927040501_1_10
Library of Congress Record: