Rock X. Defeats Ladfield: Finally Takes Measure of Arch Rival at Detroit, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-27


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| I 1 J *• J *" J [ J ■ f r S il ■ s it i ;t s of if n s i, f. il e I r- it it a a in n | :r ;t of f by y is h ie ie e- to :o -e st a a of •»f ROCK X. DEFEATS LADFIELD Finally Takes Measure of Arch l Rival at Detroit. . ♦ University of Detroit Handicap Heads Motor r City Program — Inferno Lad Scores in Seventh Race. • DETROIT, Mich., June 26.— The Tranquility I- Farm Stables Rock X. turned back Lad-field for the first time when the Rock Man n j gelding was a driving winner of the University i- of Detroit Handicap, that topped the program here this afternoon. Ladfield, which carried 125 pounds, the top weight of if the field, was fourth, five lengths in the e winners wake. Second went to Mrs. A. M. L Creechs Cant Remember, which tired after r leading the small field of five to the last it stages. Wild Pigeon, under the Silver Stock k Farm colors, carried off minor honors. Rip p j | Van Winkle trailed throughout. Dreary weather, which included a light | rain, prevailed for the program and this s was responsible for a decrease in the at- tendance. The track was at its best. Another receding favorite earned brackets l_ when E. Drillons Flower Day was a handy winner over Three Daggers, I Pass and six J others that met at a mile for the fifth race, for which Merely was the favorite. Ridden by Charles Stevenson, the winner took command at the start and drawing away under light urging, reached the finish in hand and slightly more than a length before Three Daggers, which came from last 3t place to beat I Pass for second. Two-year-olds raced at six furlongs for r the first time during the meeting in the ie ! | opening dash, and it resulted in a big sur- r- | prise and nose finish when Mrs. H. Datt- t- I j ners Governor Bill lasted to beat B. J. J. I Thurings Barsac by that margin. Third •d went to the heavily-supported Mad Bud, d, I which tired after reaching the lead nearing g the final quarter. Twelve maidens from the ie lowly ranks were under colors and, after :r Top Spin, Pipson and Mad Bud had shown n the way to the stretch, Governor Bill took k the lead. However, he tired fast in the last st eighth and, only for being forced to the ie outside in the last stages, Barsac probably would have reversed the finish. Bert McDonalds Jane Ellen, a favorite, e, found a field she could whip in the three- e- quarters sprint that served as the second id event. She reached the end a length before re Pillnita, which got up to beat Little Heel by a nose for second. Twelve sprinting platers which had failed to earn brackets this year ir ■ " " — Continued on fifteenth page. ie h le ie i- ir rt t_ d t- as is , ie al at it it i Ie j ie a a ie r p ROCK X. DEFEATS LADFIELD Continued from first page. started, with Jessa Johnson sending the win-■n ner into the lead soon after the start. Little Heel offered her a strong bid in the stretch, but she repulsed that attack, to be drawing away when the finish was reached. Emmett Potts saddled another winner the Bomar Stable when Lovely Girl, which was badly beaten in her last start, tri-t- umphed. Second went to Plunge Home, with Wedge Lad leading six others to the finish of the five furlongs. In close quarters while forcing the early pace, the winner wore Plunge Home down in the last eighth, to be drawing away the end. While Wedge Lad made up ground to earn third honors, Panic Relief tired after showing the way to the stretch. Hastemond, which came in for good support, was the victim of a listless ride. After his listless ride astride Hastemond the third race, the diminutive R. Mont-| Yin gomery came back with a brilliant display of horsemanship to land F. H. Carpenters Capitalist home the winner of the fourth j event. Gene D., which raced on even terms with the winner for the greater part of race, was second and Playing On, a 9 to choice, was third. » D _ jj _ s for 3r : * n 3n *y at a *" er ■i c" 1* *" 2 rs th ns the 5 D

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