Head Play Disappoints: Defeat of Strong Favorite Blow to Pimlico Crowd.; 22,000 Watch Thirty-First Renewal of Dixie Handicap--Head Play Second., Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-06


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HEAD PLAY DISAPPOINTS Defeat of Strong Favorite Blow to Pimlico Crowd 22000 Watch ThirtyFirst Renewal Renewalof of Dixie Handicap Head HeadPlay Play Second PIMLICO Md May 4 Only One four yearold son of Lucullite and Orissa and racing for New Yorks Mrs Deering Howe easily won the thirtyfirst Dixie Handicap the mile and threesixteenths feature of a card witnessed by 22000 at the historic Maryland Jockey Club course this afternoon Mrs Silas B Masons Head Play top weight and favorite because of his triumph in the 1933 Preakness over this track was a tiring second and the Araho Stables Howard a poor third in the small field of seven sevenHead Head Plays defeat was a stunning blow to the big crowd His known liking for the track particularly under off conditions such as prevailed today attracted the pub ¬ lics fancy but he was found wanting in the final quarter mile after setting trie pace from the barrier barrierOnly Only One confidently ridden by Bobby Merritt went about his task of giant killing in an assured manner Merritt rated him a ngth away from Head Play from the start and elected to make his move jfrom the half mile post postThe The pair drew away eight lengths on their opponents before Head Play let go enter ¬ ing the stretch and Only One moved out into a commanding advantage which was five lengths at the end Only One earned 4520 for Mrs Howe and he was slightly more than 10 to 1 in the wagering His time over the slow track was 201 201Howard Howard trailed his opponents for six fur ¬ longs and then moved up sturdily to over ¬ haul the second section However he could not gain on the leaders leadersThere There appears to be no stopping the A G Vanderbilt juveniles Springlock a first time starter graduated from the maiden ranks in promising style when she came from behind a brisk early pace to win by a length in the four and a half furlongs first race Beth Bon was second and De ¬ flate finished third in the field of eight juvenile fillies filliesThe The Vanderbilt entry was supported stoutly chiefly because of the raceseasoned Parade Girl while Springlock was hardly Continued on twentystcond page HEAD PLAY DISAPPOINTS Continued from first page considered Parade Girl flashed speed for a quarter mile and finished fourth but Springlock saved the day Beth Bon though carried wide all the way set the early pace wilting in the final furlong furlongH H B Langdons Teakwood fitted by a previous race over this course was a clean cut though tired winner of the Roll Your Own Steeplechase Handicap at two miles in which the imposts were allotted by aver ¬ aging weights submitted by the entries trainers The Heverswood gelding came from behind to subdue Silverskin the early leader at the second last jump and was sent over the finish line with an eightlength advantage though kept in stride by mild application of Mitchells whip whipSilverskin Silverskin lagged by his early pace effort held on for the place award twelve lengths in advance of Night Retreat Daniel Soot split choice with the winner was never a serious threat Luckite weakly handled ran out at the seventh fence There were no other casualties casualtiesAl Al Getz Scotty Don an outsider in the wagering was fortunate to win the third race Only jockey Johnny Bejshaks dar ¬ ing ride saved the day for the long shot when the latter shut off Orthoprism the favorite inside the furlong post Merritt on the choice was forced to take up and go to the outside of the Getz colt coming on again to be only threequarters of a length back at the end Merrits claim of foul was disallowed disallowedOrthoprism Orthoprism began much slower than usual and closed a tremendous gap to get up to challenge the winner which had taken com ¬ mand by subduing the early leader Clear Knight after a half mile Dark Law out gamed Lampoon for thjrd honors honorsThe The SpringlockScotty Don combination paid 71020 in the Daily Double DoubleTrainer Trainer C H Trotter brought the Jersey Stables Postscript to the post in excellent condition and under a clever ride by Carl Hanford the Folymelian filly scored an easy victory in the fifth race Accolade the early leader was second and Candescent finished third thirdHanford Hanford took back off the early pace and placed Postscript in the firmer footing on the outside in the run through the back stretch The Polymelian filly wore down the leaders on the turn to take command entering the front stretch She won by three lengths Acautaw the favorite floundereii i in the heavy going next to the inner rail and was never dangerous

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