Westrope Cicero Star: Brilliant Young Western Riders Work Feature of Day, Daily Racing Form, 1933-08-05


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WESTROPE CICERO STAR Brilliant Young Western Riders Work Feature of Day. Royal Blunder Romps to Easy Victory in Berwyn Purse Alpers Earns Purse. CICERO, 111., Aug. 4. The riding of Jack Westrope, clever western lad who has been at the top of the American jockey list for almost two months and who has led the riders at all of the major Chicago meetings this season and the victory of the Audley Farms Royal Blunder in the Berwyn Purse, featured todays racing at the local Hawthorne course of the Chicago Business Mens Racing Association. Westrope directed three of his mounts to easy victories and among them was the Audley Farm three-year-old, which outclassed Mountain Elk, Hernando, Karl Eitel and four others over the six and one-half furlongs distance in the Berwyn, which headed a typical off-day program. Previously Westrope won with Even Play and Alpers, the former scoring by four lengths, and the latter by the lesser, yet decisive margin, of a length and one-half. With Royal Blunder, Westrope won by four lengths, and it was little more than a romp for the gelded son of Bright Knight and Ballet Dancer II. While still under strong restraint on the turn, the Audley three-year-old moved past Mountain Elk and Her-ziando and into command and after increasing his advantage to four lengths in the stretch came on to win with Westrope restraining him. TRACK A BIT DULL. The track was still a bit dull from the drenching it received Wednesday night and Royal Blunder ran the distance in 1:20. Barring rain, however, the track should be fast for the running of tomorrows program. The attendance was large and while the sport was devoid of thrilling finishes, the usual enthusiasm was manifested. A. A. Baronis western-bred Ytfin, which began her career during the winter meeting at Agua Caliente, registered her maiden triumph when she defeated ten other maiden two-year-old fillies in the first race of the day. The Baroni youngster, a daughter of Bistouri and Postmaid, had stanch backing and going to the post favorite, her success in the five and one-half furlongs contest was very popular. W. D. Wright sent her to the front after reaching the stretch, where she easily supplanted Chagrin in the lead, but in" the late stages Siclette was a threat and Wright was forced to keep after the winner. Siclette defeated Fire Star by three lengths for second place and Fretful was fourth, Chagrin weakening, badly in the stretch run. Even Play, a 4 to 5 chance, had little trouble winning over Kissie, Drole Polly and nine other two-year-olds in the second race, also at five and one-half furlongs. The victor, owned by Miss M. White and ridden by J. Westrope, was in nearest attendance of Dame Mariechen as she set the early pace and, easily taking command after straightening out in the stretch, was not endangered as Kissie and Drole Polly came past Dame Mariechen to account for second and third places. CHIEF BUNTING GRADUATES. The third race, also for plater two-year-olds and decided over the same distance as prevailed for the previous two contests, was won by A. B. Letelliers Chief Bunting, and he gained the honors .for the first time of his career by three-quarters of a length over Grey Sash. The latter was the choice in the betting and led Fighting Bob, the second choice, by four lengths as the leaders reached the finish. Billy Pat, which tired after a brief stay in the lead, took fourth money over the eight others. J. Westrops rode his second winner when , he directed Alpers, the Bunting three-year-old in Stuyvesant Peabodys stable, to a mildly surprising victory over Blackstrap, one of the outstanding choices of the afternoon, Moorish Amulet, and eight others in the fourth evenr. in which the distance was six and a half furlongs. While a rather badly judged ride on the part of J. Renick, who made a number of unsuccessful at- Continued on twenty-second gage. WESTROPE CICERO STAR Continued from first page. tempts to drive the favorite through on the inside of the early leaders, aided the victor, he was showing considerable improvement over his previous effort and, maintaining good speed for the entire distance, won by a length and one-half. Blackstrap was three lengths before Moorish Amulet, which performed in even fashion. The first two choices failed badly in the fifth race, for which the field was drawn from among the cheaper sprinters when Pollys Folly and Sun Thorn reached the finish among the unplaced. Both were tim-dly ridden and Pollys Folly was sharply cut off when Captain Logan bore over in the first quarter, at which stage they were far back. Golden Sun, racing for E. Drillon, was the winner, and he scored in decisive fashion when his final advantage over Le Bruyere was five lengths. In a nose finish, Broom-shot squeezed out third honors over Single Stripe.

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