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FAIR . , ROCHESTER . DEFEATS . CATHOP AT H0MEW00D a. LUCK FAVORS WINNER Commuter Forces 0dtfhB0n Favorite Wide in Stretch. ; Fiddler First Favorite of Day to Score in Washington Park Races Big Crowd. HOMEWOOD, 111., May 25. Favored by fine racing luck, Fair Rochester, L. Jones and Sons three-year-old, which was making his first start since the Illinois Derby, scratched out a somewhat fluky victory over the Strathmore Stables Cathop, odds-on favorite, A. B. Gallahers Glynson and five others in the mile Mount Greenwood Purse, the attractive feature of todays racing at Washington Park. Fair Rochester luckily slipped through oh the inside of Cathop and Glynson during the furious final drive that ended the contest, and it was a break that meant the difference between victory and defeat. On the stretch turn both Cathop and Glynson were forced far out in the track by Commuter, which set the early pace, slightly in the van of Glynson and Cathop, and failing to close the opening on the inside, they left more than ample room for the winner, which came up steadily in the last quarter and at the end was a neck before Cathop. The latter was a similar distance in front of Glynson and the annoying Commuter was fourth, six lengths away from the leaders. FAST RUN MILE. The Gallaher colt, held at more than 72 to 1 and the rank outsider, succeeded in getting his head in front about a furlong from the wire, but- the final pace was just a trifle too fast for him and he bowed to first the favorite and then the winner within a short distance of the finish. With Glynson headed, Fair Rochester continued his rush, and in the final strides bounded to the front. After hurting the chances of Cathop and Glynson on the stretch turn, Commuter tired and his retirement became more rapid in the last eighth. After a half mile, during which Dr. Freeland was fourth, the others were outrun by the leaders. Fair Rochester was ridden by E. Arcaro and ron the mile out of the chute in 1:38. The quarter was covered in :23, the half mile in :46 and the three-quarters in 1:12. A crowd equally as large as that of yesterday viewed the sport. The Hazelcrest Purse, fourth race, which served as the secondary feature, went to C. C. Van Meters improving Mr. Joe, which beat M. B. Cohens Col. Hatfield, winner of the Louisiana Derby, Cee Tee and three others. Under the riding of Jack Westrope, the Van-Meter three-year-old withstood a long drive to win by a neck from Col. Hatfield, which raced along with the winner for the final quarter of the seven furlongs sprint. " After being rushed into the lead soon after the start, Mr. Joe drew clear but turning into the stretch Col. Hatfield moved up alongside him to bitterly contest the latter stages of the dash. While Cee Tee raced in the van of the Continued on thirteenth page. LUCK FAVORS WINNER Continued from first page. others throughout, he came to the finish some five lengths back of Col. Hatfield and a length and a half before Rockjr News, which finished fast to beat the tiring Beau Jolie for fourth. Cee Tee was a slight, favorite over the winner here. Maiden two-year-olds furnished the first contest and the lively race provided by the eleven under silks resulted in a victory for D. B. Midkiffs Secret Tryst, ridden by S. Renick. He reached the close of the five-eighths a half length in the van of Busy Spain, and Busy Jay was third, two lengths back and a nose before King Faro. The four final leaders raced from behind Mariana, Aryouthere and Morning Cry in the long stretch where Myturn, which closed a lukewarm choice over Mariana, also made a fruitless bid. When tiring, Morning Cry swerved and mildly impeded the favorite, which also was dropping back at the time of the interference. B. M. Rosenheim furnished, the winner of- the second race, the first of the meeting exclusively for horses owned by residents of Illinois, in the veteran Portmanteau, and he made a show of such as Very Well, La Salle and nine others over the three-quarters distance. Rushing from behind the pace on the stretch turn, the Rosenheim racer came on to win easily by three lengths while Very Well, the early leader, held second secure; over the fast finishing La Salle. Rusty, which had the confident backing of his connections, was fourth, a half length away from La Salle and a nose in front of Gettin Even. Fiddler scored the initial victory for the favorites and garnered the first purse of the meeting for the account of A. Pelleteri, when he took the seven-eighths third race in a close finish with Annan. Baggage Miss, beaten a length and one-half by the two leaders,. was third, with just a nose to spare over Scimitar. A. Greco placed the winner in front after three-eighths and he drew away steadily until well into the stretch, where he began to tire and the further progress of the race saw Annan shake off Baggage Miss and draw within a head of the winner. The second choice, Yucatan, tired in the final drive. Sabula, the Warm Stable filly, ran the fastest seven-eighths of the meeting when she covered that distance in the Avalon Park Claiming Purse, or sixth race, in 1:25. This sparkling effort brought her through an easy winner, with Bobsled second and Edith A. third. The race was for three-year-olds and the favorite, Mighty Atom, was among four that followed the three leaders to the finish.