More Mud and Rain at Montreal, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-12


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i , , . . ! MORE MUD AND RAIN AT MONTREAL. Good Racing at Blue Bonnets Walkers Lucky Star Still Shines. Montreal, Que., September 11. The usual weather conditions which have prevailed In Montreal during the Blue Bonnets meeting were in order this afternoon. Heavy showers set in during the early morning and during the running of the several races the rain came down in torrents. The track was a strip of mud, but there was a good firm footing. A splendid program had been provided by Secretary Boden but numerous scratches ruined the fields. Only three started in the steeplechase, while in the feature event, the Primrose Stakes, for two-year-olds, six went to the post. Favorites and outsiders divided honors, Eonite, Henry O. and Bob Murphy being the successful first choices-The top weight, Burt G. Lewis, was made favorite in the Primrose Stakes. This colt had shown good form at the meeting. He had .started twice and was returned winner on both occasions, and despite the fact that Diggins had the mount he was well supported. In the early running ths favorite .showed a flash of speed, but before they had gone three furlongs he began to drop back and was beaten off at the finish. The winner turned up in Louis Itoedercr, which won in a canter. The sixth race furnished the best contest of the afternoon, the finish resulting in a gruelling drive between Shenandoah, Fiat, Prince Brutus and Jack Kercheviile, with the four heads aud necks apart as the winning mark was passed. William Walker furnished the Avinncrs in the first and fourth races in Zelina and Henry O. Zelina made a runaway affair of her race and won with plenty in reserve from Royal Onyx. The latter, which came here- with a great reputation as a mud runner, has proved a great disappointment. Henry O. won his race in a canter. Jockey McCarthy, the clever little apprentice rider, who is under contract to W. H. Mosby, will leave for Toronto tomorrow night. At the conclusion of the Woodbine meeting McCarthy will go to New York. This lad has been showing great form at the Blue Bonnets meeting. He had five mounts this afternoon and rodq three winners and finished second with Fiat, After the running of the second race J. W. Pangle sold the two-year-old Eonite to E. L. Talley. The terms called for a cash payment of 00 and the first purse won. Trainer Jacobson, who has been handling the division of Thomas Hitchcock, Jr.s horses racing here, will also ship to Oakland, Cnl. In addition to sending Hitchcocks horses to the coast, Jacob-, son will also have charge of eighteen yearlings and six horses belonging to J. E. Madden.

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