Despair Wins in Fast Time: Scores Another Popular and Impressive Victory at Hamilton, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-05


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DESPAIR WINS IN FAST TIME Scores Another Popular and Impressive Victory at Hamilton. Procyon Makes Good at Last El Jesmar Also Scores in Decisive Style. HAMILTON, Ont., August 4. While there was no carded feature this afternoon the program was made up of well-balanced lielas, which provided interesting and pleasing entertainment for a good-sized crowd. A condition race for three-year-olds and over, at a mile and seventy yards, attracted the most attention and as the majority of the spectators selected Despair, from the A. Swinke stable, his victory was accordingly popular. He was ridden by J. Rowan and, starting forwardly, dominated the running throughout. At the end he had a safe margin over J. K. L. Ross Messines, while Rubidium was third. The winner ran the distance in 1:44, thus equaling the tra-k record held by Sailing B. There was a slight delay at the barrier before the field was in alignment. The start found Despair leaving quickly, while Messines began sideways and carried out Redstone. The three were racing for positions in the run around the first turn, whUe Rubidium and Brass Tacks were quickiy outdistanced. Despair was racing next to the inner rail, while Messines was next to him, with Redstone lapped on Messines. Rounding the turn into the stretch Despair drew clear under slight pressure and held Messines safe at the end. The latter had no excuses to offer. Rubidium, which had gradually improved her position, was gaining fast on the leaders through the final sixteenth. VA1UETY OF "WEATHER. There was a variety of weather offered to the patrons this afternoon and rain which threatened momentarily held off except for a brief sprinkle for a moment, which drove the crowd from the lawn to the shelter of the stands. The track was in better condition than which prevailed yesterday and the crowd was of good proportions for an off-day. There was a change from the ordinary run of the program this afternoon when the opening dash of the afternoon was contested over the turf course and the change failed to arouse enthusiasm in the patrons. This affair was fashioned for Canadian-bred three-year-olds and over and the winner turned up in the odds-on choice Procyon, from .he J. K. L. Ross stable, in an easy fashion from Nomis, while Carry On was third. Ambrose rode the winner and went to the front when the barrier was released and rated him along under restraint. When called upon he easily disposed of Flame and through the final eighth Ambrose had a snug hold on him. The race was a costly one for the Ross stable, for he was claimed by P; G. Christopher, who was represented in the dash by Flame. The claiming price was ,700. Ambrose accounted for his second victory of the afternoon when he landed Little Black Sheep home first by a nose in a drive from Penelope and Bond. The three were closely bunched at the end. Little Black Shrep was a forward factor all the way. After many disappointments El Jesmar, which races for J. C. Fletcher, made gocd in convincing style when he scored by a wide margin in a dash at a mile and an eighth for Canadian-breds. He was ridden by Fator, and after following the pace established by Keltie, raced him into defeat when called upon. JOCKEY TIIOMFSOX LET OUT. The Seagram Stable has disposed of the services of jockey C. Thompson. Eddie Ambrose has been approached and it is more than likely that he will ride for the Seagram establishment. Silas Veitch saddled Flea in the running of the first race for Mrs. L. A. Livingston, due to the absence of trainer Edward Feakes. Louis Angevin, secretary of the Montreal Jockey Club, was a visitor this afternoon in the interest of the stakes to be decided at that meeting in the fall. The stakes close on August 14. Horace Lerch came over from Buffalo for a days racing. Jockey M. Fator was suspended for the -remainder of the meeting by the stewards for crossing over sharply in front of Keltic when straightened out in the final eighth. Jockey L. Gregory was suspended yesterday for the mainder of the meeting by the stewards for rough riding.

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