Harlem Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1902-09-11


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HAKI.EM RACING. As no stake race was on the program at Harlem yesterday the crowd was comparatively light, trat those that were present enjoyed a fair days sport. The track had dried out considerably but was somewhat slow and dead. The most important race of the day was the fourth, a handicap purse of 00, for three-year-olds and upward, at sis f arlongs. Toah was made an S to 9 favorite and rewarded the confidence placed in him by his many backers, by winning in a big romp. Money Muss, as usual, showed the way until well into the last quarter, where Winkfleld called on Toah, which went to the front in a bound winning as his rider pleased by four lengths from Brulare, which beat Pretorius three for second place. Brulare began slowly, but in the last half made up ground fast and finished strongly. Pretorius was well up for five furlongs, but tired fast when the pinch came. Bragg was beaten off all the way and was undoubtedly short. The steeplechase over the short course proved to be an easy victory for Wenlock, which has shown himself to be one of the best and most consistent fenfira4MthASexfnjweand David S. showed tho wayub to the lastjumpTwhre "Wen-lock moved up fast and easily passed into the lead, winning eased up by four lengths from Old Fox, which beat Torreon a head for second place. Old Fox closed up ground fast in the last eighth and wore down Torreon in the closing strides. Mystic Shriner made up some ground in the last half of the chase. David S. tired badly in the run down the stretch. The race was clean cut throughout, mot a horse making the slightest mistake. In the first race, a dash of one mile, thirteen three-year-olds and upward maidens faced the bar-xier. The winner turned up in Blessed Damoiel, which moved up from seventh position when turning for home and easily assumed the lead in the last eighth, winning by four lengths from Bird-wood, which beat Wild Oats a neck for second plaee. Birdwood finished fast on the outside after making up much ground in the last quarter. Wild Oats showed much speed, but tired when the pinch . came. Hopefield ran well for six and a half furlongs. The second race, a dash of six furlongs for two-year-olds, resulted in a big surprise, Antagonist, 1 keld at 2 to 5 ia the betting, being beaten by Pericles and Lord Touchwood. The last named showed the way to the head of the ttretch and had a lead of two lengths at the last eighth post, but along here Williams brought up Pericles, which gradually wore down Lord Touchwood in the last sixteenth, . winning by a half length. Lord Touchwood beat Antagonist a nose on the post for second place. Winkfleld gave Antagonist a poor ride, swinging wide with him when turning for home and losing ground. Shooting Star ran well for four and one-half furlongs. Dodie S., a rank outsider in the betting, took the fifth race, a dash of one and one-sixteenth miles, by a neck from Scotch Plaid in a hotly contested finish. Western Duke finished third two lengths back. Dodie S. saved ground by going next to the inside rail when turning for home. Hers was a lucky win. Scotch Plaid was much the best. He was cnt out of position at the half and fell back to last place and was then taken wide at the stretch turn. In the last sixteenth ho moved up fast under a vigorous ride and was gradually wearing down the winner in the closing strides. Frank M. tired fast when the pinch came. The last race, a dash of one and one-sixteenth iles, waB taken by Do Madge, Bed Apple led by a fair margin until well into the last quartsr where Do Madge came up fast and easily passed him, win-ming by two lengths from Leo Newell, which beat the tiring Red Apple three for second place. Do Madge showed marked improvement over her last race, in which she put up a poor performance. Alfred C. showed early speed and the same may be said of Light Ball.

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