Anaconda Impresses: Runs Fast Race to be Home First in Lindbergh Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-23


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ANACONDA IMPRESSES $ Runs Fast Race to Be Home First $ in Lindbergh Handicap. Holds Lounger Safe in Spirited Struggle Fair Weather Reflected in Large Crowd. COLLINSVILLE. 111., June 22. The Lindbergh Handicap featured todays racing program at Fairmount Park and brought to the post a field of eight of the best that could be" mustered from this track. They provided one of the best races of the meeting from a standpoint of class and for thrilling sport C. D. Prycrs lately vastly improved four-year-old gelding Anaconda traversed the mile and a sixteenth of the race in the good time of 1:45, which is but two-fifths of a second below the track record established here by jthe now deceased but well remembered and Valiant Captain Hal. Ridden by the diminutive jockey H. Philpot and well p!aced at the weights for the race, Anaconda raced in his best style and, taking command after the field had covered the first half-mile of the distance, continued to hold sway gamely to the end, though pressed to the utmost and forced to give his best during the last eighth of the stretch di ive to hold safe S. Louis Lounger. .The latter was a forward factor from the start and challenged resolutely nearing the finish and, though coming close .to overhauling Anaconda, was unable to do so as they flashed past the finish. Lounger landed safely in advance of Dr. Cardenas. Sea Rocket was coming strongly at the finish, going fast in fourth position, but his rush was timed too late to be of any avail. -Martha Washington, Traveller, Porridge and Mazetta were the other defeated ones. Lounger was the favorite. Continued fair weather and the return of a fast track for the sport contributed to the success of the afternoon and another large attendance was on hand. Favorites performed with fair consistency and gave the followers of form much pleasure. ODDS-ON CHOICE WINS. A limit field of ordinary racers was grouped together and made an evenly-matched band in the opening race, a dash of three-quarters. An odds-on choice was returned the winner, when C. Irbys Shasta Love, heavily backed in the large field, decisively defeated her opponents. Sieg Mar-gon, the early pacemaker, held the lead well until inside the last eighth, where the strong-finishing Shasta Love then wore him down, to take a good lead, which -she held to the finish. The Missouri Stables Fallen Leaf just lasted in a hard drive at the end to outstay Bobby Jones for third place. Jockey I McClair piloted the winner. Another favorite proved successful in the second race, for three-year-old fillies, under claiming conditions. Jockey L. McClair scored his second victory of the afternoon when he rode L. Jones Cleora to a lucky victory, over five and a half furlongs. Cleora was backed into strong favoritism, but had her backers keyed up to a high pitch of anxiety and they held their breath at the finish for Cleora, after setting the pace all the way, tired fast inside the last seventy yards, and, when Lady Welcome came with a furious challenge on the outside, Cleora managed to last to win by tho narrowest of margins in a hectic finish. Lady Welcome worked her way up from last place and in the stretch gained fast and, though she just missed catching the winner, was in the lead one stride past the finish. Lila G. finished in third position. EASY FOR DYNAMO. " An even dozen lowly ones were called to the post for the third race, over a mile and a sixteenth. It resulted in victory for L. Jones three-year-old gelding Dynamo, which defeated his opponents rather easily, being in advance of them all in the last seven-eighths, and easily holding safe the challenge of Spanish Star in the stretch to win by a safe margin. By virtue of his victory. Dynamo graduated from the maiden ranks. Jones horses scored a double victory for the day, Cleora, from that stable, accounting for "the second race, while Dynamo scored tho second win. Spanish Star finished in second place behind Dynamo, while .Wood Fairy, one of the field horses, was third. Lathrop was the offending choice. H. T. Archibalds two-year-old colt Sweepa-nola proved best of the large band of youngsters which faced the barrier in the fourth race, sprinting down the stretch to land safely In advance of the much improved Mac Maxim, which finished second, while Betty Browning succeeded in outfinishing Gains-wood In the last stride for the minor award. The race was hard fought, the largo field racing closely grouped to the final turn, and causing much interference to several of the starters, which were unable to race at their best in the short dash. Jockey R. G. Mc-Dermott rode the winner well, and Sweepa-nolas victory chalked up another for the favorites, the colt ruling another winning odds-on choice.

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