Platers Monopolize Card: Cheaper Horses Furnish Entertainment for Big Bowie Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-27


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PLATERS MONOPOLIZE CARD Cheaper Horses Furnish Entertainment for Big Bowie Crowd. Largest Week-Day Attendance in Maryland This Year Black Target Scores In Best Race. BOWIE, Md., May 26. With none of the better class racers under silks today at the Princes Georges County course of the Southern Maryland Jockey Club, the management and secretary Joseph McLennan were forced to rely on entirely platers to complete the seven-race program that was decided before one of the largest week-day attendances at any of the Maryland courses this spring. Attendance figures leaped considerably with the management permitting the fair sex to enter the grounds free with the exception of a 15-cent state tax. No event listed during the afternoon overshadowed the other, but the racing that took place was enthusiastically applauded. The card consisted of three events at one mile and a furlong and a like number over the three-quarters route and a dash of five furlongs for two-year-olds. Continued summerlike weather prevailed and the sweltering heat made shirt sleeves the order of the day. Track conditions showed considerable improvement and fast time was recorded. The best class of platers met in the fourth and in this the veteran rider L. Morris scored his initial success of the season when he had L. C. Leiths Black Target a front-running victor over his opponents. Receiving the bulk of support and beginning fast from his outer position, Black Target quickly raced Rustic Lady into defeat, was then given a mild breathing spell which allowed War Banner to get within a length of him, and drew away through the final three furlongs to cross the line with four lengths to spare. War Banner saved second place by a length for Mrs. L. F. Carman, while C. V. Whitneys Moon Shy took the measure of the others. Juveniles under claiming conditions met in the five furlongs of the introductory dash. This brought out a limit field to participate and it found the strongly fancied Kanal, from the Mrs. H. S. Horkheimer stable, scoring for the second time during the meeting. Ridden by F. Munden, who has been riding in excellent form, the Horkheimer miss established the pace for the entire way and under a mild drive led home Chips, a first-time starter, from the J. P. Jones stable by a length. Horatio Hugh, in the Mrs. J. Bowes Bond silks, landed third, beaten a like margin, while Peedeeque took command of the others. Leading her field for every step of the journey, Arthur Hullcoats swift-running filly Allanah proved best of the sprinter platers that furnished the contention for the third race. This brought out eleven starters for the race, which was a split of the second, and the score of the Hullcoat miss occurred after a drive. Ridden by J. Cassard, Allanah raced into the van shortly after the rise of the barrier and displayed a winning brand of speed. She was never seriously menaced, although she was shaken up right at the end to stave off the fast-closing Help Me, which performed for J. P. Jones, who, incidentally, saddled Chips to finish second in the opener.

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