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i I . J J J . ] , ! j ■ [ , J j . j ; I | | | I . , j j : I . | j I I j i ! ; j j . | , ; 1 HAPPY KNOT FEATURE WINNER » Easily Outruns Opponents in Main Event at Narragansett Park. * Skill of Jockey Pollard Factor in Victory — Strenuous Accounts for Opening Race of Day. ♦ PAWTUCKET, R. I., June 27— Mrs. Doris Melansons Happy Knot, consistent daughter of Happy Argo and Knot, dominated a field of five to win the featured fourth race, which occupied the principal position on a mid-week card completely turned over to members of the claiming colony, here this afternoon. Hug Again finished with a belated rush to be a threatening second, a half length away from the winner and two lengths in advance of Red Badge. The form players received a rude shock when Carisbrooke, the odds-on favorite, wound up an ignominous last. The Carlaris filly was never in the hunt at any stage and tired badly when Howell went to the whip on the turn. Jockey "Red" Pollard sent Happy Knot away in the lead and made the best use of her early speed to establish a clean-cut lead in the first three furlongs. Saving ground, the ultimate winner increased it in the early stretch run and Pollard was not asking for her best in the final strides. Hug Again, sluggish to find her stride, came on with a powerful charge under Hanfords whip in the final drive. However, Pollard, on Happy Knot, had the challenger measured and knew he had the race in hand inside the final sixteenth. Red Badge raced evenly next to the inner rail. Strenuous raced to a front running victory in the first race. The Stimulus miss cut out the pace after moving to the front in the opening strides and reached the finish line with two lengths to spare over the well supported choice, Pryor. Strait Jacket, carrying the silks of Joe E. Brown, come-, dian of the movies, was third. It was the first start of the year for the Stimulus miss. Despite reported brisk morning trials, the mare returned 6.30 for the usual ticket. Shyno let his host of supporters down badly in the maiden event of the afternoon, a test over the five furlong distance. Tha Bryson gelding, supported into stout fa- voritism, made the running until nearing the stretch, where he gave way completely. The winner turned up in Absconder, from the Branncastle Farm, registering by a half ■ length over the outsider, Gay Edward, from [ the Mrs. K. E. Hitt string. H. H. Browns Barnsley was third. Cancel, one that had her winning chance ruined in her previous start when carried wide by Informal, came right back to beat J j I company of about the same sort in the j [ six furlongs of the third. Fallon saw to J I ! it that the same sort of mishap that hap- pened to the Canter filly in her previous outing would not happen again. When a I working his way into contention he moved I up on the inside, hugging the rail all the way. Informal was out establishing the pace " | and when the stretch was reached Cancel i made her bid. B | At the furlong post the two leaders were closely locked but Cancel proved to have a x I more left and shaking off Informal drew j _ I out to a lead of a couple of lengths. Ja-e , I maica, one that left the stalls slowly and 5 j ! was outrun down the back stretch, came j i | with good speed through the stretch. The . | j Noah gelding got up in the last few strides H | to wear down Informal for the place. r Crowded Hours showed an improved effort over his last race to capture the fifth event. The St. James colt reached the end e I of the journey with eight lengths to spare n over his closest attendant, Jack Chevigny. is a j j Third fell to the lot of Kowtow. e j The disappointment in the race was the t ! ! showing of the public choice, Pass Up, which j took the lead at once and set the pace until s j It I rounding the far side of the track. Crowded e ! | Hours, after being under a snug hold, was j ! taken to the outside. He moved up fast 3 I and was under restraint when sent to the i outside. He was in command before the j y e j stretch was reached. Kowtow had been in y j ! the forefront from the outset and Hanford a a I j had to strike her over the nose several times e ! when she bore out on the first turn. In the in n | i last quarter the filly started to give way and n | I Crowded Hours then increased his lead with to o ; every stride until at the end a wide gap e separated him from his closest follower. 1_ Jack Chevigny had little trouble in wearing fl down Kowtow to take second place.