Tid-Bits Purse To Toanna: Odds-on Favorite Cayuga Outstayed in Driving Finish.; Eddie Rickenbacher Wins Opening Race at Thorncliffe Park from Son Ami--Sphericity Scores in Third., Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-03


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TIDBTS PURSE TO TOANNA Oddson Favorite Cayuga Out ¬ stayed in Driving Finish Eddie IHcienbachcr Wins Opening Race at Thcrncllffe Park Fiom Son Ami Sphericity Scores in Third TORONTO OnL June 2 Todays pro ¬ gram at Thorncliffo Park with the excep ¬ tion of the fourth and fifth races was made up of claiming atfairs The TidBits Purse which was run as the fourth brought out a good field of twoyearolds and fur ¬ nished a stirring contest in which Toanna beat the oddson favorite Cayuga by three parts of a length in a driving finish Erickson with his usual alertness at the post was first away with Trappy when the barrier was sprung and showed the way to the top of the home stretch where Toanna moved up on the inside and at the eighth post assumed the lead At the finish Toanna was inclined to tire and Cayuga came full of run and was gradually wearing him down Trappy was third and Maria Blanche IL fourth Cosmetic was very fractious at the post and in one of her lunges unseated Schaefer ahd ran away the wrong way of the track She was caught by the outrider at the threequarters chute chuteAnother Another large crowd turned out this after ¬ noon noonEMPIRE EMPIRE PURSE DECISION DECISIONThe The Empire Purse fifth on the program and which had ten starters resulted in an ¬ other close finish and once again it took the official placing to determine the winner With the posting of the numbers the verdist was given to G B Foleys John W Weber who raced well up with the fast early pace set by Bucephalus and Hawk God and finishing with belated speed through the final quarter mila of the journey managed to overtake G Ferraros Hawk God in the last few strides The latter and Bucephalus drew out into a long lead in the first threequarters but when the final test came the margin short ¬ ened steadily Hawk God held on well but Bucephalus was far back when the finish was reached reachedForest Forest Lore favored somewhat with a change in riders raced to his best form in the sixth race that brought out ten platers of the cheaper grade to race over the mile and onesixteenth route and he earned the first set of brackets for the H M Dixon Stable since racing came back to Canada The winner was an outsider in the wagering and he returned a handsome dividend Dor ¬ chester was the one to give the winner the strongest argument at the finish being beaten a length while an additional length back of the pair Kings Ransom held the others safe safeEddie Eddie Rickenbacher stoutly supported fa ¬ vorite for the initial race started form players off auspiciously when the once good sprinter made the running throughout the threequarters to score by a length from Son Ami with Morehead finishing third after coming from next to last in the field of eleven Conditions for this race called for all starters to be ridden by jockeys who had never had the honor of piloting a winner Warner who graduated on the winner rode a patient race and held his mount together in good fashion all during the running Son Ami was always well up and closed with good energy through the final stages but was not good enough to overtake his rival rivalJAMES JAMES F OHARA SURPRISES SURPRISESThe The second race framed for provincebreds brought out a field of fourteen to strive for honors and the result of the running proved a mild surprise when James F OHara earned brackets in a stubborn drive to beat Ugo II with Probate taking down the small end of the purse The latter two were grouped in the field betting with three others and this quintet were made the choice and they flattered by racing along with the pace from the start following in close attendance of Mexican Pete Uso II took command en ¬ tering the home stretch but began to falter during the final eighth and James F OHara finishing in determined fashion on the out ¬ side was up in the very last strides to get the decision by a head headP P Gormans Sphericity favored to account for the mile and seventy yards of the third race which for the second time during the afternoon was fashioned for Canadianbreds made good in handy fashion after she raced in the van of her opposition from the start and at the end of the journey she was show ¬ ing the way by three lengths Second part of the spoils fell to Lazibones an outsider while Hecate outfinished Davenport for the minor end of the purse award Sphericity was always master of her opponents and at no stage of the journey was she in serious danger The battle for second place honors was a stirring one between Lazi bones and Hecate and the verdict of the placing judges gave the decision to the former

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