Lullaby II.S Easy Victory: Holds Black Diamond and Others Safe at Thorncliffe, Daily Racing Form, 1933-06-02


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LULLABY ILS EASY VICTORY Holds Black Diamond and Others Safe at Thorncliffe. Capacity Crowd Visits Toronto Track With Weather Conditions of the Best-Sea Kale Wins. TORONTO, Ont, June 1. Lullaby TJ., imported daughter of Ellangowan and Chan-sonette, which performs for the Mountain Rose Stable, the nom de course of F. Mer-rillee, London sportsman, raced to an easy trinmph in the Bob Gracie Claiming Purse, the feature attraction on Thursday card at Thorncliffe Park. Black Diamond, from the Erindale Stable, raced to second place, and third fell to the lot of Bubbling Out, the Four Ls Stables representative. Bylona was fourth, and Friar Cliff, making his initial start of the year, was last. Marshall Cassidy caught the field in alignment as they moved into their respective stalls. Lullaby II. and Bylona had the most speed and drew away from the others. Black Diamond was under restraint in third place, and Bubbling Out, racing close to the inner rail, was next. Mattioli had the Merrillee five-year-old under restraint while showing the way, but it was not until straightening out in the stretch that she put Bylona away. As Bylona began tiring, Mozer called upon Black Diamond and moved into second place. Mattioli had something left, however, and as the Erindale Stable gelding moved up, he moved away with Lullaby II. Black Diamond was then placed under punishment, but to no avail, and the Mountain Rose mare drew away readily and was going well at the end and three lengths to the good. Black Diamond, after making his effort, was kept under vigorous urging but was no match for the winner. Bubbling Out had been asked for his best but was unable to menace the first two, while he succeeded in taking third from Bylona right at the finish. Another capacity crowd was at Thorncliffe for the sport. Weather conditions could hardly be improved upon, and the track was at its best. A limit field of the cheaper grade maidens went postward in the six furlongs dash that started off the days sport. Golden Spur, performing back to his recent good efforts, was returtied winner over the neglected Canterbury Rain. The well supported choice, Don Vern, was third. Canterbury Rain cut out the pace for most of the way and led until well into the home stretch, where Golden Spur unleashed his winning rush. Canterbury Rain, while unable to meet the rush of the winner, was a half length to the good of Don Vern. The latter raced well up, but lost ground at the stretch turn and was unable to improve his position in the final drive. Lady Hockberger, steady going daughter of Chilhowee and Pipestem, which races for J. O. Burttschell, was an easy winner of the five furlongs of the second offering. B. A. Langmuirs Chrysmute raced to second place and "Conny" Smythes Distribute was third, gaining that part of the purse in the concluding strides over Gift Roman, from the Fair Fields Stable. The third race on the card resulted in an upset for the form players when the best the heavily backed favorite, Incessant, could do was finish second. There was a long delay at the post before the nine starters could, be caught in alignment, and when the barrier went up, Robot went to the front with Mint Magi, and Black Jewel in pursuit and Incessant in front of but one horse. Turning into the stretch, Madeley on Powder Monkey, made his move and soon had him in front and shaking off repeated challenges from Robot, Incessant and Mint Magi, and held his advantage to finish a half length to the good. The race was named after King Clancy, the sterling defense player of the Maple Leafs, and was decided over the three-quarter course. Powder Monkey, Mint Magi and Black Jewel were the chief factors in causing the twelve minutes delay at the post. The vis-tory of Powder Monkey completed the daily duet with Golden Spur, which paid 90.30. The Charlie Conacher Purse brought together seven fair platers in the fourth. Sea Kale, racing in the colors of Mrs. J. Badame, was the winner after a stirring duel all through the stretch with Frigid Frosty, one of the neglected ones in the betting, a length and a half behind and a head in front of the well backed Par Excellence. There was only a half minute delay before the field was caught in alignment and at the rise of the barrier Freethinker was the first to show in front, but he called it a day before reaching the turn into the stretch, where Lord Cardigan assumed the lead and Sea Kale, coming from well back, getting into second position. Coming down the stretch Townrow got his mount to th"e front and, after shaking off repeated bids from Frigid Frosty, assumed an easy lead and was going away at the end. Par Excellence, second choice in the wagering, was slow to settle into his best stride, but finished with a rush to take the minor portion of the purse. Popcorn, which C. J. Patchett claimed last out, made good at the first asking for his new owner when he lasted to hold Bushman safe and score by a short margin at the end of the one mile and a sixteenth in the sixth. Indian Dance, after setting the early pace, was third, well back of the leading pair.

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