Lord Tournament is Victor: Aged Gelding Displays Usual Partiality for Dallas Course, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-26


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LORD TOURNAMENT IS VICTOR1 Aged Gelding Displays Usual Partiality for Dallas Course. Takes Measure of Rapid Bells, Marooned and Others In State Fair of Texas Handicap. DALLAS, Texas, April 25 Mrs. A. R, Smiths Lord Tournament came home this afternoon. The aged Tournament II. gelding-, which played an . important part in Fair Park fall racing, was given a masterful ride by the veteran Charley Allen to carry off winning honors in the State Fair of Texas Handicap this afternoon and turn back C. E. Davisons Rapid Bells, Leo J. Marks Marooned, and seven other sprinters that raced over the George course distance of 165 feet less than five furlongs. Before an estimated crowd of 4,000, surprisingly large for the inclement weather, and over a muddy track, Lord Tournament carried his 108 1-2 pounds to the finish half a length. before Rapid Bells, which lasted to beat Marooned by a head for second. The latter led Chiefs Pride by half a length for minor honors. The veteran Allen, who previously drove High Finance to victory under the colors of O. L. Foster, who saddled the winner, was largely responsible for Lord Tournaments triumph. He outgeneralized Jess Johnson, who directed Rapid Bells from the start. Contented to allow Rapid Bells to show the way to near the far turn, Allen drove Lord Tournament through on the rail when Rapid Bells swung wide on the turn. Holding that favored position thereafter, he kept the winner under pressure to be drawing away from his tiring opponent at the end. Making his first start over a short courss and packing the top burden of 120 pounds, Marooned, a 2-to-l choice, was forced to begin from an outside position and lost ground all the way. However, during the final furlong of the run through the stretch, he was catching the leaders and probably would have reversed the finish at a longer distance. i With the exception of Bedight, -which forced the pace for nearly a furlong, the others, which included the well-backed Ima Count, were never factors. Lord Tournament paid 2.40 for each wagered. A surprise came with the opening race of the meeting when Lamporte led Playful Martha, Chips and five others to the finish of the seven furlongs. Ridden by J. Johnson and saved when following in closest pursuit of the well-supported Fire Star, Lamporte took command at the lower turn to make his own pace thereafter and reached the finish three parts of a length before Playful Martha, which beat Chips three lengths for second. The latter tired after being a strong factor for three-quarters. Showing a preference for the muddy going, High Finance lasted to head Grand Way at the end of the second. Contrast was third, three-quarters of a length back of Grand Way and a length before Eric T. Saved while following in close pursuit of the pacemaker, Caleb took command after a half mile, but after drawing clear was put to strong urging to withstand Grand Way, which worked his way forward at a loss of ground. Seven maiden two-year-olds, at four and one-half furlongs went to post for the third and this resulted in a, popular victory when The Flankman was an easy winner. Grandmas Boy reached the finish four lengths back of the winner and three lengths before Blind River, which tired after forcing the pace to the stretch. Taking- command, the winner led from there on, to be well in hand at the end. With the exception of Head Right, which was making his first apear-ance under colors, the others were never prominent.

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