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TOMBEREAU TIRES NEAR END Favorite in Dorvals Feature Is Beaten by Friend Whitey By "Product Third. MONTREAL, Que., Aug. 4. For the semifinal days sport at Dorval, a three-quarters mile dash styled the Maroon Claiming Purse was the outstanding event. This brought out a half-dozen of the better grade platers to match strides. Tombereau, from the R. F. Coppage string, in view of his recent winning effort in the heavy going, was installed a stoutly supported choice only to fail his backers by succumbing in the last few strides to the closing challenge of G. L. Goodacres Friend Whitey. Mrs. L. A. Dalys By Product raced into third place a head before Bran Muffin while Flying Thor and Bokie B. brought up the rear many lengths behind. Racing was conducted over a heavy, drying out track and followers of form received numerous set-backs. In the Maroon Purse, it was Tombereau that had the early speed of the party and apprentice Staszuk, making most of it, soon opened up a good advantage on the remainder of the field. Bran Muffin and Friend Whitey were the closest in attendance and raced heads apart. Entering the stretch, Tombereau came wide and Mitchell, who had been biding his time on the inside with By Product, moved into serious contention. Tombereau was quickly straightened away and again drew clear but in the closing seventy yards started shortening his stride and Hanauer, bringing the Goodacre-owned three-year-old along on the outside, drew even with the leader a few yards from the finish and out-gamed him in the last few strides to. take top honors. By Product, after her brief threat at the head of the stretch, was unable to improve her position under pressure and held on just long enough to withstand Bran Muffin for the minor award. Brilliant Bud, despite winning her last race, was overlooked in the third offering and rewarded her supporters handsomely when she led every stride of the six furlongs and won by a big margin over another lightly regarded one, Fair Arrow. Yvette V. headed the others and the well backed Pursuit finished in the ruck. Brilliant Bud was ridden by R. Watson and it chalked up the second winning ride of the afternoon for that rider for he scored previously astride Steponit in the opener. There was nothing much to the running, Brilliant Bud dashing to the front at once and opening up a good lead and winning as her rider pleased. Pursuit, offering a display of speed in the first half mile, was never a serious threat to the winner. Jockey R. Watson rode his third winner of the afternoon when he guided Maemere to a front-running victory in the one mile and seventy yards fifth race. Taking the lead immediately, Maemere drew clear in the run to the first turn. The Infinite gelding continued to make all the running, with Honest Susan racing in second place. This pair continued to race one-two throughout with Watson riding the winner in vigorous fashion all the last sixteenth to make certain his score. Honest Susan was an easy second but was three lengths back of Maemere, though better than two lengths in advance of Changeable, which finished third. Doorkeeper was the disappointing choice, faltering badly after going five furlongs.