Bad for the Favorites: Only One Finishes First in the Six Aqueduct Races, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-05


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BAD FOR TILE FAVORITES. R c ONLY ONE FINISHES FIRST IN THE SIX AQUEDUCT RACES. v ii Grapple Defeats Sewell in the Woodmere Stakes Zienap Wins from Right Royal. a Xew York, Xovember 4. Racing was marked , this afternoon by a succession of head finishes sucli . as have seldom been seen in one day. Nose and j head finishes were the order and, in three f the t races, it was the favorite that was nosed out. ; Explosion was the only winning choice of the after- . noon and she was forced to do her best to score j over Woodlane, an outsider, while Bouquet, the fecond choice, was third. II. E. Watkius made no mistake when he Iwught , Lad of Langden from W. W. Iarden. Since Lad of -Langden has been racing for Watkius, Ins lias fchown himself to be a smart one and today be out-ginned Jack Atkin and won a six and a half fur- , longs dash. Jack Atkin was t lie choice and it is more than probable that he would have reversed the running with better luck at the post. Just at the rise of the barrier. Iiotli he and Keator went in the air and they were many lengths out of It in the early running. Dugan made up his ground witli Jack Atkin in a rush and, as a result, the Scbreiber sprinter tired badly when of Langden hooked up with liim in the stretch, but hung on gamely. The feature of the day was the Woodmere, a selling stake for throe-year-olds and over at seven furlongs. Sewell was always an odds-on choice, but Dugan made the fatal mistake of using liim lip in the early stages and in the final drive Grapple was up lii time to win by a short head. Frank Fnrrell and his friends at the last .moment of betting sent in some heavy commissions on Grapple and won handsomely to the race. The tabulated history of the Woodmere Stakes is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Aral. Time. 1902 The Musketeer! 115 .7. Martin .,090 1:275 1103 Sweet Alice ..3 515 OBrien ... 1,140 1:27 1904 Cay Boy 5 118 T. Hums .. 1,185 1:27 1905 Jocund 4 US OXeill 1,240 1:27s l.HM; Jacobite 3 110 Sewell 1,125 1:202 li07 Grapple 5 105 W. Miller . 1,050 1:27s Zienap was a surprise of the afternoon. It was in the mile and a sixteenth handicap, and Right Royal was always the choice, with Dolly Spanker the other one to receive support. Zienap had speed enough to make ..all the pace, and lasted long enough to beat out Higlit, while Moonshine finished third. Dugan made another mistake in this race. He had the mount on Dolly Spanker and was in an excellent position on the inside through the stretch, when he was bumped by Smiling Tom. After the bumping Dugan took the Wilson horse back sharply and swung .him over to the outside. At the time Dolly Spanker bad an excellent chance to win. but the move resulted in his finishing last. Old Braueas won the mile and five sixteenths race and after the running he pulled up very lame. He was as good as 3 to 1. Killiecrankle, after closely following the pacemaker, finished in second place, while Hed Friar, though he ran a very sour race, was third. If Brussel had been able to keep Miss Delaney straight in the second race, she would surely have beaten Alauda, which, under Dugans good handling, was up in time. In the last race it was another ease of the jockey. Woodlane would have won, lull when it came to the final fight Miller outrode Horner and landed Explosion in first place.

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