Third Straight Victory: Seths Hope Races to Triumph in Lord Willington Handicap.; Parsons Gelding Defeats Clearance in Driving Finish by a Length and a Half--Saratoga Maje Repeats., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-11


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THIRD STRAIGHT VICTORY * Seths Hope Races to Triumph in Lord Wellington Handicap. « Parsons Gliding Defeats Clearance in Driving lini-U by a length and a Half — Saratoga Maje Repeats. ■ ■■• OTTAWA. Ont . June D.— Seths Hope, in the pink and blue silks of the western sportsman James A. Parsons, won for the third consecutive time in as many starts. His outstanding effort came in his victory today at Connaught Park when he took the measure of the best handicap performers that could be mustered in the mile and seventy yards Lord Wiilingdon Cup Handicap, the best race arranged at the present meeting . t the Aylmcr plant. Second to the winner, and beaten by a length and a half in a furious finish, came Edward Arlingtons "Clearance, while W. S. Kilmers Sun Roman came to take down the third share of the purse. Tolls, in the silks of Harry C. Hatch and one of the two Canadian owners who had representatives in the number, raced into fourth place, to lead Scat, Royal Watch, Laddie Buck. La Diva and Lactarius in the order named. From a good start in the feature, which was robbed of interest by a bad jam at the first turn, Sun Roman, beginning from the middle of the nine starters, assumed the lead as the field sped to the first turn, while Laddie Buck, a stablemate of the winner, led the others around the turn and into the back stretch. Clearance was well clear of the others, including the winner, which was the worst sufferer from crowding. Sun Roman sped along at a fast clip to reach the half-mile post in :1S, but his margin was slowly being cut down by Clearance, which began his fight for hones at this point. Seths Hope, in the meantime, had got clear and moved up fast, to reach third place on the far turn and right at the heels of the flying pair in front. Sun Roman tired as th-y were straightened out for the drive to the finish, but before Clearance could gain command. Seths Hope, coming like a streak, wore them both down, and in the final sixteenth added just a length and a half to his winning margin. Cloudy and threatening overhead conditions prevailed for Saturdays snort after early morning rains threatened to ruin the afternoon, but despite the condition of the skies a crowd that filled every available spot at Coimaught Park witnessed the sport Santa Sweep proved best of an ordinary band that faced the starter for the five and a half furlongs dash ushered in the sport when she reached the finish line three lengths in advance of Niehelson. while the third portion of the purse went to Miss Payette, with Foundling driving into fourth position to take the measure of the remaining nine that sported silks. Niehelson, after a long vacation from actual racing, went out to show the way. with Miss Fayette offering early contention and Santa Sweep not far away and racing well. The latter moved up fast when Smith called on her and with quick strides displaced the leader inside the final eighth and drew out handily to open up a long lead. —A

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