Osmand Victorious: Widener Colt Scores Lucky Victory over E. B. McLeans Jock., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-12


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OSMAND VICTORIOUS i Widener Colt Scores Lucky Victory Over E. B. McLeans Jock. * Fred Jr. in Third Place — Latter Gallops Mile and a Quarter After Eace in 2:07%. • LOCISVILLK. Ky., May 11— J. K. Wide-ners Osmand partly redeemed himself by 6coring in the Watterson Hotel Purse, at Churchill Downs, over one mile and a sixteenth, today. He won by a matter of inches from K. B. McLeans Jock, with Fred Jr. in third place. The race brought six Kentucky Derby eligi-bles to the post, with Kiev, another Widener representative, coupled with Osmand. The latters showing, while an improvement over his preceding start, was by no means impressive enough to foreshadow success for him in the Kentucky Derby. As a matter of fact, he was lucky to win from the McLean representative and Sandes superior jockey-ship was the real factor in his victory. After the finish, Osmand. Jock. Fred Jr. and Kiev were worked out one mile and a quarter and the completion of the additional journey found Fred Jr. a good margin before Osmand. Jock was in third place a short distance before Kiev. Fred Jr.s time for the mile and a quarter was 2 :07*s. Osmand galloped the route in 2 :08 and the other pair ran the distance a fifth of a second slower. Sande, at once, sent Osmand into the lead and kept him in command, but had a restraining hold on him, with Jock and Kiev alternating in second place. Fred Jr. began slowly and Burger raced him wide for the entire distance. He raced with great determination after half a mile, but he seemed to tire at periods and Burger was not strong enough to rouse him to his best pace in the stretch drive. He began gaining fast on the two that led him to the finish in the workout. ■AIMS GREAT FINISH. Jock kept Osmand close company for a greater part of the distance and at one stage in the stretch succeeded in heading Osmand. and even ten yards from the finish seemed to have the race in his grasp. He faltered a trifle in the final strides and Osmand succeeded in getting up in the final stride under the powerful finish that Sande put up. The race was not a fast run affair. The pace was ordinary, the quarter being raced in :25Vs. the half mile in :50, the three-quarters 1 :14Vi and the mile in 1 :39*£;, with the mile and a sixteenth in 1 M6V5. The meeting of the sextet of Derby eligihles held much interest for the big crowd that journeyed to Churchill Downs an«l braved the cold weather to witness the effort of the prospective Derby performers. Fred Jr. raced in superb style, considering It was his first effort since starting in the Louisiana Derby. With a stronger rider he might have l eaten the leading pair, and he looks to have a good chance to beat Osmand and Jock over the mile and a quarter distance. Osmand was a pronounced favorite and his victory was decidedly popular. PROMISING TWO-YK AR-OI.D. J. L. Knight exhibited a promising two-year-old in his Less K.. a brown son of American Ac« — Mary Lebus. and a half-brother to Bonaire, with the running of the opening race, in which he won in a canter and by eight lengths from Mop Ip. A majority of the others ere well bunch ul around Mqp Ip at the finish, third going to Joseph Sabbath, which beat Firebug by a head. Ie.-.s K.. a pronounced choice, as a result of his splendid trials, sprinted into decisive command early in the race and, although racing well in hand for the entire final quarter, continued to draw away from his rivals. The second race developed a big disappointment as a result of Brown Silk being virtually left at the post, partly the fault of the starter and partly the fillys fault on account of hi -r bad post actions. Th-- assistant starter had her partly turned when the barrier was sprung and she was left in her half turned position and dwelt additionally for a brief parted, which 1 nahlai th • others t get far away from her. She raced in pursuit of the field, but WftM unequal to the task of becoming a serious fa tor. though she closed a considerable gap. The finish found Colleen ►. and Ioor Boy fighting it out hard with Coll en O. just lasting to gain the decision by inches. Watch It finished in third place. Brown Silk was the favored one. Mount Beacon, which bowed to Imputation in a previous race at thre --pjarters. turned the tables on the latter in the third race. in v. Inch be an |!iish--d Reputation by a head ;-fti-r a stirring and lough slret-h duel. Tl isc.ntest was at six ::nd One-hatf furlongs. arid th- in i-hm-iI ground pro.-d in favor of the w trier. M it was in the Inst eighth that h • raced from bchin 1 It -potation to Wear him do.vn in the last strides. But for CVllan Is t i t: s cf i. rmitting Imputation to nattier the winner tin oughout the final oiiimieil oil twentieth | .«_■•■ i I i i OSMAND VICTORIOUS Continued from fir-t page! drive. Mount Beacon might have won by a bigger margin. Reputation repeatedly humped the winner in th* stretch, and it was with difficulty that W. Carn-r kept Mount Beacon straight enough to accomplish a victory. The stewards were |i:id: to take cognizance of Clellands foul riding, and he wa.s given a suspension of tea las and warned, upon his return to the sea! -s. Eight h-ngths behind- Reputation, Massillon accounted for third place. Aleader. from the Stable of J. .Ma:ih« im.-r. was an t-;isy winner from Cuddle. Noble Wr:i k and six other two-year-olds in the Twin Caves Burse. These three ought it out stubbornly, after the first nuartcr. and, until in the last fifty yards, where Aleader sprinted past the L-ading Cuddle t win by a length. The latter led Noble Wrack by a lik • margin. but was luck, as Noble Wrack .-uli" red from lack of racing room in the last eghth and with a clear course might have uo.i. 1 a Vinci, a well fancied starter, failed to get to the leaders, after the first eighth and wa.s a tiriii!, fourth. The Crescent Hill Parse for three-year-old fillies, resulted in a victory for K;i.k. which came frcm behind the leaders with a rush in the last thre. --eighths t defeat A i-rema by a half length. Vary Jam- accounted for tl.ird place, while Preference, Ycddo and Candy Star were anmir: tie :---i-n unplaced cues. The winner was given a good ride by W. Iool and the finish found her slowly drawing away from the others. Acirema was always among the leaders ami toah the lea I when Preference tired suddenly • t ntering the iticlch. Mary Jane swerved I badly in the last quarter mile ami but for • Lis probably would lave been closer up.

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