Hot Time Triumphs: Joliet Stable Gelding Victor in Main Race at Aurora.; Favorites in Limelight During Afternoon--Volt Best in First Race--Paul Bunyan Takes Second., Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-16


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HOT TIME TRIUMPHS Joliet Stable Gelding Victor in Main Race at Aurora. « . Favorites in Limelight During Afternoon — Volt Best in First Race — Paul Bunyan Takes Second. • AURORA, 111.. May 15.— Hot Time, five-year-old High Time — Tuscan Re*d gelding, , which carries the colors of the Joliet Stable, showed a return to winning form at Exposition Park this afternoon and, putting forth one of the good races of which he is capable, accounted for the Mid-May Handicap, fourth and principal attraction offered. Hot Time, ridden by jockey J. Majestic, ran the five and a half furlongs in the fast time of 1 :06% and vanquished such good ones as Sixty, Orestes II., Anita M. and others. The winner was well regarded by the players and carried the most support, chalking up another victory for the favorites, which performed satisfactorily during the afternoon. Hot Time was away fast and under good riding raced away into a safe lead, then proceeded to display much the most speed throughout and was an easy winner, never being threatened. Sixty, ridden by McCros-son, gave a good account of himself and, racing well in the stretch, drew up to within close distance of the winner and outfinished Orestes II for second place. Orestes II. easily held Anita M. safe for third place. Florence Mills, a prominent factor, tired badly in the stretch racing and dropped out of it inside the last eighth. Prisoner was also a disappointment when he ran poorly, failing to show any of his customary speed. CLOUDY WEATHER. Cloudy weather greeted the early comers to the course and a light shower fell before and during the third race. It served only to moisten the track a little, failing to damage it to an extent sufficient to change the track conditions, the going remaining fast. The attendance was again generous, in keeping with previous days of the meeting, and a large mid-week crowd made the trip to the course. Volt, carrying the colors of R. B. Allen and making his first appearance here, proved best of the band of sprinters that faced the barrier in the initial race. The winner was a strongly supported favorite and made good in an exciting finish, just getting up to win by a head, taking the measure of Move On Seth in the final strides after a long, hard stretch struggle. Move On Seth had raced to the front an eighth out and continued well to the finish, but tired near the end, succumbing to Volt in the final few yards. Duffs Time, the early leader, set a good pace to the last turn, but lost the lead when Move On Ssth challenged on the outside, then held on well to take third place. Knighthood and Washoe, two of the starters in the large field, were in close quarters most of the way and were unable to race at their best. Paul Bunyan, favorite in the second race, also scored, making it two straight for the public choice. Lena M., swerving out badly at the finish, was nosed out of the purse by the winner in the last stride, but landed six lengths in advance of Little Jackie. The latter did the leading to the last turn, showing the most speed to that point, where he tired when Lr-na M. challenged. Paul Bunyan, saving much ground by racing on the inside, was in closest pursuit of Lena If. when in the stretch and, gaining gamaly, wore her down slowly, and under hard riding just got up to win by inches in a close decision. Lena M. finished out in the middle of the course, owing to her having swerved badly through the final sixteenth and, at the end, was bearing out badly, which likely cost her the race. BRAZEJV MAKES GOOD. O. H. Neala Brazen, after starting numerous times at the meeting, finally made good with a victory ;n the third race, at one mile and a sixteenth. Brazen upset calculations with 0113 of his best efforts and was returned winner by a head margin over Mary B. as they concluded a long hard stretch drive in which Brazen proved best. Mary B. came from behind the leaders with a resolute challenge in the final drive and barely failed to catch Brazen at the wire. Just Beau, six lengths in their wake, managed to outgame Cap o Tea in the final strides for third place. Cup o Tea was the favorite, while Rapier was also strongly supported. J. C. Gillcm supplied his second winner in two days when the veteran racer Welcome proved easily best of the field of platers which paraded for the fifth race, a mile and seventy yards contest, with nine starters. Welcome had an easy time of it in the stretch in overtaking the leading Isoard, after having followed the latter closely from the start to the last turn and, when his rider , called upon him to take the lead he did so at once, moving up on the inside and then, when in the van, easily held sway to the end. Isoard held second place safe, while Mary Continued on eleventh pajje. HOT TIME TRIUMPHS Continued from first page. Dale got up at the end to take the small end. Mary Dale was favorite fcr this race, while Catesby was also well backed and again offended with a poor showing. R. Williams Climax suddenly improved, took into camp the lowly band of platers that started over one mile and seventy yards in the sixth race. Climax assumed a long lead soon after the start, after crossing over sharply at the first turn and held sway, to win almost as his rider pleased, despite being ridden out from near the end. Laetare, which took second place, was always a forward factor and easily lead home the others, but failed to threaten the winner. Berry Picker landed in third place. Climax was fairly well backed in this, but the real favorite was Adieu, which proved a big disappointment. The most pronounced upset of the meeting came with the running of the final race i when Ali Baba, from the I* M. Holmes stable, after a long string of defeats, finally won a purse, and did so by defeating Jack Horgan, Elfkin and five others over one mile. Ali Baba was close up all the way and, failing to quit, as he generally does, went into the lead in the stretch and, when hard ridden by Leyland, managed to beat Jack Horgan by a half length. Chappie Sims of the Pueblo Stable sold Bolton to W. Tobias in a private transaction. The Irwin Dive Stock and Show Company, represented in the first race by Knighthood, claimed Volt from B. B. Allen for ?1,000. A.

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