City Of gold, 4-year-old son of Tambourine, was rated off the slow early pace of White Legs for three-quarters of a mile, then rallied under Jockey Johnny Adams to draw off from the pace-setter to win the featured Mt. Calvert Purse by almost two lengths yesterday at Bowie.
John Alden finished third, four lengths in arrears.
Jockey Adams, who inherited the ride on City Of Gold because listed rider Vince Bracciale became ill after riding in the third race, made liberal use of the whip through the stretch Mario Marinaccio, astride the second-place finisher, did not perservere with his mount when he appeared to try to bear out while tiring.
City Of Gold carried 117 pounds and returned $4.40. the bay ran the mile and a sixteenth in a creditable 1.45 1/5. The 4-7 exacts was worth $28.20.
Trainer Hank Allen, former Washington Senator outfielder and brother of Dick, informed that John Heil's island Search would not run is Saturday's Mary DuVall Handicap at Bowie. Island Search was claimed by Allen for $8,500. She has won five of seven starts but will be turned out for freshening for several months.
Allen Enterprises fared well Saturday with their two-house stable as Contact Me stepped up to $11,500 company and finished second. Svengali coasted to an eight-length victory in the second race. ko Rusev of Bulgaria, also at 270.
Jiro Hosotani of Japan won two gold medals in the bantamweight competition. Hosotani lifted 319 pounds to win the jerk and he won another gold medal with a total point score of 555.5 pounds.
Georgi Todoroff of Bulgaria placed second in the total points competition with 544.5 and Chen Manlin of Mainland China placed third will 539.