Another Prize To Keene.: Meggs Hill Wins The Clover Stakes At Gravesend.; Voorhees the Only Winner Not a Favorite--Halifax Wins After Being Cut Off--Suburban Candidates at Work., Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-14


view raw text

ANOTHER PRIZE TO KEENE. MEGGS HILL WINS THE CLOVER STAKES AT GRAVESEND. Vooihees the Only Winner Not a Favorite — Halifax Wins After Being Cut Off — Suburban Candidates at Work. New York, June 13. James K. Keene added an other prize in his long list at Gravesend this alter ii--• -ii when Mesga Mill was lirst home in the Clover slakes for lillies two vears old. In Iter miming Mengs HOI ienionstrateil that she i- a u 1. game Jill.v auil she shouhl go on to hetter things later ill the se.1-on. Though apparently well beaten three furlongs from the linish. she eame again tituler a lone, hard drive ami at the eml fit going awav. It was Berry Maid that made t lie running and before the streteh was reached Meggs Hill appeared to be unable in keep step with her and was falling back. Natter went to ■ hard drive to keep the favorite up and when straightened for home, she did mneli more than keep up. She slowly wore down Berrj Maid and fancy, which had also passed her. lane saved second place from August Belmonts Half Sovereign, which finished very resolutely. The lover Stakes is one of Brooklyns veteran tied events, has been run since 1888, and its pre vious winners have been: 1888, Fides; 1880, Mom eopathy; 1880, Correction: 1881, Mount Vernon: 1883, Balndrop; 1893, Kentlgerna; 18M, Ridicule: 1883, Axiom: ls!»t . Winged Foot: 1887, Favida: 1888, High Degree; 188B, Omeck Queen: 1888, Bweel Lavender: 1801, Disadvantage; 1902, Martie Lewis: 1903, Contentious; 1904, Chrysitis: l:K 5, Transmute: 1908, Adoration. Five of the si favorites won and altogether it Mas a disastrous day for the Ikhiks. The solitary exception to the winning streak of favorites was in the mile and a sixteenth handicap, when Voorhecs ciine home an easy winner. Recently Voorhecs lias been same/hag a remarkably fast sprinting quality, hut it was not known that lie would maintain hi-- -.peed for the mile and a sixteenth route. M • was as goad as ■ to 1 in the market. Outrunning the others to the fust turn, he was able to rate along in front for the entire distanct and was M easy winner from Crackcntborpe. which was re eently graduated from the maiden ranks. Blandy. one of the choices, was third. Coy Maid, the actual favurile. was withiu striking distance In the early stages, but at the end she tired and finished in tlie ruck. Halifax easily outspeeiled his company jn tlio mn ulnj sprint handicap, and Faust was best at the mile and a sixteenth of the second race. He had to be to win. for going to the first turn lie •rata sharply cut off and he had considerable to make up in the first quarter. Tipping was the choice in the lifth race, and after meeting with much interference she was first home, with Clois leress, the pacemaker, second and .Mary F. a good third. At the end of the program, the withdrawal of Masque left Spooner a hot favorite and he made a show of the others. Breaking well, he went to the front at once, and after Staking all the pace was being eased up eight lengths before Beckon at the finish. Frank Cill had a Suburban work this morning at Cra c-eml when he stepped a mile and three eighths in 2:22Jr, with plenty to spare. Mr. Gardner had for his task an easy mile in 1:45. Mont gossery at Sheepshead Hay reeled off a mile ami an eighth in 1 :57 easily. There is a mile and a quarter handicap to be run tomorrow in which many of the Suburban candidates will he given a stiff prep for the hie fixture. Among those in the field are: Running Water. Go Between. r.eacou Light, Founlainhlue and Wexford. After a gallop t li i k morning sir Hoon pulled up so lame that it is ■ore than likely he will have to be thrown out of training temporarily.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1907061401_1_2
Library of Congress Record: