Don Pedro By A Nose: Outlasts Night Patrol in One of Closest Finishes of Bowie Meeting.; Sparkling Contest Delights Large Monday Crowd at Maryland Course., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-23


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DON PEDRO BY A NOSE ■ ♦ Outlasts Night Patrol in One of Closest Finishes of Bowie Meeting. ♦ Sparkling1 Contest Delights Large Monday Crowd at Maryland Course. • BOWIE, Md., May 22.— In one of the closest finishes witnessed at the present meeting, Don Pedro, the veteran son of Spanish Prince II. — Eureka, which races for Mrs. M. Segal, captured major honors in the principal attraction on the Monday program of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Association when he took a nose decision over C. O. Fergusons Night Patrol to register in the mile and one-sixteenth of The Valor Purse. This brought out a half dozen well matched distance performers, with Night Patrol, on the strength of his previous three consecutive victories, installed an odds-on choice. Third money was landed by S. W. Labrots Open Hearth when he took that position a half length back of the pair and then followed My Counsellor, Pencader and Once well strung out. In the feature Night Patrol took up the burden of setting the pace and J. Gilbert permitted him to race right along and in smooth fashion. Don Pedro and Open Hearth chased after the flying leader, while My Counsellor was holding to fourth place, but seemingly unable to offer the first three any serious opposition. Night Patrol and his early pursurers continued in their respective positions until reaching the main stretch and it was there that Night Patrol received his first serious bid. This came from the Segal gelding and in a furiously fought finish he was up in the concluding strides to earn the verdict. Open Hearth held a six-lengths lead over My Counsellor while Pencader held a wide gap over Once. IDEAL WEATHER. Ideal weather conditions and a scorching sun made the day perfect for the sport and it was an interesting card provided for a big Monday crowd with the favorites earning their share of the days award. Johnny Gilbert, who rode three winners here on Saturday, put up a sterling ride to get Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitneys Incandescent home first in the five furlong race for maiden two-year-old fillies, which opened the program. This miss is a daughter of Chicle and Masda, the dam, a full sister to Man o War. Second money went to W. G. Merions Marge, the choice, S. W. Labrots Stimulaw, the second choice, was third, and Mrs. John Hay Whitneys Yap, a first time starter, fourth. Marge, showing her customary speed away from the barrier, was first to show in front when the start came. She stood off Happy Inver, Stimulaw and one or two others who vied with her for the early lead. Incandescent was well up from the start and going around the turn, she and Stimulaw moved up and ran almost abreast with the favorite. At the sixteenth post. Marge and Incandescent were in front when suddenly the latter responded to Gilberts urging and took the lead to win going away. Marge hung on well, as did Stimulaw. Yap, never far back, finished courageously under punishment. RACE STREET BEST. Race Street, from the S. W. Menaguale stable, under a good ride by the veteran Henry Erickson. was considerably best in the second, a five-eighths sprint for two-year-old colts and geldings. He had a five length margin at the finish over John Hay Whit-jieys Front, an outsider. The latter got second money by a nose from the Everglade Stables Davoc. A head further back in fourth place was Leslie E. Keiffers Hogshead. Davoc began first, but Race Street quickly grabbed the lead, winning in 1:01 1£ with speed to spare. He never was threatened. Davoc forced the early pace, but in the stretch was outgamed by Front, which came from behind the pace while on the turn. Hogshead finished with a belated burst of speed and would have been second in two more strides. There was nothing to the third race, a mile and a sixteenth test for three-year-olds Continued on twenty-second page. DON PEDRO BY A NOSE Continued from first page. and over foaled in Maryland, but Jerome McCarthys Major General, which won by more than eight lengths, making it two scores in as many starts. Mrs. E. Jacksons Glen Burnie finished second, only a nose in front of W. Dennans Canteret, a field horse. H. L. W. Sauers Air King got fourth money. H. Cruz slipped Major General through a hole on the rail turning for the back stretch and from there to the end the gelding was never menaced. In the stretch Glen Burnie, which came from behind, and Canteret, which was in the first flight from the start, staged a bitter duel for second honors, with the former getting the decision. Air King finished well to be fourth. Calgary Kay, the choice, never was a factor. Mexico, running today under the silks of Fred Kahn, scored his third victory in as many starts, when he defeated seven other four year-olds and over in the fourth race. He was claimed the last time out from S. W. Labrot, for whom he had been a consistent winner. Second honors went to G. Rennas Sublevado, a rank outsider. G. Teznews The Gen was third and M. Udelowitz Sur-tees fourth. Mexico went to the front at the start, but had to be hard ridden to hold a short lead. He was vigorously roused by Harvey Elston on the stretch turn and came away to win with a bit of speed to spare. Sublevado raced well from the start and finished gamely to outlast The Gen. The latter was a contender all the way, and missed second money by the narrowest of margins. Sur-tees made up ground in the stretch. Soup-con, which ran with the leaders for five furlongs, quit. «

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