Gold Foam In Fast Time: Runs Mile in 1:37 to Win Island Park Handicap, Aqueduct Feature.; Stages a Brilliant Struggle With Silversmith to Earn Decision by Small Margin--Steeplechase to Rhadamanthus., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-21


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GOLD FOAM IN FAST TiME Runs Mile in 137 to Win Island IslandN IslandPark N Park Handicap Aqueduct Feature Stages a Brilliant Struggle With Silversmith Silversmithto to Earn Decision by Small Margin Steeplechase to Rhadamanthus NEW YORK N Yf June 20 Alvin Un termyers Gold Foam was winner of the best offering at Aqueduct today when in a driving finish he scored over Joseph E Wideners Silversmith at a mile and he ran the distance in fast time when after forc ¬ ing the pace throughout he finished in 137 The leading pair were far out before the Vheatley Stables Maddest which closed with good courage to be third over Frank Ormont from the Orienta Stable This was ail accomplished in the Island Park Handi ¬ cap designed for the class C performers performersAfter After the prevailing unseasonable weather the patrons had a break with todays sun ¬ shine for the sport and while the track surface appeared wet and slow it was foot ¬ ing that permitted fast time The sport was excellent with seven races furnished furnishedIn In the feature Gold Foam breaking from the outside was at once taken into com ¬ mand by Johnny Gilbert He was soon three lengths clear and Fortification was in second place Silversmith following and running smoothly while before Chancing Maddest slow to be under way was last of the company as they headed into the first turn turnAround Around the bend Gold Foam held to his lead but Fortification was soon doing her best to hold second place as Silversmith moved up resolutely outside of her At the same time Maddest began to gain Then Silversmith ran down Fortification to move into second place and he went up so readily that it seemed certain he would overtake Gold Foam The son of Golden Broom swerved slightly as Wright made his move with the Widener colt and Gilbert went to the whip whipThen Then Wright also drew his whip but Sil ¬ versmith hung and Gold Foam though plainly shortening his stride battled along to be over the line the winner by a length In this final duel Silversmith had drawn out seven lengths from the others and Maddest found his way into third place with Frank Ormont also outstaying the tired Fortifica ¬ tion tionMrs Mrs Gwladys Whitneys Rhadamanthus admirably ridden by the amateur J N Theodore was winner of the Waterway Steeplechase over the short course While his winning margin was five lengths he was ridden out by Mr Theodore to make the score certain Mrs G H Bostwicks Esca ¬ pade also ridden by an amateur L E Stod dard Jr took second place and third went to F Ambrose Clarks Ridian the choice of the company John Sanfords Benedictine was the only other to complete the course coursePimochio Pimochio from the Northwood Stable un ¬ seated Thorndyke at the water after haying made a bad landing Fortunately the jockey was unhurt unhurtEscapade Escapade and Rhadamanthus had it be ¬ tween themselves all the way while Bene ¬ dictine which had won his last previous race performed disgracefully He jumped badly and was utterly lacking in speed to be a distant trailer all through the running runningIndian Indian Broom carried the silks of the Erookmeade Stable to a wellearned victory In the opening dash for juvenile platers Second place went to G H Bostwicks Dark Wizard and Mrs A Phillips Transit Lady readily took third from Prosy From a good start Prosy moved into the lead but he was closely attended by Indian Broom and rounding the elbow of the course the pair j were well lapped and out before the others of the field A furlong out Coucci went to the whip on Prosy but it was of no avail and the son of Infinite quit badly as Indian Broom drew away awayDewey Dewey Benthams Flopsie proved best of the maiden juvenile fillies in the third This was another five furlongs dash and C V Whitneys Anything Goes favorite of the field raced to second place with Gold Seeker from the Foxcatcher Farm Stable of William Dupont just beating Eastward for third There would probably have been a differ ¬ ent result had it not been that Anything Goes bore out badly all through the final furlong She is a big handsome daughter of Dis Done and for this running blinkers were added to her equipment Rounding the elbow of the course she was racing so closely after Flopsie which was setting the pace that Merritt went to the whip on the winner Then Anything Goes began to bear out and Flopsie stuck it out to be winner by half a length Gold Seeker was doing her best to beat Eastward a head for third thirdThe The race was one to suggest that Any ¬ thing Goes needs education and also that she will show to better advantage when asked to race over a greater distance than five furlongs

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