Finale At Woodbine: Two ,000 Added Stakes on Getaway Day Program.; William Hendrie Memorial Handicap Falls to Attack--Wych Elm Takes Woodbine Steeplechase., Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-28


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FINALE AT WOODBINE 4 Two ,000 Added Stakes on Getaway Day Program. ♦ William Kendrie Memorial Handicap Falls to AfttMk — Wych Elm Takes Woodbine Steeplechase. * TORONTO, Ont.. May 26.— Attack, the good-looking mare by Atwell — Gallant Foe, which races for the Piverdale Stable, accounted for the William Hendrie Memorial Handicap at Woodbine Park today, when she defeated the Seagram Stables Ever More by a length and a quarter. The pair staged a driving finish, which lasted from the head of the home stretch to the end. Hanna Deebe. one of the J. C. Fletcher entry, was third, a length and a half further back, and then followed J. E. Smallmans Meeran. An even dozen sported silks and three of them. Ever More, Ferry of Fate and Beau of the West, were coupled as the Seagram entry. J. C. Fletcher had two in Hanna Deebe and Pushka, end the P. H. New stable a pair in Troutlet and Taurus. The Seagram entry was a wcll-pla.wd favorite, and there were not a few who thought that the stable might finish one, two, three in the race. In the early Stages the speedy Bonnington went to the front and set the pace for three-quarters. She displayed good speed going to the half in :-!9%. Palls was in a contending position with Attack, running fourth and close up. On the turn for home he shook the Piverdale mare up and she raced into the lead. Ever More was on almost even terms with her and both boys were riding in desperate fashion. Ever More was hanging on, and it was simply a question as to which of the pair would be first to quit. In the final drive Attack proved the gamer of the two and the finish found her drawing away. The stake had a gross value of ,860, the winners portion of which was ,060. STELLAR FAREWELL CARD. Today marked the close of the Ontario Jockey Clubs spring meeting, and a splendid program was provided for the occasion. There were three stakes on the card, the Woodbine Steeplechase, ,000 added ; the Queens Hotel Cup, ,000 added, and the William Hendrie Memorial Handicap, ,000 added. All three were won by Canadian-bred horses. The weather was a bit raw and the sun was hidden behind dark clouds, which threatened at any minute to unleash a deluge. Fortunately the rain held off and track conditions were good. A large gathering was on hand. There were six starters in the ,000 added Woodbine Steeplechase, which called for a journey over the two and a half mile course. Four finished the course without a mishap and the first three horses at the finish carried the colors of Canadians. The winner was George W. Beardmores Wych Elm, which galloped home an easy winner, ten lengths in front of the Harber Stables Top Notch. The Piverdale Stables Manifold was third, beaten two lengths for second place. The pair that came to grief were the first and second choices, Gun Boat and Pock of Cashell, both of which had been shipped up from New York to fill their engagements in this stake. Gun Boat lost his rider at "the seventeenth jump and Pock of Cashell fell at ♦ he eighteenth. Both horses were on even terms with the leader at the time of their mishap and curious enough, each looked as though he would win. Top Notch, rank and showing much speed, outran his opponents from the start and, with Wych Elm in close pursuit, showed the way to the twelfth jump, where Wych Elm went into the lead. He remained there the rest of the journey. Gun Boat was undr stout restraint the first two turns of the field and bobbled at several of of his jumps until Mergler gave him his head, when he jumped well. He was going fast when Mergler tumbled off and undoubtedly would have won if his ridr had remained in the saddle. Neandcr, in the meantime, was riding a waiting race and when he finally did make his move Pock of Cashell moved up to the leaders with a rush. He took the eighteenth jump with Wych Elm, but made a bad landing and eJL When he went down, Wych Elm had simply to gallop the remainder of the distance to win. The stake was worth ,S30 net to the winner. MASTER BOBBIE VICTOR. R. W. P. Cowies Old Koenig colt Master Bobbie was winner over the big band of Canadian-bred two-year-olds in the Alexandra Plate, a dash of five-eighths, for which he was the favorite. Trailing Pose Spot to the top of the home stretch, Master Bobbie assumed an easy lead when Townrow made his move but, at the finish, was inclined to loaf and had to be shaken up a bit to stall off Pin Wheel, which finished fast. Rose Spot collapsed under punishment and was a tiring: fourth, beaten a length and a half by Meteor Sparks for third money. The Seagram Stable furnished the winner of the Queens Hotel Cup when Polls Poyce beat Patricia J. by a length and a quarter. The conditions of this race called for a dash of one mile and seventy yards, and Soult and Bigot were both well supported, the former always having the call with the players. Dignus, with her urual dash, rushed to the front in the early running and drew away into a commanding lead. On the turn into the back stretch she had an advantage of four lengths. Patricia J. was second, and Dignus third. The latter was under restraint and, even at this stage, looked like a serious factor. Piehon kept the Seagram horse under restraint and delayed making his effort until they .swung into the home stretch. When he made his move Polls Poyce responded with great courage and in a few strides eras on almost even terms with the pacemaker. In the last eighth Rolls Royce disposed of Dignus and at the finish had enough left to stall off Patricia J.s chal- i lenge. Bigot was fourth, beaten a length for third place. When Soult quit McCoy eased him up and he was last at the finish.

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