Spectacular Contest: West Main Scores Third Straight in Homewood Headliner.; Four of Six Starters Finish Lapped on Each Other--Big Off-Day Attendance Present., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-08


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SPECTACULAR CONTEST West Main Scores Third Straight in Homewood Headlines Four of Six Starters Finish Lapped Lappedon on Each Other Big Off Day DayAttendance Attendance Present HOMEWOOD 111 June 7 A spectacular finish involved four of the six contestants with West Main the improved Westwick gelding owned by Charles A Peck Chicago turf patron having his head in front came with the running of the Chicago Heights Purse a sprint of six furlongs which had the feature position at Washington Park to ¬ day The stirring finish witnessed by one of the largest offday crowds of the meet ¬ ing sunny weather and improved track con ¬ ditions resulting in a return to normal after several trying days was not only the most exciting of the day but one of the best of the meeting Dusky Devil Some Pomp and Bold Lover finished in that order within halflength margins of the winner winnerRecommended Recommended by her performance in the Chicago Handicap on the opening day of the meeting Calumet Farms Some Pomp was installed favorite while the winner prevailed at odds of almost 5 to 1 It was the Peck fiveyearolds third triumph in as many starts during the meeting and he was ridden by J Longden Favored by fast footing West MaK raced the distance in 112 which marked one of his finest performances and one of the fastest of the current meeting The four races preceding the feature were decided over a good course courseFine Fine delayed speed won for the victor During the first half mile he was from ten to six lengths back as Some Pomp led the way with first Dusky Devil and then Bold Lover closest in pursuit pursuitAfter After straightening out for the stretch run where Longden brought him to the extreme outside the winner swiftly mowed down the leaders but upon reaching the front in the last fifty yards tired and Dusky Devil drew dangerously close when making the final few strides Meanwhile Some Pomp though failing to hold the lead offered stubborn opposition and it served to give her third honors over the almost equally determined Bold Lover LoverCamino Camino Real chased after the more suc ¬ cessful four but the moody Sweeping Light flatly refused to extend himself and as a re ¬ sult was a distant last at all times Continued on twentyseventh page SPECTACULAR CONTEST Continued from first page The sixth race for platers of the better sort and the principal distance contest went to Mrs J M Irwins Prince Pest Brought from behind the pace he won handily with Noahs Pride second half a length back and Dark Woman third The latter beaten six lengths by Noahs Pride was the favorite and the sixth in as many races to suffer defeat defeatWith With the veteran Mr Sponge which pre ¬ vailed as favorite going so badly amiss that remarkable courage was required for him to finish the six furlongs the first race resulted in victory for W C Reicherts Tracker his second in successive starts He won by the wide margin of six lengths with Very Well second and Irish Wake third Mr Sponge hobbled in sixth two of the eight contestants being unable to outdo him despite his disability disabilityA A fast and game performance brought the Rosedale Stables Blue Larkspur filly Kentucky Blues through to her initial triumph in the second race at five furlongs Ten other maiden juveniles opposed the easternowned winner and her mildly sur ¬ prising score came in a spectacular finish which saw the heavily played Erin Torch second only a head away The two leaders battled across the finish six lengths before Happy Bolivar which widely outraced the others of which Mount Echo accounted for consolation or fourth honors honorsLoss Loss of sufficient racing room for a mat ¬ ter of only a fraction of a second as the field approached the turn where the win ¬ ner appeared to swerve over probably cost the favored Erin Torch the race Although he quickly emerged from the tight spot it was just enough of a bad break for the Dixiana gelding to bring about his defeat He trailed two lengths away from the lead ¬ ing winner entering the final straightaway then steadily made up ground until he was but the mentioned small margin away from the Rosedale miss at the wire Happy Boli ¬ var was second out of the back stretch and in third place the last three furlongs furlongsGeorge George Clarks Rosedale Stable colors again finished in front when Surcouf an unsexed son of Masked Marvel II was re ¬ turned an easy winner over Baby Sis Fire Advance Avalier and eight others in the six furlongs second race for maiden three yearolds Like Kentucky Blues Surcouf was ridden by Charles McTague and after mak ¬ ing all the pace came to the finish racing easily some two and onehalf lengths in the van of Baby Sis which in turn defeated Fire Advance by half a length lengthThe The Dixiana entry of Little Doggie and War Band disappointed here but not with ¬ out excuse as the former as a result of failing to get through in the first quarter was so far back when he finally obtained room that his chances were virtually de ¬ stroyed stroyedAnother Another public choice was defeated when Time Light failed in competition with seven other juveniles in the fourth race also at five furlongs She was never better than fourth which berth she occupied at the finish the winner turning up in Vice Versa a maiden daughter of Polymelian from the Chicagoowned stable of T C Worden R De Prema drove the winner between Black Bess and Kai Harri to the front in the last sixteenth whereshe was drawing out as she crossed the line of finish a length before Black Bess The latter earned second over Kai Harri by o nose noseWilliam William Woodward was granted a train ¬ ers license Woodward recently arrived from Lexington with two horses

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