The Pine Startles: Son of Cudgel-Audience Makes Auspicious Debut, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-19


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THE PINE STARTLES » Son of Cudgel — Audience Makes Auspicious Debut • Impresses Spectators by Winning Best Race of Mondays Card at Havre. • — i HAVRE DE GRACE. Md., April 18— The Pine, three-year-old son of Cudgel — Audience, for which A. C. Bostwick paid a good sum to Commander J. K. L Ross last fall, made an impressive debut to racing when he took the fourth race, an event for maiden three-year-olds, which attracted the smartest field of the day at Havre de Grace. The Pine had a length and a half to spare over the Glen Riddle Farm Stables Gilded Easel, while Frank Andrews was third, a length off, leading the Sagamore Stables Pat McGee by an equal distance. The Pines victory first startled and then impressed an attendance which compared favorably with opening days monster throng. It was a crowd that packed the stands and lawns and reveled in the racing which, though lacking in quality, except for the two events that attracted the maiden performers, supplied more than an average Mondays quota of thrills and spirited finishes. The Bostwick racer gave every indication that he will develop into a smart colt under trainer J. W. Healy. Workman handled him confidently behind the pace set by Arlesian and Gilded Easel alternately and sent him through the final eighth to overtake the latter in convincing style. He was going away easily at the end, while Gilded Easel was doing his best to withstand Frank Andrews. The Pine ran the five and a half furlongs in 1:07%. PACEMAKER DROPS BACK. The highly touted Arlesian had the most speed away from the barrier with Gilded Easel his closest attendant, but he tire% entering the straightaway and victory appeared secure for the Glen Riddle candidate. But The Pine would not be denied. He raced past Frank Andrews with ease and was going away at the end. The Sagamore Stables Pat McGee, the favorite, had a rough race under Clarence Kummer. He was shuffled back from an inner post position soon after the start and had considerable difficulty getting himself a clear course. Once clear, he moved around the trailers, but acted as though he might not have proved a match for the fashionably bred winner. Arlesian tired badly after his good early effort. Mild weather, the semi-holiday and the assurance of fast track conditions combined to attract a gala attendance. Several thousand volunteer assistant starters begged Milton tor three minutes to send the fifth field on its mile and seventy yards journey before a start was affected. The start found Star Mirth and Red Spider away clear, Tlpperary Mary, the favorite, bolting slightly to the outside and Ourieda betraying little inclination to extend herself under jockey B. Ray. Solo, also away clear and in third position for the first half mile, raced into the lead entering the straightaway and easily held Tlpperary Mary, Red Spider and the five others safe, to score the first victory of the meeting for the A. L. Austin colors. Long Joe was subjected to the whip leaving the half mile post, but showed little courage. Ourieda raced in the deeper going all the way and was sixth only because Gnome Second was eased up nearing the end. EL CANOE A WINNER. El Canoe, a Canadian-bred running for Mrs. W. H. Denham, showed something of his best Cuban form when he took the mile and a sixteenth of the sixth from Candy-maker. The latter was much used up chasing Clarimonde Hope and finished through the deeper going along the rail. Jimson ran a steady race to be third. Much was expected of AI Boyd, but he was eased up and beaten off. Ruban Rouge never would un-track himself. He is capable of doing better. Flora M., ridden by D. Mergler in the C. H. Miller colors, led the Sage Stables Clamor, the Sagamore Stabes Supersede and eight others of the best band of three-year-old maidens that have faced a Maryland starting gate this year. The daughter of Huon was away well from number ten post position, and tailed on behind the pace set hy Clamor. That high-headed daughter of Thunderer, making her racing debut, entered the stretch striding smoothly, but wavered in the final sixteenth. It became a matter of condition. Flora M. had it. She answered Merglers lash, while Clamor wavered and so lost by a head. Supersede ran an even and forward race, to take the short end from Blue Darter, a Harry Payne Whitney gelding that left the barrier in typical Brookdale style, raced around his field and was going much faster than any of the field at the end. Pygmalion was surrounded by horses all the way. He will probably show to better advantage some later day. r Continued on twelfth i :icv THE PINE STARTLES Continued from first page R. T. Wilsons home-bred Fire Fairy took down her second purse of the Maryland season, thanks to a courageous ride by W. Curran. The public ignored her because of a change of pilots from her last engagement. Nobody could have done fuller justice than Curran. He had the daughter of Campfire away with the leaders, kept her to the task and sent her through entering the stretch, when the pacemaking Honeynook went wide and had her home by a head in advance of the fast finishing Angry Mood. Out Step finished stoutly on the outside and so took the short end. Honeynook and True Pal, the early disputants for the pace, wavered entering the straightaway and were indulged through the final eighth. E. F. Whitneys Merida had a rough journey and was not persevered with. The six-year-old Johnny Jewell, possessor of one of the most malformed knees that a thoroughbred has carried In many moons, forgot an infirmity that, stands out like a twelve-ounce boxing glove and took the second race in a hard drive from Dangerous Kitty, with Declare and Foretime lapped upon them and leaving eleven others of the ,000 top and bottom variety. Marat, which was shuffled back from her number one position at the start, went around the others on the turn and finished so fast in mid-track that her backers at least felt that she had run a winning race. The once highly regarded Column, which performed in stake company as a two-year-old, found speed to lead on the stretch entrance, where his eight years told and he finished far back among the also rans. — — a.

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