Balboas Atonement: Makes Amends for Poor Showing of Last Saturday., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-12


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BALBOAS ATONEMENT Makes Amends for Poor Showing of Last Saturday. ♦ Displays Return to Winning Form in Capturing Anton Cermak Handicap at Aurora. ♦ AURORA, III.. May 11. —The Oontlllv Stables Balboa, ridden by jockey F. Seremba and conceding weight to seven ether opponents, displayed a return to winning form and was victorious in the Anton Cermak Handicap, fifth and feature attraction on the program offered by the Exposition Park Jockey Club at the Fox River Valley course this afternoon. The winner atoned for his decisive defeat of Saturday last, when he made a poor showing in the handicap offered that day. being beaten badly by Sun Altos and nine others. The five-year-old son of Balot Betty Dalme took the measure of Dimple Dunkio. Devon and five others in the Anton Cermak Handicap. Balboa was always a forward factor in the race and. challenging the leaders strongly after entering the home stretch, soon passed the leading Golden Mac and was able to hold safe the challenge of Dimple Dunkie near the end to win by a half-length margin. Dimple Dunkie and Devon, which took second and thi d places, respectively, each came from behind in the stretch racing and, also disposing of Golden Mack, took the minor awards easily. Dimple Dunkie finished ten lengths in advance of Devon. Golden Mac, after leading for most of the way, tired badly in the stretch racing and gave way fast when the others challenged three-sixteenths from the finish. TROPHIES FOB WIXNFR. A. L. Gaal. trainer of the winner, waa presented with a beautiful floral horseshoe, which went along with the major portion of the purse as the winners division of the award of the Anton J. Cermak Handicap. Trainer C. Houbre received an ornate silver trophy, presented the owner of the thoroughbred accounting for the place in the handicap. A limit field of platers faced the starter in the initial race of the afternoon and provided a stirring contest, in whi -h T. Gaughans Redskin scored his second succ -ss of the current meeting. Senor. one of the outsiders, raced to second place, furnishing a surprise, while C. N. Freemans Roc-king ran a creditable race to annex third money. Meddling Seth showed the most early speed, and was in the lead until well down the home stretch, but his rider took him in the worst of the heavy going there and he Ih--came mired and, being well spent, tired fast, and was an easy victim for the others, which all finished fast. Redskin was in advance of the others at the time, and succeeded in lasting to outfinish Senor. The latter and Rocking were far back in the early stages, but soon raced to the leaders when clear in the stretch drive. Another even dozen ordinary ones started in the third, over the mile distance. In this case it was Mrs. H. D. Coxs Sea Green which proved best of a poor band, and the five-year-old mare came to the finish winning in a canter, by a four-lengths margin, from Little Ammie, which took second place, while Dor-othy Adams got up at the end to take third place. The three placed ones raced a considerable distance from the leaders during the first three-quarters of the mile, allowing the others to set the pace. However, when the stretch was reached. Sea Ireen took command, while Little Ammie was as easily best for second place, but could not threaten the leader. Kl Astro and Whats the Time alternated in the lead before the stretch was reached, but were hoixlessly out of it thereafter, tiring and quitting almost to a walk. MY IJKSTI NATION FIRST. It was a cheap band of platers that started over the mile route in the second race. Out »t an untruly run contest. My Destin 1-tion was returned winner fr m Annierode. which raced in the field and took second position, while one of th.- choices. Fairlight, wound up third. Mary Contrary wus installed the favorite, but failed to take a prominent part in the running, racing in last position for more than half the trip. Sti!l another mile contest was furnished as the fourth race and W. Caywoods Ioni-pous scored his second straight victory when he won easily from Infante. Mart Bunch and seven othe. s. The winner was always within striking distance of the leaders and. racing on the outside, went into the lead at the turn into the stretch and h. Id the rac- sale to the end. Infante was outrun to the three-quarter mile post, but then becaa racing; up to the leaders rapi lly ami cloned an Inwaanna ejaa la ur, t aa at the end BMr sec rid place Mart Lunch w a 1 id I mi ir.t many pocket-;, but finally v. iggled throttah la the al etch and t . k down the minor awa-il. Watch the Time was claimed out of th • seventh rate by Mrs. II D Cox. at a cost of ,500.

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