Salvidere Beats Ballot: The Champion of 1906 Comes Gloriously to His Own Again, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-15


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SALVIDERE BEATS BALLOT THE CHAMPION OF 1906 COMES GLORIOUSLY TO HIS OWN AGAIN. He Wins the Annual Champion Stakes with Ease Montgomery Also in Front of the Kcenc Crack Two Favorites Win. New York, September 14. A great crowd of more tbnu 30,000 people journeyed to Sheepshead Bay tbis afternoon and witnessed some high-class racing in which orertbrows predominated and favorites fared badly, only Far West and Tonrenne suuecceding in rewarding their backers. The track was fast and tbe weatber all that could be desired. For ouec tbe powerful Keene stable met with nothing but reverses. Its two representatives in tbe Great Eastern Handicap, Masque and Incognito, finished next to last, and tbe brilliant colt, Ballot, could do no better than finish third in the Annual Champion, after two miles of exhaustive pace-making. His downfall was compensated by Sal-videres success. The best two-year-old of last year was greatly favored by the weights, but gave evidence that he is himself again in decisive fashion. Montgomery ran in widely different fashion than in his race earlier in the week, and his finish-ing in front of Ballot casts a shade on that race. J. E. Widener bought John M. 1 and scratched him from the AVestbury Steeplechase. He then added Sheriff Williams and won the race with him. Far West and Cressina monopolized attention in the opening six furlongs sprint. Cressina cut little figure in the running and after Sadler had shown the way to the stretch, Miller brought Far West up with a well-timed rush and won out in a close finish with Altuda. The latter has run poorly since coming east and her performance here was distinctly a surprise. Quadrille ran a good race and was a close up third. Sadler is evidently good and will be beard from speedily. McKittredge was made a hot favorite for tbe AVestbury Steeplechase, but met more than his match in Sheriff Williams. The latter led throughout and won hands down from McKittredge, with Mr. McCann a far away third. The much hoped for Bayonet quit all over after going well for two miles. The Keene pair was installed first cboice for the Great Eastern. Masque flattered the followers of the stable by leading to the stretch, but quit when the real racing began and at the end of an exciting rush to the winning line, Meelick was well out in front with the California colt Firestone, second, closely pressed by Julia Powel. Live Wire ran a good race and Ben Fleet was a disappointment. Moinbassa got off poorly and was not persevered With. As was to be expected. Ballot was the favorite for tbe big race of the day, the Annual Champion at two miles and a quarter, but Salvidere, with a great pull in the weights, was so well supported that even money was the quotation against Ballot at post time. He was taken to the front bv Miller after Montgomery bad led for a half mile and remained in the lead until well into tbe homestretch in tbe final quarter. Then Salvidere challenged and. after a sharp drive, drew out and won bv three good lengths, Ballot tiring so badly that Montgomery managed to get up and beat him for second place. Ironsides ran well for two miles and tired. It was a grandly contested nice all through. Tonrenne, in good form and well ridden, was a heavily supported favorite for the fifth race ami scored finally, but only by a very narrow margin from the outsider Aster dOr. The latter had also received much backing at long odds and the ring narrowly escaped a scorching. Ihil Finch finished gamely and headed Mark Antony II. out for third money. Vino, under a vigorous ri.e, defeated King Cole and the inconsistent Druid for the last race of the day and meeting in fast time. Zipango and Ed Ball ran fairly well here. H. B. Duryea purchased Kunning Water during the day for 7,000. The stewards insisted on verifying tbe ownership and also the Identity of Lionheart in the last race. He was formerly raced in the name K. L. Rose Hose was ruled off by the Jockev Chili. Salvidere ran today with one hoof tightly bandaged.

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