Keators Newtown Stakes: Mulligan Branch Of The Clan Sullivan Has A Big Day.; Oyama and Nogi Fail to Graduate from Maiden Ranks--Sungleam Is Heavily Backed, but Falls., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-04


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KEATORS NEWTOWN STAKES MULLIGAN BRANCH OF THE CLAN SULLIVAN HAS A BIG DAY. Oyama and Nogi Fail to Graduate from Maiden Ranks— Sungleam Is Heavily Backed, but Fails. New York. May 3.— The card at Jamaica today was decidedly off as to quality and the racing did not rise superior to the conditions. Strangely enough, the best contests came where least cx-liected — the fifth and sixth races. The last was for maidens and the fifth for non-winners since 1905. Some horses highly distinguished by their breeding and relationship lo former turf stars were entered in these races. They were won by the favorite in each instance and J. Martin was the successful rider in both. oyama. backed from 12 to 1 to 5 to 1. for the "losing race, was one of the three two-year-olds In the barn of James R. Keene two years ago ltoin which great tilings were expected. He is a half-brother to Cap and Bells, the only American-bred winner of the English Oaks. Oyama still is n maiden, though he came nearer to being graduated today than ever before during his career. He showed much speed, leading until well into the stretch, when Sadler, the heavily backed favorite, sot up in a drive to beat him a scant half length. Another of ttiat famous Keene two-year-old trio ran in the fifth race, but finished last. This was Nogi, a half-brother to Hamburg, one of the best sires of the present day. It was Battleaxe, a son of Hamburg, than won the race for which Nogi started. There was. however, one horse closely related to and star of former years to make good. This was Henry Watterson. a half-brother to The Parader, conqueror of Commando for the Realization of 1901. Henry Wat erson won the selling race, tiie third on the cirrd. beating Savable and others, platers of the most ordinary type. Savable, Interfered with at the start, was a dozen lengths out of it at one time and Musgrave was not able to help him uittch. but the old horse got to running in the last three furlongs and finished a goad second. Henry Watterson was the second winner for Larry Mulligan. Archie Zimmers new partner, as Ace High won the opening race, upsetting a Lot favorite in Waterbury. The latter is strictly a front runner, but. having none the" best of the start. he could never get near enough to Ace High to be considered dangerous. Another hot favorite was overthrown when Sun-gleam was unplaced for the second race. This half-sister to Daily America is said to he the fastest juvenile in R. T. Wilson Jr.s barn and was backed from 2 to 1 to 6 to 5. In spite of her fast trials she looked high in flesh and not yet ready. She ran in second place behind Divorcee to the last furlong, when she quit. She will do another day. The Newtown Stakes, intended to be the feature of the card, resulted in an easy victory for Keator, and addeil close to .3nu to James McCormicks bank account, aside from any wager that he might have made. The public, however, had no particular fancy for the son of Charam and he was practically neglected in the betting. John 1. Ryan, of the Montreal Jockey Club, and Joseph A. Murphy, of the Buffalo Racing Associa Hon, were at the track today in the interest of the utakes at their respective tracks, irom the class of horses being entered for both tracks, high class racing is assured for .he northern circuit this year. The stakes will close Saturday. Frank Gardner lias purchased the colt. King Thistle, from Fred Burlew. Brand and B. Smith were suspended for the meeting by Starter I assidy. The weights for t he Williamsburgh Handicap, to lie run Monday, were announced today with Sewell. 126 pounds, at the top of the list. A tine card with two stake races is offered for tomorrow afternoon and with such capital racers as Aletheuo, Oraculuni. Sir Toddiugton, Sussex. Enlist. Blue Ban; Queen Marguerite, lrizette, Ella ONeill; 1hilander, Okenite, Dr. Gardner: Lady Anne. Belle of Iequest. La Loude; Hyperion II. , Bat Masterson and Don Domo among the horses likely to go to the post, racing of the most exciting character seems in prospect.

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