Gallant Sir is Best: Defeats Stock Market on Return to Races after Long Rest, Daily Racing Form, 1932-08-27


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GALLANT SIR IS BEST Defeats Stock Market on Return to Races After Long Rest. Northway Stable Colt Sets Rapid Pace and Wins by Length Altmark Successful. CICERO, 111., Aug. 26. Gallant Sir, North-way Stables expensive Sir Gallahad III. colt, returned to competition this afternoon after over three months of idleness and registered an easy victory over a good field of sprinters in the fourth and feature race of the day at Hawthorne. Sent to the front by jockey Melvin Lewis at the start of the six furlongs contest, the winner set a good pace and finished over one length in advance of Stock Market, the favorite, while Sobieha, an outsider, was third. Gallant Sir was a well played second choice and paid .80. A field of eight lined up to take part. in the race and after some delay at the barrier they were off, with Gallant Sir soon carrying his jockey to the front. Once well placed in the van, Lewis took a hold on the westerner and Gallant Sir, hugging the rail, was never seriously threatened, although Stock Market made a brief bid in the run home. Sobieha met with some early interference and showed to good! advantage. The weather was warm today, but the atmosphere was tempered by a strong breeze, which blew across the course and the patrons watched the sport in comfort. The track was fast. Jockey Morans good riding enabled Anna Adelia to defeat the heavily backed North Shadow in the first race. Anna Adelia sprinted to the front to open up a good lead in the early running and when she was joined by North Shadow midway of the stretch it became a two-horse race. The pair raced to the end as if a team, but Moran performed perfectly on Anna Adelia and the filly being game, won by a narrow margin. Stately Lady was third. Hasty Maiden came in for considerable backing but quit badly after going a half mile. ALTMARK HAS CLOSE CALL. Altmark, which won the second race, was a tired horse at the end. He was an odds-on favorite in the event and was used up heading Fluent, an outsider which made the pace. Altmark had little left after the finish, and jockey Humphries had to do some hustling to take the honors. Zone, a maiden, was the chief contender as the line was reached, while Ervast, former western handicap star, which finished third, was running fastest of all. It is probable that Ervast was best, but he lost much ground when shuffled back in the early stages and, although racing gamely could not make up the lost ground. Get Ready, which O. L. Foster recently Continued on twenty-first page. GALLANT SIR IS BEST Continued from first page. purchased from Mrs. John D. Hertz, lost little time in making good for his new owner. He won the third race at the long odds of 8.56 and only survived after he had been challenged several times in the early running. The colt got to the front early but was forced to battle all the way to retain his advantage. Stroll Along was a close up second and Dupee was third. Hasty Peter, the short-priced favorite, lost much ground when he was kept on the outside of the leaders all the way by jockey Tilden and finished unplaced. Come On, a fit horse today, won the fifth race when he scored under the guidance of jockey M. Lewis. It was Lewis second straight success and he piloted Come On in admirable fashion. Rating the five-year-old nicely, he permitted Bub McFarland and Royal Ruffin to wear themselves out and then, sending his mount up on the outside through the stretch, passed Islam near the end and Come On won going away. Islam, which was saved as much as possible, was going gamely at the finish, but could not resist the winner, while Royal Ruffin, well backed, was a tiring third. Only six horses went to the post.

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