First Minstrel Loses: Lady Higloss Outruns Inexperienced Greentree Colt at Arlington, Daily Racing Form, 1933-07-27


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FIRST MINSTREL LOSES Lady Higloss Outruns Inexperienced Greentree Colt at Arlington. Divert and Stimulator Triumph at Long Odds Cog-Air and Renewed Add to Earnings. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 111., July 26 Lack of racing experience, if not a natural awkwardness, resulted in the defeat of First Minstrel, highly regarded juvenile son of .Royal Minstrel and Untidy, owned by the Greentree Stable, in the Green Bay Purse, one of the more attractive races on a good program at Arlington Park this afternoon. Lumbering along greenly for most of the five and one-half furlongs, the Greentree colt failed to get to the Paramount Stables fast filly, Lady Higloss, with a late rush and it was only by a matter of inches that he gained second" over H. P. Headleys Thomasville. The winner, a promising and determined daughter of Ladkin and Hi Gloss, went about her task with fine speed and in a most business-like manner and, after taking a good lead on the turn, held her position safe thereafter. She entered the last of the five and one-half furlongs with a margin of three lengths and the safe advantage permitted jockey C. Critchfield to take a rather tight hold on her as she ran the final sixteenth. Lacking the finishing dash of his previous and first performance, First Minstrels effort also suggested the possibility that the severe driving to which he was subjected in his initial race, in which he defeated Trumpery by a head after a long, hard drive, took much out of him. He succeeded in making up some ground after S. Coucci straightened him out for the short run through the main stretch, but the speed of his previous effort was not forthcoming, and it was a real task for him to wrest second place from Thomasville. Identify, which finished in fourth place, was followed by Domino Player, Skimalong and Barbara Carom. THIRD STRAIGHT VICTORY. The winner was timed in 1:06, and it was her third victorious performance in consecutive starts, all at the local track. She was the second choice to First Minstrel, which was a 2 to 5 chance. The Mohawk Purse, the companion feature, in which nine of the better grade sprinters raced three-quarters, also resulted in the defeat of the public choice when Clarify was led to the finish by J. P. Ebel-hardts Gift of Roses and the Superior Stables Supreme Sweet. The favorite, owned by M. L. Schwartz and ridden by G. Elston, had all the worst of the luck. As it was, Gift of Roses, which L. Ruder brought around Su-"preme Sweet, which set all the pace, won by a length, and the Superior Stable mare took second by three-quarters of a length over Clarify. Waylayer was a close fourth and the winner ran the distance in the fast time of 1:11. The first race for maiden juvenile fillies and sharply contested at all stages of the five furlongs, resulted in a mild upset when Divert, a chestnut daughter of Display and Antidote was returned the winner. She triumphed under strong riding and in a driving finish, only half a length parting her and Parafour. the runner-up at the end. A like margin back Playful Martha, which closed strongest of all, accounted for third honors and Ytfin was next. Minnequa and "Wind Song indulged in a bitter duel for early pacemaking honors and neither had enough left to remain in contention after reaching the closing furlong. The aged Cog-Air garnered his fourth purse of the meeting under A. Bartelsteins colors when he. easily defeated Hour Zev, Gunfire and four others over the seven furlongs distance in the second race. The seven-year-old was held in such high regard that he was one of the shorter-priced choices of the afternoon and as a result his victory was one of the more popular. He took command with a rush afetr reaching the stretch, and although inclined to bear out as he raced by Hour Zev, came on to register by four lengths. Hour Zev easily retained second Continued on nineteenth page. FIRST MINSTREL LOSES Continued from first page. over Gunfire, while Halliard led the others in the small field. Although he was lucky to squeeze through next to the rail in the stretch, J. McPher-sons Stimulator showed a good and game performance to win by a nose over Uncle Henry in the third race, at three-quarters. This contest was marked by the decisive defeat of the stoutly backed Etcetera. Tiring badly in the closing three-sixteenths, Etcetera fell back from second . to fifth place, third honors going to Morsun, which also faltered after showing the way in the field of nine for more than five-eighths. This was the winners first start since his recent arrival from Rockingham Park and he was ridden by S. Coucci. Renewed, the useful Archaic gelding that races for J. V. Stewart, was seen in another winning performance, his second in successive starts, when under a well judged ride by J. Renick, he defeated Tack, Old Judge and four others at the mile distance in the fourth race. Rated off Brown Wisdoms pace for the first five-eighths, the winner came to the front gradually on the stretch turn and, taking a two lengths lead, was not seriously menaced by Tack, which received ten pounds from the winner and held on in more courageous order than his conqueror. Both Old Judge and Chokoloskee finished in sturdy fashion as Out Bound and Brown Wisdom faltered in the final run and under stronger riding Chokoloskee, which appeared too heavy-headed for the diminutive L. Balaski, might have been closer up at the finish.

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