Bowie Favorites Illusive: All but Two of the Public Choices Meet Defeat.; Biggest Upset of Day Comes When Heavily Backed Trantula Is Left at the Post., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-06


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BOWIE FAVORITES ILLUSIVE All but Two of the Public Choices Meet Defeat Biggest Upset of Day Comes When WhenHeavily Heavily Backed Trantula Is IsLeft Left at the Post BOWIB Mil April a Cheap horses provided the entertainment for another largesized crowd at Prince George Park this afternoon The card lacked a scheduled feature Failure of the favor ¬ ites was the salient point in its decision One of the biggest upsets came about in the fourth race a threeyear old contest when Trantula the odds on choice wheeled to the inside rail as the barrier went tip and was Jeft at the post while the others raced on their way The J K Skinkcr color bearer had been discharged from the schooling list yesterday but his education is far from complete The winner turned up in Tubby A which led throughout with Johns Urn in a in close but un ¬ availing pursuit pursuitThe The best field to face the starter today was in the sixth race a dash of a mile and a sixteenth L T Bauer fmiiishqil the winner in the old Tim Gaffney gelding Berlin In his race on the open ¬ ing day Berlin showed he was about ready and ran accordingly today He took the lead at the start and held command all the way never seriously menaced Summer Sigh was second and Jlendric third the latter closing a big gap after getting away slowly slowlyThe The Bryn Mawr colt Mawrcoron which raced welt at the Fair Grounds was held best in thu Junior Purse that opened the afternoons enter ¬ tainment but was forced to lower his colors to the Pelican Stables St Maurice after a warmly contested struggle of a half mile The favorite was gaining near the end but the winner gamely held on to Ids slight lead and passed the judges a half length to the good goodThe The public could see little else than Carline S in the second race and the Granite filly as it flattered by the confident support of her backers did not leave the result in doubt for long After racing into the lead with the rise of the barrier she simply ran away from her opponents and fin ¬ ished cantering seven lengths in advance of Me ¬ dusa which ousted Toadstool from second place in the last few strides stridesThe The Irishbred gelding Crnmpsall was on edge today after his good race of last Saturday and reversed the tables on Paul Connelly taking the lead from him entering the stretch and gamely holding it to the end endAustral Austral Solid Ilock and Spcarlcne finished in thu order named in the final race in which Pit was it disappointing favorite seemingly lacking early speed and closing a big gap when of no avail availMEASUREMENTS MEASUREMENTS OF TRACK TAKEN Herman P Conkling one of the stewards of the meeting this morning made measurements of the Howie track at the various starting points for the purpose of determining positively the maximum fields that may be started with safety at the dif ¬ ferent gates A curious disclosure of the measure ¬ ments is that the track narrows off twenty feet at the quarter post thus imposing the greatest restriction upon the field in races at one mile and a quarter Following are the measurements at the shirting point with the number eacli eau accommodate accommodateHalf Half mile four and a half furlongs fiveeighths five and a half furlongs and threequarters sixty feet twelve starters six and a half furlongs and seveneighths sixtyfive feet thirteen starters one mile mile and a sixteenth and a mile and an eighth seventyfive feet fifteen starters mile and a quarter fiftyfive feet eleven starters startersBecause Because it was believed that jockey L Penman was not entitled to the apprentice allowance claimed for him at the time of his engagement to ride Paddy Dear yesterday he was taken off the horse and Shelepets substituted Now it develops that the Maryland commission has adopted a cross between the Kentucky apprentice rule and the discarded New York Jockey Club code which per mils Penman the fivepound allowance in selling races and three pounds in overnight handicaps on Maryland tracks Under the provisions of rule 132 bonafide apprentices are allowed the aforemen ¬ tioned poundages for a term of one year after tho date of their victory and as long thereafter as it takes them to ride forty winners winnersJockey Jockey Ensor rode Red Tom and Arthur Johnson had the mount on St Maurice a Pelican Stable colorbcarer in spite of the fact as announced yes ¬ terday that the stable has taken first call on Ensors services his engagement on Red Tom hav ¬ ing been made before the first call contract contractJohn John Egan sixteenyearold exercise boy at the Glen Riddle Farm fell from a horse he was gallop ¬ ing there yesterday and died a few hours later He was a nephew of Frank Loftus the caretaker of Man o War Transfer of the Riddle horses to Havre de Grace was held up until Wednesday as a result of the accident accidentFather Father J A Mier of Laurel will appear before the state racing commission to solicit their cooper ¬ ation in the building of a proposed hospital at Laurel to care for followers or spectators who may be injured or stricken ill at Laurel or Bowie Havre BowieHavre do Grace stakes close Saturday Entries will be accepted here by Joseph McLennan

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