Bobs Boys Scores Initial Victory Of Present Season: Accounts for Coventry Handicap at Gansett--Votum Runs Second, Daily Racing Form, 1941-05-10


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BOBS BOYS SCORES INITIAL VICTORY OF PRESENT SEASON SEASONAccounts Accounts for Coventry Handicap at Ganseti Votum Runs Second SecondPAWTUCKET PAWTUCKET R L May 9 In one of the hardestfought contests of the meeting Bobs Boys from the string of Mrs E Haughton splashed his way through the sloppy going to account for the mile and seventy yards of the Coventry Handicap feature offering on the semifinal day of the Narragansett spring meeting Mrs H G Goods Votum after carrying the brunt of the pace surrendered the lead only during the last thirty yards to be beaten less than a length It was a close fit for the place award with Robespierre earning third for W E Johnson just a nose back of the runnerup Only half a dozen faced the starter in this test Back of the coveted positions Forever Prince Second Helping and Master Key came to the finish in that order to complete the field fieldDespite Despite the small field it was a stirring contest every inch of the journey Votum was first under way but was unable to race into much of a lead as Master Key went right along with him Forever Prince the public choice was rated right along back of the two early leaders Robespierre came next and was showing just before the ulti ¬ mate winner Second Helping trailed quite some distance back backSHAKES SHAKES OFF MASTER KEY KEYIt It took almost threequarters of a mile for the Good colorbearer to shake off Mas ¬ ter Key and open up a clear advantage For ¬ ever Prince was still under reserve and seemed ready to move to the pacemaker at the asking Robespierre was racing boldly and only a couple of lengths separated Bobs Boys from the pacemaker pacemakerWhen When the stretch was reached Master Key had dropped out of the running Votum still held sway while Robespierre had raced up to press the leader Forever Prince was under punishment but failed to make up any appreciable amount of ground A six ¬ teenth from the finish it seemed likely that any one of the four might be returned the winner as they raced abreast abreastIt It was only in the last few strides that Charlton was able to drive Bobs Boys to the front to increase his lead sufficiently to be the winner Votum battled it out stubbornly and Robespierre proved to have more left than the favorite beating Forever Prince to the line by half a length for third thirdWith With but one more day of racing remain ¬ ing for the spring meeting a large crowd attended Intermittent rains were responsi ¬ ble for a track which was slow for the first race and sloppy thereafter thereafterFavorites Favorites and second choices accounted for the majority of the events

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