Manners Continues to Win: Surprises Thistle down Fans by Easily Defeating Al Green, Daily Racing Form, 1933-08-02


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MANNERS CONTINUES TO WIN - Surprises Thistle Down Fans by Easily Defeating Al Green. Large Ladies Day Crowd Sees Races at Cleveland Track Toltec Is Winner Over Justa Princess. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 1. J. H. Down-ings Manners, a four-year-old gelding, which but for a third on a muddy track and a disqualification, would have made a clean sweep on the Cranwood track, again finished in front when he made his initial start at Thistle Down today and it was at the expense of the recent odds-on winner, Al Green. The latter was well supported again in this instance and Manners scored a bit of a surprise by outrunning the Sweep On gelding after rounding the far turn. The winner was carrying much less weight than when he won his series of victories at Cranwood. A1 Green was much better than the others that started in the six furlongs sprint and the only real test in the race was between Arab and Kindacorn for third place, the former gaining the decision. Laknite was an early factor. Favorable conditions once more prevailed for the running of the afternoons card, which was productive of interesting sport. As. it was ladies day the fair sex attended in large numbers, swelling the attendance above the average. Nearing the close of the afternoon rain threatened. S. E. Pershall provided the winner of the initial dash, which engaged a field of eleven maiden juveniles, in Wild Transit. The Wild-air filly dashing to the front at once, raced Wracia and Enfia into defeat. She was kept to her task during the stretch test, and withstood challenges from Golden X. and Eighth Pole, which finished closely lapped on the winners flank. Pandoras Box was a bang-up fourth after going wide at the stretch turn. Traitor, making his debut in the colors of his new owner I. S. Shafer, failed to live up to his name today. After being installed an odds-on public choice, he rewarded for the confidence placed in him by making a runaway affair of the second race, winning with much to spare. The stretch test for the minor awards was more interesting, in which Alamae outgamed the tiring One Cent. This trio dominated the running throughout. Taking command at once, J. R. Carlocks Toltec retained a safe margin over his field at all stages of the third race. Justa Princess was always in closest pursuit of the winner but could never improve her position Run On raced close up but on the outside of his opposition, and at the finish was doing his best to save the third portion of the purse from Runanwin. The others were never serious factors.

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