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WISE DUKE VICTORIOUS .Deliberator Second in Aberdeen Stakes Billie Bane Third. Finish Duplicate of Hialeah Juvenile Stakes Paradun Accounts for Opener at Havre. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 24. History repeated itself when H. H. Hectors Wise Duke and the Everglade Stables De-liberator, coupled as an entry, saddled by trainer Sherrill Ward, duplicated their one-two performance in the Hialeah Juvenile Championship, finishing in that order in the twenty-third renewal of the Aberdeen Stakes, feature of the mid-week program here this afternoon. T. D. Grimes Billie Bane was third, and the Shandon Farms Bright Light, fourth in the field of twenty-one that started in the four and a half furlongs test for two-year-olds. Wise Dukes smashing performance added 2,900 to the racing coffers of H. H. Hector, the Miami feed man, who purchased the strapping son of Wise Counsellor as an ugly duckling yearling on a Kentucky farm. The Wise Counsellor colts time for the distance was :53, only three-fifths of a second slower than the track mark. The Wise Duke-Deliberator entry was entered in the field, producing a freak mutuel payoff of .30 to win and .00 to place. It was a complete triumph with a native Miamian owning the winner and Deliber-ators owner being Fred A. Burton of Chicago. Trainer Sherrill Ward was born in Jacksonville, Fla., was educated in Miami, and learned about thoroughbreds in, Kentucky. SETTLES DISPUTE. The Aberdeen Stakes went a long way toward establishing Wise Duke as the superior of Deliberator, a question which has raised much discussion since the pair fought it out a head apart in the Hialeah Juvenile Championship on March 9. Wise Duke, a failure in his two previous Maryland races, defeated Deliberator by half a length going away. Both horses began alertly after James Milton had sent the bulky field away to a fair start from the tape barrier. They found Bright Light in front, but entering the turn Earl Porter sent Deliberator into the lead. Wise Duke edged up under the veteran Lou Schaefer, while Billie Bane, beginning from the outer rail, sprinted rapidly into contention. Steadily, Deliberator inched out in the run around the turn. Wise Duke, still under steady restraint, was at his flank and Billie Bane challenged gamely. The Hector colt, which had shown a tendency to bear out in his previous races, again ran slightly wide and carried Billie Bane out with him. With a herculean effort, Schaefer straightened out Wise Duke at the three-sixteenths post and sent him after Deliberator, which had opened up a length and a half lead. Wise- Duke came with a rush, overhauling his" entry-mate a sixteenth out and continued to the end with fine courage. BRIGHT LIGHT FOURTH. Billie Bane held on gamely and was only a head back of Deliberator at the finsh. Bright Light was a half length away from the show horse. E. F. Seagrams Santan turned in a creditable effort to be fifth. Dark Hope, carrying the colors of J. W. Y. Martin, young Worthington Valley, Maryland, sportsman, staged an auspicious seasonal debut when he snatched a head decision over E. F. Seagrams Stand Pat, Florida handicap star, in the Walbrook Purse, which supported the Aberdeen Stakes. A length back Mrs. Deering Howes Only One was third in the field of six. Dark Hope was reserved off the early pace in which War Glory, Only One and Stand Pat took turns in front. Earl Steffen took the ultimate winner to the outside entering the front stretch and in the final furlong hooked up in a stirring duel with Stand Pat. The latter was bothered in the early stretch run when Only One had him in close quarters along the inner rail. P. M. Walkers Paradun galloped, to a delayed graduation when she handily turned back seven other maiden three-year-olds in Continued on eleventh page. WISE DUE VICTORIOUS Continued from first- page. the first race at one mile and seventy yards. The light colored daughter of Dunlin, with "Sonny" Workman in the saddle, led all the way, but at the end had to be shaken up with a couple of strokes of the whip to hold her two-length advantage. She was an odds-on favorite and sent the form players away to a good start on the days wagering. Wayward Son, racing for A. G. Vander-bilt, attended the flying leader throughout and annexed the place spoils comfortably by a length and a half in advance of H. P. Met-calfs Court Gossip. Egeon raced evenly to be fourth. Selby Burchs Spixi, making his first start of the year, had to be and was much the best of a field of fourteen lowly claiming platers in the second race at six furlongs.-The Macaw gelding was rated as a "good thing" and ran like one. He had only one horse beaten leaving the gate, charged up on the extreme outside, was carried very wide entering the front stretch and went on to win cleanly by a half length. Waterset, slower than usual to break, also took the overland route and was a threatening second at the. end. Oneill finished strongly for the third award. Bobby Buxton set a brisk pace for a half mile before wilting out of the contention. -Heiress, a. rank, outsider making her second start since her Florida campaign, spurted, through the final furlong to snatch victory in the third race. The five-year-old daughter of Bunting pressed the first flight for a half mile and when the" veteran, Madeley, called upon her for her stretch run she: responded, willingly to win by a length, going away. Davoc, the favorite, was in the lead throughout and at the end outgamed True Charm, the early leader, by a length and a half for second place. Vee Eight, placed on the outside after acting fractiously, turned in a creditable effort to be fourth. The well-backed Vacillate was in trouble throughout and was never a serious contender. "Sonny" Workman, leading rider at the meeting, continued his quest for the Burke gold watch when he rode his tenth winner on Polo Bar, the favorite, in the sixth race. The strong Washington boy hustled his mount all the way, extricating him from close quarters on the first turn and whipping him to the front at the head of the stretch. At the end Polo Bar was a length in. advance of Simple Singer, which ran spot-tily and tired. -in the final seventy yards. Triolette was third, another length away.