Rancocas Colors Again: Cheops Carries Them to Victory in Swift Stakes Renewal.; Wears Down Speedy Raphia to Earn Well-Merited Success--Improved Weather Reflected in Spirited Sport., Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-03


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RANCOCAS COLORS AGAIN Cheops Carries Them to Victory in Swift Stakes Renewal Wears Down Speedy Raphia to Earn Well WellMerited Merited Success Improved Weather WeatherIleflccted Ileflccted In Spirited Sport NEW YORK N Y June 2 The Rancocas Stables Cheops ridden by Laverne Fator was returned the winner of the Swift Stakes which was at seveneighths and carried an added value of 2500 He displayed high courage and stood a long drive resolutely to wear down the speedy Raphia from the Carlton Stable to earn the decision by a length with Harry Payne Whitneys Maid o the Mist third a scant nose back of Raphia RaphiaThe The Swift Stakes was renewed following an interval of seventeen years The fix ¬ ture was previously run at Sheepshead Bay and was inaugurated in 1885 The roster of winners now includes two victories for the Rancocas Stable The first was back in 1892 when Vestibule was winner The stable was then owned by Pierre Lorillard and the name was later taken over by Harry F Sinclair when he purchased the farm a few years ago agoThe The Swift Stakes brought out an added starter when Overlooked from the Greentree Stable was named following the publication oi the entries This brought the field to seven starters There was no delay at the post and the field left in good alignment Cheops was away on his stride but was quickly outrun by the speedy Raphia Fator took a steady hold on his mount and raced along in pursuit lapped on Landlord while Wee Burn was bringing up in the rear Rounding the far turn Cheops moved up with determination and assumed second place lapped on Raphia The latter when put under pressure bounded away and hugged the inner rail turning for home forcing the latter to come up on the outside Mean ¬ while Maid of the Mist was steadily im ¬ proving her position and turning for home was forced to come wide Raphia held on well under pressure and it was not until the final eighth was reached that Cheops as ¬ sumed the lead He drew clear under pres ¬ sure at the end Raphia displayed good cour ¬ age throughout and outlasted Maid o the Mist at the end Contiuued on eighteenth page RANCOCAS COLORS AGAIN Continued from first pace There was decided improvement in the weather conditions today and a large crowd journeyed to the course Racing was of a spirited nature with the majority of the win ¬ ners forced to sustain hard drives to earn brackets bracketsExtreme Extreme which heretofore showed faint ¬ heartedness accounted for the Hillside Purse a dash of threequarters for the Mayhopac Stable in a driving finish His margin was small over Happy Argo from the Kershaw Stable while the United Stables vatkinson was third Extreme came from behind the leaders and displaying more courage than usual outstayed Happy Argo at the end An endAn even dozen started with Happy Argo the popular choice From a good start it was almost impossible to distinguish the leader passing the post where the straightaway crossed the main track Watkinson which began from a position along the inner rail was taken to the middle of the track to avoid the deep footing and displaying high speed was racing in front leading Happy Argo and Extreme while Sandy was in fourth place These positions were maintained until the final eighth was reached where there was a general closing up upWatkinson Watkinson was hard urged to hold his position but could not stall off the deter ¬ mined challenge of Happy Argo The latter drew into a brief lead but Extreme was racing along after him on the inner rail Ex ¬ treme responded when called on although a few feet from the finish it appeared as if Happy Argo would outstay him Extreme however was not to be denied and in a hard drive got his nose in front in the final strides Watkinson was a tired and distant third Sandy was one that met with inter ¬ ference in the final sixteenth and was caught in close quarters between the leaders and forced back causing him to lose third place

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