John M. P. A. Bad Betting Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-28


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JOHN IYI. P. A BAD. BETTING HORSE. As evidenced- by his performance at Saratoga Monday, John M. P. has not been cured of his erratic ways, as was supposed by thoso who have been watching Ills work in the east. He bolted exactly as he did in the Champion Steeplechase at Belmont Park October 20, 1900, which was his last race through the field. He was returned to England last winter, but did not run In a steeplechase in that country. Sir Charles Nugent, who was handling him for Mr. Browne, sent him to the post twice in hurdle races last March. In the lirst of these the Imperial Hurdle Handicap at SandOwn Park,- he was .unplaced; The other, the March Hurdle Handicap at LiiigliehL he. won. That was his last start previous to Monday. There" is no doubt that he was the best horse in the race, bub from this time on the public is apt to be disconcerted when he appears as one of the starters.

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