War Eagle Surprises: Lyric Purse Productive of Unusual Number of Incidents.; Disqualification of Birley M. C. and Suspension of Craver Are Unexpected Occurrences., Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-07


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WAR EAGLE SURPRISES Lyric Purse Productive of Unusual Number of Incidents Disqualification of Birley M C Cand and Suspension of Graver Are AreUnexpected Unexpected Occurrences LATONIA Ky June 6 The Lyric Purse feature race at Latonia today was productive of more unusual incidents than usually come with the decision of tfie greater number of races It resulted in a victory for E B McLeans War Eagle his first since he ac ¬ counted for the rich Miami Cup Handicap at Miami during the winter the disqualifica ¬ tion of the Idle Hour Farm Stables Birley M C which finished in third place to make partial amends for the complete failure of his stable companion Bewithus which fin ¬ ished in last place a tenday suspension for jockey L Graver who rode Birley M C and a thrilling finish in which W H White houses Royal Julian was beaten only a half length by War Enisle EnisleWar War Eagles victory the second of the day for the McLean colors was in the nature of a big surprise but no more unexpected than the showing of Royal Julian The Idle Hour pair were pronounced favorites much being expected of Bewithus following his splendid trial for the race at a mile and one sixteenth and announcement by Col E R Bradley his owner that he intended to start the threeyearold in the Belmont Stakes next Saturday SaturdayAs As Bewithus was forcing the fast pace of Fair Star War Eagle and Royal Julian were racing far ack but not so far back as Birley M C Jn the early stages With the comple ¬ tion of the first halfmile Bewithus began to show signs of distress and L Graver quick to see his failure began to hustle Birley M C into a more prominent position When the stretch was reached Birley M C was nearing the lead held by Fair Star the latter having disposed of Bewithus on the final turn turnSTUBBORN STUBBORN FIGHT FIGHTThe The first eighth of the stretch saw Birley M C and Fair Star in a stubborn fight for leadership and when the latter had taken command at the far post he began to bear in Graver made a strong effort to keep him straight but before he drew clear of Fair Star he cut across sharply causing her to be taken up by K Hoffman In the latter stages War Eagle and Royal Julian easily raced past Birley M C to furnish a thrilling finale to the contest There was no display of the numbers of the original finish presiding steward Charles F Price making a visit to the judges stand to question jockeys Hoffman and Graver After interviewing the riders the numbers for the official finish were exhibited Birley M C being dropped from third place in favor of Fair Star whicfi had finished fourth fourthThe The race thrilled a large Monday crowd which witnessed the sport under adverse weather conditions The day was one of the coldest for this season of the year on record here winter wraps being the rule ruleThe The Walton Purse a dash of threequarters of a mile for which the Island Farm Stables Indian Love Call was choice also brought a mild upset when J C Milams Mally Jane making her second start of the year was winner over Superfrank with the favorite third Mally Jane led for the entire distance which she ran in 112 112Fair Fair weather yesterday returned the track to its best condition and fast time was re ¬ corded in a majority of the races racesPOPULAR POPULAR CHOICE WiXS WiXSBottom Bottom Dollar a popular choice sprinted to an easy win over the seven others which started in the opening race Moving into the lead soon after the start and showing good speed she was never in danger and after reaching the stretch drew away into a lead of six lengths The stretch found Shadowy displacing Seminola in second place the latter tiring after extensive use in the opening quarter quarterE E B McLeans colors were carried to vic ¬ tory when his Greenock scored easily from eleven other maiden twoyearold colts and geldings in the second race Greenocks fine speed and rapid fashion of running soon put him in advance of the others and the colt won by six lengths Col Shaw and Merrick fcught it out for second place Col Shaw getting the verdict by inches Greenock ran the four and a half furlongs in the good time of 53 53Sesqui Sesqui from the H P Whitney establish ¬ ment ridden by apprentice C Walters his first mount since joining the mentioned stable accounted for the fourth race in easy fashion from Tiger Flowers with Sandy Lady third A neck separated the two more successful ones at the finish Tiger Flowers tiring suddenly in the last fifty yards after having made a vain attempt to take com mand in the last eighth Tiger Flowers had some early bad luck and was forced to make up much ground to get to the winner in the stretch William T after racing with the winner for a quarter of a mile was taken back and ran a good race thereafter to finish fourth fourthAllaire Allaire and jockey H Stretton were the successful pair in a thrilling finish at the end of the third race the winner defeating Mid ¬ night Rose by a head with Longchamps only a neck further back The winner not overly fancied by the enthusiasts raced from far back after the first half mile and after being forced to the outside at the stretch turn gained fast getting up in the last few strides under good riding Midnight Rose was well ridden by W Crump but was not good enough for the winner Longchamps in the last sixteenth began tiring badly Watchful finished in fourth place W Laus cher being forced far out in the track as he made his move in the last threeeighths This resulted in the gelding tiring badly near the finish finishTaking Taking the lead in the first quarter and racing in his best form Mum Ruffin triumphed at the first asking for H Ben singer when he won the final race at one mile and onesixteenth in which nine or ¬ dinary platers started Mum Ruffin won with speed in reserve from Kiyi which out ¬ stayed Up She Goes in the last eighth to be second The Engineer Dingo and Musician were the disappoints here

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