Ballot the Real Champion: The Keene Colt Wins the Second Special Most Decisively, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-29


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BALLOT THE HEAL CHAMPION THE KEENE COLT WINS THE SECOND SPECIAL MOST DECISIVELY. Salvidcre Only Near Voters Great Son Kings Highway to Mr. McCann and Prospect Handicap to Spooner. New Yolk. September 2S. Racing of tlie most brilliant order, :i great crowd in attendance and a drizzling rain that lid nut materially affect the going, wore features of the last day of racing a Gravesend in 1!I7. Ballot carried off the1 honors of In- day liy decisively defeating Salvidcre. Elec-tioneer. Running Water. Frank Gill and MeCarter in the Second Special, running an extremely fast mile and a half und r masterly riding by Xicol. This rack western rider also scored on Julia Towel in the lust rate of the day. William Knapp. another weseni rider. als- treated himself to two wins, ii .tacohite and Good Lurk, the only other Hat race going to .Miller when he guided Spooner to victorv in tiie Prospect Handicap. in a spe-cu-lative way it was not a good day for hackers of favorites, only two scoring, but no winner escaped substantial lacking. Prince Hamburg was selected by the wise one: to win the opening race, but ran in the consistent poor form that has marked his racing of late .lacobite went out in front at once and won all tin-way with great ease. Fleming managing to ge; home second from the fast coming and unlucky Ben Pan. The Kings Highway Steeplechase was easy for Mr. McCami. which led all the way. Ins Straus went well and prevailed over the favorite McKitt-ledge without much trouble. The running of the latter provoked some unfavorable, but probably misplaced comment t. Spooner accounted for the Prospect Handicap all the way. This colt has returned to the good form he displayed last spring and in the early summer and gave conclusive evidence that he had been let in too light. Jim Gaffney ran a good race, but could not gut close to the winner at the liuish. Nimbus was a close up, but tiring third. Uncle was the victim of bad luck and . unskillful riding and. considering his weight and the buffeting about lie was subjected to, ran a grand race. The Whit-nev tilly Iancy also put up a line performance and Moolick a very bad one. When ltaliot won the First Special with Klec-tioneer and Salvidcre both lapped on him at even weights, it was in a fashion that led many to think lie wonld be beaten by them over a longer route than a mile and a quarter. Hence, he was but a lukewarm favorite for the Second Special. But lie gave the others live pounds all around and won from start to finish in such convincing fashion as to suggest that Xicol was only fooling witli the other riders in the First Special and could have won off with I.allot had he desired. It was a very fast run race in view of the wet track. Salvidcre ran a capital race and finished with bull dog courage, while Electioneer tired badly in the lina! drive. Such line racers as MeCarter. Running Water and Frank Gill were beaten off. The hitters race was very bad. Long overdue. Good Lurk helped pay his seasons keep by winning the fifth race in good style from Druid and Red Friar and is a good enough race horse to repeat presently. The going helped him, but lie won as if back to nearly his best form. The closing race resulted in the downfall of the crack western filly Xotasulga. due to her being short from a long let-up in training. She easily outspeeded the others to the stretch, where lack of condition told and Julia Powel linally won easily enough from the outsider Ida I., with Meggs Hill a close up third. Ida 1. was considered a coming star last spring, hut did not race up to her private work. From her excellent performance today it may be inferred that she will redeem her early promise shortly. Tom McDowell watched the astonishing performance of P.uxton on Rockstono Thursday from the clubhouse veranda with mild interest. "Pull him up, hoy." cried McDowell as Rock-stone made the live furlongs in -59. "Youd better pull him up, boy, or hell pull himself up." AV. .P. Macdonough. the proprietor of the Or-niondaie Stud, is a visitor at Gravesend. John Odoln has purchas -d the two-year-old He-knows, and the youngster will carry his colors in the future. Odom has trained Heknows for W. S. Fanshawe. and after two or three defeats, when lie was well backed, Mr. Fanshawe decided to let the colt go.

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