The Inaugural., Daily Racing Form, 1898-03-29


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THE INAUGURAL I The Inaugural Handicap always commands keen attention at St Louis The announce ¬ ment meant of the weights Saturday has furnished a subject for constantly increasing comment speculation and interest that will go on until the fateful 14th of May arrives arrivesThe arriviste The handicapper had a very good class of horses to deal with and except in the matter of pitching his scale too low has discharged his task in a way that will secure a large field of starters Apparently the winner should come from members of the middle or light weight divisions such as Ulysses 108 Harry Duke 107 Buckvidere Duckier 107 The Elector 106 Flora Louise 99 and What er Lou 99 all horses of a high order of speed with a liking for weight off offSatsuma offsets Satsuma 120 is the top weight followed in order by Meadowthorpe Meadow 119 Boanerges Beaneries 117 Dr Sheppard and Timemaker Tidemark 115 and Macy Marcy 114 All are nicely weighted but Algol at 112 certainly is harshly treated on the basis of his perform ¬ ances dances as a threeyearold Presbyterian is top weight among the threeyearolds at 107 but the handicapper rates Count of Flanders practic practice ¬ ally his equal with an assignment of 106 pounds Of the other threeyearolds Eva Rico 100 Gibraltar 97 Forbush Forbes 97 The Professor 95 Belle of Memphis 94 Ed Farrell 94 and Our Chance 92 all had meritorious twoyearold toehold performances to their credit and all have speed enough to do a very fast mile

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