Sloppy Track At Pimlico: Jockey Joe OMalley Has Big Day in the Saddle.; J. W. Y. Martins Silks in Double Triumph--Francis Scott Key Handicap Three-Horse Race., Daily Racing Form, 1937-05-15


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SLOPPY TRACK AT PIMLICO Jockey Joe OMalley Has Big Day in the Saddle J W Y Martins Silks in Double Triumph Francis Scott Key Handicap ThreeHorse Race BALTIMORE Md May 14 The Francis Scott Key Handicap feature of the semi ¬ final program at Pimlico this afternoon re ¬ solved into a threehorse race with an easy victory being attained by Dark Hope sporting the silks of J W Y Martin local sportsman Azucar owned by F M Alger Jr was second five lengths back of the veteran gelding by Traumer Dinahmeur and six lengths before Dusky Prince from the A G Vanderbilt stable stableA A sloppy track was the order because of showers all during the night and most of to ¬ day but the weather did not prevent a good sized crowd from being in attendance attendanceDark Dark Hopes triumph gave Martin a dou ¬ ble and jockey OMalley a triple as he had piloted the Maryland sportsmans Slow Mo ¬ tion to victory in the previous event and Riding High in the opening race The one ¬ time winner of the Riggs Handicap was held at less than 1 to 2 in the wagering being one of the shortest priced winners of the meeting meetingCalumet Calumet Dick and Scotch Bun were other members of the original field for the event which was decided over the mile and one furlong distance but the latter was declared this morning while the former was excused because he had an abnormal temperature temperatureDARK DARK HOPE EASED UP UPDark Dark Hope and Dusky Prince fought It out for the early lead but after a quarter mile the former opened up a clear lead and was under restraint until the final sixteenth where OMalley eased him up Dusky Prince tired as he approached the stretch and Azu ¬ car which had been outrun came up on the outside to account for second money The time was 154 154OMalley OMalley accounted for his fourth winner of the afternoon when he brought home the consistent and capable Rough Time owned by J Y Christmas an easy victor in the Fort McHenry Purse the secondary attrac ¬ tion The gelded son of Grand Time and Sand Trap displayed a pronounced fancy for the sloppy going as he ran the six furlongs in 114 to defeat A G Variderbilts Savage by three and a half lengths as E K Bry sons Honey Cloud was well back in third place Lernana and Fleeting Moon completed the field of threeyearolds in which the winner was held at oddson oddsonROUGH ROUGH TIME AGAIN AGAINIt It was Rough Times second victoiy in as many starts this season As a twoyearold he won four of his six starts and was third in another OMalley hustled him to the front right after the start after which Rough Time set a steady pace under restraint Near the end he was eased up Savage moved up on the turn but could not trouble the winner while easily holding the others othersRiding Riding High owned by L G Blume and ridden by Joe OMalley found the sloppy go ¬ ing to her liking and romped away with the first event which brought out ten ordinary platers to go six furlongs The fouryear ¬ old daughter of Sir James and Sky Top as ¬ sumed a clear lead soon after the start and after opening up five lengths coming into the stretch was eased up to defeat Peppery by four lengths The latter slow to get go ¬ ing was called upon to circle the field around the turn but she finished very fast to beat Max B by three lengths for the place The latter was nearest to the early pace pacePROMOTER PROMOTER BY NOSE NOSEMrs Mrs James Parks Promoter the slight favorite gained a nose victory over H R Bains Rock Sure in the Lord Baltimore Steeplechase as Bell Man owned by J Frqd Adams Jr was but a half length away in third place Strong riding by George Walker and the loss of a stirrup by M Macy rider Of Bell Man contributed to the victory of the fouryearold geldingRated Messenger Thrasher gelding Rated well back for a turn of the field Promoter moved up gradually and was sent to the outside on the final turn He was third going over the final fence but under Walkers stout handling he outgamed Rock Sure while Macy was unable to do Bell Man justice without one stirrup stirrupClosing Closing with a rush on the outside F J Buchanans Mobcap won the third race by a length over Frank Brooke the favorite with Doris Rene a head away in third place while Waugh Scout was fourth among the eight juvenile platers meeting over five furlongs Waugh Scout had the most early speed but Doris Rene raced him into submission on the turn and then gave way to Frank Brooke and the winner The favorite was in close quarters leaving the back stretch but moved up again in determined fashion on the out ¬ side but could not hold the stretch rush of the daughter of Mad Hatter and Spell I Bound winnerTedema E Scott was astride the winner Tedema was held at very short odds in the fourth race and had the benefit of being in motion when James Milton effected a poor start but he tired considerably after enjoy ¬ ing a good lead to the stretch and was passed by Slow Motion the J W Y Martin geld ¬ ing scoring by a length and a half over W H Lipscombs filly Jockey fillyJockey E DeCamillis suspended early In the Pimlico meeting for rough riding re ¬ sumed riding when he accepted mounts Friday

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