Canmores Smashing Race: Ross Colt Scores Notable Victory in Nursery Plate Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-03


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CANMORES SMASHING RACE Ross Colt Scores Notable Victory in Nursery Plate Handicap. Racing Conditions Vastly Improved Accident Mars Running of Steeplechase. HAMILTON, Ont.. August 2. Commander J. K. L. Ross Canmore, a son of Marathon Canice, by Bridge of Canny, scored a smashing victory in the Nursery Plate Handicap, the ,000 added stake feature of todays program, defeating some of the host two-year-olds in Canada. On the strength of a sterling performance in tho Cadillac Hotel Handicap at Kenil-worth Canmore, coupled with his stablemate Flag of Truce, was a popular choice and hia victory was in consequence hailed with delight by the general public. The race was a dash of three-quarters and it was the first time the two-year-old had been asked to go that far this year. Tho field which faced tho starter was an excellent one and a contest well worth watching was the result. There was but little delay at the barrier and when the webbing was released Heeltaps was the quickest away and dashed into a safe lead, while Oakwood and Arendal were following in closest pursuit. Canmore began slowly on the inside, while Delusive was off none too well and McDer-mott took him up. Heeltaps still held sway, while Oakwood was hanging on with good courage and the remainder of the field had gradually improved their positions. DELUSIVE IJT TOUGH LUCK. Entering the stretch nearly all the starters went wide and Ambrose, on Canmore, availed himself of tho opoprtunity and slipped through on the inside. The son of Marathon gained rapidly and after wresting the lead from Heeltaps gamely and successfully withstood the fast closing challenge of Delusive. The latter ran a sparkling race, overcoming the handicap of a slow beginning and finishing with a whirlwind rush that almost brought victory. Heeltaps, although tiring after setting tho pace throughout, had a brief margin over Oakwood. The latter hung on with splendid courage at the end. Racing conditions this afternoon were a vast improvement over those which prevailed yesterday and better fields started in each race. Tho track had dried out considerably, but wa3 still slow and deceptive. The best of the going was on the outside, while it was deep next to the inner rail. The racing was of a spirited order throughout and the majority of the winners were accorded confident support. Overhead conditions wero cloudy, but there was an increase in the attendance. An accident marred tho running of tho Highweight Handicap Steeplechase when Courteous fell heavily at the ninth fence and rolled over his rider, II. Williams. A brief examination disclosed that Williams had suffered painful bruises and he was sent to a local hospital. The winner of the race turned up in J. Kilgours Ammunition, which at the end had a short margin over St. Paul, while Fair Mac was third. UISET IN" BAYSHOIJE. The Bayshore Claiming Handicap, at a mile and seventy yards, brought togeUier a field of seven, and another upset resulted when Johnny Dundee was returned the winner in an easy manner from By Jiminy, while Pastoral Swain was third. The winner was well up all the way and drew away under slight urging when called upon. He was ridden by P. Walls and netted a return of S.50 for the usual investment. Jockey Claver left for Toronto to have tho cost removed from his injured foot. Clavet had three bones broken at Windsor when he was kicked by a horse. A meeting of the Canadian Racing Associations will be held at Fort Erie next Wednesday. J. B. Campbell received word from J. Fray-ling that he was shipping nine head to Fort Erie and that Shelby L. Burch was shipping two for that meeting. Cyrus Field Clark will ship a division of the J. H. Louchheim Stable to Fort Erio at the close of this meeting.

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