Speedy Second Thoughts: Shows Return to Best Form by Winning Piedmont Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-23


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SPEEDY SECOND THOUGHTS Shows Return to Best Form by Winning Piedmont Handicap. Thrills and Falls In Steeplechase Water Girl and Little Hope in Close Finish Codinas Eay Yictory. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., September 22. Edward F. Whitneys Second Thoughts, a three-year-old daughter of Ultimus-Lydia II., showed a return to her best form and accounted for the Piedmont Handicap, which featured the days racing at the Havre de Grace track this afternoon. Her success came in a grueling drive from W. P. Burchs McKenna, while Mrs. R. I. Millers Wellfinder was third. The race brought out a field of seven starters and Wellfinder was installed the popular choice. There was but little delay at the barrier and the field was dispatched in good alignment. Rowan sent Second Thoughts to the front, but she was quickly joined by the speedy McKenna, which found clear sailing next to the inner rail. The two drew away from their opponents and opened up a safe lead. Wellfinder and Thessaly were heading the second division, of the field while Irish "Kiss was bringing up the rear. McKenna drew away entering the stretch, but the Whitney representative came again and in a hard drive wore down the Burch starter and got up in the final strides. This race marked the first start of Edward B. McLeans Dream of Allah following a years absence from the turf. She failed to show any of her speed in the going and was eased up when she was beaten. Blazes, under the top impost, could not keep pace with the fast early speed, although he-cjosed some ground and finished a good fourth." IDEAL RACING CONDITIONS. Racing conditions at Havre de Grace this afternoon were all that could be desired and a crowd of large proportions journeyed to the course to witness the decision of tho card. The sport, on the whole, despite upsets was of a spirited order and the majority of the winners were forced to hard drives to earn their victories. John F. Schorr send Codina, a daughter of Colin Dinah Do. to the post in the opening race for E. B. McLean. The race was for maiden two-year-olds, under claiming conditions, and Codinas success was an easy one throughout. Second portion of the purse fell to Pappilon, which was coupled with Lady Liverpool as the W. J. Salmon entry, while J. Laroccas Sweet and Pretty was third. The winner dominated the running throughout, and at no stage afforded her supporters any worry. Pappilon was forced to work her way up from a slow beginning, while Sweet and Pretty got up in time to take the short end of the purse. The steeplechase race, which brought out a band of maiden three-year-olds and over, furnished several thrills and falls and enabled the Malvern Hill Farms Daffadowndilly to graduate from the non-winners ranks with ease from April Fool, while Page-brook was third. The winner, after assuming the lead, outran and outjumped his opponents and had a wide margin at the end. African Rose, after being well up for the greater part of the distance, was remounted after she fell at the twelfth fence, and savd fourth money. High Magic ran out at the first jump. The latter was remounted, but fell lame after taking a jump in the dash for four tli money. McTAGG ARTS RIDE WINS. The tightest fit of the afternoon -resulted with the running of the third race, which was another juvenile dash, and Water Girl got up in the final stride to earn a nose decision from Little Hope, while Noon Glide was third a good length back. The winner was ridden by J. McTaggart and it was only after hard urging that she got up in the final strides. Little Hope was off in front and the diminutive Martin hustled her along into the lead, while Radiant was closely lapped on her on the outside. Josephine C. was in early trouble and was forced to take up several times on the inside. Swinging for home Radiant began to bear out, while Littje Hope hugged the inner rail. In a grueling finish McTaggart landed his mount home first. Noon Glide came with a rush right at the end that earned third portion of the purse for him by a meager margin from Haidee. Counsel, a plater in the stable of H. E. Crist, which was severely cut down in a race at Timonium, was destroyed this morning. Trainer L. Williams has taken over the plater Simplicity and will train her in the future for J. J. Murphy. Trainer M. C. Kelley reported that B. Hardings Bucado was severely kicked while at the post in the Eastern Shore Handicap and will be on the shelf for some time. E. F. Whitney has donated to his niece Miss Margaret Whitney, the two-year-old Hebrides. The latter will be used" as a hunter next year. Continued on sixteenth page. SPEEDY SECOND THOUGHTS Continued from first page. J. TV. Healey claimed Ten Buttons for ,-260 from the Ascot Stable yesterday, following her winning race. O. M. Derosset arrived from Canada with Harmonious, Anticipate and Bengalese. W. P. Burch has turned over the engage-men book of the apprentice S. McLane to E. Pons for the fall meetings. C. H. Dudleys Prosit, which fell heavily yesterday, was not as badly injured as first thought and was brought around during the evening. Gaudy, which won a race yesterday for L. Campbell, was given away by T. Clyde. The horse was a roarer and afflicted with a touch of neck paralysis. The horse was turned over to Dr. H. J. McCarthy for treatment and in time was brought to the races and proved a winner. The overnight purses for Saturday will carry an excess of 60, which accrued through claims. J. W. McClelland arrived from New York to superintend the final details of the preparations of the Lexington and Xalapa Farm candidates for tomorrows Potomac Handicap. Word was received by Racing Secretary Martin Nathanson that Nedna would fulfill her engagement tomorrow and race in the colors of the Greeutree Stable. Jockey Clarence Kummer became the proud father of a baby boy in Brooklyn yesterday. Mother and baby are both dong well, according to the message received. Ollie Johnson will in future train R. Lewis Griselda, it was reported today. Stake nominations for the meeting at Tijuana are gratifying from this locality, according to Charles Primrose, who is looking after the interest of the Mexican track here.

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