Spectacular Finish: Congress Handicap Results in Stirring Race at Homewood, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-23


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SPECTACULAR FINISH Congress Handicap Results in Stirring Race at Homewood. i Iron Mask n. Proves Best, With Bob Rogers Second and Sixty . Third Chicago Beaten Off. - HOMEWOOD, 111., June 22. The ,000 added Congress Handicap held the center of attention at Washington Park today and It furnished a spectacular contest, with the Mira Monte Stables Iron Mask II. victor over Bob Rogers, with Sixty in third place and Chicago beaten off. There were only four starters in the race and at times they raced so closely aligned that: it was difficult to separate them. It was only when the stretch turn was reached that Iron Mask II. displaced Chicago from the lead and then fought it out through the stretch with Bob Rogers, winning ultimately under restraint Bob Rogers, after making a game bid in the last eighth, began faltering and had to be hard urged to outstay Sixty. Chicago raced into command on the first turn, after stumbling at the start, but he was thoroughly done for after going three-quarters and was far back at the finish. Another heavy downpour last night caused the course to be in bad shape and decidedly favorable to the more sturdy type of pronounced mud runners. No light weights had business with the difficult going and they soon met disaster. In view of the changed going, it was remarkable that the public was so successful in picking winners. FAVORITES CONSPICUOUS.- , Favorites again were conspicuous and won their fair share of the purses. Several outsiders came home in front and also received hearty attention by the big crowd. Tho weather continued threatening and warm. The racing was interesting, several of the finishes exciting the big gathering. The opener brought out a poor band and it resulted in victory for Olympic, coupled with others in the field. Olympic raced in suddenly improved form and came with a determined rush that carried him by Watts in the last few strides. Watts also raced well and, after disposing of the early leaders, seemed to have the race won an eighth out, but was not good enough to hold off the winner. Kinsley also furnished a surprise to land in third place. The favorites, Basha, Hullo and Bird Behave ran poorly. H. C. McConnells Honeynook was a prohibitive favorite In the second race, engaging a band of two-year-olds. He began as if he would make a runaway race of it and did attain a five-length lead at one period of the stretch run, but in the last eighth he began tiring badly and this gave Aromatic an opportunity to get up in time to win. Honey-nook had to be urged hard near the end to outstay True Gal, which also came fast after a tangled beginning. FAVORED BY GOING. Colonel Seth, under strong riding by E. Pool and favoring the rough going, was tho winner of the third race, in which some fairly good platers met. Colonel Seth led for the entire way and was never seriously menaced. Red Harvey finished in second place after he had come from far back, the result of dropping completely out of it after having had the best of the send-off. Joo Junior furnished the surprise when he landed in third place. There was considerable activity about Sunday Clothes, but after racing prominently for the first quarter he faded completely out of the picture. Nat Evens and Kyrock fought a spirited duel in the last eighth of the mile race and came to the finish half a length apart. Kyrock might have reversed the decision with the winner, but for Leylands action of waving his whip diligently in front of Kyroclc. which probably caused him to refrain from moving up. Kyrock had challenged and was almost even with Nat Evens when Leyland began his tactics. Kum Kalessi, the early leader, seemed done when reaching tho stretch, but under hard riding continued and wore down Rocky Lane for third place. Foolscap was an offending favorite in tho sixth race. He was backed with rare confidence, but failed badly, retiring completely after going half a mile. Dutch Girl, ridden by C. Meyer, probably the best lightweight at the course, was hustled into a good lead in the first quarter, then, taken under restraint and continuing at a fast pace, won in runaway style from Post Dispatch, which had managed to overcome Interference and get up in time to beat home the weakly-ridden Snow Man. Halu and Grass Tree, both early factors, tired badly. The closing race developed a close finish with Try Again the winner by a short margin over Dorothy Adams. Try Again was a prohibitive favorite in spite of being ridden by the inexperienced T. Snow. It was tho initial victory for that rider. Dorothy Adams was going the fastest at tho end and would have won In another stride. Mart Bunch finished in third place after having been a strong contender for most oC the way.

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