Edwardsville Purse: Provides Surprise of the Day at Fairmount Park, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-16


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EDWARDSV1LLE PURSE Provides Surprise of the Day at Fairmount Park. 1 Governor Seth Defeats Soiree, Aviator and Other Good Ones Neglected in Wagering. COLLINSVILLE, 111., June 15. The Ed-wardsville Purse, for two-year-olds, featured this afternoons race offering at Fairmount Park and resulted in a great surprise, when the two-year-old gelding Governor Seth, fresh from winning two races at Omaha, successfully defeated H. P Headleys So.ree, Cains Aviator and four other youngsters. Governor Seth was one of the extreme outsiders, his recent good performances being unlooked for by the bettors, who lavished much diversified support upon Soiree. Aviator and W. J. Salmons Polar Sea. Bonivan, the colt which raced second to Republic in the ; Valley Stakes here, also had a large following. Bonivan essayed to set the pace and did so well, showing the way to the others to near-ing the stretch turn. L. Jones filly Cleora raced close to the leader and also manifested a. fine speed for the first half mile. Governor Seth was within striking distance of the leaders always, while Aviator and Soiree raced a considerable distance back of them. Soiree being the last to leave the starting point when she was sluggish at the start. TOUGH RACING LUCK. Soiree lost little time in settling into her stride and she quickly closed the gap which lay between her and the first division. However, the Ileadley filly met with all manner of ill racing luck and became pocketed on the turn for home and was forced to race wide, , costing her much ground. Bonivan and Cleora were through after going a half-mile, and Governor Seth then found an opening on the inside and, getting to the frcnt gamely, held sway to the end, landing in advance of the pair which finished second and third. Soiree strived gamely to catch the winner in the last eighth, but her early efforts had taken much out of the filly, and it was only by the narrowest of margins that she succeeded in outstaying Aviatcr for second place. The latter ccsed with a terrific rush on the outside in the last seventy yards. Ethel Galliger carried the colors of W. M. Cain to another victory, when she took the measure of Chesterbrook, Alex Woodliffe and five other starters in a dash of three-quarters. Her success was largely anticipated by the followers of short-priced ones, and this fact, coupled with jockey T Root having the mount on the winner, made the filly a confidently backed favorite, and she scored for her many admirers in good style. The duel for second place was an interesting one. Chesterbrook and Alex Woodliffe raced head and head through the stretch and fought it out strenuously to the last stride for second money, Chesterbrook finally getting the better- of Alex "Woodliffe in the last strides. SISTER MAGGIE LUCKY. An uncertain lot of maiden youngsters held the center of the stage in the opening race, a. limit field of them being brought to the post for a dash of five-eighths. They were off all together and raced well bunched to the first turn of the field. Gold Boots had the most speed and was in the lead to the stretch turn. Black Man raced close up, while Fair Legion, Uncle Boot and Sister Maggie were right in their wake. On the turn into the home stretch, the leaders raced somewhat wide, permitting Sister Maggie to slip through on the inside into the lead, and Sister Maggie then took advantage of her lucky break, and held the race safe to the finish. The contest for fillies and mares, at one mile, resulted in an easy win for Brown Silk, racing in the colors of C. Irby, he having recently acquired the filly from the H. P. Headley stable via tho claiming route. Brown Silk raced into an early lead, leaving her opponents far in the rear in the first half-mile and was only cantering at the termination of the race. Bond Maid took second place easily, while Spanish Star was the one to take the minor award. There were only five starters in the Intelligencer Purse, a dash of three-quarters. The Audley Farms improved Mallards Memory, displaying the most speed at all stages of the race, won easily from Ennui, The Hovel, and the two others which started. Ennui raced into second place in the stretch after disposing of The Hovel an eighth out, and finished right in the wake of the winner in a manner that suggested that had the race been at a slightly longer distance the W. J. Salmon racer would probably have won. E. Taylor and E. Clark accepted their first mounts of tho meeting today. The former has been riding around the smaller circuits, while the latter is a young colored apprentice in the employ of C. W. Moore. Jockey L. Gevlng was suspended for five days by the stewards for cutting across in front of Ennui at the start of the fourth race today. Geving was astrid The HoveL

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