Flashy Scapa Flow: Qualifies Handsomely for the Preakness Stakes Monday., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-07


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FLASHY SCAPA ROW ♦ Qualifies Handsomely for the Preakness Stakes Monday. ♦ Rip Rap and Jopagan Disappoint Their Admirers By Failing to Race Up to Expectations. » BALTIMORE, Md.. May 6— Scapa Flow, the flashy-looking, big-stridig son of Man o* War, picked up 126 pounds, in the Bowling Brook Purse this afternoon, and galloped a mile and seventy yards in 1 :46%. Four lengths back of him came Wandering Minstrel, and eight lengths further away followed Afterglow, with the other two starters finishing. Scapa Flow was ridden by F. Coltiletta and wore blinkers as part of his equipment. Away fast, Scapa Flow assumed an easy lead in the run to the first turn, and was then taken in hand and, for the remainder of the race, was under restraint. Coltiletti had a snug hold of him the entire race and, fully extended, there is no telling how fast the son of Man o War would have run. He ran smoother than he did in his previous start and the blinkers were probably responsible for the improvement over his race of the other day. On his showing this afternoon, Scapa Flow will undoubtedly go to the post favorite in the Preakness on next Monday. Coltiletti, who rode him this afternoon, will have the mount on him in the Preakness. Other Preakness and Kentucky Derby-candidates sported colors in the second race, a handicap for three-year-olds and upward at a mile and a sixteenth. Rip Rap and Jopagan were among the five starters and both were beaten by Montferrat and Banton. Rip Rap and Jopagan found strong support. The former was favorite and Jopagan second choice. They ran creditable races, but were not equal to the task of conceding the weight they were asked to give the older horses. Rip Rap shouldered 126 pounds and Jopagan 121. Montferrat, a four-year-old, with only 110 pounds in the saddle, was the one to make the pace. He went «to the front at the start and set a fast pace. Callahan nursed him along and every time that either Rip Rap or Jopagan challenged he had a bit in reserve to stall them off. At the eighth post both Jopagan and Rip Rap made a desperate effort, but the leader held the lead and in the last sixteenth Montferrat drew away to win by a length and a half from Banton, which beat Jopagan out a nose. Rip Rap was fourth, another head away. The Continued on twentieth page FLASHY MAPA FLOW Continued from first page showing of both colts was a disappointment to their backers. They ran good races, however, but hardly good enough .to warrant their beating a colt like Scapa Plow. Paulina L., a good-looking filly by The Porter — -Sailing Along, which races for Mrs. R. I. Miller, wife of the well known Washington attorney, was the winner of the first race, when she beat Water Lad by a head. Pauline L. made all of her own pace, and in the stretch drive displayed splendid courage. Water Iul. which finished second, is not a bad-looking colt himself and runs like a colt that will not be a maiden very long. Lounger came back with another good performance after his victory over Pandera at Havre de Crace, when he won the fourth race this afternoon. A well backed favorite, and ridden by Peternel, Lounger made good in handsome fashion when he came from behind in the stretch run and beat Brush by half a length in a driving finish. There were five starters, and four of them finished in a compact bunch. Birdwood. which has been breaking bad in some of his recent starts, was off on top when the start came for the third race. Mergler made the most of his advantage and hustled the big-striding son of Meridian into a commanding lead. It was well that he did for Birdwood was inclined to quit in the run through the home stretch, and his rider was hustling him along the last sixteenth. Birdwood had a margin of two lengths and a half over Shorty, which in turn beat Titter five lengths for second place. Curran was very busy on Titter the first tiuarter but. despite his effort, th ■ i illy was unable to improve her position, and when she tired in the last eighth he used good judgment in I not punishing her.

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