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PUBLICO GRADED HANDICAPS Feature of Wednesdays Program — Class-A to Lieutenant II. — _ — * Architect Outstays Brush in !ass-H — Great ■Mft Makes Mm of Opponents in Second Rare. j I PIMLICO. Md.. May 11.— The Pimhco ; Graded Handicaps, whch wore featured by ■ the Maryland Jockey Club Wednesday were run in three divisions as class A., B. and C. « The conditions called for three-quarters of a mile and all three carried purses of ,500. Withdrawals were numerous in two of these races. The best field went to the post in class A. and. of the eleven originally entered, only five started. The Heathen, a fast, but faint hearted son of I onnacona, was made favorite in this race and was heavily supported. He outran the others from the start and set the pace to the stretch turn, where Lieutenant II. got on even terms with him. The pair then fought it out and at the end Lieutenant II. proved best of the two and was the winner by a neck. The Heathen was a head in front of Cud-ge.ler. who came from behind in the final eighth and finished with a great burst of speed at the end. He was going two strides to the leaders one at the end and would have won had the distance been twenty yards further. The Rosedale Stable furnished the winner of the class B. division of the graded handicaps. wh*-n Architect defeated Brush by a length. The winner, very slow to begin was far back in the early stages and when Kd-wards got him going he went to the outside and raced very wide entering the stretch. In the. stretch he easily disposed of the tiring pacemaker I dgnus and had plenty in reserve t stall off Brushs challenge at the finish. K. F. WHITNEYS COLORS. The Edward F. Whitney silks were carried to victory for the first time at the Pimlico meeting this spring, when the two-year-old Merida beat True Pal out a length. Rundale started out like a winner, taking the lead and drawing away in the early stages. On the far turn Peternel sent Merida up and, after disposing of Rundale. she had enough in reserve to stall off a challenge from True Pal. The latter hugged the inside rail for the entire distance, saving ground on all the turns when the leaders went wide. Sam Slick was beaten by a neck for second place. He just did get up in the final strides to nost- out Rundale for the short end of the purse. "treat Rock made a show of his opponents in the second race. He was a heavily played odds-on favorite, and was ridden by W. Cur-ran. The latter waited with Creat Rock, and had him under steady restraint to the stretch turn, where he assumed an easy lead and, drawing away, had a margin of eight lengths over the tiring Clydella at the end. Lanoil was third, beaten the same distance for second place. NO CHANGE IN PLACING. There was some little delay after the running of the fourth race before the official sign was dropped on the placing. The winner was Water Iad. The latter, ridden by Mc-Crossen, was an easy winner from Solace. Water Lad. after beginning last, moved up with a rush on the far turn and when he took the lead Merrier pulled Netta Run up and dropped out of contention. He was prompt in lodging a claim of foul against the winner after weighing in and a couple »t the other riders were called to the stand. Their explanation undoubtedly convinced the officials that Chalmers, on Solace, was the one at fault and the placing was allowed to stand as the horses finished. Princessita, rated as the second best two-year-old racing at Oriental lark last winter-, was one of the starters in this race, but she cut a sorry figure, being far back for the entire distance. Roseate II. Beared a double for the popular sdks of the Rosedale Stable when he won his second consecutive race by annexing the major portion of the spoils in the sixth race, which attracted a field of eight to negotiate the mile and seventy yards.