Boom Captures Gold Cup: Bell Farm Stable Racer Wins King Edward Handicap.; Aucilla Second and Canter Third in Woodbine Park Feature--Sir Harry Unplaced, Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-22


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I . BOOM CAPTURES GOLD CUP « Bell Farm Stable Racer Wins King-Edward Handicap. » Aucilla Second and Canter Third in Woodbine 1ark Feature — Sir Harry Unplaced. TORONTO, Ont., May 21.— The King Edward Hotel Gold Cup Handicap, one of the annual features of the spring meetings at Woodbine Park, was provided as an attraction by the Ontario Jockey Club today, and the Bell Farm Stable furnished the winner in Boom, a four-yerr-old son of Huron — Flying Jib. Ridden by N. Wall, and outrun in the early stages. Boom was taken to the outside entering the home stretch and, responding with splendid courage in the final drive, got up in the last few strides to beat C. C. Smithsons Aucilla by a half length. J. E. Griffiths Canter was third, beaten by the smallest possible margin fcr second place and then followed R. T. Wilson, Jr.s Sun Fire, two lengths further back. Nine of the fifteen overnight nominees went to the post, and speculation was divided between Canter and the Seagram entry. Starter Cassidy sent them away to a good start, and in the run to the turn Rolls Royce outran the others and, drawing away into an easy lead on the turn, was taken under restraint and rated along as they straightened out on the back stretch. Son o Battle was second, and Canter third. Sun Fire, which had begun better than usual, was in a jam soon after the start, and Walker pulled him up. Naturally, a slow beginner. Sun Fire dropped out of it and was a distant follower twelve lengths back of Scat. Boom was down next to the inside rail running in sixth position. Walls was unable to get through and was nursing Boom along under slight restraint. Making the turn for home. Boom began gaining on the leaders, and when put to punishment he responded with a game effort. It was not until the last twenty yards that he caught the leaders and at the end was going away. Sun Fire closed an immense gap and was going two strides to the leaders on" in the last sixteenth. Sir Harry was never a factor in the struggle. Scat was last. The race had an added value of ,000, and was worth ,030 net to the winner. There was decided improvement in racing conditions. The weather was ideal for outdoor sport, and a large gathering was on hand. Canadian-owned horses cut an important figure in the afternoons results, among the Continued on twentieth pase. BOOM CAPTURES GOLD CUP Continued from first page. winners being Real Artist, Solidity and Winoya. Violado, racing in the colors of the Flamingo Farm Stable for the first time, was an easy winner of the Doncaster Plate when he beat J. Simmons Rea two lengths. Ral Parrs Highland Fiing was third, beaten four lengths for the place, and then followed the favorite, Glee Club. There were ten started and Glee Club, on the strength of his good races at Jamaica, was made favorite. He was ridden by W. W. Long and the latters handling of the Fisher colt did not help his chances any. When the start came Glee Club was away in front, only to drop back, and he was soon in rather close quarters and crowded out of it. In the meantime, Violado took the lead and, racing along at a rapid pace, drew away into a two-lengths lead rounding the far turn. Violado held command of the situation throughout and Harvey had something in reserve at the finish. Rea, the runner-up from the start, always held the balance of the field safe. As a matter of fact, it was a two-horse race the entire distance. Winoya had a long r rgin over his opponents at the finish of the Heltcr Skelter Steeplechase. Ridden by H. McAfee and following the leaders for the first turn in the field, Winoya went to the front the last time around, and in the last quarter drew away into a lead of eight lengths. Back of the winner Kangaroo and High Court had a great battle for second money, and it was only in the last hundred yards that Ral Parrs jumper disposed of High Court. In the early running Splash Me and High Court alternated in showing the way. Both jumped boldly, but were unable to carry their speed over a mile and a half. Press Gang, which was making his maiden effort as a jumper, went well. He hobbled at a couple of the obstacles and at one of them all but lost his rider, who clung to the horses neck and managed in some way to scramble back into the saddle. The conditions of the Whitby Plate, a claiming affair, at three-quarters mile, for three-year-olds and over foaled in Canada, called for starters to be ridden by maiden jockeys. There were fourteen starters, and the Seagram entry was the favorite. There were some bad actors among the band, and a delay of six min ites ensued before starter Cassidy got a start. Brevet was first to show and, with Marie Gaiety in closest pursuit, showed the way to the top of the stretch. Clements, who had the mount on Solidity, then made his move and the latter responded with a good burst of speed, passed the pacemakers and was half a length in front at the eighth post. Clements was shuffling along in an effort to keep Solidity going, and succeeded in stalling off determined opposition from Hoi Polloi in the last six-teenh. Soliditys margin at the end was a scant half length. Two lengths and a half further back followed the tiring Brevet, and then came the favorite, Jewel Kit. ♦

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