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NOMAD WINS AT AQUEDUCT . » Marshall Field Jumper Scores in Whcatley Steeplechase. ■ a » Indian Lore Call Defeats Crack Band la Fpinard Ilighwelght Handicap — Autumn Bloom First. ♦ NEW YORK, N. T., June 20.— The special feature for a good program at Aqueduct today was the Whcatley Steeplechase Handicap, over the short course, and worth ,725 to the winner. This was one of the crosscountry events that did not go to the Thomas Hitchcock stable. Mr. Hitchcock had both Bangle and Signal named, but they were withdrawn and Marshall Fields Nomad proved best when he led home Joseph E. Wideners filly Be Fair, with Bold Knight, from the Greentree Stable, saving third from the Dorwood Stables Cheramy and Bob Smiths Fairy Lore, the only other starters. After the drenching the track received Tuesday night it dried out surprisingly and, while the skies were overcast, it was a good day for the sport and the attendance was large. While the main track itself was good, the steeplechase field remained soft and that was reason enough for only five starters in the feature. The horses were sent away at the first attempt and Hunt rushed Fairy Lore to the first fence at a sprinting clip. He took it in a stride and, going right along, was soon ten lengths clear of his livals. Be Fair and Bold Knight were heading the others, while Jeffcott had Nomad under restraint and well back from the pace, while Cheramy soon dropped out of the running. Before the water was reached Fairy Lore was beginning to tire of his pacemaking and at that fence Be Fair was first over, just half a length before Bold Knight, which was a like distance before Fairy Lore. Jeffcott still waited with Nomad and he was going along eight lengths back of the first three. In the run through the backfield there began a duel between Be Fair and Bold Knight and finally Be Fair had him whipped and went to the front. But this had taken something out of the filly and when Nomad challenged she had little left. Through the front field it was no trick for Nomad to go into command and then come home winner by three lengths. Be Fair saved second place by twice that distance. BY NARROW MARGIN. Jefferson Livingstons Autumn Bloom, under an excellent ride by George Field, was winner of the opening claiming handicap, for two-year-old3, but it was only by a narrow margin over Kildare, from the Newtondale Stable, with Mrs. J. Sciaccalugas consistent Roodles just being beaten for third by John Maddens Healy. Fields had Autumn Bloom away in full stride and, selecting the best going, toward the middle of the course, he had speed enough to hold his lead throughout. Kildare was always in a forward position and the contender throughout, but he just failed to catch the son of Acturay, being beaten by a head. Healy did not have the best of luck. He was in close quarters back of the first two, hut when he had a chance to get through he faltered. As for Roodles, he closed in resolute fashion, as usual, but he left from the outside position to close ground and fourth was the best he could do. The one mile condition race, run as the third, resulted in a great finish when Mi Vida, Croydon, Tantivy, Bois de Rose and Stretcher all finished closely lapped in the order named. It was Mi Vida that forced the pace, and he was rated along in front by Fator, though he never drew clear of the others. Croyden, Bois de Rose and Stretcher were in close order back of the pacemaker and for part of the journey Inspector C. was also a factor. Tantivy was slow to find his stride, and Workman had to hustle him along to keep him within striking distance. Swinging into the stretch, Bois de Rose made a determined move, but he ran into a bit of trouble and was crowded back, while Mi Vida held command, though Croyden and Stretcher were close after him. In the meantime. Tantivy had worked his way up on the outside, but he was forced to go outside of the others at the head of the stretch, losing ground. There was a general loosening-up at the end, and it took all of Fators skill and energy to keep Mi Vida going, to be home the winner. FAILS IN niS DEBUT. The Epinard Highweight Handicap, over the six and a half furlongs route, marked the first appearance under silks in this country of Mrs. Herbert Pulitzers Foundation Stone. He is a handsome horse, with a good flight of speed, but his first appearance did not show more, for he was eased up when beaten and pulled up last. This went to Max Silvers Indian Love Call, which wore down Mrs. Vanderbilts Byrd, to win going away, while H. T. Archibalds Crystal Domino was a distant third. Byrd, as was expected, was the one to set the pace and in the early racing Crystal Domino and Foundation Stone chased after him, while Indian Love Call was being rated a bit further back. Swinging into the stretch Pascuma saved ground with Byrd. but in doing so he took his mount through the deepest going. Then in the last eighth Indian Love Call made his winning charge, while Crystal Domino tired when called on by Workman. E. M. Byers Click made a show of the juveniles that opposed him in the five-eighths race that was the fifth offering. Beginning fast, he dashed into a long lead and there was no part of the race in which he was fully extended. John Maddens Farmer out-finished the Greentree Stables Red Bank to take second place and the others were in strung-out order. Cockrill proved much the best in the mile and a sixteenth race at the end of the card when he went into a long lead and never was headed. Buntaris saved second place from Bright Steel, after having raced second virtually all the way. There was deep regret among the horsemen on the report of the death of John J. Sonny Mahon of Baltimore. Mr. Malum was a valued patron of the turf and part owner of the Havre de Grace course in Marvland. William Ruth, Buffalo sportsman, was a si cc tator.