Ottawa Meeting Closes: Hobcaw Scores in the Directors Purse, Feature of Final Day, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-16


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OTTAWA MEETING CLOSES . Hobcaw Scores in the Directors Purse, Feature of Final Day. - Heartache Second and Saratoga Maje Third It a hi of Previous Evening Falls to Affect Going. OTTAWA, Ont, June 15. A. J. Sullivans Hobcaw, capably ridden by the veteran, R. Romanelli, was returned the winner of the Directors Purse, a claiming race that was decided over the three-quarters -route, and it was by far the best race, on the. card for the final day of. the spring meeting at Connaught Park today. Hobcaw was made the public choice for the race and ran to expectations when he began fast Racing with Thorn Blossom for the first half mile, he passed the latter on the turn out of the back stretch and, responding to the call of Romanelli when he applied the whip at the eighth post, he continued gamely to the end to win by a length and onehalf. Back of him a spirited struggle for second place occurred and, when the numbers were officially displayed, the verdict was given to O. F. Burkarts Heartache, while P. F. Joyces Saratoga Maje. earned the short part of the spoils. ... TRACK MUCH IMPROVED. s Following the brief spell of rain that fell intermittently during the previous evening, the track improved considerably and faster time than any other -day of the meeting was recorded. Another good crowd was on hand to witness the last days program and the attendance was very encouraging to the directors. Lemnos, installed the choice for the second race, made good when he led his opponents throughout, showing the way to Golden Bloom by a good length, while a length and one-half further back My Alasnam, at long odds, broke into the money division by leading the others to the finishing, mark. Cheating Cheaters came to grief during the running when he raced into a jam rounding the turn into the main stretch and his rider was catapulted to the ground, but fortunately escaped any serious injury. Nine, cheap platers faced the starter for the five and one-half furlongs dash, that opened the days program, and the result proved a stunning blow to the talent, Brown Rock, an extreme outsider; being returned the winner in a drive to score by a head over Cast By, with False Face racing into third place. . CHANGE IN FORTUNE. The jinx that has been hovering over the O. F. Burkhart stable suddenly diminished when Amen-Ra, carrying the silks of trie Toronto sportsman and favored somewhat by a shift in riders from Bonham to the dusky C. Brooks, proved best of the even dozen platers that made up the field in the third race. Amen-Ra, in his previous effort was taken up at the start by Bonham, and followed the others to the finish a good fourth. Brooks was more alert with the bad tempered son of Rire aux Larmes and had him away from the barrier in good style, and kept his mount close to Puff Ball and Coon-can until rounding the turn into the stretch, where he quickly widened his. gap to cross the winning mark just three lengths to the good of Gooncan, with Sniper just a length back of the second-place horse, and the others strung out Donetta gave another good account of herself and she proved to be one of the most consistent racers hereabouts, when she annexed the major part of the purse in the fifth race. This marked the second set of brackets that she has won at this meeting. Second to the winner and beaten by a neck in a severe drive came Chickvale, and the third part of the spoils fell to that old campaigner Forest Lore. Jockey R. Blackburn suffered a bruised leg when he was thrown from Candora during the running of the third race. Ten carloads of horses left here early this morning for Blue Bonnets, to be on hand for the opening, while those that are remaining over for todays racing will leave directly after the final race for the same point

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