Devonshire in Front: Proves Himself Good Sprinter in Taking Aero Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-21


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DEVONSHIRE IN FRONT • Proves Himself Good Sprinter in Taking Aero Handicap. ♦ Rejuvenation First Double Winner of Meeting in Accounting for Secondary Feature. • HAVRE DE GRACE. Md.. April 20— Devonshire. Walter J. Salmons English-bred five-year-old. showed himself a sprinter of parts at Havre de Grace today by taking th - feature Aero Handicap in a canter under a masterly ride by Maiben. EL G. Bedwells muih campaigned Senator Norris was second. a length and a half back and leading the S»-agram Stables Rolls Iloyce. Devonshire ran the three-quarters in 1:13 after breaking closely behind I lolls Royce and Sunsard. The latter was sent into a quirk lead, while Maiben. having gotten his mount away in such good order, took him under steadying restraint and permitted! him to drop hark to fifth place on the outside, but within striking distance of the flying leaders. When they had raced themselves into exhaustion in a four-cornered battle at the three-sixteenth ground. Maiben sent Devonshire into his full stride and he dashed forward to easily dispose of the fast tiring leaders. Summer weather made its appearance at Havre de .race today and made its presence felt in no uncertain way. The feminine gender of another unusually large mid-week attendance even discarded their July furs and dodged the torrid sun rays. The track was at is best and the average times generally better than at any of the meetings, ■which was partly due to a lowered wind velocity. HALF PINT FAILURE. Rejuvenation proved the first double winner of the meeting when he conceded weight to seven others and won the mile and a sixteenth of the Climax Claiming Handicap handily from Cogwheel. Nat Evens. Comet and others. Long View outraced the others to the first turn, but Nat Evens and Cogwheel quickly relieved him of the pace-making job. It was between them all through the backstretch. with Rejuvenation lapped on them and under wraps. McTague gave the former I»g Cabin colt his head at the bend and he entered the straight in the lead. His weight told slightly through the final eishth. but he held his opponents safe at the end. Half Pint raced below expectations. He was badly outrun to the first turn and failed t - make up any ground. Mi!t«in sent the even dozen away as one in th.- lour and a half furlongs of the second race, hut Joe Adams laeked speed and was eased back, while J. W. Reans Maurice provided the pare that was closely contested by Sport Hallahan. the Crescent City Hindoo, with the c.reentiee Stables Prate close up on t h. ir heels. They raced along in good style, going the quarter in :23% and the half in :»7*r.- lirst Maurice tired and then S|M rt Hallahan. the latter as though slightly la. king in condition. I*rate went into command a sixteenth out and finished with four lengths to spare from All Callao. his stablemate. which had broken slowly but fortunately found clear running way through the middle of the track in the stretch to finally deprive Sport Hallahan of the place by a neek. Maurice was a very tired fourth. Algol. Tounna and Rogan had a rough time. Colored Serant showed good speed before be tired. He. too. may have been short. Will* ASTER SURPRISES. L.-sihly on the theory that the track would pn e too hard the students passed up Wild Aster, whieh ran in the opener under Steve Olionnell in the silks of Martin Harvey, young Canadian horseman and brother of jockey Willie Harvey. The big chestnut and former inmate of the Greentree Stable began just leliind the pace provided by Gymkhana. PldMMM and Ten Sixty to the stretch, where lie slipped through along the rail. Through the final sixteenth Pi. bonne and Ten Sixty tired while Cymkhana and Wild Aster staked a duel, from whieh the latter emerged victorious by a half length, despite Butwell s rousing finish on the Whitney mare. Pi horme lasted long enough to save third from Ten Sixty. I ong Point had a rough journey along the rail, and little opportunity to extend himself. Wandering Minstrel, one of the Seagram Stables . rack candidates, ran right back to Lust Saturdays good race and justified the favoritism im| osed on him for the three-quarters of the Twin Rivers Purse. He was away fast, a close attendant upon the pace set by R;il Parrs flashy brown colt Back-roi c Pourassa had a restraining hold on tbe .madia n -owned colt on the back stretch l ou turned cm twelfth page ; | i j j I I DEVONSHIRE IN FRONT Continued from first page and release from restraint found Wandering Minstrel taking command easily. He was going well in the stretch to win easily from the tiring Backrope, which bore out slightly through the final eighth. Backrope was three lengths before Abul Fath. The latter was fractious at the barrier, began slowly, raced wide after being far back, but came with a belated rush that found him up just in time to overtake Doto for the short end. Lassa found little difficulty leading Revolver, a Glen Riddle Stable Man o War colt, which certainly is one of the black sheep of his family. After the race trainer Elmer Trueman reported that Backrope had been badly kicked on the leg while parading and that he returned to the stable with a gash seven inches In length bleeding profusely. That may have accounted for his boring tactics through the stretch. The aged Golden Rule not only outlocked his opponents in the parade for the sixth race, but outran them at every stride of the mile and seventy yards. He was away into motion under Petrecca, disposed of Son Ami ijulckly and then withstood Canisters bid through the final eighth, to win by a length and a half. Canister made a game bid, but was no match for the winner. Cockney, sore on parade, was badly outfooted for the first five-eighths, tried to get through along the rail rounding the turn, but was slightly bothered when Over Fire fell and then finished full of run, but three lengths too late to get the place. Over Fire was stunned, but finally regained his feet. Jockey H. Church was carried away in the track ambulance. S. N. Ilolman received word from his Pals .Meadows Farm, near Lexington, that his mare Birdie G. has foaled a colt and Burnt Orange a illy. Biith are liv his sire Best Pal.

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