Lafe M. Feature Winner: Mean Tempered Son of John A. Scott Barely Outstays William P. at Hamilton, Ohio., Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-16


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LAFE M. FEATURE WINNER Mean Tempered Son of John A. Scott Barely Outstays William P. at Hamilton, Ohio. HAMILTON, Ohio. May 15.— S. Corbets recent acquisition, Lafe M., beat the best band to start during the day at Exposition Park this afternoon when he annexed the fifth race from William P. and Post Mistress by the shortest of margins. The son of John H. Scott, a notorious post actor, opened up a long early lead, but quit badly in the final sixteenth and barely lasted. William P. was overhauling the leaders so rapidly at th - end that he would have won in another stride. Post Mistress was besj; of the others. Although the sky was overcast, the weather was pleasant, a good crowd was in attendance and the track was at its best. Close and exciting finishes featured the sport one of which came in the opening race, in which Wanda B., coming from behind in the stretch, headed Low Shoes and Jax in the final strides. This marked the maiden victory for the Ballot filly. Low Shoes, the pacemaker, was closely pressed by Jax at the end to save second place. Racing prominently from the start. Keen Line took command again in the final quarter of the second race and retained a lengths advantage through the stretch. St. Cecelia, coming from behind, outstayed Stella May for second place. After racing in closest pursuit of O. Mae B. to the stretch in the third race. Fallen Leaf forged to the front in the last seventy yards and won going away. O. Mae B. was hard ridden to stall off Kin Folks. Finding an opening next to the inner rail when the leaders went a trifle wide at the turn for home, Great Beginner made the most of his advantage and outsprinted his opponents in the fifth race. Maddenstown outstayed Jimmie Shannon when the final drive came for the second portion of the purse. S. Gorbett made it a double when Ann Gro-gan showed her heels to the others throughout the running of the sixth race. Guerriere led Osman by a safe margin in second place throughout and the others never cut any figure in the running. Another rousing finish came in the closing race when Atador wore down Wrack Maid in the last few yards to win in a driving finish by a neck. Wrack Maid set the pace until midway of the stretch, but failed to withstand the challenge of the winner. Wrack Ray. the favorite, was messed about on the outside of the leaders most of the distance and finished with a belated rush, going fastest of all. . M A

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