Double for Brookmeade: Fredden Rock Captures Green Spring Valley Steeplechase., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-09


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DOUBLE FOR BROOKMEADE * Fredden Rock Captures Green Spring Valley Steeplechase. • Trio of Features Provide Excellent Sport at Pimllro — Blondin Accounts for Uovans Handicap. • PIMLICO. Md.. May 7.— The Brookmeade Stable horses are in grand condition this spring, and their clever trainer, Gwyn Tompkins, saddled a couple of winners for hi*» patron this afternoon when he sent Fredden Rock to the post in the Green Spring Valley Steeplechase, and then made it a double when Peter Fiz came back to win the third race. Fredden Rock beat a band of good jumpers in the Green Spring Valley Steeplechase. Back of him were such clever steeplechasers as Jolly Roger, Gun Boat. Autumn Bells, and Husky. Fredden Rock was ridden by G. Breuning, outran his opponents from the start and. fencing in faultless fashion, held command of the situation the entire distance. At the end he had a margin of six lengths over Jolly Roger, which beat Gun Boat by five lengths for second place. Then followed High Court. Madrigal II. fell at the last fence. There were no other mishaps during the running. Husky and Ararat II.. coupled as the Whitney entry, were never factors, and at the finish both pulled up lame. The Govans Handicap, last of the triple features to be decided, resulted in a stirring contest. Only four started, and the winner turned up in H. P. Whitneys Blondin. which scored in a mild drive to win from E. F. Whitneys Joy Smoke by a length and a half, while an additional length back of the pair was J. F. Adams J. Fred A. The Seagram Stable sent the only other contestant. Edisto, to the post, and he was beaten five lengths for the short end of the purse. Peter Fiz made a run-away affair of the third race. Smith rode the son of Peter Pan with rare judgment. Keeping him under restraint, he reserved Peter Fiz for a final effort in the stretch run and, when he called on the latter, he responded with good courage, drawing away into a lead of two and a half lengths at the end. Casting just managed to get up in time to down Mallards Memory for second place. A record crowd was in attendance. It packed the grandstand and filled the lawns. On the clubhouse balconies were many of the Hunt Club set, drawn out, no doubt, by the running of the big steeplechase. All Callao made a run-away affair of the second race, a dash of four and a half fur-longs, for twb-year-olds. She was ridden by M. Fator, was away fast and led for the entire distance. At the end she had a six-length margin over Teco, which, in turn, outstayed Royal Pennant by a neck. The winner and Teco raced in close company into the home stretch, where both were under a drive. In the final eighth Maiben saw that the task was a hopeless one and eased the Salmon youngster up a bit, which accounted for her dropping back at the finish. Hot Toddy, a big, good-looking colt by Ed Crump, bred at K. E. Hitts farm in Virginia, made his opponents look cheap in the fourth race. A field of thirteen went to the post in this race and Hot Toddy outran them from the start, drew away into a three-lengths lead entering the home stretch and won under restraint at the finish from Solace. A margin of a length and a half separated lengths for second place the two at the end. Bogan was tnird, beaten three lengths for second place. All three of the placed horses were outsiders in the speculation and paid their backers large dividends. Tiffin, the favorite, was never prominent. a

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