Roi Des Montagnes Fails: Seagram Racer at Odds-on Defeated by Harry Baker, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-23


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ROI DES MONTAGNES FAILS - - . . Seagram Racer at Odds-On De-feated by Harry Baker. " Jockey Hastle Riding Star at Bine Bonnets, Piloting Two Winners Brevet Takes Third Race on Afternoons Card. MONTREAL, Que., June 22. Harry Baker, racing in the colors of the Pennsylvania sportsman Senator P. F. Joyce, showed a good performance at Blue Bonnets this afternoon when he won the Colonel Lindbergh Handicap, the feature race of "the program provided by the Montreal Jockey Club. Ridden with excellent judgment and following the fast pace set by the heavily played favorite Roides Moritagnes, Harry Baker moved up entering the homestretch and drew away in the last few strides. He had a margin of a half length to spare and, had Fishman so desired, he could have made it more. There were four starters and Roi des Mon-tagnes was made the medium of . a heavy play.. Bourp.ssa; rushed him tothe front, after getting away to a moving start, and, rounding the first turn, took command and raced in front under restraint Fishman took Harry Baker in behind him and never made a move until well around the far turn, where he went to the leader without effort. In the run through the home stretch he held the Seagram colt safe and could have drawn away at any stage during the final eighth. Punjab was. thjrd, beaten te,n lengths, for. second place. The pace was very fast from the start, the fractional time being :23, :47, 1:13, 1:39, 1:53. Jockey Hastie, the clever apprentice who came up from New York with the J. P. Smith stable, rode " two winners when he landed Rags and Brevet home in front. He rode a patient race on Brevet, a quitter, nursing him along for the first half mile and then going into a long lead. BREVET CLAIMED. Brevet changed hands after his victory, when C. Robillard claimed him from Harry Giddings for 51,500. The three-quarters dash which opened the days proceedings, brought out a field of thirteen to match strides and the winner turned up in the well backed Rags, which followed, in close, attendance, to the fast early pace cut out by Mineralogist and Brown Rock and, slipping through next the inner rail when the leaders swung out at the stretch turn. Rags raced into the lead inside the last eighth and drew out to cross the winning marK two lengtns to tne goou oi Brown Rock, which just managed to save second place portion of the purse by a head over the lukewarm choice Cast By. Uranus finished stoutly to race into fourth place, while the others were well strung out. The second - race, another over the -three-quarters route, and a split division of the opening dash, proved just a canter for Lem-nos when he took command with the release of the barrier and, dashing into a long lead, increased his advantage as he raced along until at the finish he was eight lengths in front of Courser, which finished second. Black Sea took down the short end of the purse. Sol was installed the choice, but-after racing in third place until well into the main stretch he shortened strides fast, and at the end he had till he -could do to save fourth place from The Plainsman. Tid Bit gave another dismal effort and was never a factor at any stage of the Journey. Nine province-breds answered the call for the one mile third race and the public favored Brevet to account for the purse. She carried the most support and went to the post an odds-on choice. She justified the short price she returned when she made a show of her oppenents by taking the lead soon after the start and, racing along under slight restraint, she . shook off her nearest rival, Candora, after five-eighths. Opening up a five-length advantage on the turn into the stretch, she came to the finish with a three-length lead. Candora just managed to save second place from Byng Boy. Six sprinters were asked to test their speed over the intermediate five anda half furlongs route in the fourth race and those that started were by far the second best field to sport colors during the afternoon. With the running came a surprise, when Hobcaw, defeated in easy fashion by Long Point and Reck Thorn, two which raced with him .a few days back, showed his true worth in his raqe today and reversed tho decision. Hobcaw had meager support for the race and returned a surprisingly large dividend. Long Point was installed a strong public choice and, as usual, took the lead after disposing of My Alasnam. Hobcaw was rushed along at his best clip, to keep within striking distance and, when urged for the final drive, he gained in resolute fashion, took command at the eighth post and crossed the finish mark with just a neck to spare. Long Point was second and Sandhills, after meeting with early interference, finished third, with Ace of Aces fourth, leading Rock Thorn and My Alasnam.

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