Gene Russell Wins Stake: Hildreth Buys Him for ,800 after Victory in the Undergraduate, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-23


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GENE RUSSELL WINS STAKE. HILDRETH BUYS HIM FOR ,800 AFTER VICTORY IN THE UNDERGRADUATE. Good and Plenty Scores in the Steeplechase Hitchcock Says He Will Win the Stake Next -Saturday. j New York, July 22. Good and Plenty, tin1 famous steeplechaser, caiin." into liis own :it Brighton Beach toiliiy liy a brilliant victory over tin? full course of two miles nnil :t half. The old cross-country chain-lilon carried 103 iioiimls, jumped faultlessly anil dis-jdayed a grand burst of speed on the Hat. After trailing for nearly Half the journey, he picked up liis three opponents. Dr. Keith. Craudpa and Essex II., when Kay was ready and won with his ears pricked and slowing down to a canter. Notwithstanding his high-class work of last Saturday, a mile on the Hut in 1:12, Good ami Plenty was not greatly fancied in the ring. Very few if any big wagers wore recorded on him even at the extremely liberal price of!l to 10. Most of the money went on his three opponents singly and combined to beat him. There was unusually brisk support for the tield at sevens. .Mr. Hitchcocks pleasure over the success of his grand horse was unbounded, lie expressed himself very enthusiastically about him and declared that lie would win the Brighton Steeplechase next Saturday to a certainty. When it scented as if Grandpa in the last fifty yards had second position absolutely safe. Dr. Keith surprised the throng by stealing up on .the inside with an amazing burst of speed and nailing him right on the line. The Undergraduate Stakes, for two-year-olds, was the only stake feature on the card. Despite its selling conditions, at least one star performer and with pretensions to better stake class, was engaged. This was Gene Russell. He was made an odds-on favorite, but was, as the case with Good and Plenty, the big speculators fought shy of him. Bellwether was the one selected to beat him and was backed accordingly. One or the queer angles to the betting on this race was the steady upward tendency of the market on Joe Nealon. lie finished nowhere. Gene Russell was favored at the start and managed to hold the lead throughout. He was closely pressed by the good thing. P.ellwether, which w:is extremely unlucky to have lost. Gone Russell, was entered for ,00l and S. Deiinel lost him. J. E. Madden started the bidding, going to ,000 before he stopped. S. C. Ilildreth tok up where Madden left olT and carried the colts price to $ I. son, ni which price his owner let him go. The tabled history of the Undergraduate Stakes ir, as follows: Year. Winner. V.t. Jockey. Val. Time. IKMitUodcrmoud II". Taral $ sr.r, 1! ISWGibraltar 11! Siniins 950 19 l.SOSKlngilon 129 Simms 1.7.r.o 1:02 1S99 Flaunt 112 Turner 1.000 1:0S 1900 Handwork 110 Mettle 1:072 1903Eniergency 12 Gannon .... 2,280 1:00 lilOl P.roadcloth 112 T. I.urns... 1.790 1:07 P.Mir. Mullins !I7 Raird 2.220 1:07s 1900 Monfort 102 Kocrner ... 1,720 1:07 1907 Gone Russell 10! .Mountain .. 1.5S5 1:07J At 5 furlongs. tAt a half mile. Race not run lu 1901 ami 1P02. Only half of the field originally carded for the first race faced the starter. Jacobite, at prohibitive odds, had practically no opposition after Lady A n lie. Momentum. Sister Frances and seven others had withdrawn. The race was just as one-sided as the market, Jacobite cantering into the lead at the start and winning with ridiculous ease from Had News, which came with a rush at the end. The race for maiden jockeys- was a true run affair, although the heavily backed and short priced favorite. Cutter, finished absolutely last. Star Cat at 7 to 1. led all the way. Running Water, great inare that she is just now, was never called upon to exert herself at any stage of the mile anil a sixteenth journey in which she defeated four lightly weighted opponents. The winner was the fourth odds-on favorite to score during the afternoon. He-knows, at 21 to 1. spread-eagled a big band of two-year-old selling platers in the closing race. A. I!. Dade" supplanted Mars Cassidy as starter today, the latter having gone on a vacation until the opening of Saratoga. Philip Dwyer was a visitor in the clubhouse during the afternoon.. The weather conditions were pleasaet, although indicative of rain. The track was fast and the attendance about 10,000.

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