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POLLY ANN IS AT HER BEST Speedy Filly Easily Wins Main Race at Laurel The Boy Big Disappointment. LAUREL, Md., October G. Clear skies and typical fall weather prevailed at Laurel today and a large crowd was present to enjoy the racing provided by the Maryland State Fair. The fourth race, at one mile for fillies and mares, attracted the most attention. Only four started and Polly Ann, racing to her best form, led all the way by a safe margin and was never in danger. Commander Ross Muttikins was the runner-up for three-quarters of a mile, then tired and Rubidium passed her in the final strides. By Jiminy, the other starter, raced into secohd place in the stretch, but the effort told and she fell back again. Young Penman, who rode so well yesterday, electrified the crowd this afternoon by a brilliant bit of horsemanship in bringing Mad Nell home a winner in the opening dash, defeating Fair Virginia by a neck after a thrilling finish. It was a great duel between Penman and Coltiletti from start to finish, Penman holding the advantage one minute, then relinquishing it the next. First Fair Virginia led, then Mad Nell passed her, only to fall back again until the final eighth, where Penmans perseverance and vigor earned the decision in the last few strides. The third race at one mile and a sixteenth fell to Sans Peur II., with the veteran Franklin second. They were almost equal choices. For the first mile of the race the chances of the pair looked none top good. Morning Face gave their backers a scare" when he opened up a big lead right after the start and threatened to make n runaway of it. However, he tired in the last eighth and proved no match for the above-mentioned pair. The defeat of The Boy in the claiming handicap, run as" the fifth race was a stunner to the talent. He was an overwhelming favorite and too much early use in forcing the pace brought about his downfall. Cock o the Roost ran back to his previous good race and led all the way, although hard pressed by Wellfinder at the end after The Boy fell back. Wellf inder would have won in a few more strides, Penman riding her to the limit and gaining with ev.ery stride. The mile and. a quarter race, the sixth, resulted in another upset when The Archer led Irish Kiss all the way by a wide margin. GREAT STEEPLECHASE CONTEST. One of the best steeplechase contests that has been witnessed this fall developed with the running of the second race, in which J. S. Cosdens Le Marsonin was returned winner from Distant Shore, with Lieutenant Seas third. The winner was supported in rare confidence by the public and justified the support so accorded. His victory was a hard-earned one and had not Distant Shore made a bad landing at the final fence there might have been a different story to relate. J. H. Lewis, understood to be acting for George A. Saportas, at private terms this morning purchased the jumper Distant Shore. The horse ran in the interests of his new purchaser today. Leon AVing and G. II. Shilling departed for Latonia in the interests of the stakes and winter meeting to be run at Tijuana. Fred Musante and F. A. Garrett were arrivals from Toronto today and reported that their respective horses shipped in good condition. Sam Louis kept up his claiming activities and took Fizer from E. P. Summerfield for ,515. J. W. Healy took Old Dad from A. Grantz for ,560. William Garth, fully recovered from a slight attack of ptomaine poisoning, resumed active training duties today. John Lumsden of Ottawa, owner of a stable of steeplechasers, was an arrival from Canada for a brief stay.- At private terms Sam Louis sold to Carey Winfrey the three-year-old Attorney, which he claimed recently from W. L. Saunders. Attorney is destined for winter racing at New Orleans. T. E. Crist, with the mare Incog, arrived from Toronto. Jockey R. Holloway was an arrival and will resume riding here.