Colins Fifth Victory: Keenes Unbeaten Commando Colt Wins Brighton Junior Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-28


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COLINS FIFTH VICTORY. KEENES UNBEATEN COMMANDO COLT WINS BRIGHTON JUNIOR STAKES. Dandelions Triumph in Seashore Handicap Brighton Steeplechase Easy for Commodore Fontaine. New York, July 117. One of tlio best cards of the Wilson, consisting of three big stakes, a mile condition alTair anil two selling races, t was decided at Brighton Beach today. The attendance was second only to the record-breaking Brighton Handicap day, July 10. The time for the start of the fust race was set hack to 11:10 ten minutes later than usual. The weather would have been ideal but for tiie half sale from the ocean, which raised clouds of dust. The Brighton Junior, at six furlongs, was the principal attraction and absorbing interest centered in the liflli appearance of the unbeaten and, up to date, undisputed champion juvenile Odin. Although opposed by a brilliant quartette Chapultepec, liar None, Monopolist and Smoker, the odds against him were meager. Many a man took a dying chance on Colin today ami, excepting for an instant on the last .turn, the great colt never caused his backers to fear for the ultimate victory. James K. Keene walked over to James Kowe, the trainer, and simply said "thank you." Haiti or shine, Mr. Keene pays a daily visit to Colins Mall. lie says himself that he is more wrapped up i" this youngster than in any horse he has ever owned. John E. Madden remarked when Colin came back to the siiilus: "I can beat him witli Uncle. Did you see Smoker run just now with Mr. Keenos coltV Why, Smoker cant even exercise my youngster. I wouldnt take less for him than I got for Hamburg and that was if 10.000. As a matter of fact I just asked 1,MlO lor him last Thursday." The Seashore Handicap of secondary importance to the two-year-old fixture, was generally voted a gift for Dandelion. Mr. Hilchcocks horse was also held at an extremely short price, and, like Colin, had a legion of followers. Almost throughout the entire running Dandelion seemed to have the measure of his opponents, and when he drew out decisively on the last turn, with Miller sitting still and apparently unconcerned, overylKwly began to watch the struggle in the rear. Suddenly Ked Leaf shot out of the ruck anil made a bold challenge in the last hundred yards. Tills alert rider, however, was ready for such a contingency and succeeded in standing Iter off. After leading for a mile liuttling reireil and pulled up lame. There was a report that McGinnis horse had broken down Irretrievably. The tabled history of the Seashore Handicap is shown below: oar. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. 1004 I j. of the Vale. I 11 1 . Kelly ,070 2:07J 1905 Wild Mint 3 100 Mel:,niel . . 2,010 2:05 1900 Content :: SIS W. .Miller... 2,100 2:0lis 1907 Dandelion 5 11! W. .Miller. . 2,300 2:01 To the general disappointment, the renowned Good and rlenty was an absentee in the Iirightou Steeplechase. His owner, Thomas Hitchcock. Jr., explained that the Kossingtou horse liad clipped himself, which retarded his preparation, and not being unite keyed up, Mr. Hitchcock was unwilling to risk the chance of defeat. There were only four starters in the rich : ess-country fixture Commodore Fontaine, Granilp:!, Coligny and Rocker. The first named had an easy task in disposing of the other three. Stone rode him leisurely in behind for a little over half the journey, then went to the front and came home practically alone. The result justified the heavy support accorded Mr. Colts horse, from 9 to J! at the opening; they weiv; taking 13 to 10 at post. time. The tabled history of the Iirightou Steeplechase is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. !Mll roxhuntcr 101 Kay ,7C.5 5:01 J 1005 Coligny 5 Ml J. OBrien.. 0,430 4:57i 190V. Hylas 5. 101 Kay fi,430 r.:01 1007 Com. Fontaino.4 112 Stone G,210 4:4Sj Including cup value 50. Two Gates money carriers, Magazine and Jacobite, scored easily in the two selling races. The public had the best of its argument with the ring, four favorites, three of them at odds-on, a heavily backed third choice and an outsider, accounting for the card. The AVhitney two-year-old liar None was brought down from lirookdale to run in the Brighton Junior. Sanguine is said to be wind broken and the high wind choked him while running up the backstretch.

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