Street Singer Scores: Holds Narrow Margin over Martis and Dancing Mack, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-22


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STREET SINGER SCORES Holds Narrow Margin Over Martis and Dancing Mack. Good Weather Results in Increase in Attendance at Hialeah Park Track Dries Out. MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 21. Street Singer, the half-brother to Caruso, which bean his racing career under the silks of W. R. Coe, his breeder, was winner of the best offering of the Miami Jockey Club at Hialeah Park this afternoon. The son of Friar Rock and Sweet Music is now in the stable of Jack Howard, whose silks he carried to victory over Al G. Westons Dancing Mack and Dewey Benthams Martis. This occurred in the Palm Island Purse, which attracted half a dozen good sprinters. It was a close race, all the way and the finish saw the first three under a drive. Another day of delightful summer-like weather resulted in a big crowd being on hand and there was a decided improvement in the matter of speculation, which has been light from the beginning of the meeting. The track had dried out nicely from the recent drenching it had received and the sport throughout the day was first class. In the Palm Island Purse the result might have been different had either Martis or Dancing Mack been out of the way. From a good start they raced out in front and the result was that they beat each other. While they were fighting along in front, Finnerty rated Street. Singer back of the leaders and he made no serious move with the Howard colt until near, the stretch turn and when the pace was beginning to tell its tale. MARTIS UNLUCKY. There Finnerty brought Street Singer up on the outside of Dancing Mack and as J. Renick attempted to squeeze through on the inside with Martis, he was shut off and lost a possible winning chance. Dancing Mack hung on well under the hustling ride of Hank Mills, but too much use had been made of him racing with Martis and right at the end Street Singer was by to win by less than a length and Martis was right at the heels of the first two. These three were a full ten lengths before Chatford, which ran a surprisingly dull race. While the field of starters in the quarter-mile juvenile race, arranged for plater colts and geldings, was the smallest that has been sent to the post, fourteen starters, it gave more trouble than any other and there was a long delay before Cassidy sent them away. The winner turned up in McAtee and Brans-fields Chuck B., with J. F. Richardsons Revonah a close second. Joe Edwards Strait Jacket saved third from Rome Vennie. Candy King was the first to misbehave during the long delay and he unseated Allen twice. Revonah would not enter his stall and Bright Monk unseated Eaby, while Mer-riman C. frequently broke through the webbing. PLACED OUTSIDE STALLS. Finally, both Revonah and Bright Monk were put outside the stalls before order was restored. Chuck B. was off in the first division and he was right with the pace all the way, but at the end he was giving up his best, while Revonah was swerving somewhat in the running. Rome Vennie was right up with the pace all the way and Strait Jacket had no excuse, but Norman, the Bud Fisher starter, was crowded back somewhat. The six furlongs race, for three-year-old fillies, of the plater order, which was the first offering, brought an excellent contest when Mae Sweep, from the Mahopac Stable, in a stretch drive, outgamed C. E. Hamiltons Love Offering to be the winner by a narrow margin, and W. H. LaBryteauxs Diana D. saved third after having swerved badly in the stretch. Love Offering was the one to set the pace, and looked all over a winner to the stretch turn, where she saved ground, and Mills was nursing her along cleverly. Mae Sweep was not far away, racing along on the outside, and when she drew alongside the daughter of John P. Grier, a rare battle was staged. Until seventy yards from the Continued on second page. STREET SINGER SCORES Continued from first page. finish, Love Offering looked the winner, but there she tired slightly and Mae Sweep raced past to earn the decision by a neck. The third race was at a mile, for cheap fillies and mares, with nine starters. My Sis, six-year-old daughter of Tryster, which now races for E. Stadler, proved best when Hooper rushed her away into a long early lead that was to see her safely home. C. W. Greenes Miss Chilla saved the place, and third was the portion of C. W. Bidwills Brush, when she outfinished Mrs. B. E. Chapmans Meek. George D. Wideners Evening was easily best of the three-year-old sprinters that-raced in the Everglades Purse, and she made a show of her opponents to win over Trombone, which, in turn, was doing his best to take second place from Will Trav-ers recent winner Oil Queen. Incidentally, both Evening and Trombone are the get of Mr. Wideners St. James. There was not much to the race, Evening was so much better than her opponents. D. Smith permitted her to draw out into a long lead and she was being chased by Oil Queen, with Trombone in third place. Romping along in front Evening was five lengths ahead of the others as she turned into the stretch, and she still enjoyed the advantage at the finish.

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