Track is Muddy at Dorval: Uncle Donald Finds Footing to His Liking and Wins Les Canadiens Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1933-08-02


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TRACK IS MUDDY AT DORVAL Uncle Donald Finds Footing- to His Liking and Wins Les Cana-diens Handicap. MONTREAL, Que., Aug. 1. Uncle Donald, good mud running son of Vulcain and Lady Emmeline, that races for K. N. Gilpin, added further to his laurels when he raced to a hollow triumph in the Les Canadiens Handicap. This was the outstanding attraction on Tuesdays program at Dorval and was named in honor of the hockey team of the same name. Peacock Girl, from the stable of A. C. Barry, raced to second place, just managing to gain that part of the prize by a scant margin over Mrs. L. A. Dalys By Product. Squeeze Play was fourth, Golden Fairy next and New Sun led home Finalist. There was quite a delay at the post caused by the breaking of the bridle on Squeeze Play. When the start came it was a good one with Peacock Girl and Squeeze Play disputing for the leadership and racing heads apart. Uncle Donald was under restraint in fourth place and appeared ready to go to the front at the asking. It was not until leaving the back stretch that the Vulcain three-year-old was called on. When given a free rein, Uncle Donald easily went to the front and opening up a big margin was taken in hand again and Holland was looking back in the final sixteenth. Peacock Girl, while unable to cope with the superior speed of the winner, continued in resolute fashion and outlasted By Product for her part of the award. It had cost Squeeze Play something of an effort to keep pace with the early leader and the My Play gelding managed to show in front for a brief spell near the half mile ground, but dropped back steadily thereafter and it was not much of a trick for the Daly colorbearer to defeat him for the minor share of the spoils. Despite the inclement weather and the sloppy track that prevailed, it was an enthusiastic gathering that was on hand and quite up to the usual week day standard in numbers.

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