Transmutable Beaten: Seawick Takes Measure of Heretofore Unbeaten Transmute Gelding, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-29


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TRANSMUTABLE BEATEN Seawick Takes Measure of Heretofore Unbeaten Transmute Gelding. Eider of Old Gold Stable Racer " Caught Napping Weather and Track Change at Detroit. DETROIT, Mich., May 28. Rain, the first of the meeting, fell at Detroit last night and this morning, and caused a change in track conditions and the original program carded for the fifth day of the spring meeting here this afternoon. The fourth race, engaging two-year-olds, a majority of which are eligible for Saturdays St. Clair Stakes, was declared off and only seven races were offered. Cloudy skies prevailed for the opening of the sport and a heavy rain fell while the field contested the Grosse Pointe Handicap, which served as the fourth race. With such unfavorable -weather conditions prevailing, only a small crowd was present for the program, which was one of the best of the meeting. The Grosse Pointe Handicap provided the biggest surprise of the afternoon and the first defeat for the Old Gold Stables Trans-mutable, when he finished a neck back of A. Ketchells Seawick at the end of six fur-Jongs. Willis Sharpe Kilmers Hilltown was third, two and a half lengths back of Trans-mutable and three lengths before Hilise, which was much the best of the three other three-year-olds. While F. Maschek was forced to drive Seawick from far back, saving ground, to beat the well backed Transmutable, the latter was weakly ridden. Allowed to set a fast pace over the sloppy going, Transmutable, which had the services of the veteran A. Fermin, was not persevered with until the winner had gained the lead. SEAWICK STEALS IjEAD. Outrunning the lightly regarded Henri-erva during the first quarter, Transmutable drew away to a big advantage before reaching the stretch and at that stage he appeared an easy winner. Fermin failed to put him to pressure, however, until Seawick had stolen the lead. Too late to reverse the decision, Transmutable, which had won both of his other starts, tired when put to pressure. After Henrierva had tired, Hilltown went outside to offer a vain threat and, although unable to menace the leaders, he held on well in a drive. Under 107 pounds, eight less than Transmutable carried, Seawick ran the distance in 1:16. Six two-year-old colts and geldings raced five furlongs for the Lads Purse, supporting attraction, and it resulted in another popular score when the Detroit-owned Northland Farms highly regarded Don Creole was a driving winner. Second went to Grandmas Boy, with C. W. Hay much the best of the others at the end of the five furlongs. Ridderi by the veteran, Willie Carroll, the gelded son of Crack Brigade took command at the start, and after drawing clear of C. W. Hay at the end of five-sixteenths, was sent Wide entering the stretch. Responding gamely when C. W. Hay and Grandmas Boy Offered mild bids in the drive, Don Creole drew away to be slightly more than a length before Grandmas Boy at the finish. A neck separated the latter and C. W. Hay when the finish was reached. The others were never factors. PARTIAL TO GOING. Showing a preference for the sloppy racing strip, Vanita, making her first appearance under J. D. Mikels silks and a 1 to 2 choice, carried off winning honors at the end of the six furlongs sprint that opened the program. Outrun for three-eighths, the daughter of Torchilla reached the lead in the stretch to be three lengths before the tiring Hermanita at the close. The latter led Suncircle Blaze by two and a half lengths for second. Rough riding on the part of Hilton Dab-son, who rode Uptodate, marred the three-quarters second race, which enabled Charles Stevenson to complete a double when he Continued on thirty-second pge. TRANSMUTABLE BEATEN Continued from first page. drove J. B. Burnsteins Plucky Baby to a nose victory over Uptodate. Dandy Dancer, favorite over Wilderness Way, was third, two lengths back of Uptodate and three lengths before Here On, which came from far back to garner fourth laurels. After disposing of Wilderness Way during the run to the far turn, Uptodate carried Sassenach wide when he offered a mild challenge nearing the final quarter and after impeding Dandy Dancer when she moved up on the outside of her nearing the final furlong, Uptodate repeatedly interfered with the winner during the last stages. However, "Plucky Baby was good enough to overcome the interference and was drawing away at the end. Inferno Lad, strong second choice, carried off winning honors in another of the driving finishes when he beat the lightly regarded Dispeller by a neck at the end of the Concourse Purse, which was for performers from the claiming ranks, run as the fifth race. I Pass was third, five lengths back of Dispeller and a head before Winslow. I Pass and Dispeller showed the way to the final furlong, where E. Watters sent the winner to the front, to be drawing away from his opponents at the. end. Hogans Fox, favorite over the winner, was outrun and Tut Tut was done after a half mile.

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