Joe Graves Outfinishes Mon-Pharo; War Rhodes in Fourth Hurdle Score: Nose Verdict Thrills Arlington Patrons, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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Joe Joe Graves Graves Outfinishes Outfinishes Mon-Pharo; Mon-Pharo; War War Rhodes Rhodes in in Fourth Fourth Hurdle Hurdle Score Score JO ALFRED Joe Graves to victory in the Brunswick Purse at Arlington Park for his fourth saddle success of the meeting. NoseVerdictThrills Arlington Patrons Popara Gives Thomas Racer Strong Ride in Brunswick To Get Up Right on Wire By J. J. MURPHY ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, HI., June 25.— Joe Graves, steady running five-year-old from the stable of Ray Thomas, of Festus, Mo., came down the rail in the featured Brunswick Purse to take the measure of the favored Mon-Pharo in a hard-fought finish. While Mon-Pharo was being forced wide by Roman Bath on the stretch turn, Joe Graves slipped through on the inside to move up and, under Al Popara s strong riding, bested his rival by a nose. Third place went to Roman Bath, who was starting for the first time in several months. Joe Graves was making his tenth start of the year and was scoring his third win. He paid .60. The Brunswick was for a ,500 purse and Roman Bath took a good early lead. Nearing the stretch turn, Mon-Pharo moved up on the outside and when both went wide on the stretch turn, Joe Graves became a contender. Roman Bath tired in the final eighth, leaving it a two-horse race. Roughn Tumble and Lextown, a pair of stakes winners of a -Jew years ago, were withdrawn from the everltleaving six to fight it out. 10,048 Witness Program The winner ran the six furlongs in 1 : 11% on a track made sloppy by early morning rains. The weather was pleasantly temperate and a crowd of 10,048 turned out. The followers of Eddie Arcaro got off to a good start when he brought the mildly-supported Polynarki from last place to win the opening race. The colt, who had tired six times previously without having been in — " ~* the money, represented the Charfran Stable and he had little trouble beating the favored Fool Me. The Daily Double paid 2.00 when Solicit, a heavily-backed choice, racing for the first time for J. O. Spotswood, a new owner, was an easy winner of the second. Solicit changed hands after the event, being claimed by Duntreath Farm for ,000. Adams was the winning rider. Dark Theatre, a ,200 purchase by F. W. Hooper "at last years sales, started for the first time in the third race and came through in excellent fashion. The son of Amphitheatre— Dark Wonder, by Phara-mond II., was bred by F. E. Morancy and showed ability to run on an "off" track in Continued on Page Fifty Joe Graves Noses Out Mon-Pharo at Arlington ► Pair Wages Thrilling Duel With Popara on Victor at Arlington Continued from Page One beating Spartan Jett. Dark Theatre was ridden by Dodson and was well played. Agitate, the favorite, came from 10 lengths out of it at the stretch head to flash-to the front in the last furlong of the fourth race and win easily from Miss Wabash. The latter made the pace but weakened and was doing her best to save second place from Crossbow Girl. Because of the soft condition of the turf course both the second and fourth races were switched to the main track. Gil Painting, a two-year-old daughter of Papa Redbird— Jacks Jill, by Jack High, took the honors in the fifth and paid 1.00. The filly seemed to revel in the sloppy go- ing and was in front all the way to beat Dosta, who was favored. Oil Painting raced for Mrs. J. A. Goodwin and was ridden by John Heckmann. It was her second success in five outings.

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