Calumet Dick Again: Gives Further Evidence of Ability to Race Successfully in the Mud, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-27


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CALUMET DICK AGAIN | I • Gives Further Evidence of Ability to Race Successfully in the Mud. » Takes Measure of Banish Fear and 1 Band Wagon in Excellent Performance — Large Crowd. ♦ HOMEWOOD, 111., June 26.— For the second time during the current Washington J Park meeting Warren Wrights Calumet *• Dick demonstrated that he is a rather shifty J performer on a tough track when he decisively *" defeated a fairly strong field over J a muddy mile in the Grade B Handicap at that course here today. Seven opposed the J [ three-year-old Chicago-owned winner, and ■ their meeting furnished the contest of chief f interest for a surprisingly large crowd for r what was the wettest day of the meeting. A steady downpour that began falling S early in tne day and did not let up until il shortly after the feature had been run made ■ for such racing conditions that two races s on the original card, the fourth and seventh, it had to be declared off. Substitutes, obtained i by dividing the entries for the original first ;t and eighth races, filled out the program. The improved Banish Fear, which races s for L. Beyda, accounted for second, back of if the Wright three-year-old. She was beaten n a length and one-half, but left the others s far behind, Mrs. A. M. Creechs Band Wagon, i, which saved third, being six lengths away. f. Synod, Redress, Cotton Club, Hope Eternal il and Golden Rock II. also contested the mile e I and, with the lone exception of Hope Eternal, r- which began poorly, all went to defeat it without excuse. KEPT UNDER RESTRAINT. From a fast start Band Wagon was sent it along in front, but Jack Westrope had a a strong hold on the winner as he raced in n | nearest pursuit. When called upon after :r reaching the last five-sixteenths, Calumet ;t Dick shot to the front and, at the end of f seven furlongs, was showing the way by y five lengths. At this stage Band Wagon was is third. Banish Fear having passed him with h a determined but vain charge, which she ie maintained to the finish. When running the ie final furlong, where his rider probably became e- overconfident, the winner began to :o loaf, but aside from costing him a more -e decisive victory, did no damage. Synod, which swerved badly in the last st quarter, where he also failed to maintain a a position almost within striking distance of •»f the leaders, splashed to the finish in fourth place, more than ten lengths away from the ie winner, which had led him by less than four ir as they entered the stretch. Calumet Dick ran the eight furlongs in in l:422i, by far the fastest time of the day. y# He carried 106 pounds. Banish Fear was IS the favorite. PRINCE TORCH IMPROVED. Another improved performer included j among the days winners was John Emerys Prince Torch. He came through an easy 3y winner over the same distance in the Grade je C Handicap that was sixth on the card. j Only seven started and the T. C. Worden n" entry of Mamas Choice and Ridge Mor carried r- off second and third as named. Jay *y Vee was fourth. Mamas Choice led the winner and others rs to the stretch, and before submitting to the ie Emery racer, bumped several times. The ie interference, however, was not enough to to save the Worden mare and others from m overwhelming defeat, Prince Torch drawing lg away in the last furlong to win by five /e lengths. The entry was favored to win in with the winner next. Homer L., veteran Sun Flag gelding, carried r- top weight of 118 pounds to an easily ly gained victory over Full Up, Night Flower er and three others in the first race for which :h the successful P. Reilly colorbearer was as one of the choices. The contest was over ei six furlongs. Willie Hanka rated the victor as Full Up Jp made the early pace under strong urging ig and little effort was required for him to to supplant the A. MacMaster mare in front nt when Hanka made his first and only move in the stretch. After reaching the front the ie winner came away and at the finish was as • three lengths before Full Up. There was as a five lengths opening between the runner-up ■i- and Night Flower at the finish. Nine, the largest field of the day, were re under silks to race six furlongs in the sec- C- — Continued on twenty-second page. — 1 CALUMET DICK AGAIN f Continued from first page. 1 „. ond race for cheaper sprinters and it re- J I suited in another score for the John Marsch £ stable when Epernay finished in front. He [ I led throughout and at stages by as much | J as four lengths, but it was all he could do . to stagger past the line of finish a neck * before Terrier. Gaining gradually through ! £ the final quarter, Terrier passed rival after i , rival and sustaining the rush to the close was rapidly getting to the winner as they l went under the wire. Euryalus, which ac- r counted for third place, was a length far- 1 in ther back and enjoyed a like margin over J Good Cheer. Epernay was a generous priced choice. I Threadneedle, Morris Vehons home-bred t daughter of Reigh Count and Mally Jane, ! provided the big surprise of the afternoon f when she finished in front of a small band s of juvenile maidens in the third race. She j ! v was the rank outsider but failure of patrons r to back her did not prevent her from performing smartly in the mud and the un- r expected score was registered by a length I over Doran. C. Landolt had the winner in [ a front after three of the five furlongs and Y displaying good courage held Doran safe in a at a mild drive. Faltering badly in the late stages the early leader, Grace C. A., also f failed to save third money, Trouper getting c up for that part of the purse. Continuity £ and Baltimore Boy, both well backed, ruined h their chances by bearing out badly on the I turn. g * The division of the original first race that was run as the fourth number resulted In a hollow win for J. V. Stewarts Strolling Player mare. Singing Heart. She splashed her way to the finish of the three-quarters some four lengths before Lo, which in turn nosed out Kapena. Three others, includ- a ing Playaway, which ruled a slight choice 2 2 Over the winner, completed the field. la as

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