Au Revoir At Thorncliffe: R. L. Freemans Crimper Colt Backrope Wins Finale Purse.; Wandering Minstrel Second and Sun Forward Third--Erratic Care Free Scores Second Consecutive Victory in First Race., Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-07


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AU REVOIR AT THORNCLffFE R L Freemans Crimper Colt Backrope Wins Finale Purse Wandering Minstrel Second and San Forward ForwardThird Third Erratic Care Free Scores Second SecondConsecutive Consecutive Victory in First Race TORONTO OnL June G R L Freemans Backropo took the major part of the purse in the feature Finale Purse the main attrac ¬ tion at Thorncliffe Park today the closing day of the spring meeting Second to the winner and beaten a length and onequarter was Wandering Minstrel from the Seagram Stable Third money fell to Sun Forward while Contemplate Long View and John W Weber completed the field of six that faced the barrier barrierWandering Wandering Minstrel was installed the fa ¬ vorite and gave a good account of himself despite the poor riding he received from jockey Bourassa the stable rider The latter had the Seagram starter in trouble on the first turn and after dropping back to last place elected to go the outside and by so doing lost whatever chance he had of ac ¬ counting for the main portion of the purse However the Seagram colt finished fast to outstay Sun Forward Backrope was well backed and the victory of the Freeman starter was loudly cheered cheeredIdeal Ideal weather conditions greeted racegoers that turned out for the last day of racing and with the track drying out rapidly during the course of the afternoon excellent racing was produced for the occasion occasionCare Care Free installed an oddson choice for the initial dash that brought thirteen platers to the barrier made good in a severe drive to earn his second set of brackets this year for Mrs A E Alexandra His margin at the end of the race was just a neck while a head further back Majuba raced into the small share of the purse Care Free was away promptly with the rise of the barrier and moving into the lead while under slight restraint shook off keen opposition from Majuba entering the homestretch where he opened up a twolengths advantage How ¬ ever he showed his old ailment by attempt ¬ ing to sulk and Romanelli his rider was forced to apply the whip to make him last long enough to get the decision decisionScratches Scratches reduced the field in the second race a dash over the threequarters dis ¬ tance to four from the original field of seven and Knockany repeated his winning effort of Saturday by accounting for the number in handy fashion to be the winner by three parts of a length over Hole Card Mar ¬ garet SL L easily took the measure of the only other starter Fleet Street which was badly outclassed with such horses Knock any was held at prohibitive odds in the bet ¬ ting and his score was a popular one de ¬ spite the short price he returned to his backers backersFourteen Fourteen platers of ordinary caliber made up the mile and seventy yards events that was listed as the third number and the out ¬ standing surprise of the afternoon took place when Royal Highness completely overlooked Continued on nineteenth page AU REVOIR AT THORNCLIFFE THORNCLIFFEContinued Continued fioin firt page in the large field scored in hollow fashion Sun Swept was the one to snare the second part of the purse and third monsy went to Kinsman another that found but meager support from the talent talentRoyal Royal Highness evidently favored by the soft footing that prevailed followed along in back of the paca sst by Venizelos for the first threequarters moved into the lead rounding the far turn and he increased his margin without being urged to score by four lengths while Sun Swept just managed to get a head decision over Kinsman with the others well strung out outWar War Man favored in the speculation over the four others that opposed him in the fourth race over one mile and an eighth failed his backers when the best he could accomplish was the second place portion of the purse after hs had raced in the van from the start only to succumb when the real test came Sir Leonid was the one to account for the major part of the purse com ¬ ing from far back of the place horse who in the early racing enjoyed a long lead Bour assa held War Man in check for a mile b2 fore calling on him but when ridden hard he was unable to cope with Sir Leonids belated rush rushEight Eight starters paraded to the post in the mile and a sixteenth sixth race and in a contest replete with rough riding throughout North Breeze racing for J R Vereen and well backed made good after he suffered interference to such an extent that his task appeared hopeless However he continued gamely and finishing with a rush at tha end was winner over Graylings Lady with Smacker third

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