Kings Plate to Monsweep: Carries H. C. Hatchs Colors to First Victory in Famous Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1936-05-25


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KINGS PLATE TO MONSWEEP Carries H. C. Hatchs Colors, to First Victory in Famous Fixture. Tremendous Crowd Turns Out for the Opening: of Canadian Racing: Season at Beautiful Woodbine Park. TORONTO, Ont, May 23 Monsweep, son of Sweepster and Mona Maris, owned and raised by Harry C. Hatch, gathered in the lions share of the seventy-seventh running of the Kings Plate, famous classic of the Canadian turf that was renewed before a tremendous throng at Woodbine Park here today, when he administered a decisive defeat to twelve other home-breds that opposed him over one and one-eighth miles to achieve his victory by two and one-half lengths under the brilliant horsemanship of jockey D. Brammer. His score, which was clearly established, took place over G. M. Hendries Stormblown, with third captured by Park-wood Stables Epicurus, and J. E. Small-mans Ladymuch, the only three-year-old of the weaker sex engaged, an easy fourth oyer the others that finished in the following order: Samoan, Chalgo, Spearman, Sandal-man, Odd Catch, Rock Sure, Desert Place, Sweepouch and Judge Pool. The winner covered the distance in 1:55, which, with the exception of that won by Horometer, was the fastest time recorded for the running, and it boosted the coffers of the Hatch stable by ,110. The seventy-seventh running of Canadas historic turf classic lured a brilliant and representative crowd to the Ontario Jockey Club course to usher in the Canadian racing season. Weather conditions could hardly have been improved upon for the occasion and every available space for the convenience of the vast throng was taken up long before the running of Canadas major turf event. -It was the first success for the Hatch colors in this old prize and the crowd gave Hatch, trainer W. Bringloe and jockey Brammer a great ovation in the unsaddling enclosure following the victory. The field in the Plate was an unruly one and before, a start could be obtained. Rock Sure had to be placed on the outside and a loss of oven ten minutes was had before starter Rowe dispatched the starters. The start was made with all in alignment, but there was much bumping immediately, with Stormblown one of the chief sufferers. Rock Sure and Samoan were possessed of the most speed, this pair leading the field around the first turn, with Judge Pool in pursuit and Chalgo heading -the others. Straightened into the back stretch, Samoan lost no time moving clear to open up a four lengths lead, while Rock Sure was just heading the leaders stablemate. Samoan was setting a fast clip for his opponents and was still clear at the final turn, but Rock Sure had given up his position, while Monsweep had moved into third place and Stormblown raced into a forward berth on the inside. Reaching the front lane, Samoan tired, and as he dropped back Monsweep took command, after which he moved away gradually approaching the finish. Stormblown gave a good account of himself in gathering the runner-up position. and with better racing -luck" would have been a much sterner factor. Epicurus and Ladymuch came from rear positions, but they afforded no serious opposition as they took down the smaller awards. Mrs. T. Stevenson furnished the winner of the supporting attraction when Tempestuous defeated Parkwood. Stables Ouragan, Sachem, from the estate of P. J Ryan, which raced coupled with the winner and four other shifty sprinters in the Trial Plate Handicap that "was the sixth number. It was the fourth triumph of the year for the four-year-old son of Sickle and his achievement was largely attributed to the strong handling given him by jockey Mann, who clearly outrode his adversary, H. Black, who was astride the Parkwood sprinter. The Stevenson speedster, always in the thick of contention, waged a bitter battle the length of the home stretch before he was victorious by a nose. Ouragan was four lengths in advance of Sachem. Juveniles of Canadian parentage introduced the sport for the afternoon and a new track record was set when Goldlure, from the H. C. Hatch barn, proved superior of the eight under colors for the first time when he covered the distance in :47. Ridden by S. Young, the Hatch colt prevailed at the direct expense of the heavily backed Pagan King, which raced coupled with Donosiris, while third was the part of the prize for Rural Mail. W. T. Northgraves ten-year-old gelding, Celeritas, was returned winner of the first jumping event of the season when he accounted for the Fraser Memorial Steeplechase Handicap, the first of the featured races. Meeting five others at the start of the contest the Northgrave gelding had but three to contend with after Caniento and Pekisko became eliminated early in the running and, under a clever ride by Mitchell, reached the end of the two-mile journey .a little more than a length before G. Ellisons Leadgold, which took second place, with Greatorex, which raced coupled with Caniento, taking third before Wilfrid G., the only other starter to finish.

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