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Hicomb, Fair Call Score In Suffolk Headliners Carr Racer Turns in Fastest Six Furlongs of Meet at Boston Oval BOSTON, Mass., June 23— A pair of allowance races topped the mid-week card at Suffolk Downs when the featured Twin Lakes Purse, at six furlongs, was run in two divisions. In the first end, Mrs. R. Campbells Hicomb was returned the winner, scoring by a half length over J. H. Miles Itabo. Galafly, racing for Carlone and Parrillo, was third. First Son was the favorite but failed to cut any material figure in the running. The Economic gelding, who suffered injuries in the starting gate in his previous outing, was raced without blinkers for the first time in an effort to curb his post behavior. While he did not act up at the .start, he was unable to reach the leaders. Spiral Pass had the early speed, but surrendered the lead "to Hicomb nearing the stretch turn and the Campbell gelding had enough in reserve to hold safe the stretch challenge offered by Itabo. The Hi-Jack gelding was timed in 1:11. The second division of the feature saw Fair Call, racing for J. H. Carr, travel the swiftest six furlongs of the entire New England season, going in 1:1025 in registering by three lengths over G. C. Greer and Sons Cape Cod. H. G. Bedwells Sollure, on the strength of his three smashing seconds in major stakes events over the local strip, was backed into odds-on favoritism, but failed to perform to expectations when he was unable to land any better than third. Sollure was first to show out of the starting gate but immediately dropped back and did not start to improve his speed to any extent despite the hard urging of his rider. George McMullen. Sisto had Fair Call under restraint and as Kopla and Cape Cod, the leaders, went wide entering the stretch. Fair Call was sent through on the inside. Once in front the Carr gelding came out with every stride. Cape Cod made a game effort to go along with the winner, but was simply not up to the task. Sollure was under a hard drive but was never a serious threat to the two that led him over the line. A banner crowd of 11,424 was on hand to witness the days sport that saw the steady overthrow of public choices.