Flip Flaps Westminster.: Bennets Filly Scores An Impressive Victory In The Handicap.; Lady Winifred Wins the Criterion Stakes and Phantom Takes the Greenfield Steeplechase at Gravesend., Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-07


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FLIP FLAPS WESTMINSTER. BENNETS FILLY SCORES AN IMPRESSIVE VICTORY IN THE HANDICAP. Lady Winifred Wins the Criterion Stakes and Phantom Takes the Greenfield Steeplechase at Gravesend. Sen Keck, luc and iii,- second spring Meeting i l the Brooklyn Jockey Cluli u| - | hi Uravesend tiiis after** will, tin- tlO.OOO Westminster Handi- • -" J so the feature of the card. There was a field "i ten toe the big race sod J. A. Bonnets Flip flap 1» ■« 1 the others home. It waa ■ aaost Impressive rictorj and gives evidence thai th. good daaghter r Handspring is back Into excellent condition. Though the weather v;is cloudy and threatening. :i big crowd tamed oat and tbe sport waa worth « r tli- oecaakM for the big race Running Water, making her fersl appearance of the year, was made tbe choice and at i ost rime 2 t 1 was considered .1 good price against bet chances. Flip Flap, after being as good as i to I. was backed down to faura * !" • i»-i time, and Philander bad some following ii 7 i" l. wiili the others at longer prices, Mr. Rennet, while lie was hopeful thai liis fill* would ain, has been in such hard lock of late thai i .i wagered 6230 straight and n like sum to show on her chances, li wss not s « wi;ii the Graves end trainers, who have been watching her preparation. They bet on her to :i man, and Jesse Leu Isoha, D. i. Johnson, Frank FarreU and their friends «ere am twig the heaviesl winners 1 ber victory. In the mailing of tbe Brooklyn Handicap Flip Flap finished a rerj respectable fonrtb and sine. that lime her work warranted tbe confidence that was i epi aed in ber. Jmk M.irtin. who bad the mount on Flip Flap, rode :i patient race, in the early stages the filly was ootfooted, and be worked 1 1 i ■ — waj ap gradually iii the backstretck. doing into tbe bend she w:is second wltb Sir Toddiugtou, tin- liulu weight paceamaker. tiring in front of ber. Before tbe -tiet.ii was reached she had -one to the front without apparent greal effort and literally romping awuj from her eomuerltnrs, was rased ap five lengths in front :il tbe finish. Philander, always with la striking distance, came resolutely in tbe straight run 1 te, and be was :i handy second. ci length before Running Water. This hist named fifty met with more than her share of misfortune In tin- running and Miller 1 1 i • 1 not dlsplaj his usual alertness in handling her. Away next ta iiie rail, sin- was hemmed in all through the early stages, -iinl in the stretch she was taken to thie outside to lincl racing rooaa. Sin- ran around horses in gallant style al tbe end and closed a big gap to land in third place. Her performance was an en lirclv satisfactory one and she surely qnalified for tin- running of tin Suburban. Flip Flap incurs ■ penalty of eight i mis by wiauing i!i - Westmin sier. which "ill bring her weight in the Suburban up in 120 pounds. The Westminster Handicap was trsl run in 1906 and Oo Between was ii only previous "inner. Lad! Winifred was helped akmg in her victory in the Criterion Stakes bj the start, sin- was sent awaj several lengths before ber opponents, white Half Boveretgu, tbe second choice and tbe winner of the Gaiety, was as good as left at the post It is doubtful If Halt Sovereign could have beaten Lady Winifred with an equal start, but the fad n-mains Unit she bad do chance al tbe start. Trainer McCreery was rerj sweet on the chances of Lad Winifred and after having been as good as :; to I. she was hacked ilown to . to ."• before post" time. Menus inn raced to second place easily in front of Ella ONeill. Tin- Criterion Stakes was Brs raa in 1880 ami iis previous winners have been: 1808, Virgins Carlo-mini. Cap ami Bells: I.mh. Grail; 1802, Maiuari: 1008. Hamburg Belle: lOO*, Scbulamite; 1805. Flip Tap: KiiKi. Court n--- In the steeplechase Jinimj Lane, tbe well hacked favorite, made a bad binding in the last turn of tbe liehl ami unseated own-, who had tbe mount. This left the ran- earn for Chantooi. In the same rauuing. Navajo, ridden bj liis owner. Court land II. Smith, Ill while rounding ■ Bag and the young horseman suffered a broken collarbone. The opening ran- of ibe daj saw :t rattling finish between Omculum, to .1 River sad /al. ami the first named won onl bj a matter of inches. As the race was rim Red River was easilj nest, but after l" iliac a well be was twice in off and knocked Imck to last place. .lames R. Ki-i-m- uncovered another smart two year-old in the last race when Incognito was sent to the post. He is a brother to Court Dress and as soon as in- baa bad some more racing education be will heat good ones ih- was beaten today by He-knows ami St. Hark, hm that was chiefly one to his noi knowing what was expected from him.

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