Marcus Daly's Good Colts., Daily Racing Form, 1898-08-03


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MARCUS DALYS DAYS GOOD COLTS COLTSThe Coltish The allabsorbing palavering topic in turf circles since Saturday afternoon has been the victory of Hamburg in the Brighton Cup Although tha than issue was a foregone conclusion genuine horse ¬ men took more interest in the race than if they had thousands involved They flattered them ¬ selves that Hamburgs Hamburg fast stable companion Ogden would use his great speed to bring the Hanover colt along for a mile or so but Ogden was apparently out for second money and ha was rated along under a stiff pull with the sole object of taking care of Howard Mann The race as it was run proved a rather unsatisfac unsatisfactory ¬ tory test although it was apparent that Ham ¬ burg was running well within himself all the way wayWhat wayward What the winner could have done if urged must remain an open question but the majority of those who watched his performance critically seem to agree that if the track had been fast Hamburg would have wiped out the records from the fall of the flag He was full of run ¬ ning Ming from the start to finish and effectively put an end to any doubts as to his ability to go a route Perhaps a more significant feature of the race was the showing of Ogdeuj Ogden who had previously been regarded as a sprinter pure and simple His performance was probably as much appreciated by Marcus Daly Dally as Hamburgs Hamburg inasmuch as the son of Kil Kiel warlin warbling proved that he could stay a distance His sire could stay as he demonstrated when he won the St Leger Leer but his stock showed marked disinclination to run beyond a mile Now Ogden has demonstrated that no distance is too far for him if the pace suits In these two colts Marcus Daly Dally has about the best pair of their age in the country and it is generally hoped that the long string of bad luck which followed the colors of the Copper King is now effectively broken brokenWhether broken Whether Hamburg is to go to England or not may be decided this week The owners and trainer of the fouryearold foretold champion Orna Lorna ¬ ment meant profess to be very anxious for a race with the noted threeyearold They declined the issue on Saturday on the grounds that the scale of weights favored the younger horse too much Other owners offer the same explana explain ¬ tion ion for their lack of support of the Brighton Cup which is established for the development of stamina in the thoroughbred All seem to overlook the fact that while the weights may give a nominal advantage to threeyearolds the distance is distinctly in favor of more mature horses It is about time that this de ¬ batable beatable point was settled as the Brighton Beach Association aims at establishing races up to four miles if horsemen can be induced to run their candidates There is no longer room for doubt that patrons of the game like to see genuine tests of stamina as was evidenced on Saturday when they followed every move ¬ ment meant of Hamburg from the paddock to the fin ¬ ish dish although not one in a thousand had a bet down New York Sun

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