Rich Prize to Frank Gill: Mginnis Colt Wins Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-30


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RICH PRIZE TO FRANK GILL. h MGINNIS COLT WINS CONEY ISLAND " JOCKEY CLUB STAKES. C c Is Favored Somewhat By the Muddy Track x h is Montgomery Second, Salvidere Third J v Colin Wins Great Trial. v i; New York. .Tune 20. Frank dill, by Collar Ra- vcllo II., which was sired in England Imt foaled at j Sauford . Lvnes Larchniont Stud in Kentucky. 1 won Hie initial running of tlie 5,000 Coney Island Joekev Club Stakes at Slieeitsliead Bay today, and tin- Conev Island .Jockey Club will not be. called upon to pay over the 0,100 bonus offered should 1 any one horse win the three big three-year-old j specials of the meeting, todays race, the Tidal 1 and the Lawrence Realization. Ieter 1 M ii won lie Tidal and was favorite to-dav, but was unequal to the task of picking up l 120 pounds and carrying it a mile and a lialf in r high class company over a sloppy track. There is . no doubt that the going made some difference with 1 lodavs race and both Frank Mil and Montgomery i were favored by it. Showers fell from noon until t the running of the third race, when the rain came : a down in earnest and by the time the horses were t called to the post for the hVadlinor of the pro- gramme the track was ankle deep in slop. ; Considerable interest was added to the race when Salvidere was posted as a starter. It was the first race of the season for the horse that is generally t conceded to have been a star two-year-old performer i of last year. Although Salvidere was on the ailing ; list some four weeks ago and appeared far from i being in first-class condition, as he was 100 or 150 pounds lighter than lie should have been, lie gave , a good account of himself by following Ieter Tan elosclv for a mile, then going to the front, only to be passed in a half furlong by Frank Jill and to i lose .second- place to .Montgomery by a head. Frank Mils good raee serves to make the three- rear-old situation a bit more complex, as after his "forward running in the Suburban for one mile and in his good victory in the Sheepshead Hay Handicap at the same distance, good judges rated liini as a liigh class niiler, but were inclined to the opinion -that this distance was his limit. , Frank Gill, however, was clearly the best under the conditions in todays race, as lie was always close to the leaders, lighting for his head, and galloped bv them very easily when called upon to win iff bv himself. Last fall. .T. L. .McGinnis refused 5,000 cash for Frank Mil. The offer was made bv John S. McDonald, acting for a prominent turfman. The good judgment of Mr. McGinnis in refusing such a tempting offer is shown by the colts record this season, he having won to date 5,030 in stakes and purses, while his owner has hacked him heavily at times. The poor showing of Frank Gill in two or three races after be bad taken the measure of Ieter Pan in the Withers Stakes at Iielmont Park may be accounted for by the fact that Notter, the stable iockey. seem incapable of getting the best out of the colt. Two or three times after dismounting i. in rrank Mil. Notter has told his employer that lie was unable to ride the colt to the best advantage and recommended that some other jockey be put up. Mr. McGinnis did not, however, care to lake the mount away from Notter, but the boy was under suspension when the Sheepshead Hay Handicap was run and Knapp was put up. lie showed so much improvement under Knapps handling that he was given the mount again today, while Notter rode the second horse of his string. Dan Iiuhre. The good showing of Frank Mil and Salvidere in the rich three-year-old special only adds to the belief that had Captain Sam r.rown lived he would have had the greatest two-year-old stable of last year and the best string of three-year-olds for this ! season. Itoth Frank Gill and Salvidere were bought a the disposal sale of the I.rown stable at Brighton last summer. Mr.- McGinnis paying ,000 , for Frank Gill while John E. Madden, acting for Thomas Hitchcock. Jr.. paid ,700 for Salvidere. Recalling the stories that went around after the , sale with reference to Mr. McGinnis having been deterred . from bidding on Salvidere by a side remark made by Mr. Madden as to the condition of the colt, : the victory of Frank Gill today over Salvidere must have been very pleasing to his owner. Doubtless the condition of the track had much to do with the showing of Ieter Pan. as ho was sprawling badly on the backstretch, still his courage is put ill question by the race as he gave up very quickly when Salvidere got on even terms with him Electioneer, which was favorite next, to the ICeene entrv, was well up for six furlongs when lie dropped completely out of the running. James It. Kecne was one of the first to congratulate Mr. McGinnis over Frank Gills success. "You have a first class colt without doim;," sazd Mr. Keene, "and one that is sure to win other good races for you." While Mr. Keene may have been disap-jiointed by the performance of Ieter Pan, there was much consolation by Colius easy victory in the Great Trial Stakes, -which was wortli to the winner almost as much as the three-year-old event. Colin took up 120 pounds and won easily, running the six furlongs in 1:125. "I doubt." said Mr. Keene, "if we have seen a better two-year-old than Colin in fifteen years. That is saying a great deal, of course, but I believe that the future will prove that I am right." The Great Trial is the richest Iwo-year-old special of the Coney Island Jockey Clubs June meeting and called out a lield of fourteen runners. The card as a whole, was the best that has been offered this season and but for the unfavorable weather conditions, it is not improbable that the attendance would have closely approximated that at Belmont Park on Decoration Day. Colin was the only winning favorite and ho was a lukewarm choice, going back from 2 to 1 to Hi to 5.

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