Prince Fox Defeated: Weant Racer Suffers First Reverse after Seven Straight Victories, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-05


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PRINCE FOX DEFEATED Weant Racer Suffers First Reverse After Seven Straight Victories. Finishes Third to Marooned and Money Getter in Baker Hotel Purse, Texas Feature. ARLINGTON, Texas, April 4. The winning streak of W. C. Weants Prince Fox, which had reached seven straight, was halted and Leo J. Marks Marooned became the first two-time winner of the Arlington Downs meeting when he captured the Baker Hotel Purse that was the principal attraction offered here this afternoon. The five-year-old Whiskalong gelding, which turned back a brilliant field in the Inaugural Handicap, reached the finish of the Waggoner course sprint a length before the Three Ds Stock Farms Money Getter which was slightly more than a length before W. C. Weants Prince Fox. Marooned and Prince Fox carried top impost of 119 pounds each, and although the Weant horse again charged through the stretch in whirlwind fashion, he was unable to catch the flying leaders, which gained a big advantage in the opening three furlongs. Although cloudy skies and humid weather prevailed, a surprisingly large crowd witnessed the sport. There was a quick start to the feature with Money Getter the first to show. However, Ima Count was soon in the van and he- drew clear before reaching the final half mile. The winner, which began well, was shuffled back soon afterwards, but once finding room, Hilton Dabson drove him into second place and before reaching the final quarter he was in command. Responding to Dabsons strong urging he. attained a three length advantage after entering the stretch but Money Getter, which was well up from the start, disposed of the tiring Ima Count and made after the victor. During the final furlong he gradually shortened Marooneds advantage but Prince Fox swept through the stretch with his usual Continued on twenty-third page. PRINCE FOX DEFEATED Continued from first page. fine belated charge and he was going the strongest of all at the close. After his game effort at pacemaking, Ima Count tired fast with Hope Eternal, which was coupled with Mamas Choice as the T. C. Worden entry; reaching fourth place in the last sixteenth. Some four lengths separated Hope Eternal and Ima Count at the end with Mamas Choice a distant trailer throughout. Marooned was a heavily supported choice, returning 13 to 10. He provided the second popular victory of the afternoon and ran the distance in 1:08. This failed to threaten Money Getters record of 1:07. Double Kerry, leading two-year-old of the Alamo Downs season, made an auspicious start here when the Three Ds Stock Farm home-bred reached the end of the four and a half furlongs dash that opened the program two lengths before Valerie Jean. Imperial Bill, which swerved to the inside after reaching the stretch, was third, a length and a half back of Valerie Jean and the same margin before Lotofus. The winner was ridden by Paul Keester. Thomas C. Wordens Royal Rover, a heavily supported choice for the second race, disappointed when he finished third to Mrs. Floyd Wests Dallas-owned Colonel Melus and Derek at the end of the mile. Ten older maidens competed with the winner, a three-year-old unsexed son of Colonel Shaw and Melus, reaching the end a half of a length before Derek, which led Royal Rover by four lengths. Well handled by Charles Parvin and saved when Chiclard was hustled into the lead, the winner again went into" command after leaving the back stretch, but after drawing clear he tired fast in thelast strides. Unable to improve his early position under strong urging, Royal Rover made, up ground in the stretch to be well before Handsome Hal at the end. After furnishing a disappointment in the second race, T. C. Worden came back with a surprise in the third event, over the Waggoner course, when Uncle Less carried that Chicago sportsmans silks to an easy triumph. He reached the end well in hand and two ilengths before. John Bane, which tired .after gaining, a clear margin near the final furlong. Dark Devil was third, a nose before Heavy Sugar, which headed the fast-closing Crowned Head for fourth laurels. Inflate, which was well supported, quit badly after showing the .way to the far turn. To H. C. Rumages Bettina H. "went ttie honor of winning the first race of the meeting for horses the property of bona fide residents of Texas, when she led Britlon, Princess Zelda and several others, including the well backed Excitation and Sure Gamble, to the finish of the Waggoner course sprint that served as the fourth event. Working her way forward steadily while Princess Zelda and Britlon were showing the way, the winner drove to the front in the last sixteenth to be a length before Britlon at the end. After beginning well, Excitation was allowed to drop far out of contention and only made up ground during the run through the stretch.

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