Masked Knight Loses: G. H. Bostwicks Outstanding Favorite Second to Magyar, Daily Racing Form, 1932-11-03


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MASKED KNIGHT LOSES G. H. Bostwicks Outstanding Favorite Second to Magyar. Owner Pilots Public Choice With Three Pounds Overweight At- tendance at Pimlico Increases. PIMLICO, Md., Nov. 2. Mrs. C. Oliver Iselins silks triumphed in the best offering of the Maryland Jockey Club this afternoon when her Stefan the Great colt, Magyar, took the measure of G. H. Bostwicks Masked Knight, ridden by his owner. These two fought it out and far back of them T. McCarthys Broadway Lights had no trouble saving third from Hal Price Headleys Village Vamp. The only other starter was Sample Ballot, which was badly outrun all the way. This was a race of one mile and a sixteenth for three-year-olds and in order that he might take the mount himself, Mr. Bost-wick took up three pounds overweight forcing Masked Knight to carry 118 pounds. This naturally was a contributing factor in the result, though before the running the son of Pompey was looked upon as one of the surest winners of the day. With a return of bright weather there was a marked increase in the attendance and while it was a card composed exclusively of overnight events, some excellent sport resulted. VILLAGE VAMP UNRULY. In this three-year-old race, which held the feature position, Village Vamp caused some delay at the post by reason of her unruly actions and she was last of the five to leave when the barrier went up. Mr. Bost- wick at once took command with Masked Knight and saving ground on the inner rail, he had the big fellow in hand when the back stretch was reached. Broadway Lights was racing along at the heels of the leader and he was only half a length before Sample Ballot. Village Vamp had moved up slightly and it was Magyar that was last, but all five were in close order. All through the back stretch Mr. Bostwick had his colt in hand as he held his lead and Broadway Lights as consistently stuck to second place, but Magyar had moved up on the outside to go into third position, while Sample Ballot dropped out of the running. It was after leaving the back stretch that Malley called on Broadway Lights, but Masked Knight readily met his challenge, and his lead was not threatend. Magyar was under a drive at this time, and Masked Knight looked a sure winner a furlong out, but Magyar was answering the call of Mun-den, and inside the final furlong the son of Stefan the Great drew alongside. Broadway Lights was racing on the inside, and the Bostwick colt was between the pair of them. MAGYARS GAME FINISH. With the threat of defeat, Mr. Bostwick drew his whip, but it was of no avail, and Magyar, coming gamely, was past ihe line winner by half a length. Broadway Lights had tired to be another two lengths back, and, while Village Vamp was third, she was six lengths away after never having been close to the leader. The Towson Steeplechase, over the short course and under claiming conditions, went to Mrs. T. J. Donohues Luckite, when he won by a big margin over Mrs. R. S. Crawfords Sir Sweep, with G. H. "Pete" Bostwick riding his brothers fencer Moonstruck into third place before Degas. There was a big element of luck in the victory, for Mrs. F. Ambrose Clarks Alpheus and J. P. Jones Shylock went down two jumps from the finish when enjoying a lead over the others. At the time it seemed certain that the two leaders would fight it put Continued on thirteenth page. ! 1 I MASKED KNIGHT LOSES Continued from first page. for the purse. And at the same fence Lenox . Avenue also went down. Fortunately all three riders escaped injury. From a good start Sir Sweep, Degas, Shy-lock and Five oClock, in fairly close order, were showing the way while Mr. Bostwick took back with Moonstruck right after the start and McGinnis also started to wait with Luckite. : When the stretch was reached Alpheus moved up to join the leaders and Shylock moved past Degas and Sir Sweep to race along with Mrs. Clarks hope. Both Luckite and Moonstruck were still well back of these, while Gold Cup H. was following along after the field badly out of the running and blundering at the fences. It was in the back field the last turn of the course that Shylock headed Alpheus and the pair drew away from the others as they battled for the lead. Then there came the double fall that put them both out of the running. In the meantime Luckite had moved up and -he was left in command a full six lengths before the others. Sir Sweep was racing second and almost as far in front of Degas and then came Moonstruck. Through the front field McGinnis rode Luckite out vigorously, mistaking a loose horse that followed for a contender and at the. end he was seven lengths clear. Sir Sweep had beaten Moonstruck by fifteen lengths for second place and the Bostwick gelding was five lengths before the tired Degas. Both H. Little, who rode Shylock, and I. Wren, who had the mount on Alpheus, walked from the field after their falls, while T. Gardner remounted Lenox Avenue and rode him back to the scales after his mishap. E. K. Brysons Flora Canter, George Grooms Changeable and W. I. Newmarchs Fair Billy fought it out closely lapped in the order named in the second race. This was a six furlong dash for maiden two-year-olds foaled in Maryland, and it furnished a real thrill of the day. From a good start Flora Canter quickly took command and she was closely followed by Glen Hunt, Mt. Vernon and Fair Billy, but Callahan had the Bryson filly in Tiand as she sped along to show the way. Of these leaders Mt. Vernon was first to tire and as she dropped back Glen Hunt carried on with the chase. Then, when the stretch was reached Glen Hunt tired to drop out of the running, while Gramayre, saving ground, ? flashed into the contention, but Fair Billy ? was still hanging on resolutely and had her ? headed. The real fight came in the final 3 furlong when Meade brought Changeable along with a great rush on the outsid, but Flora Canter stuck it out to be the winner by a neck, with Changeable just nosing Fair Billy out of second place." Gramayre was ? fourth but three lengths back. 3 Airs. A. Carfanos General A. was a sur-" prise winner over some nice sprinters that 7 met in the third race. This was under claiming conditions and there wa- more surprise in the defeat of both Vander Pool and Little America than in the victory of the son of f General Thatcher. It was G. W. Ogles 3 Mountain Elk that raced to second place 3 and W. H. Karricks Up saved third from 7 Minton. 3 Mills had Vander Pool away on his toes and when the son of Campfire was in full stride he took hold of his head and permitted him to rate along. Proteus was chas-7 ing after the Moore colt and then cameLit- 0 tie America and General A. Little America 1 was racing along n the outside and General 3 A. was down on the rail. 0 It was after leaving the back stretch that Proteus drew up on Vander Pool and they were going along stride for stride. Then Mills tried to rouse Vander Pool with the 1 whip, but it was of no avail, and before the 7 furlong pole was reached he had quit 3 utterly. Proteus himself was all through 2 and then Robertson made his winning bid 2 with General A. to have him over the line winner by a length and a half.

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