Dandelion Scores Again: Frank Hitchcocks Horse Lands Ocean Handicap with Ease, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-10


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DANDELION SCORES AGAIN. FRANK HITCHCOCKS HORSE LANDS OCEAN HANDICAP WITH EASE. Sapphire Stakes Falls to the Long-Overdue Mcclick and Nimbus Runs Sadly Behind Half the Favorites Triumph. New York. September J. The Ocean Ilnmlicnii :iinl Sapphire Stakes, two of the minor Coney Island Clubs classics, were the racing ornaments at Shecpshead Hay track this afternoon. For their display a fast but peculiar track it was cuppy in spots was provided, and a 12.000 crowd was out. Dandelion, away in no hurry and well placed, used and speeded by Master Dugan, won the Ocean Handicap almost at his leisure, after a fast sprint on the turn for the lead. He was always the favorite and most smartly backed. Brookdale Nymph was a Rood mare today and ran an excellent race, after much impeding and bad luck. Kennyetto and Court Dress aided Dandelion by a fast six and a half furlongs in front. They sprinted each other out of breath and contention. Kennyettos failure was most marked. She was short and bothered by the peculiar going. The Sapphire Stakes drew out only a lield of four colts, but furnished a rattling finish. In which John Maddens long-overdue Meelick outgamed Fred Cooks Lawrence 1. Daley after a great bit of contention before the stand. Incidentally, young Dugan held more than his own with the veteran Nicol. Live Wire and Nimbus the odds-on favorite were far back. Meelick was backed by his party and ran more than a good race. Nimbus bad a world of early speed, but when Meelick and Daly got to him, he stopped and was palpably short. The days opener resulted In an easy win for Bar-ney Schreibers castoff. Sheriff Williams, running in the colors of J. K. Widener. Sheriff Williams wis bard held for over half the journey and jumping faultlessly, came on and won witli much ease, nine 1igeon was a contender in the last quarter, but. tired badly in the final drive. Rudolph Spreckels. the California millionaire, took the second purse with San Alviso in a drive from lted Friar and Littleton .Maid, with the favorite, Moonshine, a disgraceful last. The winner showed much speed and led all the way,, but bad to le shaken up slightly at the end to outlast his nearest competitors. Moonshine was well up for thrce-cpiartcrs and then died away. Braneas. Ostrich and Quagga finished heads apart in the liftli event, the first named lasting just long enough after having an apparently safe lead in the stretch. Ostrich, which finished second, came like a shot in the closing struggle and would have overtaken the winner with a bit farther to go. Quagga, which took the small end of Ofe purse, quit when challenged by the other two after showing keen speed. Jockey Nicol piloted Alfred Noble to victory in tlie closing affair of the day, beating an unwieldy field or twenty others in a canter. After getting off In his stride he showed high-class speed throughout and was drawing away with ease in the closing strides and may be a colt of good class. Roslmiro easily held second place safe all the way. Quite a sum of money was taken out of the ring on the victory of the winner, lie having been backed from 21 to J to a to r. at post time. The horse Kercheval was withdrawn at the last moment in the second race, where he appeared to be a certainty, because his people did not come up "with some forfeit money quick enough. Jockey Miller, when asked if be intended riding at Oakland this winter, replied that lie would go where they gave him the most money.

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