English Colt Which is the Third Leading Three-Year-Old of the Year, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-29


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I ENGLISH COLT WHICH IS THE THIRD LEADING THREE-YEAR-OLD OF THE YEAR J. L. HGINNIS FBANK GILL, CHESTNUT COLT, 2, BY COLLAR ItAVELLO II. One of the really sensational horses of the year is the English-bred three-year-old colt Frank Gill, by Collar Kavello II.. the property of J. L. MeCinnis. As a two-year-old last year he attracted, but little attention until late in the season, when he won some very good races, including the Lynbrook Handicap and Remsen Handicap at Jamaica. However, his victories were over horses not able "to cope with the good ones of the year and were not of a character to give him rank as a probable high-class three-year-old in 1007. Yet such he is. The winner of the Withers, Equality. Coney Island Jockev Club, Travers ami Hindoo and twrJ cwiiiruruf Por -Pan lw nvuli his tiSK- clear to being one of "the best of hs year and, in his best form, is a co!t of remarkable speed, stamina and ability to carry high weight successfully. But it must be said that at times he has been exasperatiugly inconsistent, or inconsistently managed. His victories were all in rich stakes and undoubtedly were high-class performances, yet with the exception of the Travers Stakes he was always an outsider in the letting. He was at 15 to 1 when Ue won the Withers, IT. to 1 in the Equality, 12 to 1 in the Coney Island Jockev Club Stakes and 10 to 1 :n the Hindoo. With only Golf Ball and Cork Hill as opponents in the Travers. he was necossa-ily the favorite, and went to the post at 4 to ,r. He is not a taking horse to look at, but is powerfully muscled ind able to run freely on dry tracks or muddy tracks alike and should be a great handicap horse next year. Frank Gills first start in 1907 was for a purse, won by Dandelion, at Belmont Park, May V.,. He was left at the post. May 1; he started in the Crotona Handicap at the same track and ran unplaced to Suffrage. Jack Atkin and Panloutle. Two days later he started in the Withers Stakes, for which Peter Pan was n ! to 10 favorite and lie a 15 to 1 outsider. To the consternation of the followers of the Keene rack, Frank Gill won by a neck from Peter Pan. one mile in 1:10. with 120 pounds up.. S;.rnehiesca was a bad third. May 27 MeCarter defeated him by a nose for the Cosmopolitan Handicap. Xealon was third three-quarters of a length back", weights MeCarter. 110; Frank Gill, 107; Xealon, 110- U was a very fast race, the first mile being run in 1:;S and tlie mile and a sixteenth of tlie race in lf35. May 30 he ran third to Peter Pan ami Silverman for the Belmont. Peter won all the way and Gill was badlv beaten after running a good race and momentarily showing in front at tlie end of a mile and an eighth. This was the race in which the extraordinary time of 2:15g for a mile and three-eighths was displayed and afterwards taken down, investigation showing that it had been taken from a wrong starting point, so there is no time for the Belmont of 1!07. I lis next essay was in the Broadway Stakes at Gravesend. June S. Montgomery was first. Arcite SLcond and Frank Gill third. Then he ran unplaced to Peter Pan, Paumonok and Yankee Girl in the Brooklyn Derby. In this races while at the post, lie was severely kicked by Oran and this probably accounts for his bad race. His next race was in the Suburban Handicap. He was in the first three for a miie then retired and linally finished fourteenth in a field of sixteen starters. Four days later, with 115 p-Hinds mi, he defeated Charles Edward, 107; Koscben. 115; First Premium, IK!; Tony Faiist, 111; Suffrage, 121. and four more for the Equality Stakes, at a miles The timer was tangled up again and no time was taken, but it was probably a very fast mile that was reeled off that day. Then came his greatest tri-umnli. This was in the first running of the 5,000 Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes. Eleven of the best three-year-olds of tlie year started, with the Keene pair. Peter Pan and Philander, coupled at 0 to 5 in the betting. Frank Gill was 12 to 1, but at the end of a grand contest he won by four lengths, with Montgomery second, Salvidcre third. Philander fourth and Peter Pan fifth, the latter, four being heads fip.irt. The mile and a half was run in 2:.".3i. Peter Pan carried 12! pounds, Frank Jill and Montgomery 120 and all of the others bad an allowance of ten pounds. Following this he was beaten a head by Montgomery for the rich Commonwealth Handicap, Dandelion finishing three lengths away. Weights Montgomery, 112; Frank Gill. 110; Dandelion, 117. Eleven other good horses ran unplaced and the mil-ami quarter was run in 2:0. For the Lawrence Realization he was rightfully the favorite, but at the end of a grand contest it was Diniia Kens race by a length and a half, with Frank Gill second eight lengths before Salvidcre. For the Brighton Derby Cliarles Edward defeated him in a marvellous race, only tlie two starting. Then h Has taken to Saratoga and won the Travers Stakes from Golf Ball and Cork Hill, running the mile and a quarter easily in 2:07 with 12! pounds up. Then, seemingly, he partially lost form. In the Saratoga Cup be was third to Itunning Water and Xealon, but was beaten more than twenty lengths. In the Century Stakes at Sheepshead Bay he was third to Ballot and Ironsides, but ran better than he did in the Saratoga Gup. finishing close up. In the First Special at the Gravesend meeting he ran a surprisingly bad race, being last all the way in a field of six. This race was run Seotouiber 21. So. when he was brought out September 24 to contest the Hindoo Stakes, with 120 pounds up, it is not surprising that he was held lightly on the natural conclusion that he was out of form. How he made an example of his opponents and bewildered students of form is of teo recent occurrence to need recapitulation -here. His record to date is: Year. Sts. 1st. 2nd. ."rd. Unp. Amt. won. I!Hi 1! 4 4 S $ C,,0.!0 1!07 -. IS 5 4 4 5 50.121 Total ."7 ! 7 S i:: .1907.sh5,151

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