Harford to Triton: Golden Broom Colt Triumphant in Havres Opening Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-18


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HARFORD TO TRITON « Golden Broom Colt Triumphant in Havres Opening Feature ♦ Defeats Croyden, Single Foot and Other Stars — Whiskery and King Solomons Seal Take Supplementary Attractions » HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 16.— Triton, a home-bred bay three-year-old son of Golden Broom — Bathing Girl, ridden by the diminutive P. Fisher, took the fifteenth annual running of the Harford Handicap at Havre de Grace today. Agility at the barrier and the speed developed by trainer Scott Harlans careful prep enabled him to lead Harry Payne Whitneys Croyden, ridden by C. Kummer, J. E. Griffiths Single Foot, E. B. McLeans Prince of Wales, and fourteen others of the largest Harford Handicap field that has ever faced the barrier. Triton ran the three-quarters in 1:12% and earned ,700 for his fair owner after leaving close behind Prince of Wales pace from a good start that was only effected after a tiresome nine minutes delay, due to the size of the field and the erratic conduct of Single Foot, Senator Norris, Cudgeller, Marconi, Shuffle Along and Crystal Domino. The inevitable crowding created when Marconi dashed across from the outside eliminating Arno. Shuffle Along and Devonshire from contention wrthin a few strides after the start and enabled Prince of Wales, Triton, Sunsard, Happy Argo. The Heathen and Canter to secure running positions that were of great advantage, while Silver Fox was found in close quarters near the inner rail. The race proved a rough one for him and all but the first four for the greater part of the journey to the straightaway, where Prince of Wales still held a lead that Triton was doggedly trailing. Croyden had worked himself out of a minor difficulty and the capable Kummer set sail for the leaders. He was steadily wearing then down all through the final three-sixteenths and showed that a fit horse had been sent from Brookdale after the rich prize. Prince of Wales only tired through the final sixteenth and staggered forty yards from home, enabling Single Foot to get up in the last stride to deprive him of the third honors. Tritons race was a game one under his 102 pounds and a testimony to trainer Harlans skill. It required a game colt to hold a length lead over Croyden at the end, after participating in a sizzling early pace, :22, :46Vi. and then hold on at the end. The battle for second place found only the judges in a position to decide the order of finish. Singe Foots erratic behavior at the barrier undoubtedly affected Silver Fox performance. The gray was attentive and kept his nose close to the webbing until the Griffith horses heels clipped his leg. causing him Continued on twelfth page HARFORD TO TRITON Continued from first page to back away in pain and to cavort around behind the field for a full minute. Silver Fox swerved slightly under the whip afttr finally getting clear entering the stretch, but, nevertheless, showed an impressive peferm-ance. It was a happy day for Mrs. Jeffords. Mr. Jeffords and their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Riddle. They held court M their clubhouse box after the race and it mm d that all of Pennsylvania and Mar lands racing elite were there to pay homage upon a good colts success. The first five to finish were all bre-1 by their present owners. Trainer James W. Healy appears to have solved the problem of King Solomons Seal. The temperamental son of King James got up in the last stride of the Chester Purse, at a mile and seventy yards, to deprive the Whitney silks of a double after racing through the middle of the track and in the firmer footing to register by a nose over Reminder. The horse, which would never extend himself except along the rail, made a wide turn into the straightaway, but it is pr ssible the Whitney double would have been completed had Reminders rider taken his mount away from the rail when straightening for home. Banton, after a good performance through the first three-quarters, tired. He was good enough to save the short end. The sunny skies of the early afternoon were followed just before the running of the fifth race, by a leaden covering that held threats of rain. That would have been a calamity- the enormous crowd could never have found shelter within the enelosure. The colors of H. P. Whitney were carried to their first victory of the eastern racing season, when Whiskery was a cantering winner ff the third race, at five and a half furlongs. Indian Love Call raced to second place and Wandering Minstrel, which has been campaigning at Tijuana was third to complete the course. A field of ten went to the post and the Whitney pair, Whiskery and Afterglow, were odds-on choiees. Titina was the one to cut out the early pace and she opened up a good lead in the first half mile. Candy Hog was chasing her and Whiskery and Indian Love Call were wi;hin striking distance of the leaders. This order was maintained to the far turn, where Whiskery responded to jockey Workmans call and shot past his opponents with ease. He increased his advantage in the final drive and finished three lengths to the good.

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