Pimlicos Excellent Sport: Stirring Races and Close Finishes Mark Sport at Baltimore., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-11


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PIMLICOS EXCELLENT SPORT ♦ Stirring Races and Close Finishes Mark Sport at Baltimore. Timlina L Carries Off the Home-Bred Stakes — Harford Steeplechase to Crimson Dawn. j ♦ l PIMLICO. Md.. May 10— The Pimlieo Home-Bred Stakes, which was provided as the main attraction by the Maryland Jockey Club this afternoon, was robbed of much of Its interest by withdrawals, and only five of the fourteen originally entered went to the post. Paulina L., carrying the silks of Mrs. R. I. Miller, was the winner. Ridden by J. Chalmers and setting most of the pace, Paulina L. raced the favorite. Thuron, into submission in the first three-eighths and. in the stretch, drew away to win by a length and a half. Thuron was a length in front of Flower Girl, and then came Rooney. a neck back. The afternoons sport was marked by a number of stirring contests and close finishes. In some of the races the winners were in doubt until the official placing was displayed. Sun Swept, coupled with Copey Boy as the Foreman-Bean entry, and a heavily backed odds-on favorite, got up in the final strides to down Star Bout by the smallest of margins. It was one of those finishes that the judges could have made either one of the first two the winner without complaint. Star Bout flattered his backers by going to the front soon after the start and drawing away into a long lead. On the far turn he was half a dozen lengths in front with Sun Swept far back. The latter has a bad knee and Thorndike was busy on him in the early stages to keep him from dropping too far out of it. After they had gone three-eighths. Sun Swept gained gradually on the far turn and in the stretch finished fast and got up to win. Foreclose was third, beaten by four lengths. The three-quarters was run in 1:15%. INTERESTING STEEPLECHASE. The Harford Steeplechase furnished a stirring contest, in which the well-played Crimson l awn was the winner. Ridden by C. Smoot and a keen factor from the start. Crimson Dawn finished gamely the last quarter and just managed to last long enough to stall off Maureen Bawn. The latter lacked early speed, but jumped well and when Albright went to a drive, he gained fast on the outside. His rider made his move just a trifle too late and was beaten by a head. Neap-Tide showed much early speed, but quit under punishment and Ararat II. fell at the twelfth jump. Another close finish came with the running of the second race, when the Seagram Stables Knight was winner from Scotch and S »da by a nose. Knight was a well backed favorite and was ridden by H. Erickson. The latter rode well and his efforts had a lot to do with Knights victory. Kummer went Into the stand, after the race and complained to the stewards that Krickson had roughed him in the stretch. The placing was allowed to stand as the horses finished. In the early running Little Broom set the pace, with Knight in close pursuit. On the far turn, the latter took command, but. entering the home stretch, wis joined by Scotch and Soda and the pair staged a hard stretch duel. Reprove began well, but immediately dropped out of it. only to close a big gap, and finished in resolute fashion. He was beaten by three lengths for second place. J. K. L. ROSS COLORS. I.actarius. carrying the silks of Com. J. K. L. Ross, was an easy winner from Colden Volt in the fourth race. He was ridden by Craigmile and downed Golden Volt by a length. The latter started out well, taking command in the run to the first turn and leading until after making the turn into the home stretch. Straightened out for the final drive, Craigmile made his move and Lactarius responded gamely. He caught and passed the pacemaker at the eighth post and at the finish was under restraint. Medius was half a dozen lengths back of Golden Volt. The winner crossed over in front of Golden Volt after passing him and evidently was clear as the stewards took no action. R. A. Johnsons Long Point made it a double for the meeting when he proved best of six other sprinters in the three-quarters mile sixth race, which was decided under claiming conditions. Taking command at the release of the barrier, the winner raced in the lead, with his rider. CL Taylor, having him under restraint, while Gymkhana, always in nearest pursuit, tried valiantly, in the final stages, to cut down the winners margin, but her efforts were in vain, as the winner raced the last eighth under restraint, and at the end was showing the way by a length and a quarter. Cymkhana had very little opposition for second place, being eight lengths clear of Chink, which, in turn, staved off the belated rush of Mark Master, with the others fairly well htrutig out. —

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