My Malcha Drives to Fore at Tropical; Devil Diver May Compete in Paumonok: Rain Mars First Charity Program, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-04


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My My Malcha Malcha Drives Drives to to Fore Fore at at Tropical; Tropical; Devil Devil Diver Diver May May Compete Compete in in Paumonok Paumonok Rain Mars First Charity Program The Captain Winds Up Next To Edmar Farm Filly After Running Wide Throughout CORAL GABLES. Fla.. April 3.— Charity week opened at Tropical Park this afternoon under rather unpleasant conditions when heavy rains both before and during the running of the program under the auspices of the Tropical Fund. Inc., made it uncomfortable for a crowd of 4,213 that braved the weather. The changed track conditions gave mud runners their opportunity and the bettors had a fair measure of success in finding the right ones. The Daytona Purse of a mile and a sixteenth, fashioned for three-year-olds of grade "D," brought an excellent contest in which My Malcha, from the Edmar Farm, earned a driving victory over the favorite, Paul Kelleys The Captain, and Chere Brandy, from the Happy Hour Farm, was a close third and well before Cab Sir. Trent had the winning mount and My Malcha was a close second choice to pay .50. Cab Sir and Chere Brandy were the ones to cut out most of the running, while My Malcha, after breaking well, dropped back until she was galloping along in fourth place. The Captain was off none to good and Stevenson elected to send him along on the outside and that cost him many lengths. He closed resolutely in the stretch to run down Chere Brandy, after the Big Brand three-year-old had been put away by My Malcha, but he had lost too much ground to catch the winner. Cab Sir Drops Back Cab Sir. after being used up setting the pace, dropped back badly when he finished a distant fourth, while the others of the company were never seriously in the running. War Page, from the Boblyn Stable, won all the way in the Orleanders Purse and he furnished something of a surprise as he splashed along to score with plenty to spare over J. H. Labines Paul A., another long shot, while Queens Risk, the favorite, just saved third from Red Dock. Here it was a liking for sloppy footing that had all to do with the result, for the Boblyn gelding went into an early lead and when nicely clear of his company Layton steadied him along smoothly and there was no time the result was in doubt. His winning margin was two and a half lengths. Queens Risk had no excuse and after chasing the pace of the winner she weakened badly, while Paul A. finished with good courage to beat her a full five lengths for the place.

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