Bowie Card Ordinary: Changed Track Conditions Results in Downfall of Favorites., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-12


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BOWIE CARDORDINARY • Changed Track Conditions Results in Downfall of Favorites. * Bed Spider Accounts for Magnolia Purse by Narrow Margin — Sun Rajah Scores Again. ♦ ROWIK. Md.. April 11 —It may have been that some of the horses had a bad Sunday and it may have been that the changed track conditions were to blame, but the Bowie crowd seemed to have a bit of trouble in locating the Monday winners. But there MH fighting finishes in several of the numbers and. for the most part, the class was so ordinary that too much consistency could not be expected. The track had dried out somewhat and, while it was still slow, it was in greatly improved condition. There was a grateful sun shining all afternoon and it was an unusually large crowd for an off-day of sport. What was meant as the best race of the day was the Magnolia Purse, at a mile and seventy yards, in which Frank J. Kearns sprinter Red Spider, was returned the winner by a narrow margin over Dr. D. J. Adams Keydet, and just a nose further back John Farrell, Jr.s Long View beat Pop Bell for third. 1op Bell was the one to cut out the running and, Bourassa. after taking h.m into command on the first turn, rated him along under steadying restraint with Red Spider close after him and Keydet showing the way to the others. The other three of them quickly drew into a good lead over Long View, while Faddy. m which Maiben had the mount, was plodding along further back. li seemed leaving the backstretch that Pop Bell had lied Spider beaten, but Keydet was hanging on well and Long View was beginning to make up some ground, but was still far back. Ul SIIDKK TAKES THE LEAD. Then, in the stretch. Red Spider came again and an eighth out. he had Pop Bell headed. Keydet was sticking to his task gamely and Ieternel was urging Long View, pop Rell was next to the inner rail and. as the others dosed on him, he was soon in close quarters and in a fighting finish Red Spider was winner by a head with Keydet beating Long View a nose for the place. Doubtless. Long View would have linisheu second hail he been able to come through, but his rush effectually killed the chances of Top Bell for third and Bourassa had him right at the heels of the first three after having to take up slightly in the last eighth. C Smithsons Sun Rajah made a show of the company that opposed him in the mile and a sixteenth of the fifth race when he took the lead at the rise of the barrier and was at no time seriously threacned. Bessie tl.-rshel raced second throughout, while Kd Pendleton was a driving third. A disappointment in this running was Fleetwood. He w:ls devuid of speed and there was no stage of the race that lie cut any figure. HKK FAIRY iKADl ATES. Richard T. Wilsons Fire Fairy, which was rather badly interfered with in a previous start, graduated from the maiden class in the opening half mile dash. William Garths Shorty raced to second place, while P. EL Faulconers Anne Minor saved third from E. K- Brysons Angry M 1 n the way to the post Anne Minor unseated Bourassa and galloped around the track to the paddock, where she was caught ami returned to the post. This did not seem to do her any real harm, for she was the one to force the pace from the start. Fire Fairy raced right with her and. at the head of the stretch the Wilson filly came away rather handily. Shorty was outrun in the early racing, but he finished with Rood courage to heat home the tiring Anne Minor for the place. Hidalgo, which has Wen racing over a longer distance of ground, was started in a six and a half furlong dash that was the second offering and. under lVternels good ride. Ml returned the winner from K. K. Brysons Mark Master, with King ONeill II. just saving third by a nose from Flying Al. This vma the first start for Wild Aster under the silks of Walter Finwick and he had about as roiiLih a de;l as was possible. Breaking well etiouKh. Eatery was unable to bring him clear and as a result when he moved on the outside he was carried exceedingly wide. losing many lengths. Then through the M ctilitli page. B0W1ECARD ORDINARY Continued from first page stretch Emery was of little assistance and he dropped back badly. Hidalgo was never far back of the pace that was forced by Flying Al and Mark Master, and then in a drive through the stretch he came away fast to win with something to spare. When H. Coopers Blow Horn was first, Samuel Louis Harry Carroll second and W. S. Murrays Jacques third it was a surprise finish of the mile and seventy yards of the third offering. North Breeze and Spugs followed these three home and before the running it did not appear possible that both of them would be kept out of the first three positions. The placed horses, closely lapped, drew out into a good early lead and they had it between themselves throughout. Spugs and North Breeze were farther back than usual in the early running and North Breeze par-ticuarly took so long to be really under way that his every chance had gone in the first half mile. At the end Blow Horn, which had been rated in front by Bourassa, drew out to win with something to spare, while Harry Carroll just nosed out Jacques. North Breeze had closed an immense gap, but he was four lengths further back and finished fourth and was two lengths before spugs. Sandpile went badly lame in the running and was pulled up in the stretch. Donetta, racing for George J. Day and ridden by C Watters, was an easy winner of the sixth race, a claiming affair at a mile and seventy yards. W. D. Keddys Molly Locket raced to the place while Harlan, from the J. Magnus stable, was third. The winner was kept close to the early pace from the start and it was not until the far turn was reached that Watters made a move. Donetta responded readily and, rounding the stretch turn, was showing the way and through the final eighth was under restraint. Molly Locket, which showed the way during the early stages, lasted to be an easy second over Harlan, which raced evenly in third i place throughout. B. Blackmont, the veteran docker, arrived by motor from Hot Springs.

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