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, Trojan Fleet Successful Again; Defeats Favored Quarter Moon Bobanet Performer Draws Off in Stretch to Score By Over Length at Havre HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., May 22.— Trojan Fleet, four-year-old gelded son of Case Ace and Fleet Parade, carried the silks of R. Bruce Livie to a smashing victory in the featured Sun Teddy Purse today when he reeled off six furlongs in 1:11% while reporting a length and a quarter before H. L. Straus highly-fancied Quarter Moon. Edgehill Stables Goodrob was three lengths farther back in third position. The most pleasing weather of the meeting, plus a fast racing strip, served to bring out one of the largest week-day crowds of the session, with approximately 12,000 enthusiastic fans witnessing the sport. Form was only slightly respected, however, with chalk players taking one of their worst beatings when Quarter Moon was unsuccessful. Trojan Fleet principally because of his recent victory at Pimlico, but partly due to the presence of apprentice Don Padgett in the saddle, was a close second choice and paid only .80. Oddly enough, Quarter Moons defeat was caused largely by the presence of a stablemate, E. C. Gott Jr.s Panacea. The latter was hustled into command, outrunning his stablemate and definitely hindering Quarter Moons chances for victory. Quarter Moon, admittedly a fast but fainthearted sprinter, was doing his best to keep pace with the result that the team stepped the opening quarter mile in :22%. Padgett in the meantime had sent Trojan Fleet Continued on Page Twenty -Seven Trojan Fleet Takes Measure Of Quarter Moon at Havre Continued from Page One through on the inside to reach contention early. Trojan Fleet was fortunate to find racing room all the way and moved through when asked to challenge for supremacy entering the stretch. Boy Knight eliminated himself at this stage when he drifted very wide, going beyond the center of the track. Once displaced by Trojan Fleet, Quarter Moon soon gave way, weakening noticeably in the final sixteenth of a mile. Padgett, however, took no chances and kept his mount to intermittent pressure. Goodrob, while he showed a surprisingly good effort, was never a threat as far as the one-two positions were concerned. Margaret McCallums Reztips, one of the few horses saved from a fire which took 18 of his stablemates just prior to the opening of the Maryland season, returned to , competition in this event. The seven-year- . old Lucky Tom gelding ran a pleasing race, to finish fourth, beaten a trifle less than five lengths for the major division of the purse.