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MOMBASSAS STOP STAKES. STANDINGS HALF-SISTER CARRIES WHITNEY COLORS TO VICTORY. Sir Lynnewood Wins the Coney Island Handicap Grimaldi, Resticjouchc and Besom Disappoint Followers of Kcenc. New York, .In ii i! 27. flic good fortune of the Whitney stable was continued today wlien Mom-bassa won Hit1 Surf Stakes, which netted the winner ,SS. Momhassa is a racy looking daughter of Nasturtium and The Lioness, and h half-sister therefore to the one-time good racer Standing. She had raced but once before, more than a month ago. She showed little at that time, but evidently has improved greatly. There was, however, little evidence that any improvement was anticipated as she went to the post at 1- to 1. Fortune may have favored her victory at that, as Kestigouchc swerved at the bend, losing a lot of ground. Many professed to believe that but for this. Kesligouche would have won. Momhassa was on the outside of Kestigouchc when the swerving started and Mountain look her back to bring her up on the inside of I lit- Krone colt, taking a lead of a length a half furlong out. Itestigouche came gamely again at the end and Mombassii was doing her host to win-by a half length. While the Whitney stable seems just coming into a streak of good luck, the racing fottwnWWTtlrT" Keliie seem to at ebb-tide temporarily. In addition to the defeat of Kestigouchc, Besom, Mr. Keenes starter in the closing race, was supposed to lie such a good tiling that he was Imcked all over the ring at even money. Besom is regarded as one of the stars of Mr. Keenes juvenile division and he is eligible for many important stakes. For a half mile It seemed that he would win with consummate ease. Hut after turning for home with a lead of throe lengths he swerved all over the track and Meelick, which had been the contender throughout, passed him to win easily. Besom is one of the best looking two-year-olds seen tills year. lie is by Hen Hrush. out of Noonday and todays performance must not lie accepted as a measure of his merits. Crimahli. which carried the Keene colors in the Sheepshead Hay Handicap, flattered his backers by taking a big lead at the end of live furlongs only to collapse utterly on the turn for home, and he ipiit so quickly that many of those who saw the running believed that he had broken down. There was nothing wrong with Grimaldi. however, and lie must lie put down as a sprinter, pure and simple. Sir Lynnewood. which won this race, was heavily backed by the handicappers at 1- and 15 to 1. The tabled history of the Sheepshead Bay Handicap is appended: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. IS! I Don Alonzo...l 122 Sinnns .-130 1:41 ISO.". Domin 4 127 Taral l,ir,0 1:41 J lS.M St. Maxim 5 Kit Taral 1.12.1 l:4t JS!7 Havoc ." 1 iS II. Lewis.. 1,123 1:41 1SDS Semper Kgo..." 110 Taral 1,130 1:42 1S!.I Flv by Night.." 10S Kullnian .. 1.130 li.tHh 1000 Oreylicld 4 ill Hangman .. 1,430 1:40$ 1001 Hrigadier 4 122 OConnor .. 1.430 1:::7 HRI2 Kaniara 5 02 Kedfein ... 1.430 lrHSJ l!Hi:; Hlues 3 110 Hoar 2.S30 1:42 1001 Crnziallo :! Hit .1. Martin.. 4. 030 l::tS 1003 Woodsaw 00 W. Miller. . ::,iOO 1 :42 HKM". Inquisitor .". 101 W. Miller.. K.STH l:.".7i 1907 Sir Lyniiewd.C. 05 M. Preston. .".S00 1:408 Tully Coulter and his friends put over a good thing in the opening race when Yorkist, backed from 10 to 1 to 7 to 1, galloped away from a ficM of platers. Colonel J. 1. Chinn. the Kentucky breeder, and father of the bill that created the State Hating Commisison In the HIuc Crass State, is a recent arrival with nineteen yearlings, which will be sold next week. Colonel Chinn reports racing in Kentucky as being in a verv healthy state and believes the tracks there will have the greatest season ill their history. Malcolm Stevenson has purchased the horse Ontario, and lie will be schooled for steeplechasing. Jockey McDaniel, under four days suspension by starter Hade at HulTalo, took advantage of the vacation to visit his folks at home at Sheepshead Hay. McDaniel said that it was improbable that the Seagram horses would race at the New York tracks until after the Saratoga meeting.