Requital Is First-Class., Daily Racing Form, 1896-09-01


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REQUITAL IS FIRSTCLASS FIRECLAYS The decisive manner in which Eequital Requital won the Twin City Handicap sets at rest for all time the question of the class to which the big colt belongs Ho is a topsawyer topsider and Americans would gladly pit him against the best of the English thoroughbreds St Frusquin Ruskin was un ¬ doubtedly doubted a great colt before he went wrong but there are many good judges of class who would go the limit on Requital to beat him It seemed to bo only play for the threeyearold to vanquish Buck Massie Massive on Saturday and the lat ¬ ter tear has in 1895 and during the present season shown that he is considerable of a race horse in any company He has run a mile and a quarter in 2 05 with 125 pounds up and is considered one of the gamiest horses in training yet Ee ¬ quital quintal gallopThree galloper beat him in a gallop Three things contribute to make Eequital Requital a phenomenal race horse His wonderful con ¬ formation places him at a marked advantage over any of his competitors His disposition is perfect and he can be placed anywhere during a race giving his rider no trouble by fighting for the lead before it is time to go to the front Last of all he is in the hands of a hardheaded shrewd trainer who will not ask him to perform impossibilities and who will not race him until he is trained to the hour Few men could have withstood the temptation of starting Requital against Handspring and Hastings last spring at Morris Park The colt might have been hurried along and been sent to the post in coLdition coalition to win but it would have been at a sacrifice and the Futurity winner was saved for the Realiza Realize ¬ tion ion this being the race for which Rowe had all along pointed pointedEequital pointed Eequital Requital was the pride of the late Col Cool Thomp Thom ¬ sons heart He was fond of One I Love but he believed that Requital could beat her at any kind of racing He was also sanguine that Re ¬ quital quintal could beat any of the colts of his own age ageRequital geranial Requital has no engagements of note until Tuesday Sept 1 when he will probably go to the post in the September Stakes at one mile and three furlongs He will be well penalized and will be called upon to beat The Winner Gold Crest Roundsman Rounds Captive and Madge Mage D Shakespeare II was entered but his going wrong prevents the public witnessing a horse race

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