Legume Havre Winner: Short-Priced Favorite Extended to Limit to Score, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-23


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LEGUME HAVRE WINNER Short-Priced Favorite Extended to Limit to Score. v Boston Brook Presses Long Colt in Page Brook Purse Big Crowd Cheers Management. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md.f April 22. Breckinridge Longs Legume, which was withdrawn from the Chesapeake Stakes Saturday, defeated four other three-year-olds of lesser degree in the Page Brook Purse, mile and seventy yards feature of an interesting program witnessed by 10,000 at the Harford course this afternoon. H. R. Dickens Boston Brook was a threatening second and Brown Twig a dull third. Legumes victory was popular. He was a well backed favorite, closing at 3 to 2. However, he did not win as easily as the confidence of his supporters would indicate. He met with stiff, if unexpected, opposition from Boston Brook, which assumed a head lead over the Long colt turning into the back stretch and did not relinquish it until the final seventy yards. The pair raced as a team through the last six furlongs. Legume, on the outside, spurted under Charley Kurtsingers vigorous handling in the last sixteenth of a mile and passed the outsider in the final strides. Brown Twig had none the best of the racing luck. He was carried very wide on the first turn and when the real issue came refused to respond. Thisway and Sun Erin were never serious threats. The large Easter Monday crowd was very encouraging to the management and a con- tinuance of favorable weather and track conditions appeared to guarantee a prosperous meeting. SONGS AUSPICIOUS DEBUT. C. V. Whitneys Song, a first-time starter, easily defeated twelve other maiden three-year-olds in the first race. The dusky-coated daughter of Royal Minstrel survived a brisk duel with Paradun for a half mile and shook the latter off in the stretch run to score comfortably by three lengths. Her time was 1:13. Paradun headed the ultimate winner through the middle running, but wilted in the heat of the stretch speed and had to be content with second place, holding eight lengths on Best Butter, the third horse. Glyndon Belle broke sluggishly and, though she closed some ground under whip urging, was never a serious factor. Hiatus, a J. E. Widener castoff, racing for J. U. Gratton, came from behind to defeat Deliberate in a hard drive in the second race at four and a half furlongs, for two-year-olds. Seabiscuit was third and Par-va Stella fourth in the field of thirteen. It was the first winner saddled by trainer Bill Irvine since he took over the Gratton horses a week ago. Hiatus turned in a courageous effort. A rank outsider in the wagering, she raced in second position, while Deliberate cut out a killing early pace. Then the Grattan miss came on under a hard hand ride to be a half length in the van at the end. Parva Stella was close up for half a mile, but was not persevered with when she flattened out under a drive. The Christmas family dominated the third race when Yancey Christmas Rough Party won and Donald Christmas Accolade fin- Continued on twentieth page. LEGUME HAVRE WINNER Continued from first page; ished second. L. Haymakers Bally Bay, the odds-on favorite, was a tiring third, after setting the pace for a half mile. Little George Watson rode a patient race on Rough Party. He tested his mounts speed against the rapid-breaking Bally Bay leaving the back stretch and then eased back waiting for the favorite to falter. The. latter did falter entering the front stretch, where Accolade snatched a brief lead, only to be supplanted by Rough Party at the furlong post. A half length separated the front pair at the end. W. Elliotts Xandra won her fourth purse in five starts since the Maryland campaign opened when she raced past the leaders to take the fifth race. Joe Renick handled the five-year-old daughter of Chatterton with confidence, rating her behind the early pace set by Speedmore and bringing her along in the final sixteenth to win by half a length. Aladdins Dream, which trailed the others for a mile, finished fastest of all, but her belated bid brought her only into the place position, a nose in advance of Abbots Last. Speedmore, tiring from his early pacemaking, wound up in fourth position. J. B. Belks Indian News, under a feathery impost of ninety-seven pounds, registered her first victory of the year when she turned back five others over the mile and a sixteenth sixth race. Blind Brook was a fast-closing second, and Popo, the favorite, a tiring third. Indian News was reserved far back of the early pace set by Popo. The latter was hard pressed by Rebel Yell until the Winmill colt bore out at the home turn, carrying several horses wide. The winner shot up with a run in the final quarter mile, overhauling Popo at the furlong post, and showing a length and a half winning margin at the end. Present plans call for C. V. Whitneys Kentucky Derby hope, Today, a galloping winner several days ago, to travel to New York for a try at the Wood Memorial on next Saturday, following which he will be sent after the Derby on May 4 at Churchill Downs.

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