Sun forward Victor: Takes Calvert Handicap, Best Offering at Bowie Tuesday., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-13


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SUN FORWARD VICTOR ♦ Takes Calvert Handicap, Best Offering at Bowie Tuesday. » Derby and Preakness Candidate Willie K. Makes Poor Showing in Debut as Three -Year-Old. • ROWU:, Md., Anril 12— J. P. Smiths Sun Forward was winner of the best Tuesday offering at Howie when he scored easily from a Rood hand of three-year-olds in the seven-eighths of the Calvert Handicap for colts and fillies of that age. Hack of him came Colonel Seth, Tip Top, Kbuford, Artilleryman and Willie K.. the colt that was winner of the Grey Stake for William Keating last year. The race was in marked contrast to previous efforts of Sun Forward at the meeting in which he was soundly beaten. But it is remembered that in that running he bore out badly and the track was heavy. The going today was better than at any time during the meeting. It was an ideal day for the sport and while no stake feature was down for decision, the general class of the horses engaged was excellent and the crowd a tremendously big one. Much of the interest in the Calvert centered in Willie K., which was making his first appearance of the year. He has both the Preakness and Kentucky Derby aspirations, but this showing was one that really gave no line on his quality. He began sluggishly and Rourassa did not abuse him, as-ing him up in the stretch when he was beaten to have him finish last. ARTILLERYMAN" PAC KM AKF.R. Andy Schuttingers Artilleryman was the one to race in the command and Colonel Seth went right after him with Tip Top in third place and well hefore Sun Forward, with Willie K. and Kbuford bringing up the rear. There was little change in the running! positions until Hearing the stretch, where Artilleryman hegan to tire and both Colonel i Seth and Tip Top closed on him with a rush, j It was apparent that they would both race I over him in the run through the stretch. I Workman had moved up slightly with Sun! Forward and the son of Sun Hriar being equipped with ■ hurr. was not bearing out ; as he had in his previous race. Colonel Seth was showing the way an eighth from home, but Tip Top was going so strongly alongside of him that she looked all over a winner. Then it was that Workman called on Sun Forward and lie ran over the pair of them to win going away by a length and a half. Colonel Seth stuck it out to save second place from Tip Top by half a length and the others were strung out. William earths Toanna. a gelded son of Trap Kock — Joanna II., was winner of the opening half mile dash for maiden juveniles when he led homo W. ,T. Salmons Polar Sea, which raced at Miami, and Trappy, another Trap Rock, which has been showing smart trials. Toanna ami Trappy were the ones to cut out most of the running and, early in the action, when Honey nook was caught between them, he was sharply cut off and crowded hack. Hater Piute, a stablemate of the unfortunate Hoiieynook, also met with similar interfercnee and on each occasion it was Workman on Trappy that was to blame. Trappy was just showing the way to Toanna I as they swung into the stretch, but the Garth gelding was hanging on with such courage that Workman went to the whip and Toanna drew away until at the end he was leading by a length. In that last eighth Maiben brought Polar Sea up with a rush that just nosed Trappy out for second place. Piute, after his interference, finished j fourth, while his more unfortunate stable-mate was eased up ten lengths back of the BaM. MVRTHA WASHINGTON" WINNER. Walter .T. Salmons Martha Washington, ably ridden by .lohnny Maiben. was winner of the fourth race, that engaged fillies and mares. She led home B. Hardings Suky and Cross Word, lacing for P. .1. Ileilly and probably best of the company was third. • rossword had been carried almost to the outside fence at the head of the stretch t by Suky. but the stewards did not disturb the order of the finish though Watters, who rode ! the Reilly filly lodged a claim of foul. As a j matter of fact. Watters made many mistakes i with the filly and a jockey of more ability | Blight have hail her a witirx r. Mrs. I.ivingtons Kver More, was the one to eat ouT the pace, but Maiben was con- Coniipuf.l on third page. ■ SUN FORWARD VICTOR Continued from first page tent to rate Martha Washington within striking distance, and it was Suky that was going head and head with the daughter of Lovetie. Watters rushed Cross Word up on the outside after snatching up at the start and as he made his move he was held out there and accordingly forced to lose much ground. Maiben timed his running and he sent Martha Washington into the command in the stretch and she came home winner by a length and with something to spare. But Suky held Cross Word out and it almost looked intentional, then in the last eighth Cross Word fought her way to be third just half a length back of Suky. A poor hand of pkiters contested the sixth race and the winner turned up in John Farrell. Jr.s, l r. V.Mara in a drive over Smacker, while Helene Hackworth was third. The winner was ridden by Peternel and was outrun to the stretch turn where lie went wide, but closed with a rush through the stretch and outlasted Smacker. The latter saved ground turning for home and at the eighth post appeared an easy winner, where for some unknown reason Kmery took up and allowed his mount to finish on his own courage. Helene Hackworth, after displaying early speed was a tired and distant third. There was something of a surprise came out of the second race at three-quarters, when Sam Holman*s Queen Bessie took the measure of Mrs. A. Sweiikes CroLssantanis, with Frank Hcrolds Joan Shirley saving third from 10. K. Brysons Tommy Foster. Joan Shirley and Tommy Foster were the ones to cut out most of the running, while Croissantanis, though not far from the front end. was always in close quarters with scant racing room. At the head of the stretch he was carried a bit wide just as he disposed of the leaders, hut it had cost considerable effort and Qsoen Bossie. rushing up in the final eighth, was winner by half a length, while Croissantanis had beaten the tiring Joan Shirley by three lengths with Tommy Foster a close fourth. It was a fine contest in the third at six and a half furlongs and Mrs. N. I... Kyers Kathleen Crosby just l»eat C. C. Halls Nat Kvens half a length with Mrs. W. J. Howards Harvey Stedman saving third from Martha Martin. This was a race under claiming conditions and the class engaged was considerably above the average. Martha Martin, showing much better speed than usual, was the one to cut ont the running and Body Cuard raced with her and Harvey Stedman was right at hand. Kathleen Crosby followed these, while Nat Kvens was a bit slow to find his racing legs and was well hack in the early stages. There was little change in these positions until the head of the stretch was reached, but Body Guard was showing signs of tiring, while Kathleen Crosby was moving up. while Nat Kvens was steadily improving his i»osi-tion, though still lengths away from the leaders. An eighth from home Martha Martin was through and there Kathleen rosby and Harvey Stedman hooked up. but Workman had gone around with Nat Kvens and he was closing under a hard drive. He continued to close right to the end and to he lapped on Kathleen Crosby, while Harvey Stedman tired in the final seventy yards, but saved third. •

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