Middleburg Field Day: Marching Home and Bonanza Win Graded Handicaps at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-25


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MIDDLEBURG FIELD DAY Marching Home and Bonanza Win Graded Handicaps at Jamaica. Trainer John Schorr and Jockey M. Corona Share in Double Honors Unsettled Weather. JAMAICA, N. Y., April 24 Marching Home, racing for the Middleburg Stable, nom de course of Mrs. William J. Ziegler, Jr., accounted for the Crawford Handicap, Grade A division, which attracted a fleet band of sprinters. The victory completed a gala day for the Ziegler household, which also furnished the winner of the other half in Bonanza. John Schorr saddled both winners, while the apprentice M. Corona, guided Marching Home. However, the latter was not confirmed the winner until the last stride, when she nosed out Okapi, from the Brookmeade Stable, the early pacemaker. Black Buddy, from the Greentree Stable, was third over Mrs. C. Oliver Iselins Exhibit. Seven started but Moisson, racing for W. Graham was eliminated when he propped at the start and nearly unseated his rider. Unsettled weather conditions, interspersed every now and then by a light shower, prevailed during the afternoon. The track was fast, and on the whole the large mid-week crowd was treated to some interesting racing, in which the majority of the winners were accorded extensive support. The start in the feature was a good one, although Moisson, after taking a couple of strides, stuck his toes in the ground and was left. Marching Home and Okapi were the fleetest and quickly drew away from the others, while Black Buddy was third, leading Exhibit, with Quel Jeu and Old Story in the rear. Quel Jeu failed to race to expectations and turned in a dull effort. This fellow sulked during the race and refused to extend himself, while Old Story was outrun. Nearing the far turn Okapi drew away into a safe lead while Marching Home and Exhibit, were right after him with Black Buddy, which suffered some interference in the first eighth, was knocked back into fourth place. On the stretch turn Okapi still continued to show the way and when well settled for the stretch appeared all over the winner. Marching Home came to the outside for the final drive while Black Buddy was gaining on Exhibit. In the final eighth Okapi, was placed under pressure and responded willingly only to succumb to the weight allotment in the final strides. Okapi was carrying 120 pounds to 104 on the winner. The winner negoitated the distance in 1:12. Bonanza, the well named offspring of Continued on eighteenth page. M1DDLEBURG FIELD DAY Continued from first page. Swift and Sure Eldorado, making his first start since last June, carried the William Ziegler, Jr. colors to a driving victory in the grade B division of the Crawford Handicap. This was a six furlongs dash and the winner was ridden by Pascuma, who guided him to a three-quarter length margin over Dasher from the Wheatley Stable, with Robert Stones Chief Mourner lapped on the placed one. Ten started and Bonanza, on the strength of his private trials, was installed the popular choice. The start was considered good with Gov. Sholtz, Synod and Dasher slow to settle in tlfeir racing strides. Pascuma hustled Bonanza into command and after opening up a safe margin, placed his mount under steady restraint. John Werring went along after him with Surveyor leading the others. Turning for home, Bonanza shook off his nearest opponent but then Dasher, which had threaded his way up on the inside, and Chief Mourner, which came to the outside, moved info contention. Pascuma was forced to use his whip and Bonanza responded gamely and although tiring fast at the end, led home: his opponents with Dasher outlasting Chief Mourner by a neck and Dean Swift, another that closed steadily, in fourth place. J. Woods Garth saddled the first winner of the day in May V. This miss, ridden by George Rose, moved into command after the break and after displaying high speed in the early running, outlasted the fast closing Transit Lady, owned by Mrs. A. Phillips, in the final drive. In third place was P. B. Codds Cash Book, two lengths back of the winner, while Miss Ginbar was fourth. Valse, a daughter of Sir Gallahad III. Valkyr, was an easy winner of the second race under the Belair Stud colors, but her supporters had a few anxious minutes when Coucci, who finished second on the Green-tree Stables Berceuse, lodged a complaint of foul, which was hot allowed. Devilment, owned by the Wheatley Stable and racing coupled as an entry with the winner, was third. The claim of foul was the result of some crowding entering the stretch turn where Valse came over on Berceuse and caught the latter in close quarters causing Coucci to take up. Valse, which raced greenly all the way, bore out in the stretch but at the end had a wide margin over her opponents. Berceuse in turn had as wide an advantage over Devilment, which lasted long enough to nose out Speech for the minor portion of the purse. F. A. Carreaud furnished the winner of the fifth race, which was at one mile and a sixteenth, for three:year-olds and over, under claiming conditions, when Primute, ridden by R. Howell, nosed out the B. B. Stables Axentea in the final drive. H. Dongans Tuffy G. was a distant third. Axentea dominated the race from the start, raced Balmacan into defeat and drew away. Howell, astride Primute, obeying riding instructions, nearly caused the defeat of Primute, for in taking back off the pace in th early stages he knocked the mare off hex stride. However, when settled down again she improved her position steadily and, coming to the outside, finished with a rush that caught Axentea in the final strides. Tuffy G., from his usual slow beginning, finished fast in the stretch and was a comfortable third. Bethlehemstar, racing for Phillip Kandell proved winner of the final race of the daj under the guidance of jockey Robertson The winner saved ground entering the stretch and in a drive outlasted H. Donganj Sound Money, while Flowery, racing foi Mrs. H. Plattner, was third, with Guiding Light and Playf ole next in order. Dont Blusl was jumped on at the far turn and pullec up very lame.

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