Figure Prominently: Appegate, Gardner and Vandusen Stables Capture Two Purses., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-27


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FIGURE PROMINENTLY • Appegate, Gardner and Vandusen Stables Capture Two Purses. * Best Spade and Six Sixty Carry Colors Successfully at Lexington Course. ♦ UDL1MOTOM. Ky., April 26— The Apple-Bate-Gardner-Van Dusen establishments figured prominently in the Kentucky Associations racing proceedings today, when representatives from their stables accounted for two purses, the victorious standard bearers being Best Spade and Six Sixty, both ridden by F. Chiavetta. Both winners had extensive support and their success met with popular favor. Best Spades victory came in the third race, in which she met eleven other highly regarded maiden fillies that tried conclusions at a half-mile. Fleetness at the start gave her an advantage and keeping steadily at her task enabled her to hold sway for the entire distance, though at times she threatened to give way to Nancy Alyea, her closest pursuer. Each time a cut of whip would make her bound forward to keep in advance of the hard striving follower, but the supporters of Best Spade viewed with alarm each time the whip descended on her flanks, for at New Orleans she swerved alarmingly when subjected to punishment and at that time it brought about her disqualification after leading home her field. She showed no desire to swerve today and held on gamely when punished. Nancy Alyea had little trouble gaining second place from .1. J. C"oughlins Cecelia Groh. The James C. Brady pair, Mother of Pearl and Divorcee, were almost in as much demand as Best Spade, but they did not figure extensively, both racing greenly. SPECTACULAR COXTEST. Six Sixtys success was earned only after a highly game race and in a spectacular and close finish, in which Chief Sabbattus and Flame disputed strongly every inch of the ground of the last sixteenth. Six Sixty only managed to get a necks advantage in the last twenty yards. Chief Sabbattus was a like distance before Flame. The latter pair had dominated the early racing and alternated in the lead with Six Sixty a considerable distance back and hard urged to keep within a respectable distance of the pair. Just before reaching the stretch Six Sixty began wearing the leaders down and in the final hard drive succeeded in passing them. Torcher was the disappointment here. He was a slight favorite, but was effectively disposed f after going half a mile. Ideal weather prevailed today and it again brought a big attendance to witness the sport, though the program as a whole was lacking in feature, the entire card being given to the most ordinary variety. The racing, however, was interesting and the various fields raced closely grouped from the start to finish In close alignment. The Harrodsburg Pu-so. decided over the futurity course, attracted the best field of the afternoon and resulted in a victory for O. Torrells well backed Piccadilly, with Red Grange second and Kuphrasia third. Piccadilly gave an exceptional performance traversing the first quarter of a mile in :21*f,. This great burst of speed carried him far in advance of his opponents and. after completing the half mile, the last eighth of which is up Hm famed Lexington hill in :46*s, he was six lengths in front of Red Grange and R. Barnett was not called upon to apply more than mild pressure as the winner was doing his best. He ultimately won by two lengths. IHBDI KIMSH. A thrilling finish came out of the opening race in which a limit field of platers compared ability over the futurity course. In this. S ampaway. coming with a rush through the stretch, was up to defeat P. T. Barnum a head, while Bobs Best accounted for third, a like distance behind P. T. Barnum. The latter flattered his backers by sprinting into the lead soon after the start and showed the most speed until in the last fifty yards, where he slowly succumbed to the winner, on which I,. Graver rode a particularly strong finish. Bobs Best had no excuse in defeat, nearing the lead a short distance from the finish, only to falter in the last few strides. The veteran Ghesterbrook. racing in his best form under jockey L. Geving. proved victor over Bonis Bubenstein, Little Jennie and nine others in the HCMi race, a split of the opening number. The winner raced in close pursuit of the leading Bonis Bubenstein from the start and, after reaching the stretch, proceeded to slowly wear down the early pacemaker and was up in the last few strides t" win going away fast by a good length and a half Little Jennie, which did her racing in third place almost all the way. was in that position at the finish, while Archibald, aft-T coming from far back, finished fourth. Masse y unseated J. Byan while at the bax- ontitiui-d on twentieth page. FIGURE PROMINENTLY Continued from first page rier, but the boy escaped injury and remounted. Best Spade, after several unsuccessful attempts, finally carried the colors of W. E. Applegate to victory, when she scored a handily accomplished win over Nancy Alyea, Cecelia Gorb and nine other maiden two-year-old fillies in the third race. This contest was over the half-mile distance and the winner was the leader virtually all the way, winning by a length and a half over Nancy Alyea. The latter and Cecelia Gorb were forced to work their way up fast in the first eighth and thereafter raced in closest pursuit of the filly. There was generous support for the winner and her trumph was a popular one. The aged Radio and jockey D. Froggatte made up the winning combination in the sixth race, which attracted seven lowly ones to race over one mile and a sixteenth. The winner was lucky throughout the running, as Froggatte found opening on the inside when his mount was ready to move up after having been a good distance back in the first quarter of a mile. In the stretch Radio came with a fine burst of speed and, after taking the lead from the tiring Royal H. in the last sixteenth, held Accumulator safe to win by a length. Bear Grass, racing at a steady pace for the entire distance, was third, while Royal H., after leading to the last sixteenth, quit badly and was beaten by four lengths.

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