Rosemonts Winning Debut at Havre De Grace: First Start This Year, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-26


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ROSEMONTS WINNING DEBUT AT HAVRE DE GRACE FIRST START THIS YEAR Defeats Other Preakness Candidates in the Shenandoah Purse. Foxcatcher Farm Colorbearer Outstays Nautch by a Head Big Week-Day Crowd Attends. - HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 25.- Rosemont, which is William DuPonts Fox catcher Farm candidate for Preakness -honors, drove to a head victory in his three-year-old debut when he turned back the Howe Stables Nautch and eight others of his age in the Shenandoah Purse, the six furlong feature here this afternoon. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilts Bachelor Dinner was a distant third. All three placed horses are Preakness candidates but none of the trio was named for the Kentucky Derby. Heralded by the series of fast trials, Rosemont was installed an odds-on favorite but he gave his supporters many anxious moments before he finally headed Nautch in the closing strides. His time for the six furlongs was 1:12. Nautch, Galon Boy and Rosemont went away from the gate heads apart in that order. Nautch set a brisk pace . along the inner rail, opening up a length on Rosemont on the turn as Galon Boy tired and Bachelor Dinner spurted into third position. CLASS WILL TELL. Maurice Peters took Rosemont up to Nautch entering the front stretch, but the latter, conditioned by racing, held on with more than his usual courage. It was not until the final sixteenth that Rosemonta class began to tell. He overhauled the leader and was inching away at the end. Rosemont should improve, opined horsemen who saw the race. A crowd as large, perhaps larger, than that which saw the running of the Aberdeen Stakes Wednesday, witnessed Rosemonts debut. Form- was well observed throughout the afternoon, favored by perfect racing weather and a fast track. Tody Con, making her second start, was a long shot winner of the first race. Flight of Gold finished strongly to be second, half a length back of the winner and a like distance in advance of Queen Helen, a field horse. Tody Con set all her own pace under steady handling from Georgie Watson. The filly had displayed speed in her debut recently, but had tired at the end. Today she held her opponents safe all the way, taking a two-length margin on the turn. Flight of Gold got away slower than usual and, with better luck at the start, might have won. Queen Helen forced the pace throughout. Bull Fighter, which was fourth, raced in close quarters through the last sixteenth. BLANKET FINISH. Four two-year-olds finished closely lapped at the end of the four and a half furlongs second race. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilts Cherry Stone defeated Hiatus by a nose, while a- head away Prosy was third, just a half length in advance of Seabiscuit. The winner was the favorite in the field. Prosy and Cherry Stone set the early pace a head apart. Hiatus moved up on the leaders from the second flight on the turn and, coming to the outside, drew up on even terms with them at the sixteenth post. Bej-shak riding powerfully, rallied the Vander-bilt filly and jammed her nose across the line inches in front of Hiatus. Prosy was tiring and Seabiscuit finished fastest of all at the end. Returning to his. good- winter form,. Robert Robertsons Venetian finished with a powerful rush under "Sonny" Workman to win the third race. A half length away Postscript was second with Believer four lengths away in third place in the field of nine. Venetian followed his opponents to the head of the stretch. The set was closely bunched with Desert Call and Postscript setting the pace. The latter shook off the contention after going wide and appeared to have the race at her mercy inside the furlong post when Venetian bore down on her to snatch the decision in the final fifty Continued on twenty-fourth page. ROSEMQNTC WINNING DEBUT AT HAVRE DE GRACE Continued from first page. yards. Fredrick and Desert Call, the publio choice, tired in the final furlong. Earl Porters whip ride drove Mrs. D. J. Murphys Goody Goody to a neck victory over Master Lad in the fifth race, a mile and a sixteenth test for three-year-old platers. Jack Chevigny was third, a length away from the front pair in the field of six. The winner was an outsider in the wagering. While River Rose, Hogans Fox and Jack Chevigny took turns in that order setting the pace, Goody Goody was allowed to settle in her stride well back of the leaders. Porter improved her position on the far turn, and she came on under the whip in the final three-sixteenths to subdue Master Lad, which had taken the lead briefly inside the furlong post. E. K." Brysons Ilchester, nosed out in hi3 last start by Four Spot, came back to re-deem himself by scoring a clean cut victory in the sixth race. After setting most of his own pace under pressure from the fainthearted Rebel Yell, the Dunlin gelding moved away to win by a length arid a quarter from Brains. Rebel Yell was a tiring third. Top High dwelt at the start arid got away far back of his field. Sun Spear, which attracted considerable play, did not extend himself at any stage of the journey.

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