Archibalds Victory: Arch Duchess Triumphs in Illinois Stakes at Collinsville, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-20


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ARCHIBALDS VICTORY Arch Duchess Triumphs in Illinois Stakes at Collinsville. Chicago-Owned Filly Easily Defeats American Thunder and Aleader in Feature Race. COLLINSVILLE, 111., June 18. The ,000 added Illinois Stakes, for two-year-old fillies, carrying a net value of ,310 to the winning owner, went the way of H. T. Archibald, when the latters good Black Toney Royal Union filly Arch Duchess displayed her prowess and ability by gamely coming from behind in the stretch to win by a safe margin and with speed in reserve, defeating O. L. Fosters American Thunder, also a good filly, 0 which took second place. J. H. Manheimers Aleader, winner of the Debutante Stakes at Homewood, a similar affair, was third, finishing gamely under her heavy weight of 124 pounds. She was conceding much weight to I the others starters. Aleader landed in advance of H. P. Head-leys Soiree, which finished fourth, nosing out W. N. Parishs Stefan the Great filly Narva in the final strides. E. B. McLeans Portia was the next, finishing well beaten and in the sixth place. Lila G. and Cherokee Maid completed the field which started. J. H. Manheimers Aleader, despite her conceding the others much weight, carried the bulk of the publics confidence and went to the post a well backed favorite. Much sup- port was also accorded Arch Duchess and Soiree, and the winners victory did not lack popularity. SHOWS THE WAT. American Thunder, splendidly ridden by jockey C. E. Allen, had the outside post position, and from an instant start, quickly jumped away into the lead and, enjoying a clear passage, hugged the inner rail after going the first sixteenth and proceeded to display splendid speed, racing away into a long lead in the first half mile. Arch Duchess, when settled into her stride, shook off the others and raced out in nearest pursuit of the fast travelling American Thunder. Portia raced in third position, Narva and Lila G. following in closely bunched manner. Soiree and Aleader were sluggish and were left in the rear. The quarter mile was negotiated in 23 seconds, while the half was reeled off by American Thunder in 4G seconds. Arch Duchess continued in nearest pursuit of the leader to the stretch, then, when American Thunder began to tire, Arch Duchess quickly challenged and, despite American Thunders game attempts to hold on, wore her down and, getting to the front seventy yards away, held sway to win with plenty to spare. American Thunder held on well and withstood the general closing up by those in the rear, which came in the last eighth and held second place safe. Aleader was one of those that came with a big rush in the stretch, she managing to get up at the end for third place. Racing this afternoon was conducted along high-grade lines at all times, spectacular sport being the outcome in nearly all of the races. The track was fast, and good time resulted in most of the contests. Approximately 14,000 persons made up the crowd, which witnessed the sport from every point of vantage in the grandstand and clubhouse, making one of the best crowds of the meeting to attend Fairmount Parle POST 3IISTRESS SURPRISES. A surprise came with the introductory race, when C. W. Halls Post Mistress, overlooked by the talent, ran back to her recent good race and took the measure of the band of sprinters she met, at three-quarters. Jockey L. Aron gave her a hustling ride and had the winner in the van of the others all the last half of the dash, and managed to hold Chesterbrook safe in the stretch drive. Ches-terbrook finished fast and gamely on the inside for second place, while Kindred, after a rough journey, took the minor award. Calculations were further upset by the speedy Booze Beyer which, ridden by jockey C Yates, outran his opponents all the way in the second race. This faint-hearted sprinter raced into an eight-length lead after the first half mile and failed to quit today and held sway to the end. Fore Lady vanquished the others for second place while Johnny Campbell got up to hold the remainder safe for third money. Louisville and Nashville was the favored one by virtue of his five successive victories, but the W. M. Cain racer failed badly, appearing to have lost his winning form. Tick Tock proved best of a very ordinary band which went to the post in the third race. He raced under restraint in close pursuit of the leaders for a half-mile, then, moving up fast and saving ground on the inside, Continued on twcnty-XouxUi pace. ARCHIBALDS VICTORY Continued from first pace took the lead and easily won by a safe margin. Bray Annie raced well and, after setting a good pace to the stretch turn, held on well to outfinish Arrow Hawk for second place. Arrow Hawk was tiring fast at the end, but lasted to outfinish Stars and Stripes for third place. Tick Tock was the favorite, the first of the afternoon to score. Harned Bros. Estin, going in his best form, accounted for a purse in the fourth race, another three-quarter mile dash. Eastin ran a sparkling race and, after forcing the pace of the early leader. Orbit .to the stretch turn, then circled the outside into the lead and kept the lead to the end, holding safe The Hovel and Henry Sommers in the final drive. Henry Sommers. improved his position gradually in the early . stages and, reaching the leaders in the last turn, made it difficult for them to hold their advantage in the final drive and outgamed The Hovel for second place. The Hovel put away Orbit in the last fifty yards, finishing third.

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