Explosion Wins Belles: Newcastle Stable Filly Leads a Fair Field All the Way, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-12


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EXPLOSION WINS BELLES. NEWCASTLE STABLE FILLY LEADS A FAIR FIELD ALL THE WAY. Blue Book Defeats Fountainblue and Montgomery for the September Stakes Caller and Ben Fleet Winners. New York, September 11. Blacksmith Carrolls Ilium Hook is a good ileal of a horse In Hie mud. Ills victory of the It capers Stakes last Thursday was lookeil upon as a sort of a llukc. This notion was a costly one for the talent, for this afternoon the Handsome Wue Wood colt took up his weight like a gentleman, and, coming from behind, beat Fountainblue and Montgomery for the September Stakes In a hard drive and in dead game style. Master Lowe rode him again and rode him well. A crowd of 20,000 was out to see the racing. It was over soft going, but full of interest and contention. Haiti fell at intervals all the afternoon. Blue Book won in a downpour. The Belles Stakes for young fillies went to the Newcastle Stables line filly, Explosion, which, hustled early by Miller, made a runaway race of it. The rich Waldorf Stakes fell to Mr. Knapps Ben Fleet in another runaway race. Nicol rode the Ben Strome colt perfectly and he won all the way. Falcada came with a late but notable rush through the stretch. Caller, in the opening steeplechase, was the only favorite to score. Seven jumpers contested the opening race, a steeplechase over the short course, and all finished without mishap, except that .Maximilian made a bad lauding at the water jump, which probably cost him second money. Caller is well known as a superior mini runner and was made an odds-on favorite. He Is in rare form and won pulled up, with Gus Straus and Guardian II. following in order. The Belles Stakes, for two-year-old fillies, and the second item on the program, proved easy prey for the Newcastle Stables speedy filly, Explosion. Evidently favored by the going, she led by a wide interval all the way and won pulled up. Fond Heart pulled oft second money for Mr. Belmont in a gamely contested and close finish with Whip Top. The latter has not shown much this year, but may be an improving filly, and is evidently good in heavy going. The favorite Desirous was unlucky and was going fast at the end when of no avail. Wood lay failed to carry IT the much coveted Waldorf Stakes with Nimbus. Highballs brother, Ben Fleet, under a vigorous ride by Nicol, won all the way, and it fell to the popular owner of the Oneck Stable to provide the dinner that follows the decision of the Waldorf. Falcada came from last place into a rapidly moving second, and He-knows was third all the way. Nimbus made a gallant effort tc keep up with Ben Fleet, and was in close pursuit of the winner to the stretch, but the goiiui was against him and last was his finish. Blue Book, extreme outsider in the betting, indicted a stunning surprise in the September Stakes when in a fast stretch move he ran away from such cracks as Fountainblue, Montgomery, Kentucky Beau and Paumoiiok. His performance makes iihn out to be one of the good three-year-olds of the year, at least when muddy going is the order. Montgomerys race casts a shade over his pretensions to the Annual Champion Stakes next Saturday. Fountainblue ran an excellent race. Kentucky Beau is fast but fails to stay. Scratching riddled the fifth race, and of nineteen entries but seven went to the post. That excellent mud runner. Rye, won in a sharply contested finish with Acrobat. Old Phil Finch was a fast-coming third. The latter was unlucky and considerably knocked about, in the early running or he might have won. With all dangerous opposition removed by scratching, Voorhces made a runaway affair of the last race. Lady Anne was mistakenly made the favorite. She is fast at times, but jady and uncertain and was not even placed, Chief Hayes finishing second and the two-year-old Bounding Elk third. Voorhces is an extra good horse in mud and was well served by the going. Big Tim Sullivan, Ityes owner, was carried away by a wild tip on the obscure but beautifully bred six-year-old His in the same race. Flis finished absolutely last, whilst the Bowery champion ran one of the best races of his wonderful and consistent career. Big Tim was obliged to treat everybody in sight after this. Tom Welsh started three today, Explosion, Spooner and Ityo. It was the irony of fate that the defeated one of the trio, Spooner, was the only horse that was thought good enough to carry a big stable : commission. Fully i0,000 was wagered on Spooner, but not a dollar was forthcoming on Explosion and Rye. H. K. Knapps regular stable jockey, Lowe, was i not permitted to have the mount on Ben Fleet, the victor in the rich Waldorf Stakes, a fixture , Which is second only to the Saratoga Special in , Importance as a sporting event of the dinner fitalres variety. On the best of authority Lowe is . In deep disgrace with his employer and but for the . fact that Mr. Kuapp is a steward of the Jockey Club and as such anxious to avoid a public scandal, Lowe would have been dismissed from the turf in ! disgrace. On the strength of Lowes miserable showing with Bellwether that good colt was sold at only a fraction of his real value, which fact has been confirmed by his splendid form since changing hands. lien Fleet also showed marked improvement with a change of riders. J. C. Yeager is reported to have won another fortune today. He supported Caller, Ben Fleet and Blue Book heavily. His winnings arc said to approximate 0,000.

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