Convincing Win by Uncle: Hildreths Colt Runs Fine Race for Rancho Del Paso, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-16


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CONVINCING WIN BY UNCLE. I HILDRETHS COLT RUNS FINE RACE FOR RANCHO DEL PASO. He Scores as if Far the Best Jimmy Lane and Fultonville Also Win as Favorites 1 at Belmont Park. New York, October 15. The present spell of exquisite indian summer weather continued today, and with first-class racing at ISelmont Park the leisure class of easterners, as -well as the plain people, turned out in great numbers to on joy todays sport. The card was made up principally of over-night events, the solitary exception being the Rancho del Paso Stakes for two-year-olds, at six furlongs, over the straight-away course, and furnished interesting and varied sport. The unlucky but heroic Uncle achieved a tremcn- 1 dous victory in the stake feature. "Whether it was the change from Finn to Miller, the use of hood ami blinkers, or both, that worked -t lie marvelous improvement in the sturdy Star Shoot two-year-old, , as compared with his lamentable failure in the Nursery Handicap of Saturday last, the fact remains that Sam llildretlis colt dominated the situation today from the beginning, and won in such convincing manner that everybody agreed that he coiild have won the Nursery just as easily as lie won todays race had lie been similarly equipped in the matter of rider and head adornments. Virtually four public choices were successful during the afternoon. Lad of Langden stood on an equal footing with Summer Cloud and was more generally supported in the introductory cvejit. jimmy Lane, Fultonville and Uncle were pronounced favorites. As for the two others, Danoscara and Xc-mateor they were far from friendless in the betting; .Maidens, three years old and over, contested the first race. James It. Keenes well-bred Summer Cloud, with Miller up, was made the favorite, but the second choice, Lad of Langden, won from her in a closely contested linisli by less than a length, running the mile in 1 :.!0. Ramrod . was a poor third, but ran a good. race. Lad of Langden has been .threatening to win for some time and was overdue. Constantia again showed speed, but failed l stay. Scratching reduced the steeplechase from thirteen entries down to a field of six starters, Jimmy Lane landing it for Gwyn Tompkins with consummate ease. Islam made a good impression by defeating Dr. Keith for second money. The .second choice, Garrett, fell early in the action. The third race was for maiden two-year-olds at seven furlongs. John Sanfordjs Fultonville was made an even-money favorite, and justified liis selection by winning with all ease from the outsider Monocle and Tully Coulters promising Brother Jonathan. Rolando was threatening for a while, but he lias been doing that since last spring and must have cost hopeful people considerable by this time. The main feature of the afternoon, the Rancho del Iaso Stakes, for two-year-olds, was easy for Sam Hildreths good colt, Uncle. He got off well, ran into the lead in the first furlong, and, never giving the others a chance, finally won pulled up hy a half dozen good lengths. The improving youngster, Falcada, outstayed Jim Gaffncy by a head for second place, the latter a similar distance in front of the added starter, Alfred Noble. Notas-ulga followed the winner closely to the stretch, then retired and is evidently not in her spring and arly summer form. At the weights Rouquet made :i surprisingly bad showing, even if she did get off loorly. The tabulated history of the Rancho del Paso Stakes is as follows: Yeiir. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1598 "Martlmas 122 Taral ,505 1:1:51 1599 Rrigadier 07 OConnor .. 1,520 1:1:5 1!00 Sllverdale 115 Henry 1,230 1:10 3901 "Whiskey King 122 Shaw 1,455 1:10 1002 Cinquevalli 10! OConnor .. 2,570 1:111 UK:: Grenade ..... 107 ONeill 2,:!10 1:09 J 1104 Redouln 11! Shaw 2.000 1:00 11105 lirookdale Nymph.lOO Shaw 2,700 1:10J HHM5 Tourenne 120 Horner :!,020 1:101 ,1!M7 Uncle 122 W. .Miller.. 2,!:!0 1:1.-S Run at Morris Park prior to 1905. For the dash of seven furlongs for all ages th3r came fifth on the card, Don Enrique was a slight favorite over Johnnie RIakc at liberal odds, but Mr. Sanfords speedy Clifford filly, Danoscara, gave Hinr his second race of the day, coining from a poor .position in the last quarter with a great light of speed, and winning by a safe margin from the two-year-old, Karl G., with Don Enrique a good third. Grimaldi led for a fast half and retired, being evidently short, and probably in preparation for an active campaign at Jamaica and Aqueduct. In the last race of the day Temaceo put up a fast performance at a mile and three sixteenths, jinrt won quite comfortably from the favorite, Cairngorm. The latter ran a good race also, and easily out-stayed Welbourne for second place. Temaceo :is a good one at present.

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