Flying Cadet Wins Final Feature At Crete: Friend Charley Third, Daily Racing Form, 1932-10-10


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FLYING CADET WINS FINAL FEATURE AT CRETE FRIEND CHARLEY THIRD Ballygran Forces Winner to Limit in Marquette Handicap. Seventh Annual Meeting of Lincoln Fields Jockey Club Ends Outsiders in Limelight. CRETE, 111., Oct. 8. Before one of. the largest crowds of the meeting, out to bid adieu to major racing for the year in the Chicago area, Flying Cadet, a trim son of Busy American and Rollage, in the stable of Polk Lafoon and Henry Yeiser of-Cin-cinnati, was an impressive winner of the Marquette Handicap, heading todays attractive and final program of the seventh annual season of the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club. The Marquette was exclusively for two-year-olds and the eight that opposed the winner included several consistent win--ners, notably Jewel Brothers Friend Charley, which entered the race with a string of eight victories in successive engagements. While beaten, he was not disgraced and succeeded in accounting for the third honors, five lengths back of E. R. Bradleys Ballygran, which gave the winner a very good contest and lost by a length. Spicson, Chrysostom, Red Roamer, Silent Shot, Miss Brilliant and Uncle Donald completed the field and the flashy youngsters compared speed and stamina on a fast track for a distance of seven furlongs, which the winner ran in 1:24. CHRYSOSTUM A FAILURE. Close to Miss Brilliant and Friend Charley as they sped along in the leading positions for the first five furlongs, the winner and Ballygran came- through with far too rauch speed for the seven others in the stretch and, while fighting it out spiritedly, steadily drew away from their rivals. After reaching the stretch Friend Charley, which carried but 100 pounds, tired, but was good enough to save third over Spicson, which finished well from a slow beginning. Chrysostom, which came in for strong backing, failed to perform up to general expectations. When the curtain went down here today it marked the close of the major tracks season for the year in Chicago. With allowance for economic conditions, the season was remarkable in many respects, none more so than for the large patronage that was enjoyed not only at Lincoln Fields, but by Washington Park, Arlington Park and Hawthorne as well. From the opening .of the "big time" season at Washington Park last May enthusiasm compared with that of other and more prosperous years and but for a few days of extremely disagreeable weather, a new high mark for attendance probably would have been the publics tribute to the excellence of Lincoln Fields, one of the more popular of the four larger tracks. LARGE ATTENDANCE. The finale was staged under excellent conditions and, with summer-like weather prevailing, more than 15,000 fans availed themselves of this final opportunity to enjoy their favorite sport. It was a day of surprises, with outsiders sweeping to victory in a majority of the races. In the Au Revoir Purse, for all ages and at six furlongs, the promising two-year-old Shepherd Boy missed by inches in a gallant attempt to prove the first of his age to triumph over older company this season. Gift of Roses, three-year-old daughter of Sand Alole, carrying J. P. Ebelhardts colors, was the winner and she had to run the distance in 1:12 to defeat her younger opponent. Six lengths back Journeys End, a four-year-old, was third, leading five others, all juveniles. Shepherd Boy was honored with the post of favoritism and the result was the fourth in as many races in which the betting barometer failed. Although she was badly neglected in the betting, W. F. Axtons Little Gertie proved good enough to make every post a winning one in the first race. This brought out twelve maiden two-year-olds, under special weights, and the winners accomplishment marked one of the big surprises of the day and brought a return of 4.56 for for Continued on ticenty-first page. FRIEND CHARLEY THIRD Continued from first page. those who chanced the daughter of Flight of Time. Second money went to Chat Eagle and ho furnished the chief contention throughout, and Bichloride was next, a head before Tea Tax. Perfect Dream, coupled in the betting with Pot au Brooms and strongly backed, failed to threaten, largely as a result of poor racing luck, and Popo, also a choice, was badly outrun from start to finish. The second race, in which eight of the cheaper older sprinters met at the three-quarters distance, also witnessed the defeat of the choice, when Lucky Jack, owned by Mrs. J. Grossman of Chicago, drove home the winner at odds of slightly more than 10 to 1. Lucky to get through between the leaders when closing with a rush, the winner got up to score by a short neck over Full Up. The latter was indulged with all the pacemaking and held on well, saving second by a length over Louie Dear, which nosed out Jaz Age. Louie Dear was badly "bottled up" on the inside in the thrilling and extended drive and, lacking ample room, did not have full opportunity to show to best advantage. With better fortune he probably would have been the winner. Colonial Belle, the three-year-old daughter of Sweep On which races for A. Pelleteri of New Orleans, was victorious over a good band of platers in the Cherry Hill Golf Claiming Purse, or third race After setting her own pace, she had enough to win under mild pressure and by a length and one-half over Bar Hunter, Very Well and Pigeon Hole, which came to the finish noses apart. Searington and three others completed the field. Well in hand as she showed the way the first three-quarters, which was covered in 1:10, the winner continued gamely before her rivals and, against the high wind that whipped through the stretch, was not seriously threatened, although W. Moran rode her out to the utmost. Very Well, which followed closest to the winner for more than seven-eighths, just failed to withstand Bar Hunter, but managed , to outlast Pigeon Hole, which raced wide throughout. Easing himself up shortly after the start, Impish lost whatever chance he had.

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