Ladies Purse to Wildcat: W. Metzers Polymelian Gelding Repeats at Columbus., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-03


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LADIES PURSE TO WILDCAT ■ • T7. Metzers Polymelian Gelding Repeats at Columbus. • IJeuIah Park Raring Attracts Large Crowd of Ladies — Ks:stor laddie Finally .Makes Good. OOLUMBCS, Ohio, May 2— The Indies* Purse, for four-year-olds and upward, one mile and an eighth, feature of the Beu.ah Park card, provided a stirring contest with the winner turning up in W. Metzers Wildcat, seven-year-old bay son of Polymelian — Catacomb II., which repeated his winning performance of last Friday. C. E. Davisons Coquina was second, with Mrs. C. R. Pierces Taylor Hay third. Reduced to a field of seven by the scratching of Tippity Witchet, starter Dean quickly dispatched the field on their way with Taylor Hay sprinting into the lead, followed by Wildcat. Buells Meteor and Coquina finished in the order named, while the public choice, Cherebu, was permitted to drop back to last place. On the first turn of the course the leaders still maintained their positions, while Gibson still seemed content with his position on Cherebu, making no effort to improve it. Reaching the turn out of the back stretch the last time around, Jenkins called upon Wildcat for his supreme effort, and he quickly overhauled the leader, while the latter tired badly and lost second place when Coquina moved up on the outside. A crowd numbering close to the five thousand mark, consisting mostly of the fair sex. journeyed to the course, which was again in fair condition, while the day was an ideal one for the sport. Taking the lead soon after straightening out in the back stretch in the initial race, Detroit, ridden by jockey F. Armstrong, opened up a winning lead to win two and a half lengths in the van of the extreme outsider Bonify, while Embryo barely lasted to save third place. While at the barrier in the first event Atador threw his rider and in doing so escaped from his bridle, but by quick work starter Deans assistants caught him before he could run off. Jockey L. Hardy soon appeared in the winning circle, landing in that position astride May Bruen in the second, after coming from behind the pacemaker in the stretch drive. Grapestone was second, with Wine Jug third. A large, bulky field of ten paraded to the barrier in the three-quarter dash, third on the card, but there was little to the contest, when it came to the running. Eastern Laddie, from the F. Flannery string, landed down in front, well in advance of Stargo, which took second place, with Gen. Ginockio taking third. As the field rounded the first turn in this event Safeguard, ridden by 3. Trenchard, was jumped on behind and so badly cut down he was pulled up. Charles Primrose, who will serve as presiding judge at the coming Tulsa meeting, after spending several days at Beulah Park, announced that there would be a special train leave here at the close of the meeting for Oklahoma. Among those destined to race at Tulsa are : G. F. Jenkins. H. E. Brown. Allen Bros., Robert Lucas, D. B. Freeman and others.

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