Single Foot In Triumph: Easy Winner of King Edward Gold Cup at Woodbine Park.; French-Bred Raphia First in Howick Plate--Erratic Care Free on Best Behavior and Scores Handily., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-26


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SINGLE FOOT IN TRIUMPH Easy Winner of King Edward Gold Cup at Woodbine Park trenchBred Raphia First In Howlck Plate Erratic Care Free on Best Ucliavior Ucliaviorand and Scores Handily TORONTO Ont May 25 The Maryland bred colt Single Foot which races for J E Griffith the Baltimore sportsman accounted for the Kins Edward Gold Cup at Woodbine Park today Ridden by Peternel and mak ¬ ing all of the pace Single Foot was an easy winner over Harry Baker beating the lat ¬ ter by a couple of lengths The Seagram Stables Gaffsman followed beaten three parts of a length for second place and a head in front of Joy Smoke SmokeThere There were six starters and Single Foot coupled with his half brother Canter as the Griffith entry was heavily supported and went to the post favorite There was a long delay at the post for which the erratic Display was responsible Starter Cassidy finally succeeded in getting them off to a good break Single Foot bounded to the front and racing under slight restraint set a fast pace running the half in 49 and the mile in 140 In the run through the home stretch the leader increased his advantage and apparently had much in reserve at the end Joy Smoke tired when it came to a drive driveHEAVY HEAVY TRACK CONDITIONS CONDITIONSHeavy Heavy track conditions prevailed but the sun came out just before the running of the opening dash and with continued good weather the footing should be fairly good for tomorrws sport sportThe The Howick Plate fashioned for maidens at threequarters resulted in an easy triumph for the Carlton Stables Raphia when the Frenchbred son of Rabelais La Grelee toolc command directly after the start and opening up a gap of several lengths was never threatened for the leadership at any stage of the race and at the end was racing well to score by four lengths while Bucephalus and The Maple staged a stub ¬ born battle for the place honors the former proving the better Raphia was installed the choice and his victory proved to be a popular one oneOld Old Care Free one of the most notorious rogues sporting silks and who fails badly for any other owner than his present made a show of his opponents in the second race another dash over the threequarters dis ¬ tance when he scored in a mild drive to beat Little Taussig a length and a half while just a nose back of the pair came Sun Swept the favorite to garner third money moneyA A E Alexandra who trained the winner surely has done wonders with the son of Colin Domino Noire as he secured the mean tempered racer at Bowie for a private con ¬ sideration this spring after losing him via the claiming route last fall during the Laurel meeting to U S Wishard who could not do anything worth while to make him extend himself himselfSPARKLING SPARKLING FINISH FINISHThe The fiveeighths mile third race brought about another close finish and it was not until the final stages of the contest that Dileas Gu Brath carrying the colors of the Seagram Stable of Waterloo an outsider in the wagering and making his debut was able to overtake Rhubarb from the Nevada Stock Farm Stable and score by a neck in a furious drive Rhubarb set the pace from the start until well into the home stretch before he began to tire but he held on tena ¬ ciously and fought it out gamely although forced to relinquish command in the last few yards Ten faced the barrier with Omars Double having the most backing and the start found them away in good align ¬ ment but after a quarter of the distance Jiad been traversed the starters were strung qut qutSparkling Sparkling Water raced to a hardearned victory when he stood a long drive gamely to wear the favorite Benny Rubin down in the fifth race to score by a length while Benny Tiubin after much speed for the greatest part of the threequarter mile journey and leading until well into the stretch tired badly and had to be urged to save the place portion of the purse from the fast finishing Palatine Lad This was the third sprint to be decided over the threequartermile course during the afternoon and nine faced the barrier barrierThe The Seagram stables Pandora installed a topheavy choice for the sixth race ex ¬ clusively for provincebreds caused her ad ¬ mirers deep concern in the early stages when she was unable to keep up with the early pace set by Brevet and My Alasnam How ¬ ever she finished with fine speed under pun ¬ ishment and coming to the outside of the leaders she managed to get up in the final strides to get a nose decision over Brevet with My Alasnum taking third place The result of this nice was in doubt until official placing could determine the winner

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