Connaught Cup To Attack: Riverdale Stables Daughter of Atwell Easily Takes Measure of Ichitaro and Meeran., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-21


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CONNAUGHT CUP TO ATTACK Riverdale Stables Daughter of Atwell Easily Takes Measure of Ichitaro and Meeran. MONTREAL, Que., June 20. — James Heffer-ing, who races under the nom de course of the Riverdale Stable, furnished the winner of the Connaught Cup at Blue Bonnets this afternoon when his five-year-old mare Attack galloped to an easy victory when she defeated J. C. Fletchers Ichitaro by three and a half lengths. J. 10. Smallmans Meeran was third and a length and a half further back followed the Seagram Stables Ferry of Fate. There were seven starters and Ferry of Fate was coupled with Ever More as the Seagram entry. Tha Connaught Cup was run as the fifth race. It was a dash of a mile and an eighth and, besides a purse of ,000. the owner of the winner has the right to hold possession of the handsome trophy donated by the Duke of Connaught for one year. Meeran, for the reason of a big pull in the weights, was made favorite, with Attack a well-backed second choice. In the early running the field raced well together, with Ever More in front showing the way. The Seagram filly was in the lead until after passing the half mile post, where Ferry of Fate caught and passed her. In the meantime Attack was running right on top of the pacemakers and Ralls had her under slight restraint. He waited until making the turn into the home stretch before releasing Attack from restrain and when he did the mare bounded to the front, opening up a lead of two lengths. She was racing well and in the last eighth drew away until she led Ichitaro by three and a half lengths. Attack ran the mile and an eight in 1:52%, the fractional time being :23%, :48%, 1:13%, 1:39. 1:52%. Six Canadian-bred two-year-olds went to the post in the first race, which called for maidens. It was a dash of five-eighths, and Sen. Donat Raymonds Span was made an odds-on choice. She won, but it took all that Fishman could do to make her last long enough to beat Wigtoi by a head. In the early running, Wigtoi went to the front and, with Alacrity in close pursuit, made the pace to the stretch turn, where Alacrity bolted to the outside fence and Wigtoi went wide. Fish-man, quickly taking advantage of the opening next the inside rail, rushed Span up and. at the eighth post, was a neck in front of Wigtoi. The pair then fought it out to the finish and, at the end. Span was a short head in front. Milestone was a distant third.

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