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POLYPHOTE VICTORIOUS » Riding Tactics of Arcaro Responsible for Fillys Triumph. Jockey Cooper Falls After Pulling Up Mount and Breaks Collar Bone at Cicero Course. ♦ — ■ CICERO, 111., May 9.— The crowd expressed their disapproval of Arcaros tactics in a vehement manner after the running of the fifth race, titled the Evanston Purse, in which his mount Polyphote, under the silks of C. E. Davison, was declared the winner. Polyphote sprinted into an easy lead at the rise of the barrier and racing kindly around the turns, maintained her advantage to the head of the stretch. It was here that Epona made a bid for honors and raced up to the Davison filly and they had a mild duel in which Epona quit badly. At this point, Go Easy drew up alongside of the daughter of Polymelian and was on the verge of passing her when Arcaro came wide and forced the Meiers horse out to the middle of the track and while Polyphote went on to win. it Is doubtful if she would have gained the decision had Go Easy been allowed to continue in a straight course. The well-backed Babee dropped back to the rear on the first turn and while she finished close up, she was simply passing tiring horses. Dusky Dame, which also came in for extensive support, flattered for a time while she raced up with the leaders but the pace told on her and she quit badly. An accident occurred after the running of the race when Reggy Cooper fell off of Go Easy while pulling up and broke his collar bone. The boy had previously taken a tumble into the infield when Elkhart fell in the third race. DISAGREEABLE WEATHER. The weather was none too agreeable for the sport. Heavy clouds obscuring the sun and the sub-normal temperature added further to the discomforts. However, a remarkably large crowd was on hand and enjoyed the stirring finishes. The rains of last night soaked the track again and while the early races were con- tested over a muddy track, it finally became very heavy and holding. The first race, a four and one-half furlong dash, for juvenile fillies, was won by Brilliant Lass, racing for R. C. Schwarz. As has been the case with so many of the sons and daughters of Brilliant, this trim miss was at home in the muddy going and, after being saved off the early pace, she easily took command when called upon and responded gamely to be the winner, but was driven out to the end. It was Mortide that cut out the early pace when she assumed a comfortable lead to the back stretch, but it was clear she was outclassed by the Brilliant filly and, holding gamely to her task, she lasted for the place award. Broadway Katie got up in time for the minor award after being forced very wide at the first turn by Kitty Lee. Ann Can also suffered at this point from the same interference. PETABIT AT HER BEST. M Petabit, racing in the colors of J. Rak-ickas, was an easy winner of the second race, a seven furlongs affair for older platers. The mare was on her good behavior today and, beginning from post position number two, instead of from outside the stalls, as she usually is compelled to do, she was given a well judged ride while being restrained back of the early pacemakers. She reveled in the going and when the early leaders tired at the head of the stretch, she galloped past them to come on to an easy win by six lengths. Donate was the one to flatter his followers when he took the lead on the turn. He came up on the outside and, cutting over rather sharply, caused Fast Life to take up and, while he seemed to be racing easily in the heavy going, he tired suddenly and did not last for a portion of the purse. Mutual Friend held on better than in his previous starts to get second place. Zode acted badly at the post and began from outside the stalls. He started with the others but became unmanageable and was eased up The third race was won by C. E. Lena-hans Prince Mexican. The Prince Pal gelding proved a game and determined racer, when, after being off none too well, he was restrained off the pace by jockey E. T. Moore. It was not until the head of the stretch that Moore made his move and, in a long and hard drive with Patangon, the Lenahan colorbearer proved the gamer and managed to get the decision by a head. I Continued on twenty-third page.. POLYPHOTE VICTORIOUS Continued from, first page. Patangon had some excuse, however, for his failure and, after being saved behind the leaders, was sent into the lead and it was noticed he pulled up lame when they came back to the judges stand. Essie was honored with the post of favoritism on the strength of her last good race and, although she was not lacking in gameness, the heavy and holding track was too much for her. After assuming a brief lead she tired badly, although she was given an energetic ride by Johnny McLaren. An accident occurred when Elkhart fell on the second turn. His rider, R. Cooper, was tossed into the infield, but was unhurt. The horse also suffered no serious effects from his mishap. The finish in the fourth race was one of the most thrilling of the day and the crowd had to wait until the numbers were put up before they learned that J. J. Coughlins good mare Lillian Tobin was the winner. Aside from the stirring and hotly contested finish, the crowd was on its toes all during the running when several of the horses were in the lead at one time or another. The heavy and holding track was largely responsible, as they all came down the stretch closely bunched and the early pacemakers were tiring badly. Reighburn took second after leading at the head of the stretch and fought it out gamely with the winner, but seemed to tire right at the end. Hippias also assumed the lead at one time and seemed to be racing with something in reserve, but tired badly and did not share in the purse. Wolverine was the offending favorite and had no excuses to offer and, although ridden by Eddie Arcaro, the Oran colorbearer showed a very dull effort.