Gadfly Oaks Winner: Runs a Good Race and Outstays the Fast Untidy, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-09


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| ! [ j t 1 r . e - _ El ,, on 11 k h ie a a " F a a the le Vf fill ill IS nt GADFLY OAKS WINNER * Runs a Good Race and Outstays the Fast Untidy. ♦ Salleys Alley Left at the Post and Tires After Closing a Big Gap Too Fast. ♦ BALTIMORE, Md., May 8.— Harry Payne Whitneys Gadfly, a daughter of Chicle — Gadiola, ridden by McAtee, won the Pimlico Oaks in a drive from the Greentree Stables Untidy, with Transom, which raced coupled with the winner, finished third. Sallys Alley, Willis Sharpe Kilmers hope for the big three-year-old races, was beaten and seemingly thrown out of calculation concerning the Preakness Stakes. Some excuses can be made for her failure. She was left at the post and Carroll made the mistake of racing her into exhaustion in an effort to get to the front while rounding the first turn. Coupled with the fact that she was shouldering top weight proved too much and she tired badly to finish next to last. Of the eight named to go there was but one withdrawal, Lady Myra, from the stable of S. Louis. There was some delay at the barrier and the start was a poor one, following a delay of eight minutes. When it came McTag-gart rushed Untidy right to the front and she drew away into a long lead. Ethel Clayton, Eulalia and Transom were next in line, while Miss Smith and Sallys Alley brought up the rear. Untidy had a big advantage while rounding the first turn. Carroll, an an effort to overcome this, drove his mount hard and closed an immense gap. to land la second place. In rounding the turn he caused a jam in which Ethel Clayton and Eulalia were the chief sufferers. The Whitney pair were outrun, but were not hurried. Sallys Alley cut down the advantage of the leader and caught her at the turn. The Whitney pair in the meantime had closed up some ground and were plainly factors to be reckoned with. UNTIDY FAILS AT END. Untidv, however, had a little left and Mc-t Taggart made use of it. She drew again while Sallys Alley began to tire. But Gad-a fly then came with a rush through the stretch and won drawing away by a length and a half. There was a gap of six lengths between Untidy and Transom. The event had an added value of ,000 and netted the winner the sum of ,850. A stirring finish came with the running of the Glenmore Steeplechase, in which K. Parrs Ireland was the winner by a short neck from Transpero, while Overmatch was third. A field of eight ran its two miles and a quarter. Frank B. made the running and Transpero dropped in behind, with the others under restraint. Frank B. continued to show the way until the second turn of the field was nearly completed. It was bora that Shoal raced into the lead. The hitter went at several of the jumps in a timid manner, although he had a wide margin of advantage. Ireland then raced to the front under pressure and going to the final jump appeared to have the race easily won. He made a wide turn, while Shoal slipped through next to the flag. Ireland crossed over in front of Shoal, but apparently did not interfere with him. Shoal closed up steadily and at the end was wearing the winner down. Kleegtr lodged a omplaint of foul, which was not allowed. Overmatch finished fast to take third place. Crest Hill made a bad landing at the tenth fence and from than on was outrun. . « .

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