The Chapion of 1907 American Three-Year-Olds, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-20


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THE CHAMPipN OF 19Q7 AMERICAN 1 . cr ... ME. JAMES E. KEENES PETEE PAN, B. C, 3, BY COMMANDO CINDEEELLA, BY HERMIT. Peter Pan, although several times beaten, was, up to the time of-his injury and retirement for the year, unquestionably the best three-year-old of 1907. That is saying a great deal of a colt of a year in which such other graud young racers of that age as Ballot, Salvidere. Frank GilJ, Electioneer, Montgomery, Gold Lady, Diuna Ken and MeCartcr formed a collection probably unequalled in any other year of American turf history. But lie is a superb colt of great speed, a stayer and a weight carrier of high class and when nght demonstrated conclusively that he held the others safe, good as they are. As a two-year-old Peter Pan was in the lirst flight and winner of the Surf Stakes at Sheepshead Bay, Flash Stakes and lloiioful Stakes at Saratoga and a purse. In tiie Hopeful Stakes he carried 130 pounds and ran three-quarters in 1:121, a great performance. He was second to Water Pearl in the Double Event and third to Salvidere and McCarter in the Saratoga Special. He ran fifth in the Futurity with 127 pounds up when not at his best. He went into winter quarters with the reputation of being a good colt, but not the equal of Salvidere or Electioneer. Peter Pans lirst start this year was for the Withers Stakes. To the surprise of all concerned Frank Gill beat him out by a neck in 1:40. All carried 120 pounds and Saracinesca was third. His next start was for the Carlton Stakes at Gravcsend. He was beaten again. This time his conqueror was Dinna Ken, but he had to run the mile in 3:3SJ to do it, breaking the track record. He carried 111 pounds to Peter Pans 322 and won by a half length. Charles Edward was third. Then Peter Pan won the rich Bclmout Stakes from his stable mate, Superman. Frank Jill was third. It was 320 pounds for all, with no time taken. The tinier started his watch at the wrong place. Next lie took the Standard Stakes from Electioneer and Flip Flap easily, one and one-quarter miles in 2:05?, and wonthe Brooklyn Derby over a heavy track in 2:41 from Pauiuonok, Yankee Girl, Frank Gill hud Oran. In the Tidal Stakes it was easy for him to defeat Hickory and Pauiuonok in 2:07jf for the mile and a quarter, but in the flrst running of the Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes, at a mile and a half, he ran unplaced to Frank Gill, Montgomery and Salvidere. He had up 129 pounds and led for a mile and a quarter, but severe racing- with Salvidere told and he unexpectedly tired. Then he redeemed himself in the Advance Stakes by running away from Salvidere, Flip Flap, Montgomery, Bunning Water and two more, one and three-eighths miles,, in 2:20. His last and greatest race was for the 5,000 Brighton Handicap, in which, carrying 135 pounds and giving weight to everything in the race, he ran a mile and a quarter in 2:03s and won from a crack hand of the best handicap horses in this country, McCarter, 101, being second and Montgomery, 109, third. He was hurt in tills race and it was deemed best to turn him out and give him time to recover for a campaign next year. His splendid record now reads: Year. Sis. 1st. 2nd. 3rd.. Unp. Amt. won. 1900 S 4 1 1 2 9,000 1907 0 0 2 0 1 80,790 Totals . 37 10 3 1 3 10,450

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