Perkins Third Straight: Gets Up in Final Strides to Take Bainbridge Headliner, Daily Racing Form, 1931-06-12


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I I 1 t ] g a j j . j t l I t c ! • 1 ] i | • 1 I « PERKINS THIRD STRAIGHTS % Gets Up in Final Strides to Take C Bainbridge Headliner. ♦ Cabandma Surprises and Makes It Two in 1 a Row by Winning Third — Miss Kiluna Scores. » . CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11.— Mrs. A. E. Van Rees Perkins made it three in a row t when he was winner of the Canterberry Purse, the fifth race, which attracted the J best field at Bainbridge Park this afternoon, t It was only in the last few strides and under I powerful finish by jockey F. Horn that he succeeded in snatching victory from the r pacemaker Cuttles Boots. The three-quar- i ters were covered in 1:11 *and, a very creditable r effort. I Cuttles Boots retained a safe margin over j the others at the end for second place and t Nisia came from far back in the stretch to a beat the others for third. Sawdust was a ] contender until the stretch was reached, then tired, which permitted Battle Sweep to race into fourth place. Morsnuff began well t but almost immediately dropped out of con- r tention. Long Run dwelt when the start j came, which eliminated him as a factor. r. An excellent crowd turned out to witness t the racing which was replete with keen and j exciting finishes. The track was at its best and the weather could not have been im- r proved upon. f With the running of the opening race the j Mikel colors and jockey H. Roble were again in front when Lenny got up in the final ,, strides to snatch victory from My Ideal. a , The latter sprinted to the front at once, j set a fast pace and held on with determination in the final drive. She was easily best of the others. Miss Rosedale raced wide in the stretch but secured the minor award in t a drive from the fast finishing Black Velvet i and Fallen Leaf. , Another close finish developed in the sec- £ ond race, for the baby racers, when Miss J Kiluna came with a brilliant rush on the t outside of the leaders in the final sixteenth and won drawing clear. Marmitina, a con- f tender all the way, secured second by a narrow margin in a drive with Let Her Play, * which made a game effort in the stretch. t Donna Dear was a close fourth. Esplanade and Dorothy Hicks were prominent to the turn for home but tired thereafter. i Jockey H. Roble made it a double when he brought Cabama up fast from behind £ the leaders in the final furlong in the third , race, to earn a head victory in the last few a . yards. This race provided the most spec- , tacular finish of the day, the first four 1 horses finishing heads apart. Faylin and , Merry Windsor contested for the leadership, closely lapped to the last seventy yards, finishing in this order, with Netie Pebbles , a fast finishing fourth, on the outside. The Judge was well backed, but gave up on reaching the stretch. Taking command at once B. A. Halls Red cliffe displayed the most speed at all stages ] of the fourth race and was never seriously , threatened. Muff and Chiclero raced closely , lapped in closest pursuit of Redcliffe for the entire way, with Muff slightly in ad- , .vance until the stretch was reached. When the final test came Chiclero had the most in j reserve and outlasted the Dark Test filly for ] second. Vacation dropped far out of conten- tion during the early stages and came with , a belated rush during the run home when , too late. Colonel K. was injured while in the paddock for this race and was withdrawn. The first three horses reached the finish so closely bunched in the sixth race that the winner was in doubt until the official placing was displayed. Kelleys Pride and Vole came from behind in the stretch, racing as ; a team, and the former gained the verdict by a head in a furious drive. Richard McDonnell was a factor all through the stretch and secured the minor award. Dark Sabre tired at the end after having displaced Domina, the pacemaker, from the leadership midway in the stretch. *

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