Iron Mask II. Scores: Mira Monte Stock Farm Racer Is Feature Winner at Homewood.; Chicago Shows Improvement and Races Into Second Place, With George De Mar Third., Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-14


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IRON MASK II SCORES ftlira Monte Stock Farm Racer Is IsFeature Feature Winner at Homewood Chicago Shows Improvement and andRaces Races Into Second Place With George De Mar Third HOMEWOOD 111 June 13 Iron Mask II which races in the colors of the Mira Monte Stock Farm Stable showed a return to tha good form he displayed in this neighborhood last year and accounted for the mile feature race that brought a good band to the post Chicago finished second and George De Mar landed in advance of the others to take third place Seven started with Iron Mask II slightly favored by the players playersThe The going was to Iron Masks liking and after racing under restraint to the stretch he gained steadily and after a brief duel with Chicago drew away near the end Chicagos performance was an improvement over several recent races and was a factor from the start He wore down Sandy Man the early pacemaker after threequarters and at one stage in the stretch seemed to have the race won but Iron Mask II ulti ¬ mately proved too much for him himGeorge George De Mar would have been a more formidable factor had he been given a good ride He was kept far out of it in the early stages and ridden wide into the stretch Flag ¬ ship was a big disappointment and was beaten thoroughly the son of Man o War f being outrun for the entire distance distanceDULL DULL TRAGIC TRAGICShowers Showers and threatening weather were re ¬ sponsible for holding the attendance down at Washington Park this afternoon The track was dull and favored mudlarks the change in going being the result of the heavy drench ¬ ing it received during the morning hours There was no particularly outstanding fea ¬ ture but the wellmatched fields afforded op ¬ portunity for diversified play and good odds were obtainable against most of the winners winnersThe The public again fared well for the fa ¬ vorites steadily figured in the results resultsThe The opening race brought a dozen maidens to the post and resulted in victory for Jess Spencers Barber John which beat home Pug by a small margin after a hard drive Helen E the favored one in the race ran well and would have been much more promi ¬ nent at the finish had she succeeded in avoid ¬ ing interference that came when Barber John raced across in front of the others soon after the start It gave him an advantage for he moved into a good lead at once and managed to hold on just long enough to outstay Pug PugTheo Theo Red an outstanding favorite was home in advance in the second race which brought to the post some ordinary ones Theo Red raced as if pounds the best and shaking off Mint Toddy in the last eighth came away to win as his rider pleased Mint Toddy showed a good performance Fore ¬ close had some trouble finding his racing legs in the early stages but came with a rush when straightened in the stretch and was going strongly at the end endHATS HATS UP IX FRO T TThe The third race found Hats Up the winner His performance this afternoon was an im ¬ proved effort over his preceding start when he was bungingly handled by Chiavetti He began well and stayed close to Brunswick and when the latter began tiring Hats Up moved into the lead and held the race safe all during the last eighth Finland the fa ¬ vorite finished in third place and It was quite an effort for him to outstay the fast coming Little Guinea Queen Bessie and Rushee expected contenders in the race showed dull performances performancesThe The fourth race which brought six two yearold fillies to the post resulted in an easy victory for the Bedwellowned Fair Anita which benefiting by a good start and a strong ride succeeded in outstaying Pandale The latter gave the winner a stern chase and figured prominently during the entire trip Angry Mood expected to be a strong factor was given a bad ride and taken completely out of it in the first quar ¬ ter She was raced wide in the stretch but when urged came fast With good riding she probably would have reversed the finish with the winner winnerThe The afternoons main surprise came in the sixth race when The Wire at long odds got up in the closing strides to beat home Betty Elvira after the latter appeared to have the race won The Wire at one stage raced in last place but came with a tremendous rush through the stretch and was going fastest at the end Speedometer the favorite after racing far back got up in time to take third place placeH H W Hoag representing the Mira Monto Stock Farm sold the twoyearolds Fools Gold and Idealia to the Wolfville Stable at private sale Fools Gold is a gelding by War Fame Mortora while Idealia Is a chestnut filly by War Fame Afloma Water C Rid ¬ dle will train tlvcm

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