Alger Silks in Front: First Victory of Meeting for Detroit Association President, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-25


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ALGER SILKS IN FRONT ♦ ; First Victory of Meeting for Detroit Association President. , » — — Sabula Scores First Victory of Year in Centerline Purse — My Surprise Disqualified. DETROIT, Mich., June 24.— The colors of Fred M. Alger, Jr., prominent Detroit sportsman and president of the Detroit Racing Association, were carried to their first victory of the meeting when Sabula accounted for the Centerline Purse, which featured the Detroit program this afternoon. The daughter of Macaw, which played an important part in last seasons racing, scored her first success of the year when she reached the end of the mile and a sixteenth two lengths before F. J. Estes Glyn-son. The latter got up to beat A. J. Abels Marmion by a nose for second. Projectile was fourth and Bahamas last of the field of five to meet under allowance conditions. Well ridden by Charlie Stevenson and saved while Bahamas, Glynson and Marmion were dominating the pace for half a mile, the winner moved past the leaders in rapid fashion leaving the back stretch. Taking command near the final quarter, she drew away steadily to be well in hand when the finish was reached. Sabula, which carried 110 pounds, fifteen less than the high weight assigned Marmion, was a 13 to 10 choice and ran the distance in the slow time of 1:47%. An attractive program was on tap as the meeting swung into its fifth full week, and although several of the winners came from unexpected quarters, spirited finishes prevailed in most instances. To enliven the afternoon the first disqualification of the meeting came in the fourth race. SPECTACULAR FINISH. Supporting the feature was the three-quarters Adrian Purse, and this resulted in a spectacular finish with Mrs. A. J. Abels Just Fun beating High Torque by a nose at the end. Third went to Hogans Fox, which received the most backing and probably would have been the winner only for being knocked back when Just Fun came over on the far turn. Running back to his last splendid effort, the Northland Stables Billy I was graduated from the maiden juvenile ranks in accounting for the five furlongs dash that opened the program. Second went to Muggins, with Epinique third. The winner, a son of Transmute and Lina Clark, raced the speedy Matapeake into defeat after a quarter of a mile and, drawing away under Charley Kurtsingers good urging, reached the finish a length and a half before Muggins, which enjoyed the same advantage over Epinique. The latter was forced to lose ground from the start. Green Flame scored her first victory of the year and the second of her career in leading Speed Queen, Mira and seven other three-year olds to the finish of the three-quarters second race. Away slowly and ridden by C. Thornton, the winner, which bore the colors of M. T. Cox, worked her way forward through the middle of the field. Heading the pacemak-ing Speed Queen nearing the final furlong, she drew away to have a four lengths advantage when the finish was reached. While Empress Yvonne and Coal were done after showing the way for a half mile, Olepal, a luke-warm favorite, quit badly after holding third place for three-eighths. HARD FOUGHT CONTEST. The third event for sprinting two-year-old platers provided a hard fought contest with the Imperial Farms Imperial Bill reaching the end of the five furlongs slightly more than a length before Bereit, which led Emer J. by three parts of a length for second. Always in close pursuit of Emer J. and Bereit, v/hich raced head and head the greater part of the dash, Imperial Bill drove to the front a furlong from the finish to be under strong urging at the close. The others of the field of ten failed to menace the leaders. The first disqualification of the meeting came in the fourth race, at six furlongs, when the Six Bar Stables My Surprise was set back for foul and the winners portion of the purse was awarded to the Fishburn Stables Suncircle Blaze, which was beaten by a nose at the end. Minna, a fielder, which was a nose back of Suncircle Blaze when the finish was reached, was placed second, and Marmosa, which finished fourth, was given the minor honors. The disqualification was a big surprise, although the winner came to the middle of the track after racing around the others entering the stretch and he did not appear to bother any of the leaders. In a report sent to the press the stewards stated that My Surprise impeded Marmosa, which quit badly after leading the field to the stretch and Minna, which finished third. However, the latter was always in the wake of My Surprise and finished on the extreme outside of her. C. M. Wilkinsons Rempli, which was cut down while filling an engagement Friday, was destroyed Monday. Harry Gray took L. C. Pikes Donna James and Barney Allis to Thistle Downs and turned Proven, Hoptoit and Here On over to H. C. Woolfe to train. Johnny Zoeller received the two-year-old Love Lyric from New York. She is the property of B. J. Thuring. Jockey Eddie Barnes accepted his first mounts of the meeting Monday. Col. W. T. Johnson, owner of the Six Bar Stable, notified trainer B. B. Rice that he would be here Wednesday. J. Graham shipped Scimitar and Black Diamond to Hamilton. Immediately after the close of this meeting starter Eddie Thomas and W. Quigley leave for Longacres. Thomas will take over the starting, and Quigley will serve as presiding steward at the Seattle track. E. F. Seagrams Shady Well was shipped to Hamilton- to fill a. stakes, engagement at that point. She will be returned here.

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