Muddy At Fairmount: Inclement Weather and Bad Track Affects Collinsville Attendance.; Henry Sommers Easiest Winner of Afternoon--W. J. Salmons Colors Carried to Victory., Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-14


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MUDDY AT FAIRMOUNT Inclement Weather and Bad Track Affects Collinsville Attendance Henry Sommers Easiest Winner of Afternoon W J Salmons SalmonsColors Colors Carried to Victory COLLINSVILLE 111 June 13 Inclement weather and an exceedingly muddy track made for routine racing at Fairmount Park this afternoon the offday program being witnessed by a disappointing attendance in comparison with the fine turnouts that have been the rule during the past week Heavy rain which visited the course during the weekend converted the previously fast track into a veritable sea of mud and the racers partial to that bran of going had their in ¬ ning once again againWinners Winners were elusive while a reasonable number of the favorites accounted for their races also but the successful ones in most cases accomplished their victories with the utmost ease and there was a lack of cus ¬ tomary hardfought finishes finishesScratches Scratches reduced the number of tlie start ¬ ers in the most important race to five and this dash of threequarters which came fifth on the card bringing out some good sprint ¬ ers resulted in Henry Sommers scoring the easiest success of any of the winners of the afternoon Henry Sommers sprinted down the stretch in his best form and drew away from his opponents to win in a canter from C Irbys Montello which proved to be the strongest opponent for the MurdockMcQuil lan racer J Dales Wood Cricket always held third place safe from the start while the other two starters Beau Galant and Student Prince were always hopelessly out ¬ paced in the going goingFAVORITE FAVORITE MAKES GOOD GOODHenry Henry Sommers was well backed and gave his many admirers which anticipated his re ¬ turn to his best form scant cause for anxiety when he raced in the van of the others vir ¬ tually from the start startThe The GlobeDemocrat Purse for twoyear olds brought out eight good youngsters over five and a half furlongs W J Salmons silks were carried to another easy victory by the good colt Polar Sea which ridden perfectly by jockey L Schaefer successfully conquered the Audley Farms Watchword and F J Wielands Homewood the other two to finish within the money Jack W Jr was the only other starter which figured seri ¬ ously in the running of the race and for quite a period raced in third place until outfinished for that award by Homewood in the last seventy yards Watchword was the early leader but was closely followed by Polar Sea to the stretch turn where the ulti ¬ mate winner then began to cut down Watch ¬ words lead and overhauling him in the last eighth won easily Calculations were upset in the inaugural race when S W Grants sevenyearold sprinter R E Clark took a decided liking for the going and gamely wore down the leaders in the final eighth of the threequar ¬ ters dash and vanquished Murky Colonel Winn and nine other starters which accepted conditions The Penthorn Stables Montrose flattered with a considerable show of early speed and showed the way to the others un ¬ til well down the home stretch where he then gave way completely and was outfin ¬ ished for any portion of the purse Colonel Winn and Montrose were equally well backed favorites in the race raceODDSONFAVOIUTE ODDSONFAVOIUTE ODDSONFAVOIUTEThe The Combination Purse another three quarters dash for maiden threeyearolds and over and a condition affair saw the Audley Farms threeyearold filly Spanish Aster backed to the exclusion of the five other starters returned an easy winner under the good riding of jockey E Legere Harned Brothers Trifle accounted for second place while third place fell to Beggar Boy Spanish Aster was the most confidently backed choice of the afternoon and scored In easy fashion fashionIt It proved an easy matter for C Buntes Prince 1C to take the measure of the large band of platers which started in the mile and a sixteenth third race The aging gelding landed in advance of W M Cains Arragosa which took second place while the favored Powder wound up in third place For a time in the early stages it appeared that the leading Powder would not be overhauled when he drew away into an easy lead before hearing the stretch turn The favorite gave way readily to the efforts of the ultimate winner however when the latter challenged In the stretch and then was outfinished by Arragosa for second place In the last seventy yards Prince 1C was overlooked and paid surprising odds oddsP P Reuter annexed another purse by virtue of the easy success of Green Blazes over the seven other starters in the sixth race at a mile and a sixteenth Green Blazes was an ¬ other winner that came to the finish coo

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