Feature Finish Close: Inches Separate Croon and Evergold at Washington Park.; Shandon Farm Racer Finishes Fastest After Slow Start--Favored Isaiah Finishes Third., Daily Racing Form, 1934-06-16


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FEATURE FINISH CLOSE Inches Separate Croon and Evergold at Washington Park Shandon Farm Racer Finishes Fast ¬ est After Slow Start Favored Isaiah Finishes Third HOMEWOOD 111 June 15 In a finish that only the judges could decide W C Stroubes Croon defeated the Shandon Farms Evergold in the Morrison Terrace Garden Handicap chief attraction at Wash ¬ ington Park this afternoon E Trotters Isaiah was third of the nine highclass sprinters which competed over the three quarters distance Despite threatening weather the crowd measured up to weekday standards standardsWhile While many spectators disputed the deci ¬ sion in the feature Croon appeared to hold the lead long enough although there was no question regarding Evergolds superiority He was slow in reaching his stride after having been fractious at the post and lost many lengths racing wide on the turns while well back of the leaders However he re ¬ sponded readily to urging in the stretch and finished so fast that he would have been returned victorious in another stride strideCroon Croon coupled with Blessed Event as the StroubeCorsicana Stable entry was well ridden by J King who rated the Stimulus filly along in close pursuit of the pace set first by Princess Camelia and then by the favored Isaiah After being straightened out in the stretch Croon slowly wore down Isaiah and assumed a slight lead which she was able to maintain to the end while under strong urging urgingSETS SETS FAST EARLY PACE PACEPrincess Princess Camelia set a fast early pace in going the first quarter in 22 and Isaiah kept up the speed by reaching the half in 46 and this effort probably prevented the favorite holding on better at the end where he was threequarters of a length back of the first two Some Pomp proved much the best of the others after falling back slightly on the turn while Wise Daughter tired after the first half mile The winner carried 101 pounds and finished the route in 112 112Gallant Gallant Mac a brother to Gallant Knight in the Audley Farm Stable proved best of the dozen maiden threeyearolds which raced six furlongs in the sixth race named in honor of the popular entertainer Romo Vincent Hard ridden by Johnny Kacala the son of Bright Knight and Ethel Gray defeated Calumet Farms Hermie Roy by threequarters of a length while the Brent wood Stables Regardless was a length and a half further away awayKacala Kacala had Gallant Mac close up from the start but the Audley colt was unable to challenge without losing much ground until reaching the stretch There he responded well to Kacalas call and outgamed Hermie Roy in a driving finish Regardless was best of the others after having been in the thick of action from the start startNEEDLE NEEDLE SPEEDY JUVENILE JUVENILEThe The Joseph E Widener silks were borne to an easy victory by the juvenile Needle in the fourth race entitled the Clyde Lucas Purse in which the daughter of Stefan the Great ran fiveeighths in a minute flat to defeat S M Looks Hathy by three lengths The latter under a hesitant ride from H Bagur landed second place by two lengths over C C Van Meters Vance VanceHustled Hustled to the front right after the start by O Harbort Needle had no difficulty in maintaining his position as his opponents were unable to keep up Beginners Bait tired after the first quarter while Hathys rider apparently didnt know whether to challenge the pacemaker or wait until the later stages Ima Greenock moved menac ¬ ingly on the turn while under restraint but she bore out badly heading into the stretch and when C Corbett straightened her out she was far back of the leaders leadersLong Long Bit backed into favoritism over eleven other ordinary threeyearolds made good in the opening race at six furlongs in the silks of Charles C Van Meter Guided by Jack Westrope she broke in front but was taken in hand as Tiny Kitty rushed up Continued on thirtieth page FEATURE FINISH CLOSE CLOSEContinued Continued from first iage on the outside closely followed by Miss Flip This pair held sway around the turn where Long Bit stumbled slightly but the latter recovered to race around the leaders and assume the lead after being straightened out in the stretch Thereafter she drew out slightly under hard riding and won by slightly more than a length over Thorough ¬ fare which had worked her way up on the inside to outgame Tiny Kitty and Miss Flip Thette three were heads apart apartThe The second straight favorite to score was the Camp Bell Stables Victorium in the sec ¬ ond race a dash of seven furlongs bringing out a dozen ordinary platers Victorium was away poorly but H Hughes hustled him forward to a position close behind tle lead ¬ ers Tony Joe and Bag Smasher and when the latter two gave way at the head of the stretch the Sweep On gelding went to the front He had to be hard ridden to hold Shasta Broom safe at ihe finish while Try King was a fastfinishing third The latter probably was best but he was in trouble from the start and finished fast when clear in the stretch

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