Proud Girl Big Surprise: Wins Providence Purse in Second Start of the Year, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-25


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I PROUD GIRL BIG SURPRISE — # Wins Providence Purse in Second Start of the Year. - « Branncastle Farm Miss Shocks Players at Narragansett Park— Ideal Weather and Fast Track. PAWTUCKET, R. I., June 24.— Proud Girl, four-year-old daughter of Man o War and Exalted, racing for the Branncastle Stable of Maryland, drove to a half length victory in the Providence Purse, which oc cupied the principal position on the program that launched the first full week of the meeting at Narragansett Park this afternoon. The Man o War filly was fully extended to hold at bay the Belair Studs Palma by half a length, while J. U. Grat-tons Thomasville, the favorite in the field of eight, was third, and Percy Pikes Ter-alice finished fourth. The Branncastle miss was making her I second start of the year after an unsuccessful seasonal debut in a sprint test at Rockingham. She dominated the race throughout todays mile and seventy yards, cutting out a brisk pace after taking command in the dash into the first turn. Palma, racing in improved form, was forced to run in close quarters along the inner rail. She was shut off repeatedly until Nick Wall finally got her clear when straightened out in the final eighth. The Belair filly challenged gamely and was wearing down Proud Girl at the end. Thomasville was sluggish, as usual, striking his stride. He was well out of it for three furlongs, and then Hanford took him to the outside. When called upon, the Supremus gelding caught tiring horses, but was unable seriously to threaten the leading pair. Teralice showed a flash of speed to move into contention on the outside leaving the back stretch, but wilted when the real issue came, and at the end was a tiring fourth. Ideal racing weather and a fast track favored the afternoons sport, which was witnessed by a good blue Monday crowd. Favorites had rough sledding in the early events. A surprise marked the running of the juvenile dash of five furlongs, that introduced the days sport. Sky Pirate, from the stable of J. W. Y. Martin, proving easily best of the limit field of non-winners. J. L. Johnstons Sir Rollie followed the Canter colt to the finish, then came Araho Stables Continued on fifteenth page. PROUD GIRL BIG SURPRISE Continued from first page. recent acquisition, Secured, in third place. Flashing one of her best efforts, Chewawa, from the Finn and Flemming stable, was along in the closing strides to annex the six furlongs of the second. This dash was fashioned exclusively for fillies from the three-year-old claiming ranks. Wee Tune, racing for the Saddle and Spur Stable, was the one to be second. Third fell to the lot of Pocket, performing in the interest of Mrs. P. A. Shaw. Apprentice Carl Hanford scored a consecutive riding double when he followed up his hard-earned win astride Chewawa in the second with a triumph in the third on Gifted Lady. The Bright Knight filly registered by better than a length, with Informal taking second from the neglected factor, Radiator. Luck played an important part in the victory of Gifted Lady, Hanford choosing a course on the inside and fortunate to gain clear sailing when making her suc-I cessful charge. Pret» Patricia proved an easy winner of the fourth race at five furlongs and, incidentally, established a new track record when she covered the distance in 1:00%. The dash attracted a field of eleven two-year-olds, and the Justice F. filly, after taking the lead in the stretch, drew out into a five-length advantage by the time the finish was reached. The favorite, Sandy Mack, was the one to follow the successful filly over the line. Drawn Sword was third, and then came Richstrike. Apprentice R. Howell tied the riding score of Carl Hanford when he brought Cutie Face home in front in the sixth for his second winner of the afternoon. Howell had pre* viously won with Proud Girl in the feature. To effect her score Cutie Face had to be placed under punishment, to reach the end with half a length advantage over Taunton. Cohort Miss came from the rear to take third. Wee Wink, after setting the pace, quit in the final drive. Jockey J. Stout was handed a five-day suspension by the stewards Saturday for cutting too sharply across in front of his field leaving the gate for the second race. «

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