Grayson Silks Score: Band Wagon Accounts for Mayor Jackson Purse at Bowie, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-26


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GRAYSON SILKS SCORE Band Wagon Accounts for Mayor , Jackson Purse at Bowie. Defeats Good Band of Sprinters " Over Three -Quarters: Sublevado and Instigator Win. BOWIE, Md., May 25 Band Wagon, sporting the silks of Admiral Cary T. Grayson, showed to advantage here today when he led home five other shifty sprinters to account for the Mayor Jackson Purse that served as the principal event at the Bowie course on the seventh day of the meeting. Witnessed by the chief executive of the Monumental City, and a group of friends who were visitors in the stewards stand for the running, Band Wagon, making his second start as a three-year-old, showed fine speed when he captured honors in the feature to defeat A. L. Astes West Main by two and one-half lengths. Cutie Face, from the Linton Farms, saved third from R. S. Clarks filly Kakapo. Snobful and Prince Wick, the only other starters, finished well back of the four. R. Leischman rode the Grayson colt and sent him away at a fast pace to go along with the rapid-running Kakapo. Closely lapped with the pair came West Main, while Cutie Face was also in the thick of the fight, but fell back quickly when there was a shortage of racing room. This left the first three racing abreast and it was Kakapo that tired first. Taking command before approaching the home stretch, Band Wagon opened up a lead on his nearest rival and in the last furlong drew away to win without much effort. West Main held on well to land second, while Cutie Face, getting back into her stride, came along on the inside to overtake the tiring Kakapo. TRACK SLOW AND CUPPY. Rain that fell in intervals late on Wednesday, left the track in slow and cuppy cbndi-t tion for today. This, however, failed to dampen the sport of the afternoon, which was witnessed by a good week-day throng. Nine juveniles of the better class met in the opening event, and this brought an upset in calculations when Front, performing for Mrs. J. H. Whitney, graduated in one of the tightest finishes of the meeting. Under F. Mundens handling he was up in the last strides to receive the placing judges verdict by a scant nose, over Mad Eagle, from the G. Herkness barn, which raced coupled with Black Emblem. Third was accounted Iqr by Fabulous, in the silks of J. E. Davis, with Xerseise before the others, which included the heavily supported Hooligan, from the stable of C. V. Whitney. The latter cut no figure in the running when he was last to leave the barrier, and J. Smith did not persevere with the colt when he was hopelessly out of contention. Jockey F. Munden was seen astride his second successive winner when he had Grant Rennas veteran sprinter, Sublevado, up to triumph over nine others of his kind in the second race, which was decided over the three-quarters route. Well thought of by the , . Continued on tioenty-third page. GRAYSON SILKS SCORE Continued from first page. talent, Munden used good judgment with the dark-hued veteran when he avoided the swift early pace cut out by Paddock and Wise Money. Moving to the pair when vigorously urged, Sublevado took command a furlong from home and in the drive that followed lasted to beat the public choice, Uluniu, from the Mrs. R. Pollard barn, by a half length. Stylish Mack, coming from among the trailing division, landed third for A. B. Berger, Jr., and Surtees took the measure of the remainder. Munden was on Front, the initial winner of the day. ANOTHER FOR INSTIGATOR. The third was another sprint over the six furlongs route and in this P. H. Faulconers consistent sprinter Instigator earned his second success of the meeting and his third in Maryland this spring when in a driving finish he scored over W. C. Weants Judge Primrose with The Gen earning third for G. Tezenew. Instigator was best liked by the public and gave his supporters some concern when he raced in fifth place in the early stages. Steffen, his rider, however, had the Faulconer colt under slight restraint, being content to reach the leaders gradually. Moving up strongly on the stretch turn and catching the tiring The Gen and Judge Primrose inside the last furlong. He raced past easily to score by two lengths. Judge Primrose and The Gen fought it out for second and third, while Hacky H. was finishing resolutely to lead the others. Accolade, racing for D. Christmas and a strong choice, earned the second purse of his three-year-old career when he measured strides successfully with seven other sprinter platers over the three-quarters route in the fourth race. Ridden by the veteran J. Smith, the Christmas gelding stamped himself as a useful sort when he wore down A. L. Astes swift-running colt St. Nick, to triumph by three lengths in 1:13 over a slow and cuppy track. St. Nick, flattering his supporters by dashing into a clear early lead, easily managed to hold second safe, while Mecat just met the rush of W. R. Flemings Octaroro to land third. The first three dominated the race throughout.

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