Goldfleur Takes Steeplechase: Easily Defeats Opponents - Alpenmarhen, Heavily Played, Fools Backers, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-02


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GOLDFLEUR TAKES STEEPLECHASE. Easily Defeats Opponents Alpenmarchen, Heavily Played, Fools Backers. Baltimore, Mil., November 1. Fair weather brought out a gexnl crowd at Ilmlico this afternoon, and with seveu races on the card, the public had a run for its money. Tile track was in excellent condition and fair time was made. It was a bail day for favorites, only one first choice getting home in front. Some of the long shots, bowever, were well backed by those in the know, and the bookmakers diet not get much the best of it. Several of the layers were absent today, among thein Tom Shaw, who finds this arena too limited for his operations. Shaw lias been the "Big Store" since the opening here, and has been backing them very heavily on the outside. The steeplechase was the feature of the racing today, ami brought out nine gooel jumpers. Of these Lester L. Ilayman was most fancied, but lie never was in it, Goldlleur winning from start to finish. Merry Maker, for a wonder, ran straight and furnished the only contention for Goldlleur. George Leiper, a well-backed candidates ran out when lie appeared to have a gooel chance. Ormondes Right was in a running mood again today, but was just nosed out by Trackless. Alpeuinarchen, with only ninety pounds up, war thought to be a real gooil t?:ing in- the sixth race and was heavily Mipporteel. He went right fo the front when the barrier roses and, opening a gap o. five or six lengths, appeared as if lie would make a runaway race of it. In the stretch, however, he epiit badly and Sam Bernard beat him out. Harney Seiireiber was among the visitors at the track today. He told the horsemen here that there would be no jumping races at Arcaella tills winter M. J. Cooper has liouglit Eouite and Town Topic: and will race them on the coast.

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