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JACK ALEXANDER BEST i McConnell Gelding Outstays Brilliant in Oswego Handicap. Swoop Makes Runaway of Third Race at Aurora, Winning by Eight Lengths. • AURORA. 111., May 10— H. C. McConneHs Jack Alexander, ridden by jockey A. Pender-grass, took the measure of the small field which started in the Oswego Handicap, feature attraction on the program offered at Exposition Park this afternoon. The winner defeated Brilliant, which proved easily best for second place, while Captain Ponans ground-saving tactics when racing on t*ie inside of the track during the stretch drive gained him third place. The race was for three-year-olds and upward. at three-quarters, for a purse of ,200. Glenister II., ridden by jockey V. Peterson, showed the most speed in the first quarter and raced close up to the stretch, where he tired after having caused much interference for two of the other starters. On the back stretch Peterson brought his mount over sharply, pinching off Brilliant, which w:ts moving up between the leaders. Glenister II. and Silver Song. Brilliants rider was forced to take his mount up and swerve to the outside to avoid a falL When the field was entering the home stretch Silver Song challenged resolutely on the outside of Glenister II. and appeared to be capable of t:Lking the lead. However. Peterson then raced his mount wide, carrying Silver Song out and thereby ruining whatever chance she may have had to earn the purse, as she was not persevered with after being blocked. Jack Alexander raced into the lead at the stretch, saving much ground on the inside, and was able to hold the others safe at the end. DISAGREEABLE WEATHER. Monday afternoons big storm brought with it cold and disagreeable weather at the local course today and one of the smallest crowds of the meeting was on hand to witness the sport which was at all times interesting. Favorites performed with fair success, but a number of well backed ones scored, making for a profitable afternoon for the backers of strongly supported choices. The introductory race, which brought out a field of eight starters, resulted in a victory for Betty Elvira, with Monastery second and Pell Evans accounting for third place. The race was over the five and a half furlong route, with Pell Kvans racing in advance of his field by a slight margin to the stretch. Pollymara and Monastery raced close to the leader, while Betty Klvira was considerable distance in the rear, having been shuffled back soon after the start. Kntering the stretch. Pell Evans began tiring, as did Pollymara and. Betty Klvira, coming with reserved speed, moved around the outside and. taking the lead, held Monastery safe to the end. Monastery, holding on well in the final drive, outfinished the tiring Pell Evans for second place. Bob Spalding found the track to his liking and. annexing the purse in the second race, made it two victories for his owner. J. T. Buckley, during the meeting. The winner won in a canter by a six lengths margin after racing close to the leaders to the stretch where he quickly responded to his riders light urging and assumed an easy command to score decisively. Fighting Cook, another forward factor in the race, was as easily best for second. Polycarp after showing the most speed for the first half mile held on well in the final eighth of the stretch drive and wound up third. Bob Spalding was installed favorite in the field of twelve which started here and made good in a very satisfactory manner for his extensive following. BY WIDE MAIM; IX. J. W. Lewis Swoop took a liking to the sticky going and made a show of bis opponents in winning by eight lengths over .Mabel Seth. Kia and three others in the third. After going half the distance the winner quickly moved up on the outside to challenge the leading Mabel Seth on the turn for home and, passing her into the lead, came away decisively in the run home to win easing up. Mabel Seth proved easily best for second place, while Kia was unable to improve over third position. There were but six starters which accepted conditions here, what would otherwise have been a probable limit field having been reduced greatly by the large number of withdrawals. Jockey A. Pender-gra.-s piloted Swoop to victory after jockey Peterson had proven successful in landing home the winners in the first ami sevond races, scoring a double for himself. The fourth race resulted in the closest finish of the alfternoon when Pill Seth luckily manned to outstay M:;ll;llll Klllclie in the QnoJ eighth of a str.nu ills stretch strugl-- r the purse. Peep « ». finish d third. Pall Seth mood in lulvan e of th • thers from the start, phot log goad nil 1 :.; ccd. In th-stretch Mad im Kmeli.- challenged on th- OOt-sid. Of th • others. OOkOJ fi-rced eiremd Continued on ei"lilrentli "ase j JACK ALEXANDER BEST Continued from first pagei wide and suffered some interference. However, this filly, probably best, overcame the interference three-sixteenths out. and finishing with a rush, all but succeeded in wearing the winner down at the end and just missed getting up. It was Bill Seth s second straight victory. II. C. IU-dwclls colors were carried to a handy victory in the sixth race when Foretold, ridden by Jockey P. Hebert proved best of the tield of eight which started over one mile. Gay Hallie was a prominent factor throughout and looked the winner when in the had entering the stretch, but tiring suddenly, the filly was an easy victim for the winner when he challenged her three sixteenths out and passed her to take the lead easily and hold her safe thereafter to the finish. Pat Iield was the one to take third place here. Teddy I.enihan. the two-year-old entered in the fourth race, was a late scratch. The colt contractod a fever and the stewards excused the Wild Rose Farm Stable entrant. The rain Monday caused owners to scratch many of their thoroughbreds entered for Tuesday. In some races the owners were forced to pay to g«L their charges out.