Ladfield Fails Supporters: Rehoboth Scores in Class A of Pimlicos Graded Handicaps.; Favorite Fails to Run Back to Recent Good Race--Improved Weather Helps Attendance., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-11


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LADFIELD FAILS SUPPORTERS ♦ Rehoboth Scores in Class A of Phn-licos Graded Handicaps. Favorite Falls to Run Back to Recent Good Race— Improved Weather Helps Attendance. ♦ BALTIMORE, Md., May 10.— The Maryland Jockey Club provided as an attraction for its patrons the Pimlico Graded Handicaps, which were run in three series, A, B and C. The best band started in Class A. This event was programmed as the fourth race. It was a dash of six furlongs and brought a field of six to the post, Spring-steel being withdrawn. Taking a line on his previous effort, when he carried 125 pounds and beat some of the fair platers, Ladfield looked best. The horse had seventeen .pounds off that race and the same rider, E. Barnes, was in the saddle. In his winning race the colt began from the extreme outside and today he had No. 1 post position. In todays race Ladfield was made favorite and when he failed to finish in the money there were many disappointed backers. Dr. J. Fred Adams furnished the winner of this event in Rehoboth, a home-bred foaled on his farm on the Rolling Road in Baltimore County. Rehoboth began none too good, but when settled in his stride gradually improved his position. He was in behind the pacemakers until making the turn into the home stretch, where he moved up with a rush to take command and, leading for the remainder of the race, beat the C. V. Whitney racer, Clotho, by a length. Kakapo finished third, beaten a length for second place, and another nose away came Ladfield. Barnes was not as alert as he was the other day and Ladfield left the post in fourth place. In the run down the back stretch he was outfooted by such ordinary racers as Kakapo and Cutie Face. Just before making the turn out of the back stretch Barnes made a move, only to be blocked and knocked back. Ladfield was then taken to the outside and for the remainder of the journey went extremely wide. He covered a lot more ground than any horse in the race and with any sort of racing luck would undoubtedly have won. The club finally got a break in the weather. The sun shone most of the afternoon and a fair-sized crowd turned out to witness the sport. The conditions of the Localities Purse, which was run as the first race, called for three-year-olds and upward foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares served in Maryland. It was a claiming affair and brought a field of eight to the post, and James Arthur II.s Bokie B. was a 1-2 favorite. Dab-son was in the saddle, and, like so many favorites racing here this spring, Bokie B. proved a disappointment. The winner came from the stable of S. W. Labrot, whose Damascene won in easy fashion when he beat Canterwood two lengths and a half. Bokie B. managed to stagger home in third place. In the early running it looked as if Bokie B. might live up to all of the things expected of him by his backers. Rounding the first turn, he raced head and head with Single A., and going to the half mile, shook off the latter and drew away into a lead of one length. He increased his advantage to three lengths rounding the far turn, and it looked to be a case of all over but the shouting. In the meantime, Jones had been rating Damascene under slight restraint and when called on the Labrot racer moved up with a rush. In the final stages he easily disposed of Bokie B. and the finish found him drawing away. Aske, favored by the going, proved best of the cheap band of two-year-olds that made up the field in the second race. There were eight programmed, but Hair Trigger and Stretch Call developed fever overnight and were withdrawn. The play centered on Aske, and he went to the post favorite. When the start came Aske broke in front, and before they had gone a furlong he raced into a lead of three lengths. Precursor was second, a head in front of Wild Rosebud, and then came Dontara. Swinging for home, Aske still retained his advantage, but in the last furlong he began to falter, and at the finish was under a drive to stall off Precursor, which he beat by a length. The latter was two lengths and a half in front of the poorly ridden Wild Rosebud. In the stretch run the latter swerved in behind Precursor a couple of times, which, of course, ruined whatever chance she may have had. It would be well to remember this, for the filly may improve in her next effort. Mr. Rigan McKinney came back after his victory on Chenango yesterday and rode another winner when he landed Indigo home in front of his opposition in the Glenmore Steeplechase. Indigo, a gray son of Stefan the Great, races for the Northwood Stable. In his previous start here a few days back he beat Hamptonian and Silverskin and in todays effort he did little more than repeat that performance to win in a gallop by five lengths. Indigo jumped boldly and had plenty of speed. Racing under restraint until after they took the third fence, he went to the front with a rush and for the remainder of the journey it was simply a case of his standing up to win. The Green-tree Stables Jack Anthony was an easy second and then followed George Jessel. The latter was permitted to drop far out of it the first turn of the field, where he was fully thirty lengths back of the leader. The last time around, when Mergler finally made his move, George Jessel responded well and at the end was beaten only a length and a half for place. Sid fell at the eighth fence, but jockey Little escaped unharmed. The Arundel, which divided interest with the graded handicaps, furnished a stirring contest and the winner came from the stable of M. J. Lacey, whose Sweeping Light beat the Howe Stables Scotch Gold by a length and a quarter. Joe Petz rode the winner and this old timer put up a good ride. Sweeping Light is an erratic sort of a horse and Petz evidently understands just how to handle him. In the early stages he took his mount in hand and never made a move until Steffen made his run with The Nut. This was at the half-mile post and when The Nut went to the front Sweeping Light joined him. The pair raced head and head on the far turn and just before making the turn for home, Sweeping Light shot to the front and was never afterward headed. In the final drive The Nut faltered and Scotch Gold caught him in the final strides to beat him by a nose for second place. Broadway Lights was a tiring fourth.

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