Lynx Eye and Coucci: Winning Combination in the Crysfield Purse at Popular Bowie, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-05


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LYNX EYE AND COUCCI - Winning Combination in the Crys- field Purse at Popular Bowie. . "Daily Double" Takes Maryland Players by Storm Mrs. J. H. Whitneys Borsa Wins. BOWIE, Md., April 4. Lynx Eye, a discard from the C. V. Whitney stable, that now races for R. Robertson, was winner of the Crysfield Purse here this afternoon after an able ride by Silvio Coucci. His score was an easy one with Mrs. John Hay Whitneys Hows Chances racing to second place while Mrs. A. P. Doyles Red John, took third from Sun Monk. All three had campaigned during the winter and the score went to Hot Springs for Lynx Eye raced at Oaklawn, Hows Chances in Florida and Red John in Texas. There was a wintry chill in the air but it did not prevent another big crowd from turning out and there was a continued activity in the mutuel department. The "Daily Double" has taken the Marylanders by storm and that pool continues surprisingly large, going to 5,452, the highest thathas been reached. The feature of the day was a gallop of a mile and seventy yards. Lynx Eye gave his backers, not familiar with his way of racing, considerable concern as he followed well back for the first half mile. "Bobby" Jones had Hows Chances away in full stride and he permitted the horse to open up a good lead on his opponents. Sun Monk chased after him, and he was well before Learoyd with Red John leading Lynx Eye by four lengths. As Hows Chances galloped through the back stretch, he held a lead of two lengths and Sun Monk, in an effort to run him down, was five lengths before Red John and still Lynx Eye plodded along in last place. But Coucci was giving him every chance to settle into his real racing stride. FAST CLOSING RUSH. Not until leaving the back stretch did the son of Wildair begin to draw up on his companions. There he began to catch them up and he was racing well out from the rail as he made his move. One after another he passed them, to be in third place as the stretch was reached, but by that time Jones had gone to a drive on Hows Chances. Sun Monk was through, but Red John was hanging on well. Lynx Eye was drawing up at every stride until, a furlong out, he was in command, to come on and score by three and a half lengths. Hows Chances saved second place by two lengths, and Red John was twice that distance before Sun Monk, with Learoyd, which raced so well at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, a badly beaten last. The first score of the meeting for the silks of Mrs. John Hay Whitney came in the opening half-mile dash for maiden juveniles when Bobby Jones rode Borsa to a handy score over Seabiscuit, from the Wheatley Stable, with Green Mist, racing for Howard Bruce, taking third before Speed, one that carried the silks of Alfred Gwynne Vander-bilt. Like all maiden juvenile races in the early spring, the field of eight that performed fairly bristled with good things, but Borsa was one that was neglected, paying 2.40. BROWN TIP FALLS. During a short delay at the stalls, Brown Tip reared and fell with C. Reid, but, fortunately, both colt and rider escaped injury and with only a short delay the start was a good one. Seabiscuit actually broke in front, but he was almost at once headed by " Speed and as the Vanclerbilt colt showed in front Green Mist rushed up on the outside to be at the throat latch of the leader. Speed did not hold his place long when he was joined by Borsa, and as the son of Valorous drew alongside it was evident he was best of the company. He raced along with Green Mist to the stretch turn, where he drew out to come on to a victory of a length and a half. . Then in the final furlong, Green Mist tired badly and Seabiscuit, closing with a rush, was second by a full three lengths. Flying Falcon was named for this dash, but on the report that he was suf- Continued on twenty-second page. LYNX EYE AND COUCCI Continued from first page f ering from a high fever he was withdrawn before the betting began. "Bud" Stotler saddled another winner for Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt when he sent out Winter Sport in the second, another four-furlong dash for maiden juvenile colts and geldings. This colt is a well-turned son of Display and Snowy, and he made a show of his company with such ridiculous ease that he may develop into a first-class racer. Far back of him, E. K. Brysons Canrock finished second, and Coucci drove Mrs. if. Rohrbacks Sandy Mack into third place. Mrs. P. Kandells Bye Bye- Mary had to be much the best to be winner of the six-furlong dash that was the third offering. Slow to be under way, she had only one horse beaten in the run through the back stretch, but under the vigorous riding of Earl Porter she weaved her way through the field to win going away. Kalola raced to second place, with Merovech saving third from Army Game. This was for the cheapest sort, and twelve went to the post. As the field left the stalls both Bye Bye Mary and Foreign Lady propped arid were off badly, while Ethan Allen, leaving in full stride, was showing the way. Kalola and Merovech chased after the son of American Flag, and then came Tell It. When the stretch was reached Kalola had run down Merovech, and it was not until around the last turn that Bye Bye Mary was seen rushing up outside the pair of them. Porter sent the filly along, under hand and heel to have her steadily draw up, until she had taken command, and then she was on past to score by a length and a half. Kalola was out to the last ounce when she saved, second place by half a length from Merovech, and Army Game was another half a length back This completed the "Daily Double," which paid 37.80. M. J. Brennan was best of the platers that raced in the third race at six furlongs but was beaten by Witan, from the Everglade Stable, because of dwelling badly as he left his stall. His was an inside position, and that forced Coucci to send him up on the outside after the field. He closed a big gap, but his slow breaking cost him the purse. Third was the portion of Ross, from the Shandon Farm Stable when Lindberg saved ground with him in the stretch to slip up on the inner rail and beat the tiring Alwintour.

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