Irenes Bob Wins Another: Likes Heavy Going at Empire City and is Not Seriously Threatened, Daily Racing Form, 1933-07-27


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IRENES BOB WINS ANOTHER Likes Heavy Going at Empire City and Is Not Seriously Threatened. Sunwood, Not Yet Ready but Likely to Improve, Beaten Out by Sweet Scent God o War Scores. YONKERS, N. Y., July 26 George Odoms Irenes Bob came back with another good race at the Empire City course today when he "simply galloped in front of the field to win the best offering of the day. It was a dash of five and three-quarters furlongs, and there was not much opposition in the race. Sweet Scent raced to the place, with Sunwood, from the Woodland Farm Stable, which was plainly not ready, just saving third from Rip Van Winkle. The only other in the field was Granite Prince. The racing was again conducted over heavy going and rain threatened most of the afternoon, but these conditions did not have much effect on the attendance, and the crowd was of generous proportions. There were some more fighting finishes, about which the crowd did not at all times agree with the judges. One race, the first, was one of the most unsatisfactory of the meeting. That was when a bad start, followed by apathetic riding, prevented it from being in any sense truly run. God o War was the winner, and both Hooiigan and Poll Parrot were soundly beaten. In the sprint feature there was no real contest. Irenes Bob at once stepped into the command, and Robertson had simply to rate him along to hold the lead. Sunwood was in second place into the stretch, but there, when put under pressure by Maiben, he weakened and Sweet Scent raced by to take the place but Irenes Bob" was already over the line the winner by three lengths. Sunwood, which will undoubtedly improve with racing, was at the heels of the mare, and Rip Van Winkle closed some ground to be beaten only a head for third. Granite Prince, the only other starter, had no speed V and was always outrun. s After both The Crane and March Step were withdrawn from the third race there was not much left to oppose W. E. Coburns Fleet Flag and he was an easy winner over Marplot, Jubilation and Cynget. This was a gallop of a mile and seventy yards and no time was lost at the barrier. Marplot was sent away in the lead with Cygnet racing second and Jubilation showing the way to Fleet Flag. This was the 1 order when the back stretch was reached, but Knessi was sitting still on Fleet Flag and in no way alarmed that his mount was last of the four. Cygnet soon tired to drop completely out of the running. Then Quattlebaum attempted . to drive Jubilation through on the inside and at the same time Knessi moved with Fleet Flag. The winner moved on the outside and he . was soon racing stride for stride with Marplot. - To the stretch corner Marplot was under a hard drive in a vain effort to hold Fleet ; Flag, but the son of Man o War came away easily and at the end his winning margin i was four lengths. Marplot had beaten Jubilation . a length for second place, while Cygnet ; was twenty lengths away. The opening race of the day, five furlongs for maiden juveniles, had a decidedly poor look when natural contenders, on all previous . performances, were soundly beaten l and it was Robert C. Winmills God o War - and Mrs. W. Plunkett Stewarts Top Row r that fought it out to finish well lapped in l the order named and far before John J. Robinsons The Trainer. The start was a straggling one with C. , V. Whitneys Hooligan virtually left at the post and he was one that had gone back in i the betting, while God o War was played L with rare confidence. Then Poll Parrot was ! another that was off sluggishly after she had gone back in the market alarmingly, but Top Row, the one to fight it out with L the winner after meeting with some early r interference, was well backed. God o War was the one to force the pace after Sly Haste had shown a bit of speed I to furnish a semblance of contention. Right t to the end Top Row fought it out to be ! beaten a neck and Poll Parrot was six c lengths away. Robertson roused Hooligan when he was 3 finally away from the barrier and the son-of i- Upset closed a big gap to finish on the i heels of Poll Parrot, but the race was utterly T false as far as form is concerned.

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