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FOURTH FOR TECHNIQUE ♦ Keeps Siate Clean by Winning Again at Washington Park. ♦ Favorites Fail on Fast Track — Alderman Coughlins Official Surprises in Fourth. ♦ HOMEWOOD, 111., June 24.— In a contest considerably marred by several weak or timid rides, some crowding and the failure of the favorite to figure prominently at the finish, Hal Price Headleys great little comeback mare, Technique, kept her record for the current Washington Park meeting clean of defeat when she raced to her fourth triumph in the Kensington Purse, the feature. Running the six furlongs over a fast track in 1:12%, she won by a little more than a length, with Mrs. E. Haughtons Bold Lover second and Gay World, furnished by the Blue Bonnet Stable, third. Wise Daughter, carrying the Milky Way Farms Stable colors, was the favorite. She finished fifth, more than seven lengths away from the winner. Her stable had hoped that she would bring the establishment out of a slump, during which no few of the stables starters were narrowly beaten. Some Pomp and Trinchera were the ones to suffer through timid riding, their riders taking them back when in close quarters. As Wise Daughter took possession of the lead, Bold Lover raced through on the inside into second place and, coming with a strong challenge for honors, soon had Wise Daughter put away. Meanwhile Technique, which A. Robertson had raced wide from the start and brought up gardually. had entered the contest, and her bid proved far more than the Haughton five-year-old could withstand. Gay World, which came from last on the far turn, defeated Dusky Devil by a matter of inches for third. Trinchera was ridden by R. De Prema, while J. Westrope had the mount on Some Pomp. The sport, staged under fine conditions and inaugurating the final week of the meeting, was witnessed by a large and enthusiastic crowd. MASKED BELLE UNEXPECTEDLY. Masked Belle, daughter of Masked Marvel II. raced to victory over eleven other plater two-year-olds in the first race. The victory of the T. A. Greeley filly was a surprise, for in spite of a good showing in her only start on a fast track, she drew only light support. Out Put and Bonnie Dream, which finished second and third, respectively, were the favored ones. John J. Greeley, who saddled the winner of the first race, probably sent the best horse to the post in the next, also for two-year-olds under claiming conditions in the Shandon Farms Cinar, but he ran into the worst of racing luck and at the short distance of five furlongs failed to overtake Lotofus and Kai Harri with a fine late rush when clear. Lotofus and Kai Harri, which were the choices, held first and second places the final four furlongs, the former winning by a length and one-half, with Kai Harri a length before the Shandon Farm representative. Born Happy, at a little better than 1 to 2 in the betting, and ridden by D. Meade in the E. R. Bradley colors, had to overcome considerable interference to make good for his backers at the expense of Apprehend, L. B. Wilson and five other three-year-olds in the third race, at six furlongs. OVERCOMES INTERFERENCE. Apprehends pace was never fast enough for him to get very far away from the winner, and Born Happy was moving into the lead when interference from Apprehend, which was ridden by E. Arcaro, caused him to falter. However, when clear and in good stride, the Bradley three-year-old quickly Retrieved the lead and was racing easily as he went past the finish a length before the H. P. Headley racer. L. B. Wilson was third throughout and outstayed Wizard by six lengths for minor honors. J. J. Coughlins apple blossom colors were Continued on thirty-eighth page. FOURTH FOR TECHNIQUE Continued from first page. carried to victory by Official in the fourth race, also for three-year-olds and at six furlongs. It was a score unexpected by a big majority of the patrons, as Scatter Brain, which finished second, was backed with great confidence. The two horses were making their first appearances of the season and raced home a length apart, with Sarah-mond, which accounted for third, half a length farther back and closely followed by Surcouf, Boiling Point and Lisa Belle. First to show in front, the latter raced with the winner and Scatter Brain to the stretch turn and, tiring thereafter, dropped back slowly while racing the final three-sixteenths, where the Coughlin colt out-gamed the favorite. After finishing second in three successive engagements during the meeting, Silver Sickle, brown son of Sickle and Gilded Easel found a field he could beat in the nine three-year-olds that opposed him over seven furlongs in the Hyde Park Purse, which was the fifth race and secondary feature. His victory, adding another purse to the coffers of the Chicago-owned stable of John Marsch, was something of a surprise as Corinto, which was backed into short-priced favoritism, and several others, had more admirers. C. V. Whitneys Pundit was second, with Mrs. J. D. Hertz Our Reigh next and Corinto, after a rough race, sixth. After a mile during which Debs Delight and My Blonde alternated in the pacemak-ing, L. Haas sent the winner to the front, and he led the way by a clear margin throughout the stretch racing, which saw Pundit and Our Reigh in belated rallies.