Baronis Top Row Best: Scores Easily in Revival of the Great Western Handicap.; Earns ,440 at Homewood for Reno Owner--Hertz Entry Public Choice., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-10


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BARONIS TOP ROW BEST Scores Easily in Revival of the Great Western Handicap JEarns 4440 at Homewood for forEeno Eeno Owner Hertz Entry EntryPublic Public Choice HOMEWOOD 111 June 8 Top Row fouryearold son of Peanuts Too High and star of A A Baronis Renoowned sta ¬ ble carried top weight of 118 pounds to victory in the seventeenth renewal of the Great Western Handicap as that old prize for sixteen years a fixture at old Washing ¬ ton Park was revived before a large and gay crowd at Washington Park today todayThe The Baroni colt opposed seven others from among the elite of the western handicap di ¬ vision and although his final advantage over D B Midkiffs Latonia Derby winner Tear out was but half a length he finished the route of nine furlongs under restraint and appeared capable of making the victory more decisive in respect to margin had J Longden his rider desired Tearout com ¬ pleted the distance which the winner nego ¬ tiated in 150 three lengths before Mrs John D Hertz Count Arthur which son of Reigh Count carried a record of four suc ¬ cessive victories into the contest contestLate Late Date veteran Brentwood Stable mare was fourth leading Gusto Watch Him Evergold and Biff which finished in that order orderCLOSE CLOSE TO TRACK RECORD RECORDThe The race his first since April and first Chicago appearance of the victor was worth 4440 to the Baroni stable Top Row was a strong second choice to the Hertz entry of Count Arthur and Watch Him His time was within twofifths of a second of Montanaros track record recordUnder Under reserve as Count Arthur chased after the pacemaking Biff in the early stages which saw Watch Him in third place for about three furlongs Top Row easily advanced to the front when permitted Much ground was lost as he raced past the leaders on the stretch turn but upon straightening out he increased his advantage before Tear out which had advanced from sixth to fourth place on the final turn became a threat that Longden took no great chance in easing him up in the last sixteenth Falling back slowly while running the last furlong Count Arthur had only his head before the aged Late Date at the finish where Gusto nearest of the others followed five lengths farther back backOffered Offered under fine conditions the racing furnished the fastest and in several instances the most thrilling sport of the meeting There was a brisk play through the totali sator the total closely approaching the sea ¬ sons high which went through the machines Decoration Day DayWILMETTE WILMETTE TO ISAIAH ISAIAHIsaiah Isaiah racing under J S Kleins colors and ridden by L Balaski took the Wilmette Handicap which was the fourth race and principal sprint for his first victory of the year The second choice winner was fol ¬ lowed past the judges by Cloud JDOr while Wise Daughter favorite and victim of the worst possible racing luck finished in third place She was followed by Sun Captor Bluebeard Clarify Navanod and Debs De ¬ light lightShowing Showing his best speed Cloud DOr sprinted past Sun Captor Isaiah and Wise Daughter to the front on the turn and was not clear of the latter when he swerved over on the stretch turn Caught on the in ¬ side Wise Daughter had to be eased up Meanwhile Isaiah rushed to the front and speeding on to complete the six furlongs in 112 won by a length and onehalf There was a similar difference between Cloud DOr and Wise Daughter at the finish where Sun Captor was two lengths farther back backThe The winner and favorite carried top weight of 117 pounds while the runnerup competed under the eleven pounds lighter Impost of 106 pounds poundsMrs Mrs Ethel V Mars Milky Way Farms colors second and third in the two pre ¬ ceding races broke through for a victory Continued on twentysixth page BARONIS TOP ROW BEST BESTContinued Continued from first page m the Del Prado Purse or fifth race Car ¬ ried by Blue Armor they flashed past the finish showing clearly before C V Whit ¬ neys Pantoufle Mrs J D Hertz Our Reigh favored to account for the contest of threeyearolds finished third some three lengths away from Pantoufle Be Mine and Tabitha completed the field It was Blue Armors second winning performance in as many starts during the meeting C Landolt was astride the son of Sir Gallahad III

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