Diaquri At Her Best: Undersized Mare Displays Ability in Negotiating Sharp Turns.; Enabling Her to Beat Faster Horses in Cicero Feature--Peabody Colors Triumphant., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-04


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DIAQURI AT HER BEST ♦ Undersized Mare Displays Ability in Negotiating Sharp Turns. » Enabling Her to Beat Faster Horses in Cicero Feature — Peabody Colors Triumphant. CICERO, 111., May 3.— Diaquri, the undersized, short striding daughter of Golden Broom — Chanteuse and racing in the colors of S. Adams, was the winner of the fifth and feature race, titled the Cicero Purse, at Sportsmans Park t ~day. This mare, whose absolute limit of endurance seems to be five furlongs, the distance at which she won today, has only won one race at a longer route in her entire racing career. She beat horses possesed of much greater speed, in Espinaca and Miss Melody, because she could negotiate the sharp turns in a better fashion without slowing up. Breaking in motion, the Adams color-bearer soon raced to the front and, holding close to the inner rail, saved all possible ground until reaching the second turn, where she seemed to falter slightly. It was at this point that Miss Melody, racing in the colors of Stuyvesant Peabody, moved up menacingly on the verge of passing the Golden Broom mare, but it was right on the turn and Miss Melody soon dropped back. Coming to the stretch Diaquri was still going easiy, with a led of a length and it was at this point that Miss Melody faltered and began to tire. Espinaca, making his first start on a half mile track and, racing kindly around the turns, made his bid for honors. He was slow in getting into his stride up to this point, but came with a rush and, going to the inside, charged down the stretch and would have passed Miss Melody in another stride for the place award. The weather improved considerably over that of the previous two days, but the temperature was still below what it should be at this time of the year. A crowd estimated at 6,000 enthusiastically enjoyed the several close finishes. Dr. Parrish went down to defeat in the sixth when Barashkova, breaking in motion, led the entire trip. It was a thrilling finish when Portmanteau, after faltering in the back stretch, came with a bold challenge and was at the throatlatch of the winner all through the stretch run. Dr. Parrish raced evenly in fourth position all through the race, and this effort should benefit him. Those angling for long shots were in their delight when the judges hung up Brilliant Continued on twenty-second page. DIAQURI AT HER BEST Continued from first page. Lads number as the winner of the first race. The holders of tickets on the R. C. Schwarz gelding were rewarded with odds of 70 to 1. The son of Brilliant, given an excellent ride by T. P. Martin, star rider last fall, was next to last in the run to the first turn, but Martin gradually worked his way up to the leaders and when Zode moved away slightly from the rail, he squeezed through the narrow opening and from there on it was only a canter. Polyfon flattered his backers when passing the stands the first time in a comfortable lead of four lengths, but bolted to the outside fence on the second turn and was pulled up. Petabit was installed the favorite, but on her usual bad post behavior, was placed on the outside along with Bounding Deep and could not make up the ground lost from her poor start. M. Carlisle took down the second with Uforme, ridden by S. Young. He certainly was a fit horse when he took the lead right at the rise of the barrier and never caused his backers a minute of anxiety when he merely galloped to the finish, winning by three lengths. Wayward Lad offered a mild argument, but the best he could do was race to second place. The well regarded Wise Mona hung shortly after the barrier rose and raced after the leaders to the first turn, worked her way up on the back stretch, but tired badly at the head of the stretch when Rex Regent beat her out for the short end of the purse. The colors of Stuyvesant Peabody, Chicago patron, were carried to victory in the third race when his good gelding Alpers raced with rare gameness to be the winner by a short head over Go Fetch. It was one of those stretch duels that kept the crowd on their toes when Go Fetch raced up to Alpers throatlatch and bitterly fought it out all down the stretch all the way from the last turn. The winner, while being the favorite, returned odds better than 3 to 1 and it was the most thrilling finish of the meeting. Charlie Chan, racing for S. Gorbet, would have given a better account of himself, but he reared at the barriers rise and was last to be away. McLaren had to race around the entire field and would have been much closer with a better start. Raffles Chance, racing in the colors of Mrs. N. W. Burkhart, made a runaway affair of the fourth race when the alert McLaren had her first at the start, raced into a long lead while racing close to the rail on the turns and it seemed like she was merely galloping along all the way. Golden Sandals made a game effort to catch the fleet filly, but to no avail and tiring from her efforts, managed to last for the minor award. Sun Worship might have been a factor in the result had he taken the turns in a better manner, but as it was he bore out badly and covered too much ground in his effort. Blighter, was the offending choice and gave an unaccountably poor performance after finishing second to Temple Dancer a few days ago in the same kind of going. •

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