Grass Maid a Surprise: Unexpectedly Takes New Southern Hotel Handicap, Feature at Beulah Park, Daily Racing Form, 1926-04-29


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GRASS MAID A SURPRISE Unexpectedly Takes New Southern Hotel Handicap, Feature at Beulah Park. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2S.— The Missouri Sables Grass Maid furnished a surprise in annexing the New Southern Hotel Handicap, fifth and feature race on todays program at the Bculah Park course. Grass Maid was rushed into the lead soon after the start but was crowded back rounding the far turn then saved ground the remainder of the way and coming to the outside of Bosh on the turn for home gained a slight lead and outgamed the latter In the final strides to draw clear near the end although doing her best. Bosh finished resolutely and held Rockford safe for second place. The latter ran an even race and had a w de margin over the other starters. Bruneth and Bough and Ready. Iast nights rain changed the track to a heavy condition, hut did not adversely affect the brand of sport, all of the seven races being closely contested and hard fought throughout. A falling off in the attendance resulted from the cold weather and uninviting conditions which prevailed. W. K. Padgett scored his first win of the meeting when I*iekens showed the way to his opponents throughout the running of the opening dash. The winner was never threatened until a few yards from the finish when Mandy challenged and forced Pickens to do his best to retain his advantage. Lady Ooodhart was a distant third. In th second race Boma proved best in a closely fought stretch duel and, coming from fourth plate, got up in the last few yards to gain a close derision over Cloporte. The latter could not stall off Roma after taking the lead by a small margin entering the home stretch, lamp Ward disposed of I,ove Pirate, the early pacemaker, in the final drive to earn third place. Bessie Hope, finishing on the outside of Banker Brown in the stretch and under a hustling ride, just got up in the final stride to gain the decision by the narrowest of margins in the third race. Banker Brown had ■ comfortable margin over Boyal George for second place. _ _ a. —

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