Stampdale In Form: Ellis Sprinter Displays Old Time Speed in Aurora Feature.; Lowers Three-Quarter-Mile Track Record to 1:11 2/5--Lena M. Graduates in Third Race., Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-22


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STAMPDALE IN FORM I . « . Ellis Sprinter Displays Old Time Speed in Aurora Feature. ♦ Lowers Three-Quarter-Mils Track Record to 1:11% — Lena M. Graduates in Third Race. ♦ ! AURORA, 111., May 21.— J. C. Ellis" six-year-old sprinter Stampdale, showing a return to his best form, proved his superiority over the handicap division of racers at Exposition Park this afternoon with a track record breaking performance that brought him an easy victory in the Naperville Purse, the main attraction arranged for todays program. Stampdale ran the three-quarters in the fast time of 1 :11%, clipping three-ftfths of a second off the previous record of 1 :12 for the distance, held at this course by Dolly Seth and Cup o Tea, Dolly Seth being among the ones which Stampdale so easily defeated in his sparkling race today. Stampdale, ridden by jockey J. Leyland. cantered to the finish with much sped in reserve, easing up four lengths in advance of C. McCorkles recently arrived Spanish Princess, the latter being second, beating home L. M. Goldbergs Honi Soit by five lengths for second place. Honi Soit finished tiring in third place, but had a margin of two lengths to spare over Dolly Seth, which was fourth. Sandy Hatch raced coupled with the winner forming the J. C. Ellis entry, but it was not necessary at any stage of the race for Sandy Hatch to put . forth his best when his running mate made a runaway of the race soon after the first quarter of the distance has been covered. AWAY TO GOOD START. Stampdale was first to leave the barrier in a poor start and took the lead on the inside going to the first quarter. Wildrake a"nd Honi Soit were in close pursuit, forcing the pace for a brief time, with Dolly Seth and Sandy Hatch right in their wake. After making the far turn Stampdale raced away into a long lead, easily outpacing the others and came away into a six-length lead in the stretch, where his rider refrained from urging him further with the race well in hand. Wildrake soon found the pace too fast, while Dolly Seth gave it up in the stretch and Spanish Princess and Honi Soit were left to fight the battle for second place. Spanish Princess challenged much too strongly for Honi Soit and drew away from the latter near the end to take second place, Honi Soit easily saving third. The J. C. Ellis entry of Stampdale and Sandy Hatch was backed with extreme confidence by the players to post time, the combination ruling pronounced choice for the race, providing a satisfactory result for the form players. Ideal weather conditions for the sport were in vogue again this afternoon, while the racing strip was returned to a fast condition, a great improvement over its heaviness of the latter part of the past week. Another easy winner landed in the fifth race, when J. J. Corcorans Plain Dealer led home a good band of distance racers, scoring by four lengths over his nearest opponent at the finish of one mile and a sixteenth. Donna Santa gave an improved performance and tan a game race to be second, just getting up in the final strides to down Mont-eagle for second place. Monteagle, af-ter being the leader all the way to the streteh, tired near the end, but lasted for third place. Plain Dealer was made favorite, while Stutts also had much attention, though not as much in demand as the winner. QUICK ASSET BEST. Quick Asset, racing for T. P. Feely, and racing in her best form, was winner over an ordinary band of three-year-old platers which ventured over the mile course in the sixth race. The winner finished safely in advance of Edgcwater, after racing in the van at all stages, making every post a winning one. Isoard was always in nearest pursuit of the leader to the stretch, but began tiring, while Edgewater, another forward contender, challenged and catching Isoard in a tiring condition outgamed the latter for second place. Isoard was the favorite. Maiden three-year-olds and over were called upon to furnish the contest in the initial race. The program opened with a victory for the Chicago-owned J. J. Coughlins Participate, a three-year-old gelding, ridden by jockey R. Jones. Participate, a son of Morvich — Penance, after racing forwardly to the stretch, then challenged on the outside and, racing into the lead, kept a slight advantage in a long, hard drive to the end, defeating Burk-Dale by half a length. Burk-Dale, finishing with a rush and getting up for second place near the end, outgamed Determan. The latter ran a good race all the way and easily lasted to save third place. There .-ere eleven starters. J. Hannies three-year-old Honeyfish proved much the best in the second race and, with a display of good speed, raced over i. : . ive and a half furlongs distance in the fast time of Continued on twentieth page. STAMPDALEJN FORM Continued from first page. 1:0C?5, to be winner in a canter from First Mission, Duffs Time and eight other sprinters, and upset calculations considerably. Ridden by jockey C. McCrossen, Honeyfish sprinted away into a lorg lead after going the first half mile and was never threatened thereafter, winning as his rider pleased. Fer-seth, heavily backed, was a forward factor for most of the distance, but began tiring badly in the stretch drive and finished fourth. Go Away, also strongly played, tired in the final stages" of the race and raced disappointingly. Maiden two-year-olds started in the second race over five-eighths of a mile. Lena M., an overwhelming favorite, made good with a decisive victory, winning in a canter after having displayed much the most speed throughout, being f a ■ in the lead after going the first quarter. Mary Frances raced in closest pursuit of the leader all th" way and, coming gamely in the stretch, outstayed Eddie Lehmann. The latter showed some improvement Over recent efforts and, after making a fast move in the stretch, finished well in third jlace.

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