Spectacular Finish: Noreaster Snatches Victory From Percentage in Rough Race.; Result in Doubt Until Final Strides--Jock, Publics Choice, Takes Plaza Hotel Purse., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-26


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SPECTACULAR FINISH Noreaster Snatches Victory From Percentage in Rough Race Result in Doubt Until Final Strides Jock Publics Choice Takes TakesPlaza Plaza Hotel Purse LOUISVILLE Ky May 25 Racing with exceptional gameness exSenator J N Cam dens Noreaster snatched a victory from J W Parrishs Percentage after the latter ap ¬ peared to have the winner beaten in a rough and hard drive over the final quarter of the threequarters of the featured Pendennis Club Handicap at Churchill Downs this afternoon The Parkview Stables Energy finished in third place with Girl Scout the only other starter as a result of the late withdrawal of Sir Peter out of respect for the late Payne Whitney whose sudden death occurred in New York this morning Noreaster had to regain the lead in the last fifty yards after Percentage had displaced him in the coveted position an eighth from the finish As Per ¬ centage raced past the Camden threeyear old he appeared to swerve in and slightly bumped his opponent This threw Noreaster off his stride and was largely responsible for his dropping back to amost a half length off Percentage The latters command ended suddenly when he faltered sharply within the shadow of the finish and W Gar ¬ ner had Noreaster up to win going away by a halflength Energy which suffered from blocking at both turns was beaten only two lengths for second the final eighth finding him tiring after racing prominently from the outset outsetFollowing Following the running of the race the stewards called both Garner and W Pool who rode Percentage into the stands The riders offered conflicting testimony and no action was taken takenIdeal Ideal weather and a fine midweek pro ¬ gram resulted in attracting an exceptionally large atendance to the famed old racing place The performers vied for honors over a good track which improved as the aft ¬ ernoon progressed progressedE E B McLeans Jock making his first ap ¬ pearance since his sterling performance in the Kentucky Derby in which he finished third easily accounted for the Plaza Hotel Purse at one mile and gave further evidence of his quality by negotiating the mile in the fast time of 138 His performance made the dull going seem fast and C Lang never had him out of a pull He won by a margin of four lengths over Malvina B after leading almost the entire way Parco finished in third place with Profiteer Frank McMahon and Wooldridge completing the field fieldThe The latter suffered a Jong deep cut on his right hind leg when kicked by Frank Mc ¬ Mahon while on the way to the barrier and Continued on twentieth page SPECTACULAR FINISH Continued from first page W Garner did not make extensive use of him after he showed signs of distress soon after the start startJock Jock was a pronounced choice His per ¬ formance served to further fit him for his impending engagement in the Fairmount Park Derby to be run June 4 4T T P Hayes saddled his first successful horse of the meeting when D Canfields vet ¬ eran Pindarpeel went out and easily defeated the field that opposed him in the third race He took command after the first threeeighths and was not fully extended to hold safe Kin ¬ dred and Musician after reaching the stretch Musician prevailed as choice Mission Chimes a starter here become badly lame in the first quarter and his further entry was ordered refused by the stewards stewardsMum Mum Rufiin making his first start since the Miami meeting and confidently backed proved a handy winner over nine others in the opening dash He raced into the lead after the first quarter with Jolly Boy chal ¬ lenging him stubbornly and although light urging was required in the final eighth his proud place was never in serious danger He led home Theo Red by one and onehalf lengths the latter beating Three Sixty two lengths for second secondAVhen AVhen the twoyearold Dan Burnham was winner over thirteen other maiden colts and geldings in the second race it marked the first success of the meeting for the colors of J J Coughlin prominent Chicago sportsman Dan Burnhams backers were rewarded with the second largest odds of the meeting but had William T to thank for the win It happened that William T bolted to the out ¬ side when racing prominently in the first quarter and thus made a wide opening on the inside through which J Smith hustled the winner to ultimate victory almost two lengths in advance of Greenock with The Southerner third

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