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CANDY MAID BY A NECK p — ♦ . Outlasts Cutie Face in Best Offering Friday at Narragansett Park. ♦ Virginia-Bred Daughter of Westy Hogan Scores in Spectacular Contest Before Attendance Estimated at 12,000. ♦ PAWTUCKET, R. I., June 21— Candy Maid, a Virginia-bred daughter of Westy Hogan and Candy Lady, which races for H. T. Archibald, proved fleetest of the sprinters which appeared in the six furlongs dash, the best offering at Narragansett Park today. Cheered on by a crowd estimated at 12,000, the three-year-old miss just lasted long enough to withstand the final bid of Cutie Face and gain a neck decision, with Cloud Sweeper in third place, two and a half lengths away. The three-year-old ruled a slight choice. Over a dull and drying-out track, she completed the distance in 1:13%, but this figure was ordinary, as Sky Haven, a ,000 plater, raced in the same time in the preceding dash. Hanford was away forwardly with Candy Maid and she lost little time wresting command from Cutie Face. Moving along the back stretch the lightly weighted daughter of Westy Hogan drew away steadily to be in front at the far turn and hold that advantage while making the bend. She marched into the front lane with a commanding advantage, holding an easy lead until seventy yards out. From that point she had to be driven vigorously. Cutie Face, away fast, lacked the speed to keep up with Candy Maid, dropping back to second place and continuing steadily to the furlong post. In the last eighth she was under the urge of the whip, hand and heel, closing in resolute fashion to have the win-I ner as straight as a string at the end. Cloud Sweeper slipped through on the inside at the quarter post and then came around the pacemaker. It appeared that she would give Candy Maid trouble three-sixteenths out, but in the last hundred yards collapsed abruptly. The other two starters never were prominent. Sky Haven, just arrived from Long Island, carried the banner of former jockey Allen Tipton to an easy victory in the six furlong dash which was the days secondary attraction, completing a double for Jimmy Lynch, that lad having piloted Royal Ballad to victory in the opener. The son of High Cloud was rated nicely in the third place while Chain and Chatterfol were battling for the lead, circling the pair at the top of the stretch to dispose of them after a brief sharp struggle. At the end he was going away four lengths in advance of Chatterfol. The runner-up had plenty of early speed but was much used in the pace and did not have sufficient in reserve when Sky Haven challenged. At the end he was a length and a half in advance of the badly handled Golden Vein. Laidley had the last named, usually a fast post horse, off poorly, the colt losing whatever chance he may have had for victory right at the start. Ke ran a good race on his own courage. Chain quit badly after racing with Chatterfol to lose third money by a neck margin. A five-furlong dash fashioned for maiden juvenile fillies introduced the days sport. It provided the opportunity for graduation of Cary T. Graysons Royal Ballad. The Strolling Player miss won easily from Mrs. J. J. Dolans recent acquisition, Festoon. The oddly named Ktwo, racing for Mrs. Kath-erine Hitt, finished in third place before the public choice, Armful. J. Lynch was entrusted with the handling of the Grayson filly and rushing her up fast on the outside in the first quarter, was in front as the turn from the back stretch was reached. Once in the van. Royal Ballad drew away into a safe advantage and at no time after taking the lead was she in danger. Glitter Glow raced to his second consecutive victory in the second offering, another test for juveniles. Following up his recent Rockingham triumph, the Lee O. Cotner colt had to be severely punished in the last sixteenth to hold a slight advantage over Masked Gal. Skotchy, after forcing the pace and managing to show in the command for a brief period before the stretch *was reached, was an easy third over Lady Came-lot.