Argregors Young Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1902-07-13


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ARGREGORS YOUG HANDICAP. r. The Young Handicap lacked, the intensely exciting and close finish of the spectacular race of last year, but even atjthat was well contested throughout Jand resulted in one of the best races of the meeting. Argregor proved to be much the best horse and ran to his splendid showing recently in the east. In winning this classic he gave the lie to the assertion that a horse will hardly run to his best form soon after a long trip on the cars and taken into a new climate. Of the sixteen scheduled to start Abe Frank, Aladdin, Dewey, Searcher, Glen Water and Wyeth were absentees, leaving a field of ten to face the flag. After a short delay at the post, Dwyer got the field off to a splendid start. Scarlet Lily at once assumed command, with Six Shooter second, Jiminez third and tho rest well bunched close up. As they swung past the club house Argrtgor darted up into second position and Hunter Raine third. There was little change in these positions until when well straightened for home, where for a moment Six Shooter ran np into third place, but soon fell away beaten when the last eighth struggle came up. Along about the lasfcsixteanth Ranch called upon Argregor and he gradually wore down the tiring Scarlet .Lily, beating her handily to the wire by a length. In the last hundred yards Hunter Raine moved up fast, Scarlet Lily finishing only a head in front of him for second plaoe. He would have beaten her for that place in another stride. Orontas was a good fourth. He began slowly but after the first half had been run gradually moved up and closed up much ground while coming down the final quarter. Six Shooter appeared to be anchored by his weight when the pinch came. Tho stake was worth ,435 to the winner. Jack Rattlin continued his winning career by taking the second race in a spirited finish with the two-year-old Lendin. He showed his usual turn of speed, and in the last eighth allowed Lendin to come through next to the inside rail, tho two fighting it out to tho wire in a rousing hook-up. Jack Rattlin won by a nose, while Lendin finished one and a half leDgths in front of Colonial Girl for second place. D delist appeared to have a chance in the last eighth, but was thrown off his stride by Mirance and fell away beaten. Nickey D. was badly cut off just before turning into the stretch. He tired badly, however, when well straightened for the wire. Au Revoir took the days opener by a neck from Topsoil, with Ahola a beaten-off third. Au Revoir showed much speed, but Coburn had to shake him up a little in the closing strides to beat Topsoil, which came with a great rush at the end. Ahola would have been beaten for third place in another stride by Gregor K., which appears to run to his best form in heavy going. Oar Bessie put up an unaccountably bad race and was never a keen contender. She can do much better. The easiest win of the day was that of Artena, which took the fourth race in a big romp by two lengths from Cougar, which finished two lengths before Ben Chance for second place. Trebor was stiff and sore when going to the post and put up a poor showing, being beaten off all the way. Alard carried off the purse of the fifth race none too handily from Adelante, which finished two in front of Peat for second place. Alard appeared an oasy winner in the last sixteenth, but in the closing strides had to be rallied somewhat. Adelante finished strongly, but opposite tho last eighth post bumped into Peat, throwing him off his stride. He was disqualified for the fouling, Peat being placed second and Major Dixon third. Iho best the heavily backed Geyser could do in the last race was to run third, the winner turning up in the comparative outsider, Bronze Wing, which beat Rose Tree a half length with Geyser a fair third. Rose Tree was undoubtedly the best, but was all tangled up in the first part of the race and badly pocketed until the usual spread at the head of the stretch came, where she came through fast and finished with an impressive rush. Geyser had no mishaps and had clear sailing all the way. Theory ran well for five furlongs. A crowd of at least 25,000 was present and witnessed one of tho best days sport of the meeting. The track was in good condition, and should no rain fall by Monday afternoon will be in its best shape.

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