Brown Twig First By Nose: Defeats Boston Brook in Thrilling Contest at Pimlico.; Heighe Colorbearer Gives Finest Exhibition of His Career in Winning the Equitable Purse., Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-11


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BROfrtWIG FiRSrBY NOSE Defeats Boston Brook in Thrilling Contest at Pimlico Heighe Colorbearer Gives Finest Exhibition Exhibitionof of His Career in Winning the theEquitable Equitable Purse PIMLICO Md May 10 Mrs R H Heighes Brown Twig under a clever ride by Maurice Peters raced to a thrilling nose victory in the Equitable Purse the mile and seventy yards test for threeyearolds which headed the program this afternoon The son of Brown Bud outgamed Boston Brook in the final strides while a length away In ¬ dian News was third Gallant Prince which has served as a work companion for Omaha this spring was installed second choice in the wagering but finished a laboring sixth after moving up into striking distance at the three furlongs post Brown Twig turned in one of the best efforts of his career following the leaders for six furlongs and then moving up to challenge Boston Brook which had wrested the lead from Orifice at the halfmile post The Keighe colt moved into a halflength lead at the f uriong post but Boston Brook came again and almost retrieved the lead at the finish finishThreatening Threatening rain clouds came out of the northeast late in the afternoon The track was fast fastC C V Whitneys Zuni just managed to last for a nose decision in the Tecumseh Purse a sixfurlong dash for maiden twoyearolds which supported the feature The dark coated Whitney colt set all of his own pace but Sonny Workman had to hand ride vigorously to stave off Flosildas strong chal ¬ lenge under Eddie Arcaros whip Mr Quick the public choice was third in the field of ten tenMr Mr Quick began slowly and was in close quarters for the first quarter mile He was taken to the outside and carried wide on the turn but finished with good courage Hymn showed some speed in the final two fur ¬ longs longsH H B Landons Teakwood won his second field test of the meeting when he easily defeated six other timber toppers in the Op ¬ portunity Steeplechase The Haverswood gelding was confidently ridden by jockey E Mitchell who allowed his mount to gallop within striking distance of the early leader Swansea for a mile and then sent him to the front with a rush Teakwood steadily drew away into a fifteenlength advantage in the final three furlongs Stir jumping steadily was second a length in advance of Starborn Caniento the favorite was a well beaten fourth He appeared to be able to take command after the first mile and when making his move after Teakwood he bobbled at the eleventh fence and only Mc Kinneys masterly recovery kept him from falling All seven starters finished the course courseJ J U Grattons Highest Point daringly ridden by Sonny Workman got up to de ¬ feat the early leader Waterset by a half length in the third race Highest Point was away sluggishly and improved his position in close quarters on the inside on the turn When the leaders swung slightly wide entering the front stretch Workman jammed his mount through and subdued Waterset in a brisk drive driveWaterset Waterset beginning alertly took imme ¬ diate command went wide entering the stretch but fought it out gamely to be a length in advance of Dalmatia which nosed out Candescent for the show spoils Singing Heart began slower than usual and raced in close quarters throughout to finish sixth sixthArmy Army Game and Oneill fought a bitter duel over a mile and a sixteenth in the fourth race finishing a nose apart in that order Standout the favorite raced as though sore and was third two lengths away from the leading pair in the field of six Army Game took command from the barrier and Oneill was rushed up to chal ¬ lenge The pair were lapped most of the way well in advance of their opponents but at the end Faust outrode Dunbar to gain the decision Bungalow ran evenly to finish fourth fourthJockey Jockey W Saunders made his first Mary ¬ land appearance in the saddle when he rode Gallant Prince in the Equitable Purse sixth race on Fridays card cardGeorge George Tappen assistant trainer to James Fitzsimmons had the signal honor of mak ¬ ing the first entry for the Preakness Stakes Tappen nominated Omaha for the classic at 832 a m on Friday morning The last entry to go through the entry clerks for the fixture was presented by trainer G L Ham ¬ ilton who is to saddle Furfiber for W A Jones

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