Mount Alto Steeplechase: Features Thursdays Program at Pimlico With Reverence Winner.; Whitney Stable Uncovers Good Juvenile in Lynx Eye Victor in Opening Dash--Easy for Lodorus., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-05


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MOUNT ALTO STEEPLECHASE • Features Thursdays Program at Pimlico With Reverence Winner. ♦ — Whitney Stable Uncovers Good Juvenile in Lynx Eye Victor In Opening Dash — Easy for Lodorus. .♦ BALTIMORE, Md., May 4.— Hunters, ridden by amateurs, furnished the feature at Pimlico this afternoon. It was the Mount Alto Steeplechase and went to Reverence, from the Justa Farm Stable, ably ridden by R. P. Hamilton. Greatorex, the Dorwood Stable starter, with J. V. H. Davis in the saddle, took second place, and Rigan Mc-Kinney rode Mrs. John Hay Whitneys San Romolo into third place, before Mrs. F. M. Goulds Kim, ridden by J. T. Skinner. D. D. Odell was unseated from Lester W. and had rather a hard fall, while Out of Town bolted with A. Pocock and was pulled up. The running of this event for the hunters attracted a large clubhouse attendance, and there was much interest in the running. Thirteen appeared under silks and it was an excellent spectacle. Weather conditions were all that could be desired, and the track was back in good condition. No time was lost at the start in the steeplechase and Milton sent the big field off in excellent alignment. Mr. Odell at once sent Lester W. into command and, showing a good burst of speed, he was soon half a dozen lengths clear of the lot. Spinner was heading the others and then came Annapoli-tan and Greatorex in close order. Reverence was back of these, and Mr. Hamilton was sitting still and holding his mount together nicely. Lester W., jumping well, increased his lead the first turn of the field until he was a dozen lengths clear and still galloping strongly. He was jumping well and Mr. Continued on twenty-first page. I , I j ; J j | J j i | j | i i I . i j ! j i ■ j j ; ; i , i ; ; ! j I MOUNT ALTO STEEPLECHASE Continued from first page. Odell was saving ground on all the turns. Spinner soon dropped back from his position and then Annapolitan and Greatorex moved up. They were both going along well in hand. In the meantime Mr. Hamilton was moving up gradually with Reverence until he was not far back of the contenders. The last turn of the field Lester W« showed his first signs of weakening and* after rounding into the back field, he bob-bled so badly at a fence that Mr. Odell was unseated. He was badly knocked out and was removed from the field in an ambulance. As the son of Donnacona surrendered, Greatorex went into command and Mr. Davis was sending him along at his best pace. Kim had moved up strongly to be close after him and as Annapolitan weakened Mr. Hamilton made his move with Reverence that was to bring victory. Greatorex was first over the last fence and Kim was close after him. Reverence followed the pair and in the short run home he was slightly blocked when Mr. Skinner. came over with Kim, but Reverence was good enough to be pulled around that infield to run down Greatorex and win going away by two and a half lengths. Another two lengths back San Romolo, under a power- ful finish by Mr. McKinney, also ran down Kim to take third. The others trailed along in strung-out order, with eleven of the thirteen completing the course. "Jack" Healey uncovered a real good juvenile from the C. V. Whitney string when he sent Lynx Eye to the post in the opening four and a half furlongs dash. This one is a son of Wildair and Spyglass and his race was one to suggest that he may take his place among the best. He made a show of his company to win in hand by half a dozen • lengths before E. Wakoffs If Ida and S. W. Labrots Liberty Oak beat White Bird for third. Shortly after the break Robertson had Lynx Eye showing the way and Happy Hazard raced closely after him while Liberty Oak was in third place. If Ida was just a bit slow in being in full stride and she was well back of these. It did not take the Whitney colt long to dispose of Happy Hazard and then Jones sent Liberty Oak after him. He raced within a length of the son of Wildair, but Robert- son had his mount in hand and after round-j ing into the stretch he drew out with no apparent effort until he was three lengths clear. All through the final furlong, Robertson was looking back and the colt was still going away at the end of the dash after having won by a margin of six lengths. If Ida, steadily working her way up in the field, outgamed the others to save second place by a half a length and Liberty Oak barely saved third from White Bird. The second two-year-old race of the day also resulted in an easy victory when G. C# Overcashs Lodorus, after cutting out all the running, had three and a half lengths td spare at the end of the dash. E. B. Mc- Gehees Dixie Bee, after following the win* ner all the way, saved second place from Billies Tryst, one that was in the field group* The start was an excellent one, and Remil-, lard had Lodorus away in motion to at once go into command. Dixie Bee went along lapped on the daughter of Stimulus, but i Remillard had his mount in hand and made no effort to increase his advantage. Flying Wind, which raced for Cary T. Grayson, showed a flash of speed, but she could not hold her position and was tiring in the final furlong. It was in the stretch run that Billies Tryst came through on the inside. Gilbert was fortunate in finding an opening on the rail and she had closed some ground to earn her share of the nurse, but she was three lengths back of Dixie Bee. — —

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