Well-Backed Sanola: Rewards Her Many Admirers by Sparkling Victory., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-28


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WELL-BACKED SANOLA • Rewards Her Many Admirers by Sparkling Victory. • Outlasts Glenister II. in Close Finish, With Theo Fay Third by a Narrow Margin. • AURORA, m., April 27.— Sanola. the six-year-old mare by Sain — Anola, which races for the Sanola Stock Farm, carried the green silks of that establishment to a rousing victory in the Gene Oliver Purse, fifth and stellar attraction on the program offered at Exposition Park this afternoon. Under the vigorous riding of jockey F. Merimee the ultimate winner took the measure of the best band of thoroughbreds tnat have faced the barrier at the Aurora course this year. The race was for three-year-olds and over, an allowance dash carrying a monetary value of ,200, staged over the five and a half furlongs course. B. Creechs Glenister II. gave Sanola a stout argument for the honors during the final eighth of the distance, but was not quite good enough and had to be content with gaining second place. Theo. Fay performed creditably here and, shaken up by his rider in the closing strides, had the better of a hard fought battle with Dr. Larrabee and Seths Hope, the latter trio finishing noses apart at the end. Theo. Fay catching the eye of the judges a shade in advance of the other pair and was awarded third place. SPECTACULAR CONTEST. From a fast and good start, Sanola and Ege fought desperately for the lead for the first four and one-half furlongs. Ege held the advantage for an eighth, then Sanola would prove fleeter and show in the lead briefly. The strain was too much for Ege, and when the stretch was reached the Peter Quinec mare had exhausted speed and stamina and retired in favor of Glenister II., which then took up the chase of the fast traveling Sanola. The Creech color carrier gained gradually on the leader and was wearing her down rapidly nearing the end, but was unable to quite get up in time to gain the major portion of the purse. The eventual winner of the contest ruled a stanchly backed favorite, with second choice falling to Theo Fay. Another record breaking attendance again made the trip to the Aurora course this afternoon, attracted by the ideal weather conditions prevailing and the good sport provided, which was always on a high plane and productive of spectacular racing. The track remained heavy and rough. Twelve medium class platers were engaged in the opener over the five and a half furlongs course. The winner turned up in Mrs J. H. Buschers Peggy O. and this six-vear-old mare, racing in her best form, defeated her opponents easily. Neptune gave an impressive performance to annex second place while Polycarp, the favorite, after setting the early pace, tired in the final drive, but was able to save third money. MAIMOXIDKS NARROWLY. A big surprise resulted in the third race when Maimonides. a lightly regarded one got up in the final strides to defeat Sir Lawnfal. Revolt and nine others. The winner was far out of it in the early stages, but gaining rapidly on the outside of the leaders in the stretch, quickly closed an immense gap and, catching Sir lawnfal a sixteenth out, wore him down and defeated him by a head at the finish. Sir Lawnfal challenged Centella for the early lead, the latter tiring in the stretch and permitting Sir Lawnfal to show in front near the end. only to be beaten in the final strides, but saving second place. Revolt was another to come from behind in the final stages and just got itp for third place. Adventuress success was earned in a spectacular race in which twelve took part, they proving an unruly band and causing a delay of eight minutes at the post before a good start could be affected. The ultimate winner, lucky and clear of crowding and interference on the inside most of the way anil disposing of the pacemaker. French Doll, at the lower turn assumed a slight lead, hoding it gamely to the end. Porter Ella, a prominent factor all the way. tirade a strong hid in the stretch, but was unable to do better than finish second. St. Nicholas challenged the leaders repeatedly hut was a sufferer from interference, being carried wide and forced wide entering the stretch. How. ver. owing to jockey Judys persistence, the gelding came again fast in the stretch and was up at the end. Showing a return to winning form. Bob Spading took the measure of" the platers opposed to him over the three-quarters of the fourth race. The eventual winner was close up from the start and readily took advantage of the plight of the early leader in the stretch when the latter tired after going five-eighths. Hating into the lead midway of the stretch. Boh Spalding had plenty to stall off the closing rush of Donna Santa. Diinna Santa Continued on twentieth i/age.? WELL-BACKED SANOLA Continued from first page easily bested the others for second money, while Disciple, the early leader, tired fast in the last sixteenth and wound up in third position. Blue Torch made good for his recent defeats with a handy win over five opponents in the sixth race, at one mile. P. Renters gelding was kept under restraint but in a contending position throughout. Responding to his riders call, he passed the tiring Freya and, taking command in the stretch, held Reveillon safe. Reveillon raced back for three-quarters then, gaining steadily, was up in the closing stages to take second place. Marengo failed to race up to expectations and could do no better than finish third. Sweeptona proved best of the band of ten platers which accepted in the closing race and got up gamely in the final stages to account for the purse. Lexington Maid, coming from far back in the stretch, finished well for second place, while William Diggins just lasted to be third.

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