Seremba Silks First: Anne L. Outstays Boocord by Neck in Close Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-24


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SEREMBA SILKS FIRST Anne L Outstays Boocord by Neck in Close Finish. Second Triumph of Aurora Meeting f-r Filly Slip Knot Accounts for Fifth Race. AURORA, 111., May 23 Anne L.f under the green and white colors of former jockey Frank Seremba, scored ner second triumph of the current meeting when she displayed rare gameness in outfinishing E. K. Bry-sons Boocord in one of the most thrilling finishes of the day, leading the latter home by a neck. A head farther back came the Jewell Brothers Rush Along, held lightly, to account for third. It was the feature offering, called the White Horse Claiming Purse, and the contest was thrilling from the start. The winner ruled favorite, due to her recent good performances, and in vindicating the judgment of her admirers, she gave one of the gamest efforts ever displayed by the daughter of Repulse and Unexpected, for she held on tenaciously in the long drive, which ensued after she reached the lead, to gain the verdict. Rush Along went to the front soon after the start while Boocord, one of the choices, left the gate rather slowly. While the former set the early pace, Leyland brought Boocord into contention and, subjecting his mount to strong pressure, gained gradually, but the winner proved the gamest and held him safe while she scored a close decision. After racing the opening quarter in :23 and the half in :46, Rush Along was good enough to hold his prominent position to finish in third place in the close finish. IDEAL, WEATHER. The weather was ideal for the sport, and while the card lacked any attraction, there was a good crowd on hand to witness the sport, conducted over a fast track. Slip Knot, which races for P. Hatcher and which has proven a handy performer, accounted for his second race of the meeting and fourth of the year when he turned in an impressive effort to get away with he ors in the fifth or Crab Orchard Claiming Purse, which was the chief supporting number to todays feature. The winner earned his victory under the handling of jockey Harold West and it was no task for him to overhaul the faltering Joe Geary, which had set the pace to the final eighth, but which weakened so badly from that point to the finish that he failed to share in the purse. One and one-half lengths back of the winner came Monkey Shine to take the second award and he, too, had little opposition while garnering that part of the purse, while King Pin, which begen rather tardily, raced to third three lengths in front of the inconsistent Nisia. The latter turned in one of the most startling form reversals of the meeting. Joe Geary showed the way in this for most of the way, but his strength must have been taxed to the limit while maintaining the coveted position, for when he was called upon for improved speed in the final stages he tired so badly that he was barely walking in the rmal stages. LAURA S. MAKES GOOD. After many unsuccessful attempts, Elwood Sachsenmaiers Laura S. finally found a band of juveniles she could beat and earned graduation in the first race when she led home Mrs. S. Gorbets Anns Baby, while third went to Courant. Alert at the post Lester Balaski had her away winging, but she lacked speed to keep pace with Anns Baby, which rushed to the front. After relinquishing the lead, Balaski subjected his mount to severe punishment, and, while her response was somewhat belated, she was kept under pressure and landed a winner by a length under one of the most powerful rides witnessed at this meeting. The listless ride which apprentice Willie Lang gave Temple Dancer was the principal contribution to the easy victory of Catwalk, winner of the second race, in which eight of the inferior type distance performers met over the mile and seventy yards route. The winner, giving an improved performance under the handling of apprentice Danny Bram-mer, took command after shaking off Flanude, which led the field for the opening quarter, and once in the van sped along without much opposition and reached the end with three lengths to spare. Ruffday, which finished second, raced in that position most of the way and attained his award in an easy manner, while third went to Temple Dancer, which closed an immense gap, coming from last place. IRFANEH BY A NOSE. The third culminated in one of the closest finishes of the meeting when the well-backed Irfaneh, under a sterling ride by apprentice Charlie Stevenson, drove to the end a nose in advance of the rank outsider, Our Sis, which had an advantage of two and one-half lengths over Harmonical, grouped in. the mutuel field. Away a trifle slow, Stevenson subjected his mount to pressure and soon took a prominent position. Improving her position gradually, the winner took a slight lead as they came to the final eighth, and it required strong riding on the part of her rider to keep her going long enough to withstand the belated rush of Our Sis, which came fastest in the final stages. Apprentice Danny Brammer won his second race when he brought Smith and OCon-nels Judge Urban to the finish one length before Dusky Lass, which had the decisive margin of eight lengths over Le Ministre, which closed in third place. Bringing his mount into contention gradually, Brammer saved ground while moving up, but as they approached the stretch he took the winner put from the rail, but Dusky Lass, which was setting the pace, also bore out badly. This left Judge Urban closer to the inner rail. Responding readily to strong pressure,

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