Aonbarr Beats Aletern at Washington: Leads throughout in Questionnaire, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-29


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Aonbarr Beats Aletern at Washington Leads Throughout ! In Questionnaire Hickman Veteran Qualifies For Stars and Stripes Race In Clean-Cut Route Score HOMEWOOD, 111., June 28.— Aonbarr, owned by Miss Helen Hickman, of Louisville, displayed a high order of speed on the prevailing dull track to win the Questionnaire Purse at a mile and a furlong at Washington Park this afternoon. The five-year-old son of Boatswain, scoring his first victory in three starts this year, ran the nine furlongs in 1:5325, on a racing strip that was described as good- and won by a little more than a length as A. C. Ernsts heavily supported Aletern, star of the Lincoln Fields meeting, finished second. Only four horses accepted the issue, the others being William Montgomerys Choppy Sea, who ran third, and Hugh S. Nesbitts Staretor. Both Choppy Sea and Stare tor were far back as they completed the journey. On the strength of his victory today Aonbarr may be considered a certain starter in next Mondays 0,000 Stars and Stripes Handicap while Aletern, though somewhat of a disappointment to the large crowd, probably did nothing to impair his position as a potentional starter in the holiday feature. Zehrs Second Success of Day Aonbarr, carrying jockey Frank Zehr to his second win of the afternoon, took an early lead and never gave it up. At one time he was showing the way to his nearest rival by as many as six lengths, an advantage into which Aletern, coming from a long way back, cut into heavily as they charged through the final quarter. In justice to Aletern it must be noted that he shouldered 122 pounds to 116 for the year older Aonbarr. Choppy Sea was in closest pursuit of the winner for more than three-quarters of a mile, but then weakened and was beaten six lengths for second honors while beating Staretor five more lengths for third honors. Aonbarr paid .80 for in the mutuels. • H. P. Headleys All Hoss qualified for his engagement in the ,000 Glencoe Handicap, to be run on Saturday, when he whipped five older horses in the Boxthorn Purse, one of the highlights o todays program. The son of Pharamond II. ran the three-quarters of a mile on a good track in 1:13% and won by three-quarters of a length as A. C. Ernsts Alohort ran Continued on Page Twenty-Eight Aonbarr Beats Aletern In Questionnaire Purse Hickman Racer Qualifies Nicely For Stars and Stripes Handicap Continued from Page One second and Coward and Du Puys Full Cry third. The only other contestants were Hasty Kiss, who finished fourth, Equistar and Littl- Kiss. All Hoss, ridden by Nick Jemas, was held in reserve a half dozen lengths off the leaders for a half mile and then was brought to the outside and sent on his way A furlong out he was flanked on the pace-making Equistar and Little Kiss and, after racing them into submission, held the fast-closing Alohort safe. Though unable to overtake the winner, the Ernst four-year-old was good enough to beat Full Cry, a steady-going third, two and a quarter lengths. Equistar, as pacemaker, and Little Kiss dominated the running here ,to the final eighth and then flattened out badly. Hasty Kiss passing them near the end to take fourth money. Full Cry Favorite Although Full Cry was the favorite, All Hoss was well supported, as the mutuel return on his chances, .40 for , would indicate. All Hoss was scoring his first victory of the year and the triumph might have earned him a place in the starting field for the Glencoe Handicap in which he would encounter such other able three-year-olds as Occupation, Slide Rule, Ogma and Burnt Cork. The Rivermont Ranchs Paragram scored his third victory of the year in taking the opening event, the first oi the Chicago season in which two-year-olds were asked to travel as far as six furlongs in competition. The son of St. Germans emerged from the pack at the head of the home stretch to take command and, under Ferril Zufelts handling, drew out fast to win by three lengths. Margaret T., outfinishing the favorite. Liberty Bon, to be second, while Damie led home the others in the field of 12. Tib paced the field here for a half mile, then had enough and dropped back steadily thereafter. Hyman Friedbergs Harriet Sue ad- vanced a step nearer her engagement in Saturdays rich Arlington Lassie Stakes, in winning the El Chico Purse, a dash of five and a half furlongs offered as the third race. The Friedberg juvenile, ridden by C. L. Martin, broke in front and was never headed, though she had to be ridden out to win from Pukka Gin by a half length. Pukka Gin was in close quarters going into the turn or else she might have drawn the finish a little closer if, indeed, she might not have won the race. Midwesterner was best of the others, but three lengths behind the runner-up. The fifth race, another six furlongs sprint, saw Mrs. Frank Nugents Espino Gold triumph under the handling of Frank Zehr. Espino Gold moved into a contending position swinging around the bend and in the drive outfinished Don Lin II. to get the decision by a nose.

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