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WOOD RIVER REPEATER • Viau Racer Easy Winner of the Burlington Purse. ♦ Kybo Finishes Second and Dreamy Belle Third in Aurora Head-liner — Morsun Winner. 9 AURORA, 111., May 3.— O. Viaus Wood River became a double winner at the meeting when he was an easy winner of the fifth and feature race, which was called the Burlington Special. Kybo, a rank outsider, accounted for second place, while Dreamy Belle came to the end two lengths in front of Crowned Head to take third money. The winner ruled a slight favorite, but gave his backers some concern when he dropped out of contention soon after the start and was in last place after the field had traversed the first half, and it was not until they made the stretch turn that apprentice Charlie McTague called on the son of Ballot for his best speed. When he did McTague chose the passage nearest the rail while moving up. Wood River came through gamely, caught the leaders and as he sped by Dreamy Belle, which set the pace to the final eighth, McTague took him in hand and he won easily by four lengths. Kybo came on to dispose of the faltering Dreamy Belle for place honors, which brought him to the end a length and a half in advance of the Wynn filly. Red Polly, of which much was expected, failed to do as well as anticipated and gave way completely after going three-quarters and finished next to last. DIFFICULT TRACK. Cool, balmy weather prevailed during the afternoon, but the frigid atmosphere was tempered somewhat when the sun broke through the clouds that hovered overhead most of the day. The track remained in a heavy state and was more exacting than at any time of the meeting, and only the sturdiest of performers could negotiate the going with any degree of success. After fourteen unsuccessful starts, Mike Reynolds finally reached the winner class when he proved best of the eight sprinters that contested the sixth race. The winner was given a rousing ride by apprentice Johnny Dupuy, whose handling of the colt played an important part in the victory when he brought the Mrs. J. D. Meeker representative to the end half a length in front of Step Pretty. The latter turned in a smashing effort to gain her place, coming from a long way back and probably would have been the winner but for bearing out badly in the closing stages, as she was cutting deeply into the winners advantage as they closed the engagement. Dr. Rogers started out to make a runaway of the race and, after obtaining a five-length lead, much of which he enjoyed turning for home, tired badly and, after giving way to the victor, finally gave way to Step Pretty for second honors. GAY PRINCE IN FRONT. Jockey Alsee Richard won his first race of the meeting when he guided Gay Prince to victory in the five and one-half furlongs second race which engaged a band of the lower grade sprinters. Tricycle, which was one of the choices, raced to second place and Tarpon closed his engagement in third place. Richard, alert at the post, lost no time sending the winner to the front, a position which he enjoyed throughout the running. The only serious threat encountered by Gay Prince was that of Tricycle, which moved up menacingly in the drive but after a bold bid, faltered and the winner drove to the end with a two lengths margin, while the latter outfinished Tarpon for second honors. The performance of Sister Electa was somewhat disappointing as the filly never reached a contending position despite the hard riding of R. Montgomery. C. C. Van Meter furnished the winner of the opening race which brought together seven juveniles for a dash of four and one-half furlongs. Just High was installed an odds-on favorite but due to his tardy beginning, failed to reach a contending position until the late stages and while he closed with a belated rush, the winner which set the Continued on nineteenth page.. : i , i , . ■ . WOOD RIVER REPEATER Continued from first page. pace throughout, had such a decisive advantage that he could not overhaul him but did manage to get up in the final strides to down Singing Girl for the place award. Little Donald, which offered the strongest opposition for the victor, faltered badly after getting on even terms at the paddock and failed to finish among the money winners. Breezing On, which came in for creditable support, was never a contender during the running. Jockey A. Richard rode his second winner of the day when he registered a victory on Morsun, and, incidentally, it completed the "Daily Double" winners, both ridden by Richard. He had scored on Gay Prince in the second, but on this occasion it required all the riding skill that the Lone Star Stable rider possessed to get his mount down in front by the narrow margin of a neck in advance of Donday, which was up in the final strides to wear down Linmast for the second award, a half a length separating them at the finish. Tadcaster, which won Tuesday, finished fourth, and he turned in a good performance, considering the strenuous effort he had to put forth the day before to earn his conquest. Linmast, which has a good turn of early speed, raced to the front soon after the break, but Morsun was right after him and forcing him along at a good clip while being reserved. It was not until they turned for home that Richard called upon his mount to give his full effort, and when he did the aged sprinter moved to the leader with a rush, but Linmast failed to give way with opposition, and they indulged in a brisk duel to the finish, where Linmast showed signs of weakening, and it was Donday that assumed the task of making it a horse race, but his belated rush failed to bring about victory, and he had to be content with the second part of the purse. Sweet Lassie completed a trio of winning favorites when she accounted for the fourth in hollow fashion, earning her decision by the wide margin of eight lengths. Atlas, which was held lightly by the spectators, ac-: counted for second money, while Lady Messenger, making her first start of the year, finished third, three lengths in front of Jeff ONeil. Apprentice Loney Hendricks had the mount on the winner and handled the filly in clever style, reserving her while she set the early pace and he did not urge her for improved speed until the final eighth, where she drew out with ease and won with the youngster looking back. The veteran J. Mc- Coy put Atlas to pressure right after the start in order to keep him in a contending position and, while he proved much the best of Lady Messenger, he was unable to give the winner any serious contention. Yvette V. had many admirers, but she failed to race to their expectations and this probably was due to the track conditions.