Planet Defeats Boniface: Furnishes Upset by Taking Measure of Ross Cracks in National Handicap at Hamilton, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-02


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PLANET DEFEATS BONIFACE Furnishes Upset by Taking Measure of Ross Cracks in National Handicap at Hamilton. HAMILTON, OnL, July 1. The National Handicap, which featured the card at Hamilton this afternoon, resulted in an upset when T. J. Conways Planet was home a winner in a drive from J. K. L. Ross Boniface, with Registrar third. Irish Dream, the only other starter in the race, was far in the rear. The race wa3 a dash of a mile and an eighth, to which ,000 was added, and of the original overnight entry of six two stayed away, Golden Sphere and Mer-cutio. The start was delayed for several minutes by the fractious behavior of Boniface and Irish Dream. However, the field was dispatched in good alignment, with Irish Dream away the quickest, followed by Registrar, with Boniface leading PlaneL Rounding tho first turn Claver, on Registrar, went to the front with a rush and was leading Irish Dream by a safe margin. Boniface had a comfortable margin over PlaneL Registrar continued to set a fast pace through the mud and Irish Dream could not keep up, although under slight restraint Turner sent Boniface after the leader rounding the far turn, while Helmet was gaining steadily. At the far turn Irish Dream tore to the outside when he felt the whip and Boniface assumed second position. The Ros3 pair dominated the running for a sixteenth of a mile and Turner noted the dangerous approach of PlaneL The latter came on under pressure and was up in the final strides to earn a half-length victory while Boniface had a two-length margin over Registrar. MUD HUNGERS IN GLORY. The races at Hamilton this afternoon were contested over a track that had been drenched by a severe nights rain and gave the pronounced mud runners an inning. The card, which gave great promise, was riddled by scratches, but nevertheless interesting sport resulted and several of the winners were forced to sustain hard drives to score. The overhead weather conditions cleared up previous to the running of the first race and a crowd of record breaking proportions journeyed to the course to witness the racing. The talent suffered a severe blow in the running of tho opening dash, which was for Canadian-bred two-year-olds, when the Thorncliffe Stables Ocean Crest suffered defeat by the Seagram Stables Flowerful, with Mother Bunch third. Lady Boss accounted for a dash of five-eighths from a well-matched band of two-year-olds. Lilt took second place, while Magic Reed was third. The winner was ridden by McTaggart. The entry of Chacolet, owned by H. P. Ileadley, was omitted from the entries in the Frontier Handicap, to be run at "Windsor. A special train composed of six carloads of horses left here for Fort Eric this evening. Trainer B. Holmes will rest up the J. "W. Healy horses that he has here until the resumption of racing at this point. Walter Scofield will take a division of the J. K. L. Ross Stable to Fort Erie this afternoon. Trainer McDaniel will leave on Monday with the remainder of the stable. Jockey J. "Williams resumed riding this afternoon after an absence of two weeks, due to an injured ankle.

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