Akron Favorites Do Well: Home First in Majority of Contests-Bedford Handicap to Winnipeg., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-11


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AKRON FAVORITES DO WELL Home First in Majority of Contests — Bedford Handicap to Winnipeg. AKRON, Ohio. May M. — Heavy thunderstorms visited the vicinity of Akron overnight, followed by extreme high winds which swept the course and stands throughout the day and rapidly helped dry out the track until it was in fair condition, though still slow. A fairly large crowd was on hand to witness the sport, in which the favorites won the majority of the events. Winnipeg, seven-year-old chestnut son of Polymelian — Winnie, racing the silks of Claude H. Hudson and capably ridden by jockey H. Hay, won the Bedford Handicap, the feature event, in a driving finish from Cut Bush, from the stable of G. K. Allen, while O. Tuggles Gonwithim easily took third. Hermindale moved out to show the way soon after the start, followed by Winnipeg. The latter raced under stout restraint, seemingly able at any stage to assume command, but Hay patiently waited until turning from the back stretch before making a move, but once given his head, Winnipeg rapidly raced into command. Once there, he held off the challenge of Cut Bush during the final sixteenth. Fully extended throughout the entire stretch to maintain her position. Sweetum, from the barn of Mrs. C. Vail, and installed favorite in the machines, won the second from Yami and Solomons Kilts, which finished in that order. There was considerable delay at the barrier, due to the unruly actions of Beg Iardon, but when the start came, all left in motion with Sweetum in the van. Kntering the stretch Yami moved out from the bunch to contest the result, but McDonald was still waiting with the five-year-old daughter of Sweep — Kirstie. The latter responded with real courage despite the fact that Yami was slowly wearing her down and stuck to her task, passing the finish still three parts of a length in front. Overhauling his opponents midway the back stretch. Lou Shank drew away to an easy lead in the initial dash and. at the finish was only cantering to defeat the public choice. Young April, while Lotto earned the small end for his owner. Coming from last place at the turn out of the hack stretch in the third race, I.a Kross finished with a terrific burst of speed that landed him home two lengths in front of Bullet Proof, after the latter had led practically the entire distance, only to tire. The winner returned his supporters the long odds • if 0.10 for a investment. Perhaps joined the ranks of double winners during the meeting when he led the others to the finish in the fourth race over the six and a half furlong distance. in the first turn. Perhaps was carried wide, being forced to race on the outside of three others, but he soon secured command and. though Arm- tr.mg resorted to the whip in the stretch, this was absolutely unwarranted, as Ter-rilile Man. at no stage, appeared able to catch the leader, but easily saved second plac • from Shamrock Flower Jockey F. Armstrong was suspended for five days for rough riding in the fourth race while astride Perhaps.

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