Shandon Farm Colors Victorious at Homewood: Dust Girl Earns Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-29


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SHANDON FARM COLORS VICTORIOUS AT H0MEW00D i t DUST GIRL EARNS PURSE Rain Falls Steadily During After i noon Seven Races Decided. - Numerous Scratches Permitted fo J Stewards With Fifth Race De clared Off Vacillate Wins. HOMEWOOD, 111., May 28. The colors of the popular locally-owned Shandon Farm Stable were borne to triumph in the South Shore Purse, which held the feature position on todays program at Washington Park, decided over a muddy track and witS a steady rain falling throughout the afternoon. Dust Girl, capably ridden by Harry Albrecht, raced the seven furlongs in 1:28 to defeat Chief Cherokee, property of L. E. Komorous, by a half length. J. E. Hughes Silent Shot was a similar distance back in third place. Komorous and Hughes also are Chicago owners. Numerous scratches were permitted by the stewards in view of the disagreeable conditions and the original fifth race, which was scheduled for older maidens, was declared off and none was substituted. The South Shore lost two of its overnight candidates when Royal Blunder and Sweeping Light were declared out. Silent Shot, a noted soft track horse, was made a slight favorite in the main race, but after making a bold challenge entering the long stretch he tired in the final sixteenth,-where Dust Girl wore down Chief Cherokee under the strong riding of Albrecht. The leaders finished well out in the track, the result of Chief Cherokee being ridden well out from the rail entering the final straightaway, and Dust Girl and Silent Shot attempted to pass him on the outside. SETS STEADY PACE. Chief Cherokee was sent to the front after the start and set a steady .pace with Dust Girl and Money Getter in closest pursuit. Silent Shot was not far back, while Mad-Frump quickly dropped out of contention. Dust Girl went along under steady restraint until Albrecht "was ready to make his run with three furlongs to go. Silent Shot began moving up leaving the back stretch and joined Dust Girl turning into the stretch, but the latter had the most in reserve and continued her advance on Chief Cherokee steadily, while Silent Shot faltered under hard urging. Dust Girl was making her first appearance since arriving from Pimlico and carried 103 pounds in her victorious effort. The crowd was even smallerthan yesterday and numbered but a few thousand. In view of the conditions, the management moved up the post time of each race and the program was run off in fast order. The opening race, run in a driving rain" and testing seven of the cheaper two-year-olds at five and one-half furlongs, resulted in a Kentucky triumph, when Waxwing, a son of Ariel from Howard Oots stable and saddled by Howard Wells, splashed his way to a decisive score. It marked his initial success and W. Hanka was in the saddle. Second and third awards went to Our Patty and Ralph C, the highly regarded Valerie Jean finding herself at such a disadvantage in the slop that, except for breaking in front, she exhibited nothing to encourage her backers. SEA EAGLE IN FRONT. The Brownell Combs stable, awarded a purse with the very lightly backed Grand Duke through yesterdays double disqualification, won with another rank outsider, when the four-year-old Supremus gelding, Sea Eagle, signalled his 1935 debut with a victory over eight others from among the lower grade platers in the second race, at six furlongs. E. de Perini brought the Kentucky-owned victor from behind the pace and, after having pulled away from his rivals while racing the final furlong, he was a length and one-quarter before the runner-up, Fair Time, at the close. French Knight, which finished third, was a length farther back. From a slow getaway, the favorite, Wise Eddie, Continued on thirty-second page. SHANDON FARM COLORS VICTORIOUS AT H0MEW00D Continued from first page. sloshed along far back throughout. H. Guy Bedwell saddled his first winner of the meeting in the eight-year-old mare, Vacillate. Meeting seven, over six furlongs, in the third race, the veteran A. C. Compton colorbearer showed her best form to prove a decisive winner, A. Martinez bringing her to the finish under strong restraint and four lengths in the van of Doris B. The latter was second throughout and outraced Dark Hazard, which captured minor honors, and the others, at all stages of the sprint. The winner was the first public choice to finish in front and with Doris B. and Dark Hazard having the second and third largest follow-ings, respectively, the result could not have been more formful. Kingsbury, saddled by A. Pelleteri and ridden by J. Westrope, in the colors of C. A. Peck, Chicago sportsman, easily accounted for the fourth race for two-year-olds. Sweeping from sixth place among the eight contestants to the front with a fine rush down the middle of the track in the stretch, the Jeal Valjean gelding went under the wire two lengths before Sparta. Kentucky Blues, which tired .after making practically all the pace, was half a length back of the runner-up. Sparta was favored in the betting. W. Hanka rode his second winner when he guided T. C. Piatts Byrdine to victory over Ross, Glodazz, Funderburg and four others in the sixth race, for three-year-olds, at one mile. The winner went to the front as Black River, the early leader, began to shorten stride in the stretch and, after easily withstanding the challenges of Funderburg and Glodazz, remained safely in the van as Ross came up with a late rush to finish within a length of the Piatt filly.

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