H. G. Bedwell Colors: Prominent in Wednesdays Racing at Fairmount Park, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-30


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H.G. BEDWELL COLORS Prominent in Wednesdays Racing at Fairmount Park. Foreclose and Foretold, Both Ridden by Jockey F. Armstrong, Successful Color Bearers. . COLLINSVILLE. 111., June 29. H. G. Bed-weirs representatives were very much in the limelight this afternoon at Fairmount Park and the accomplishments of Foreclose and Foretold in accounting for a purse each, coupled with the fine riding of the diminutive apprentice jockey F. Armstrong, when the lad had the leg up on both Bedwell winners, added interesting color in an otherwise featureless racing offering prepared for the occasion by the Fairmount Jockey Club. "With the exception of the fourth race, which was for two-year-olds, the claiming clause was attached to the conditions of each contest and there was an absence of any racing stars, making for general routine events throughout the afternoon. Bedwells Foreclose, ridden well by Armstrong, was winner of the Inaugural Purse, at three-quarters, defeating the favorite, Harry B., while Armstrong came back strongly in the third race and piloted Bed-wells Foretold successfully, but this time the Bedwell colorbearer was installed the favorite. Foretold was master of the situation at all stages of the race, holding safe repeated challenges made by Harned Brothers Roella, which was in close pursuit of the leader throughout the mile, but in the stretch Foretold, mildly shaken up, began to draw away from his opponents and ultimately won by a safe margin. Roella took down second place, E. Rices Drama finishing third. - - FORECLOSE IN EASY STYLE. The colors of H. G. Bedwell were again in the limelight when that owners three-year-old filly Foreclose, recently arrived here from Washington Park, Chicago, sprinted to an easy victory in the opener, a dash of three-quarters, in which a band of nine of the more lowly ones started. Harry B., an odds-on choice in the poor field, could do no better than reach second place, being unable to menace Foreclose in the final stages. Hasty Miss, seen for the first time at the meeting, was returned third, having the advantage,, of. a good .ride, to narrowly, outfinish the early pacemaker, Deadfall, in the last few yards for the minor end- of the purse. A condition affair for two-year-old fillies, which came fourth on the card, . resulted in a profitable victory for the Missouri Stable, whose winnings have been few and far be-, tween during the meeting. That stables two-year-old filly Betty Browning, a daugh-terpf Seth Joyce Huffman, and overlooked by the talent in favor of A. L. Kirbys speedy youngster, Ann Curtis, sprinted to victory; - She only managed to defeat Ann Curtis by the smallest of margins, as the pair of them raced closely lapped past the the eye of the judges a shade before the fast-tiring favorite. Ann Curtis displayed high speed for the first half mile and raced away into a long early lead, which she kept to the stretch turn. When in the stretch Ann Curtis began to lose her speed and she was tiring rapidly, while Betty Browning, coming with ground-gaining strides, gradually wore her down to be up in the last ten strides to gain her victory. Shasta Comet, from the Brown Shasta Stock Farm, always held third place safe after they ,had covered the first three-sixteenths of the five-eighths dash. IMPROVED HIGH LIFE. A. L. Kirbys .suddenly improved High Life, a four-year-old son of Prince Pal Rebel Queen, after two years and a half of fruitless racing, finally extended himself to win a purse, and did so to the chagrin of the followers of the favorites, when he defeated the heavily-backed Grapestone in the second race, upsetting calculations. Grapestone, a winner in her last appearance, was installed an. odds-on .choice, but her fate was similar to that of Harry B., odds-on choice in the first; when the best she" accomplished was second place at the finish. Mrs. C. H. Abbotts Shasta Rock was. another of the ordinary class to show signs of returning fc-mn, and accounted for the short end of the purse. Romp, a pronounced favorite, was de-pisiyely beaten in the fiftli race, in which some good sprinters accepted conditions. He had no excuse, when minus his usual bad post behavior. Romp was away with the first flight at the start, then showed his early speed, but was soon outpaced and tired fast after covering the first three-eighths of the distance. The eventual winner furnished a great surprise, for it was Coy which accounted for the purse, after having shown scant signs of good form during his most recent appearances at this course. Coy was sadly neglected in the wagering and paid off at long odds. W. J. Whalens Miss Maggie ran back to her recent good effort and was Continued on twenty-fourth page. H. G. BEDWELL COLORS Continued from first page; placed, while W. M. Cains Cup o Tea garnered the minor award. The finisli was the closest of the afternoon, with the first four to finish reaching the imaginary wire with three noses separating them from one another and it required the official placings to determine the winners. Coy, finishing on the inside, was awarded the hairline decision, while Miss Maggie only barely succeeded in nosing out Cup o Tea for the place. In another stride Cup o Tea, finishing fast In the center of the track, would have been the winner.

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