Mate Finally Scores: First Victory of 1932 for Star of Other Years, Daily Racing Form, 1932-11-04


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MATE FINALLY SCORES First Victory of 1932 for Star of Other Years. Iseult Much the Best in Secondary Feature at Pimlico Attendance Affected by Chilly Weather. PIMLICO, Md., Nov. 3. Mate, the son of Prince- Pal and Killashandra, which brought so much fame to the silks of A. C. Bostwick, both last year and the year before, was winner of the best offering of the Maryland Jockey Club this afternoon. It was his first victory of the year, after many failures, but it was a triumph to suggest that he will be a hard horse to beat in the Riggs Memorial Handicap, the 0,000 prize to be decided November 12. Well back of the Bostwick four-year-old the Greentree Stables St. Brideaux saved second place from Andy Schuttingers Pilate, and Scuttle, a stablemate of the winner, was a distant fourth. The racing took place under bright skies, but there was a winter chill in the air and it 4 resulted in only a small crowd. The sport offered was first class. Mate raced back to his showing in the Washington Handicap at Laurel in which he was only beaten inches by Tred Avon and Equipoise. In this race Earl Steffen, who had the mount, rode with supreme confidence with the result never in doubt. Pilate was the one to dash to the front, but Mate left his stall fast and when he was safely around the first turn following Pilate, Steffen took hold of him and permitted him to go along in his own fashion. St. Brideaux was closer up than usual and, going to the half-mile post as Kurtsinger attempted to go into second place, Steffen eased his pull on Mate to prevent such a move. All this time Pilate was romping along in front but, when the stretch was reached, the- son of Friar Rock began to tire and Mate, simply galloped past him. BY SAFE MARGIN. At the finish the Bostwick colt won by three lengths. Pilate had tired badly after being passed and St. Brideaux, finishing resolutely, beat him by half a length for second place. The others were far out of the running when Scuttle, which raced into fourth place, was six lengths back. The Pimlico Home-Bred Stakes, a test of six furlongs, for juveniles, which was of almost equal racing interest with the mile and seventy yards race that occupied the feature position on the program, was of greater monetary if not sporting value. This fell to Iseult, from the Wheatley Stable, and she had to race outside the leaders at the head of the stretch, which made it seem she was easily best. Second place went to Howard Bruces Acautaw, with Joseph E. Wideners The Pelican saving third from Knights Gal, that raced for B. B. Jones Audley Farm Stable. The big disappointment of the running was C. V. Whitneys Hell Diver, which, after beginning slowly, was never a contender, to finish last. The start was a good one and Rush Hour, under the top weight of 121 pounds, was the first to show the way. He was closely attended by Acautaw and The Pelican, while Liqueur was heading the others. Iseult was in close quarters in the early stages and, leaving from the outside stall, he was compelled to race there all the way. WEIGHT TAKES TOLL. The weight told on Rush Hour before the stretch was reached and as he tired Mills moved up with a rush on the outside with Iseult. She was showing the way as she headed for home and the last furlong saw her draw away to a lead of two lengths. Acautaw hung on well in second place when The Pelican tired badly under-a drive and he was a like distance before the Widener gelding. Knights Gal,- to finish fourth, saved ground and she was coming rapidly when too late for a better award. First of the two races for maiden juvenile colts and geldings brought a good finish, with Polar Brush, from the Brookmeade Stable, just scoring over Joseph E. Wideners Bushranger, with W. E. Hupps Judga Judy saving third from Reservist. This was over the mile and seventy yards distance. From a good start, Chatterfol and Bushranger moved into command, and went into a good early lead, with Ennis chasing after them. Lord Raglan was not far back of these. Through the back stretch Bushranger and Chatterfol, closely lapped, drew out to Continued on eighteenth page. MATE FINALLY SCORES Continued from first page. a lead of three lengths over the others, while Lord Raglan wore down Ennis to move into third place, slipping up on the inner rail. All through that part of the running Garner had a nice hold of Bushranger and, near-ing the stretch turn he shook up the son of Stefan the Great to go into a more definite . command, while Chatterfol began to weaken. Polar Brush had been outrun all through the early stages, but he began to move up strongly in the final quarter. Reservist, saving ground on the stretch turn, was closing strongly, while Judge Judy was also making up ground. Then in a long duel, Polar Brush outgamed Bushranger to earn a nose decision. Bushranger was a length and a half before Judge Judy, which was guilty of crowding Reservist right at the finish. The second of the opportunities for maiden juveniles over the mile and seventy yards distance brought victory to Willis Sharpe Kilmers Gift Magic. He was followed over the line by Cary T. Graysons Band Wagon, with Edward. R. Bradleys Brown Molasses saving third from Standout. From a good start Bejshak at once went out with the winner and Band Wagon followed him, with St. Omer soon in third place. As the back stretch was reached Robertson eased Band Wagon back slightly from the pace without surrendering his position back of the pacemakers. In the meantime Bejshak went right along with the Kilmer colt until he was five lengths clear. Then Brown Molasses ran down St. Omer to move into third place and these positions remained unchanged for the rest of the journey. Robertson, after delaying his call on Band Wagon, drove him through the final quarter and he drew up to be beaten only a length and a half. Brown Molasses swerved out a bit in the stretch drive and he was a like distance back of the Grayson colt. Standout closed some ground and finished going well to be fourth. , ... , There came a surprise winner of A. the third race when H. E. Richards Buck Hero, under a powerful ride by "Pete" Walls scored over J. J. Hogans Meeting Place, with C. C. Smithsons old Tazewell beating Colossal for third. This was a mile and a furlong, for those of the cheapest sort and on what he had shown at Laurel Colossal was considered one of the sure winners of the afternoon. ,, From a good start Hacky H. was the one to race into the lead with Meeting Place, Black Princess and Skid going along after him. Colossal was racing along well back the first quarter, but he is not famed for early speed and he was well within striking distance. , . It was not until heading for the stretch turn that Hacky H. had enough and as he dropped back Meeting Place took up the burden of the pace. In the meantime Shaw had begun his move with Colossal and, while for a time he was in close quarters, he moved into second place. Walls had brought Buck Hero to third place and then Colossal weakened. Meeting Place was doing his best, but it was not good enough in the final drive when Walls, with a vigorous ride, had Buck Hero winner by a half length. Meeting Placehad saved second place by two lengths and Tazewell, beat Colossal half a with a belated charge, length for third.

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