Madison Day Purse: Principal Offering of Thursdays Card at Fairmount Park, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-24


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MADISON DAY PURSE Principal Offering of Thursdays Card at Fairmount Park. Happy Bob the Victor, Defeating Indianapolis and Patuxant in Meritorious Performance. COLLINSVILLE, 111., June 23. The Capitol Stables Happy Bob accounted for the Madison Day Purse, feature attraction staged at Fairmount Park this afternoon, a mile and one-sixteenth contest, in which the winner defeated some good company, including Mrs. W. F. Meehans Indianapolis, which took down second place, while the Winleo Stables Patuxant finished in third position, landing in advance of Ed. Burke, Red Leather and Candy Blackbird, the other starters which made up the small field. Red Leather flattered her backers with a good show of early speed and raced in the lead for the first three-quarters. Happy Bob was the closest factor, while Patuxant raced forwardly also, holding on strongly throughout. Ultimately Red Leather began tiring from her early, efforts approaching the stretch turn, while Happy Bob, settling into his best stride, then came with a resolute challenge when called upon in the stretch, taking the lead quickly, and managed to hold it to outfinish the fast-coming Indianapolis at the end. Indianapolis was one of the trailers to the stretch, but then closed a wide gap quickly and, finishing courageously, got Up in the closing strides to down Patuxant. QUAJTAH TO THE FORE. Twelve ordinary platters dashed five and a half furlongs to open proceedings, and jockey C. Yates began the day auspiciously when he had the LaForge Stables veteran Quanah home safely in advance of E. Lutz Grape-stone in a driving finish. Postillion wound up in third place. The Penthorn Stables Mont Rose flattered greatly with a big show of early speed, and raced away into the lead by a margin of six lengths before reaching the stretch turn. However, he soon showed faintheartness after straightening out for home and his lead was quickly cut down by Quanah, which then took command, holding Grapestone safe the remainder of the stretch drive. Mont Rose gave way completely, to finish out of the money in the last eighth. Postillion was the favored one. Uncle Boot, ridden by jockey N. Burger, finally settled down and raced like a good youngster to take the measure of a large band of maiden two-year-olds, which started In the second race. Uncle Boot proved a disappointment many times before, but atoned for his admirers who backed him today, and scored in highly pleasing style, winning by four lengths at the termination of the five-eighths dash. Closely attended in the early stages by Jack W. Jr., the pair of them dominated the running to the stretch, Jack "V. Jr. heading Uncle Boot for a brief time, then succumbing to his challenge in the stretch. Peggy Taylor rushed up fast near-ing the finish and outgamed Jack W. Jr. for second place, while the latter safely annexed third money. Jack W. Jr. was the favorite, while Uncle Boot ruled a strongly backed second choice. HIGH PRINCE IN CANTER An outstanding favorite accounted for the third race, at a mile and a sixteenth, when C. Irbys High Prince won in a canter under jockey L. McClair. High Prince was far in advance of his opr,onents, after having overtaken Rose Mist in his first eighth, and was never in danger the remainder of the way. Candy Rock raced in good form and finished second, while Sir Maurice managed to get up in the closing stages for third. Hidalgo was something of a disappointment, when, after racing forwardly to the stretch, he suddenly , tired and finished well beaten. The Indian Lake Purse, an allowance dash for two-year-olds, witnessed E. J. OConnells second time starter, Low Gear, a gelded son of Sir Martin Jitney, winning his second straight victory in ridiculously easy fashion. W. J. Salmons Polar Sea finished behind the winner in second place, narrowly outlasting F. J. Wielands Homewood. The race was closely contested, with all five starters closely grouped together in the run up the back stretch to the first turn. Here Low Gear swung around the outside into the lead, passing the pacemaker Polar Sea, never to bo headed, and came to the finish a winner by three lengths under restraint

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