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; • • 1 1 • , • , • _• • , Boss Broker Displays Best Form at Detroit Races Past Favored Granny D. To Capture Honors in Sprint DETROIT, Mich., June 27. — Boss Broker, from the Terre Haute, Indiana-owned Carl Graham stable, hustled to a two-length victory here today in the third race, one of the better offerings on a fair card. Hard ridden through the stretch by apprentice Sherman Armstrong, Boss Broker raced by A. and R. Craigs favored Granny D., who was second by a half length before Mrs. Frederick Sharpes Uncle Si. Warner and Hatha ways Leaping Moose, who fashioned a quick pace until reaching the final furlong, lasted to save fourth money in the field of eight. Although cloudy weather and a strong threat of rain prevailed in the Motor City area, a crowd of approximately 8,000 witnessed the sport, which was decided on a fast track. Boss Broker was dropped down considerably in classification today and he was clocked in 1:13%. Overlooked a bit in the totalisator, fJne Graham stable representative was 5 to 1 straight. Leaping Moose displayed the highest speetl during the earlier furlongs with Granny D. also forwardly placed and Boss Broker holding a position within striking distance of the leaders to the stretch. During the drive. Leaping Moose chucked it and Granny D. momentarily assumed command, but she was unable to withstand Boss Brokers final challenge and bowed to the latter in the last sixteenth. The Craig filly then held on well enough to save the place from Uncle Si, who came from well back in the last three-eighths mile to garner the short end of the purse. M. Goddards Sir Spic, ridden by the veteran Claude Hooper, drove to a mildly surprising verdict in the six furlongs opener, beating Mrs. M. J. Hoydics Little Zac, the early pacemaker, by a length and one-half margin. Mrs. Norman Hernandez Khams Hour was along for third honors, another length and one-quarter away, while- Mrs. C. O. Schweitzers favored Strolling Moon ran fourth in the field of eight starters. Sir Spic responded with a fine burst of speed when set down by Hooper through the stretch and, after racing by Little Zac, won going away, but was under stiff pressure to achieve the victory. Sir Spic stepped the three-quarters mile in 1:12% and paid 2.40 straight. William Zakoor furnished the victor in the six furlongs second when his Rough n Ready, handled by young Georgie Walker, was up in the last strides for a nose decision over Jacob Shers Kings Lady. The latter mare made the pace for the greater portion of the trip, but bowed to the Zakoor gelding by the scant distance after a sharply waged stretch duel. Marion H. VanBergs Grey Scout salvaged third, three and one-half lengths off the lapped leaders and a neck before R and H Stables Carta Volante, fourth in the band of nine entrants. Rough n Ready, choice in the specula- tion at slightly better than 2V2 to 1, com-pleted his task in 1:13% and, coupled in the Daily Double with Sir Spic, returned 5.80 in the special pool.