Flying Al Scores Easily: Accounts for Best Race on Blue Bonnets Program, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-24


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FLYING AL SCORES EASILY Accounts for. Best Bace oil Blue Bonnets. Program. Sea Bee and Little Nipper Furnish Exciting Duel for Purse In Third Race Sabrct Wins Fourth Race. . - MONTREAL, Que., June 23. The Montreal Jockey Club entertained one of the best weekday crowds of the meeting at the Blue Bonnets course today. There was no outstanding feature of importance scheduled for decision, and the races were decided over a track that was good and drying out. The fifth race, over the one mile route, brought out the best field to face the barrier during the afternoon and resulted in a satis factory manner for the majority of the spectators, when Flying Ad, the favorite, racing in the colors of A. J. Contento and ridden by J. Chalmers, accounted for the purse in easy fashion, outrunning Midinette and The Vintner easily to score by two and a half lengths. The Vintner, in his usual manner, rushed to the front with the release of the barrier with Flying Al close after him, but under steady restraint. The Vintner tired, after setting the pace for three-quarters, and began to drop back. Chalmers immediately rushed Flying Al into a long lead and then took him under restraint again and he had no trouble getting to the finish with plenty to spare over Midinette, which got up in time to take second money from the tired The Vintner. The five-eighths mile dash, which opened proceedings, resulted in a victory for the favorite, Springald. The public was undecided between the son of Prince Hal and High Seas, but Springald had just a bit the most backing and went to the post favorite. He justified the confidence of those that supported him by making every post a winning one, taking the lead at the start, never to be headed and showing the way past the finish to High Seas by a length. Landslip attempted to catch the flying leader but, after half a mile, tired from his efforts and dropped back, allowing High Seas to take up the chase. The latter moved up fast and, challenging the leader in the stretch, forced him to show his best speed to hold the lead. The final rush of the two leaders drew them out seven lengths before Landslip at the end. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. Madam Pompadour was a big disappointment in the second race. The Robson filly was backed to the exclusion of the eight other starters and, after flattering her backers by taking the lead at the start and holding it to the stretch, tired badly and finished third, Mineralogist winning in easy fashion from Sphericity. The latter raced the favorite into defeat, but it took so much out of her that she could not withstand the rush of Mineralogist in the stretch and readily succumbed to the latters challenge. Sphericity and Madam Pompadour fought it out from the start, with the winner right at their heels. A close and exciting finish occurred at the end of the seven-eighths mile third race, when Sea Bee just barely managed to outstay the fast-finishing Little Kipper. Four lengths in back of the leaders Netherby held the others safe for the small end of the purse. Seven started, with Sea Bee first to leave the barrier. Highland Daisy raced with the winner for the first half-mile, only a neck separating them and, after Sea Bee had disposed of the Tubbs racer, he was immediately challenged by Little Nipper and a furious stretch drive ensued, witli Sea Bee hanging on gamely to win, although tiring badly in the last few strides. Little Nipper failed by a neck to catch the winner and, had the distance been a bit farther, surely would have passed the Donaconna racer. Lanark was installed the favorite, but ran a dull race and lacked speed at all stages. Sabret was an easy winner of tha seven- eighths mile fourth race, although ridden out at the end. Assuming the lead at the first eighth post, Sabret blazed the way to the finish, with Soubrettc II. in second place and Parchesie third. They maintained their positions throughout until reaching the stretch, where OBrien took no chances and drove the colorbearer hard, with the result that he was drawing away from Soubrettc IL at the end and won by two and a half lengtlis. Another favorite failed to show speed in this race, when George J. ran disappointingly and could never improve on fifth place. After the half-mile post it was a parade, with the horses all in the same positions at the finish.

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