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Be Wise and Pandisco Win Fairmount Purses Prove Best in First and Second Races at Collinsville Course COLLINSVILLE, III.. June 24.— Horses partial to soft footing had their inning at Fairmount Park this afternoon, and as a j result many thoroughbreds who were in-■tailed favorites failed to negotiate the ! heavy holding condition of the racing strip j and proved disappointments to their fol- , lowers. During the early part of the program favorites did not do so well, and outsiders took down major honors. D. C. Wilhelms Little Trox was installed the favorite in the first race, but she ran in dull fashion and finished far back in the five and one-half furlongs dash, which was won by James C. Ellis Be Wise. Flintee was second and Ebs First third. M. Towles veteran campaigner Pandisco finished with a cyclonic rush in the six-furlong second race to reach the front in the last stride for a nose decision over C. E. Simmons Street Arab, who served as the public choice. Hillfilly, a keen factor all the way, outfinished Sonny John for the show award. Those who coupled Be Wise and Pandisco in the Daily Double were rewarded with a pay-off of 02.60. The first favorite to enter the winners circle came in the third race, when H. E. Jacobys Aljack made a show of his field, opening up a long lead in the stretch and winning as his rider pleased. Jimjo-for, another well-played one, was best of the others, while Bar Thirteen came from behind to take third place by a nose from the tiring Wicked Time, who led the field for a half mile. Another favorite failed to make good for her supporters when Granger Williams Miss Tipper could do no better than finish second to I. C. and V. Goushas Shopper, winner of the five-furlong fourth event, which probably was the best offering of the day. Sis Lure came from behind the pace to snag the show position in a driving finish, outgaming Phils Pet and Truthful Bud, both of whom were serious contenders to the last 20 yards. Shopper, who was ridden ! by Paul Glidewell, made every post a win- i ning one, while Miss Tipper forced the pace all the way. Phils Pet raced in third posi- j tion for a half mile, but was displaced by Truthful Bud when straightening for the stretch run. It was Illinois Firemens Day, and offi- ! cers from that organization were honored by the local organization, with races being | named after the heads of fire departments from various sections of the state.