Port Harlem Scores: The Porter Filly Displays Superiority Over Western Fillies.; Takes Clipsetta Stakes Under High Weight--Dinner Dance Wins Quickstep Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-11


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PORT HARLEM SCORES The Porter Filly Displays Superiority Over Western Fillies. » Takes Clipsetta Stakes Under High Weight — Dinner Dance Wins Quickstep Handicap. • IiATONIA, Ky., June 9. — Port Harlem, the queenly daughter of The Porter — Harlem Lass, save further evidence of her quality and superiority over the two-year-old fillies of the West when she accounted for the renewal of the Clipsetta Stakes, which shared feature honors with the Quickstep Handicap, both decided over a muddy track at Latonia this afternoon. Current, the P. S. Clark representative which carried but 111 pounds, against 121 pounds by the winner, was second, and G. Y. and C. C. Hictfs Ben Machree, also racing under 111 pounds, was third. Spooky, Louise Wilson, San Juan and Polly Burnside completed the field that started over five and a half furlongs. Port Harlem was a pronounced choice and jockey H. Pichards got her to the finish a length in front of Current. Six lengths .separated the latter from Ben Machree, which beat Spooky, the only other starter taxed with an impost of 124 pounds, by a head for third place. The race had a winning value of ,G20 and the winners success was her fourth straight and fifth in seven starts. During the recent Churchill Downs meeting she was winner of the Debutante Stakes. Current had the most early speed, but was never able to get very far away from the Others and, when ready in the stretch, Port Harlem gradually wore her down and was adding to her advantage steadily in the final stages. Pichards was required to subject his mount to only mild driving and her performance was easly the most notable of her brief career. Spooky raced prominently to the last eighth and, tiring, just failed to outstay Ben Machree. San Juan, which prevailed as second choice to the winner, was decisively beaten after failing to retain a prominent position after three-eighths. The winner ran the distance in 1 :11%, which reflects the exacting condition of the course over which todays racing was conducted. ROLLED STOCKING FAILS. The Clark colors, borne by Current, were carried to an Impressive and easily accomplished victory by Dinner Dance in the Quickstep Handicap, which brought out a field of seven of the older sprinters to race over three-quarters mile. The High Time colt won by three lengths under E. Pool from the Keeneland Studs Don Diego. J. C. Ellis Stampdale followed in third place, with Algol fourth. Among the three others was Polled Stocking, the offending favorite, which was outrun at every stage. After the first quarter, during which Don Diego was in close pursuit of Dinner Dance, the latter was always in command. He held on in his best style in the stretch and. completed the distance with something in reserve. Don Diego was always out of reach of the others and reached the finish almost two lengths before Stampdale. Dinner ] anee was timed in 1 :1C% and his victory netted his owner ,750. He is the first racer of the New York sportsman to account for the fixture. Pool won the stake with St. Bernard in 101S and rode Miss Jemima when she ran Sevvell Combs to a dead heat in the 1911* renewal. The first Saturday racing of the meeting was conducted under the most trying conditions, intermittent rain of considerable intensity adding to the tasks of the pel formers and keeping the large crowd under cover most of the afternoon. The rain, which was accompanied by a chilly temperature, did not help the muddy track which has prevailed since the opening. IMPROVED WEATHER. A letup in the elements during the noon period permitted an exceptionally large crowd to reach the course. The gathering included visitors from Louisville, Latonia and other points and was swelled to the largest proportions of the meeting by the presence of a great number of devotees making their first appearances. Small fields raced for a majority of the purses and the successful porformance of a number of the choices added to the popularity of the racing. The Master Robert gelding St. Charles, showing improvement over a previous race, easily took into camp the ten others of low rank that tried conclusions with him in the first race. He scored in a gallop over Blue Granite, the choice, while McCulloch took Continued ou twenty -fourth [ ate. PORT HARLEM SCORES Continued from first page. third money. W, Crump had the winner in a forward position from the start and when ready in the run home he dashed into the lead and held it easily, to win by three lengths. A field of seven maiden two-year-olds was out for the second race, at five-eighths, with W. S. Dudley furnishing the winner in his well-backed Lee Cooper. He won easily from Tommy, with Glenno, the Gallaher and Combs first-time starter that had considerable support, in third place. He downed Bonifern by a very short margin for second place. E. Pool had Lee Cooper in the lead for all but a brief time in the stretch, where he lost the coveted position to Tommy as a result of slipping when approaching the last sixteenth. When returned to his stride he soon disposed of the McCaffrey colt and drew away to win by two lengths. Tommy had a one length margin over Glenno. The race at three-quarters that was substituted for the original third race, which was declared off at declaration time this morning, brought out seven of the lower grade older platers and had the expected result in the success of J. Allgeyers Kublai Khan. He passed Master Walter into the lead near the stretch and easily held the latter safe in the final quarter. Master Walter was followed by Cimmerian.

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