Hot Time in Limelight: Accounts for Freetwood Handicap, Main Race at Aurora., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-07


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HOT TIME IN LIMELIGHT • Accounts for Freetwood Handicap, Main Race at Aurora. • Secondary Feature to Sureshot — Fast Track for First Time of Present Meeting. ♦ AURORA. 111.. May 6— The Joliet Stables Hot Time, a four-year-old son of High Time — Tuscan Red, with jockey Hainsworth in the saddle, grave a much and suddenly improved performance over a previous race, and handily accounted for the ,200 Fleetwood Handicap, principal attraction offered the racegoers on todays Ladies Day matinee at Exposition Park. Miss M. Kellys Orestes II., ridden by J. Majestic, grave one of his best efforts and was awarded second place, while Mrs. C. Garrigans Silver Song, ridden by jockey R. Zucchini, wound up in third place. Jack Alexander finished in fourth position, beating Florence Mills narrowly. The other three starters. Traveller, Anna-conda and Pigeon Wing II., never figured very prominently in the running, and brought up the rear, though not many lengths behind the leaders, as the finish was a closely grouped one, and the contest spectacular with the exception of the performance of Pigeon Wing II., the latter finishing a distant last, having been hopelessly outrun the entire distance of the five and a half furlongs. The ultimate winner was rushed into the lead by Hainsworth soon after the start and, displaying his best speed, continued to show the way to his opponents throughout. Hot Time came to the finish winner by a length and a half over Orestas II., without apparently great effort on the part of horse or rider. Orestes II. held on well in the final drive for second place. Silver Song and Jack Alexander staged a nip and tuck struggle for the minor award, the pair finishing in the order named. Ideal weather for the sport prevailed, and the track was fast for the first time during the meeting, though there is still room for vast improvement in the condition of the racing strip. The attendance was again of large proportions, taxing the capacity of the large grandstand and grounds heavily. The Sunquest purse, fourth on the card and secondary feature, witnessed the Mira Monte Stock Farms Sureshot annexing that establishments first purse since the opening day of the meeting, when Iron Mask II. scored for them. Sureshot defeated Montello, Sturdy Stella and five others, at three-quarters. SPEED IX RESERVE. Fast away from the barrier. Best Friend, under jockey M. Hum, and hard hustled, proceeded to show the most speed, and led the others until well down the home stretch. Sure Shot raced in closest pursuit to that point and, moving up strongly, took the lead when ready, and came away in the final eighth to win as if much the best, having plenty of speed in reserve at the end. Montello and Sturdy Stella had raced close behind the two leaders all the way, fighting it out closely. After Sure Shot had put Best Friend away, Montello shook off Sturdy Stella and, passing Best Friend also, easily took the place decision. Best Friend, tiring badly, was then an easy victim for Sturdy Stella. An even dozen platers furnished the contest at five and a half furlongs in the initial race. Basha, racing for Thomas Cheek, the 103-year-old owner and trainer, became a two-time winner of the rmvtinir, registering a rousing success. Joe-key 10. Allen, after starring in the saddle Thursday, started off strongly again this afternocn. outriding the other jockeys here and piloting the first winner. Meddling Seth was the early pacemaker, holding the lead gamely until inside the last eighth mile of trie stretch racing, whore the eventual winner challenged. Basha was too good for Meddling Seth. and tiring, the latt* r was forced to be content with second pla -e. Ferrash, one of the field horses, was third. BY SMALLEST OF MARGINS. Twelve maiden two-year -olds faced the barrier in the second race and a spectacular contest with a thrilling finish was the result. K. K. Majors Bill Seth took down the purse by virtue of a lucky victory over Mrs. W. J. Potters Hesitation, defeating the latter filly by the smallest of margins in a hairline finish. The Nevada Stock Farms Honeynook finished third. From a good start, Philomela rushed into the lead, with Honeynook forcing the pace and closely lapped on the leader. Hesitation and Bill Seth were in close proximity, while the others were more or less strung out in Continued on twentieth pace. HOT TIME IN LIMELIGHT Continued from first pas** the rear and. incidentally, never figured prominently in the result of the contest. On the turn into the stretch, Philomela bore out badly, losing much ground, thereby being thrown from any further contention, as Honeynook swept past her into the lead. Hesitation then took up the chase of Honey-nook and, overhauling her an eighth out from the finish, looked all over the winner. However. Bill Seth, meanwhile keeping close to the two leaders, gradually found his best speed and, finishing with a terrific rush, qui kly wore down Hesitation and. catching her inside the last seventy yards, just managed to get up in the last stride to beat her by a nose. Hesitation was a length and a half in advance of Honeynook for the place, the latter easily holding third position safe. jay Boy II.. the veteran gelding by Jack The Sailor — Neosho Dale, which races for Hanshaw and :»mpl ell. won his second straight purse when he took dilmore. Hyperion and eight others into camp in the thinl race, at a mile and seventy yards. Gay Boy II. raced close behind the early leaders until the stretch was reached and, given a well judged ride by jockey EL Long, and challenging strongly along the inside of the track steadily moved toward the leading Cil-more and. catching him seventy yards out. wore him down and gained a neck advantage over the la-tter near the eml, winning as if best. Gilmore raced in the lead nearly all the way. having taken onnmand soon after j the start, never to be headed until Gay Boy II. challenged near the end. Hyperion closed an immense gap* to be up at the end for third place. While galloping Cay Boy II. back to the judges stand after having eased him up at the conclusion of the race, jockey H. Long received a shaking up when his mount fell.

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