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Alorter Victorious in Primer Stakes; Outgames Occupy By Head Margin Marsch Juvenile Unable to Stave Off Stretch Bid of Fast-Closing Ernst Racer HOMEWOOD, 111., June 24.— A. C. Ernsts Alorter lowered the colors of John Marschs Occupy, widely-heralded the best juvenile to be uncovered in the middle west this spring and full brother to Occupation, when he beat that colt a head in the ,000 Primer Stakes at five and a half furlongs at Washington Park this afternoon. Alorter, winner of the Joliet Stakes at Hawthorne, came from behind in the stretch to overtake the Marsch colt in the closing strides as Max Marmorsteins Black Swan, winner of the Bashford Manor Stakes in Louisville this spring was third, a length and a half farther back. Eleven two-year-olds took part in the dash, a preliminary to the rich Arlington and Washington Park Futurities, with I Broadcloth, Occupys stablemate, leading home the others. In finishing second the heavily supported Occupy followed in the footsteps of his illustrious full brother, for Occupation will be remembered for having finished second to Littletown in the 1942 edition of this juvenile fixture. Neves in Saddle Those who rounded out the Primer j Stakes field were Alorters running companion Albuldo, the hitherto undefeated Ogham, Civil Liberty, American Flyer, Me-gogo, Hasty Message and Miss Tullahoma. Alorter, who was ridden by Pfc Ralph Neves for his second win of the day, earned ,675 and paid 5.00 for in the mutuels. Occupy, who sprinted to the front soon after the break, cut out a burning pace and until he reached the last eighth, was j two lengths in front of his nearest rival, who, at the time, was Ogham. About this time, Alorter, who was shouldering 122 pounds to 116 for Occupy, began to loom formidably and a little farther on it became apparent that he would win. Ogham faded away completely. Black Swan coming along to take third money and Broadcloth fourth, a half length farther back. The time for the five and a half furlongs was 1:91%, which was hardly impressive on the prevailing fast track. In fact, juvenile platers ran the distance in faster time earlier in the day. W. U. Ridenours Joan T., who began her Continued from Page Thirty-Two , | ! j | | j i Alorter Outgames Occupy in Primer Ernst Juvenile Charges Up In Stretch to Lead Marsch Colt by Head at Homewood Continued from Page One 1943 campaign in the claiming division, moved into more select company to win the Rose of Sharon Handicap, a six-fur- long test for fillies and mares which shared the spotlight with the Primer Stakes at Washington Park this afternoon. This lightly regarded daughter of Bobby Sweep got up in the last strides to win by a head as the strongly supported Pig Tails, from the Woolford Farm stable, ran second. Begda, representing J. C. Braswell, was third and Emolument, owned by J. Kel Houssels, fourth. U. H. Plavans Urge Me and H. P. Headleys Now Mandy rounded out the field which, at the wire, was separated by scarcely three lengths. Joan T., who shouldered 112 pounds of which three represented Carroll Biermans overweight, was steadied along well back of the leaders for the first half-mile and then made her bid. Standing vigorous hand-riding gamely, sho gradually worked her way forward to be rewarded with first honors in the last few strides. Weakens Near End Pig Tails, shouldering top weight of 120 pounds, followed in cftse attendance of the pace from the beginning and inside the final furlong took command, but she weakened just enough near the end to enable the Ridenour mare to pass her. In taking second honors. Pig Tails beat Begda. another prominent contender from the beginning, a length and a quarter. Emolument was another half length behind in fourth place and then came the weakening Urge Me and Now Mandy. Urge Me made all of the pace and still was in front with only a furlong to go, but then she flattened out badly. Now Mandy was well placed from the start and she made a threatening gesture approaching the last eighth, but she too gave way. Joan T. ran the three-quarters of a mila in 1:13% and paid 7.20 for . Catchmenow, an H. P. Headley homebred, escaped from the maiden class by whipping eleven other two-year-olds in the first race. a dash of five and a half furlongs. Jess Higley got the daughter of Menow to the front soon after the start and though she weakened in the drive he kept her going long enough to win by a head from Peace Again. Aloraye, who had been installed the favorite, was in third position most of the way and finished there six lengths off the leaders. Play Arm beat the others to the wire. Catchmenow, soundly beaten in two preliminary tests in New York, was given little support and those who backed her in the mutuels were rewarded to the extent of 2.00 for . Just Beans, owned by Miss E. V. Jenkin-son and ridden by William Lowe, registered his fourth victory of the year when he out-sprinted 11 rivals over the six furlongs of the second event. This four-year-old, who was among the leaders from the outset, forged to the front on the outside a furlong from the wire and then gradually drew out to win by a little more than two lengths as Casemer ran second and Sam-eron third. Casemer raced Tetragal into submission on the stretch turn and after leading for a time weakened and just lasted to save the place from Sameron by a neck. Yesteryear was fourth and the tiring Tetragal far back. • Just Beans paid 1.80 for , and tha Daily Double, based on the first two races, paid 70.00. Pvt. FC Ralph Neves of the U. 3. Cavalry, riding here under special permission of his commanding officer, handled his first winner of the meeting in guiding August Jungs Cantata to victory in the third race, a run of a mile and a furlong. Well up and in hand for about three-quarters. Cantata responded to call thereafter and eventually won by two and a half lengths. Anthology closed well enough to be second while Perplex was third.