Rhode Island Handicap Falls to Devalues Lot: Navy Second and Arthur Murray Third in Narragansett Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-03


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Rhode Island Handicap Falls to Devalued Lot LotNavy Navy Second and Arthur Murray Third in Narragansett Feature FeaturePAWTUCKET PAWTUCKET R I May 1 Devalue from the H H Haag string followed up his recent score in the Roger Williams Handi ¬ cap by making it two straight in capturing the Rhode Island Handicap before a crowd of 18000 at Narragansett Park Saturday The finish of the nine furlongs found the Espino fiveyearold a length and onehalf in advance of C P Sowers Navy Arthur Murray top weight of the party under 116 pounds was third racing in the silks of Mrs Weston W Adams AdamsDevalue Devalue under 112 pounds was favorite for the 2500 prize arid his supporters spent someanxious moments as he faced in front of but one of the field during the first five furlongs Pena just sat still on the Haag representative as Navy Incoming and Arthur Murray raced well out in front Swinging from the back stretch Devalue was asked to improve his speed and began closing the gap that separated him from the leaders at every stride strideNavy Navy who had raced away into a com ¬ fortable lead was still out in front but the Adams fouryearold moved up and the two leaders turned for home racing almost abreast Incoming had dropped back and Devalue staying close to the rail was mov ¬ ing up steadily When the leaders made the turn for home they steered a wide course permitting Devalue to obtain racing room on the inside Navy and Arthur Murray vcre driving hard and a furlong from the finish the Halcyon gelding was showing slightly before the Annapolis sevenyearold sevenyearoldDevalue Devalue also was right there and still skirting the inner rail In the last sixteenth Devalue proved to have more in reserve and f drew out steadily After showing in front Arthur Murray was unable to close any ground and Navy still under a drive man = aged to wear him down and take the place award by the margin of a neck

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