Missouri Lad Wins Again.: Proves Himself Besterlings Master in Handicap at City Park., Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-09


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MISSOURI LAD WINS AGAIN. PROVES HIMSELF BESTERLINGS MASTER I IN HANDICAP AT CITY PARK. Five Favorites Get Home in Front — Nicol ] Rides Three Winners — Ziephen Takes the Younqster Race. New Oili.ni -. Lb., February and — In winning the handicap at one mile anil an eighth, which was the fca tine at lily Park today. Missouri Led again proved his superiority over Bestorling and incidentally set at rest stories started after tlieir meeting at the Fair Crounds last week. The gossips were then unable io .iccniint for the Cook geldings finishing so far in front of Bestorling. In the race today. although he m top weight of the three starters. Missouri I.ad held the publics famy and was backed. Just on suspicion Coldic was the second Choice, but Bestorling hail heavy support just before |iost time and closed in demand. The riders of all three had waiting orders and because of this there was more of a desire to avoid going to the front than usually obtains. ]!. Merlins had to take the front running, for be I t away from the post clear while OohHc and Ml— 1 Ml I Lad were indulging in a bumping inalch. Nicol was easily able to rale his mount in behind the other two. The run liing of the race was from the middle of the stretch turn and there again Nicol outgeneraled the other boys ami. under a good hand ride. landed his mount the u inner by a neck from Iiesterling, with Qoldic beaten off. The score of the ■lays results showed five winning favorites, one winner a second choice and the other an outsider in I.a/il. the long shot winner of the fourth nee. The second choice to land was Clifton Forge and lie is reported to have been the medium of a •"killing." He was lucky to win. Asterisk Which lie bent a length, would undoubtedly have won but for being knocked back at the start. As it was mere was only a length between tbeni at the linish and Asterisk was the better horse in the running. Ldv.ard Corilgaa earned a puree with llanute at aMe-oa in the sixih ami be would have repeated with Oohless in the seveiilh but for the f let that Hie latter ran out on llie first turn, only to come on fast when straightened and wind up a good third to Brie Greene and Gold Coin. ■ Nicol scored his first of three winning BMMatl ■Willi Ziephen in Die i w o year-old race. The Schulle colt K a la-i breaker anil had a winning lead on the others from tbe beginning. Be was eased up :it tiie linish.

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