Plantland Victor Again: Takes the Cypress Handicap at City Park in Easy Fashion, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-08


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PLANTLAND VICTOR AGAIN. TAKES THE CYPRESS HANDICAP AT CITY PARK IN EASY FASHION. Marbles Finishes First but Is Disqualified Approbation Again Defeats Fla-vigny Wes Wins. New Orleans, La., December 7. The Cypress Handicap, worth 1,850 net to the winner, was won by W. II. Fizer and Co.s Plantland in commanding style after leading for the entire mile and a furious trip. Zipango, the extreme outsider, landed in second place by a good margin before Faust. Plnntlaurt ran to his best form and showed a superior performance, but was aided considerably by the slippery going. A light rain shortly before noon caused the track to become muddy. Of the orig- I inal carded starters Lotus Eater, Okenite, Temaceo, j Old Honesty and the much discussed Right Royal declined the issue. Besterling, with 100 pounds up, was added, and that his stable connections thought he hurt an excellent chance was evidenced by the pound overweight he picked up with Aubuehon. Plantland ran into a long lead at once, maintained ii fast pace all the way and won with plenty in reserve. -Zipango was at all times his closest contender and Faust, after going a half, dropped into third place and remained there to the end. Thu showing of Yankee Girl was an Improvement and she was close up at the finish. The going militated greatly against Alma Dufour and she tired perceptibly after early prominence. After the finish Lord Lovat ran away four miles at top speed before Dolaby could get him under "control." V ---- - The condensed history of the Cypress Handicap is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1005 Luralighter ..5 95 Stilly ,003 2:0;s 1900 Goldic ... 3 90 Garner 1,545 1:59s 1007 Plantland ...4 105 Minder 1VS50 l:50i I The first disqualification of the meeting came with the running of the third race won by Marbles. The May filly was an overwhelming choice and should have won off by herself but tor the fouling tactics of jockey Notter. He was winning easily when McDaniel, oh Lajeunesse, challenged, but with slight prospects of downing the leader. Not-ter, however, pulled over and pinched off Lajeunesse. The fouling was palpable and the judges promptly set her back and gave the race to Lajeunesse, Infanta second and Bellwether third. The decision was greeted with applause. Twelve, the largest field of the afternoon, started in the steeplechase and fnrnished a good spectacle by running closely grouped until the eighth jump was readied, where 1eter Becker, then in the lead, made a bad landing and unseated jockey Yourell. With him out of the way, Pete Vinegar and Magic fought it out aud finished in the order named, Itacatiara taking third place. After acting badly at the post for some time. Ace High was sent away in a long lead, but his advantage was not enough to enable him to beat out Sally Preston in the fifth. For the third successive time the Texas campaigner, Approbation,, took the measure of Fla-vigny. Tins time he beat the Watkins filly off. Wes, after drifting in the betting to an outlandish figure in the opening race, won out in the last few strides over Pride of Woodstock. The heavily backed Conville finished third. After the finish Wes was bid up by W. S. Hoy to ,000 over an entered price of 00. Later A. Hamel, his former owner, offered ,000 for his return, but failed to secure lihu. The judges fined jockey Notter 0 and suspended him for three days for having committed the foul on Marbles. Out of deference to those who had engaged Notter for Monday, his suspension will not begin until Tuesday. A. L. Kirby, who has charge of the field books, is having considerable trouble with his eyes, and will have to undergo an operation. Jockey P. Kelly, who sustained injury by a fall on Mazle ONeill in her last race, is progressing favorably. Steeplechase jockeys T. Rae, F. Hufliam and C. Brown were arrivals today. T. B. Mannix bought the contract on apprentice rider McOahey, under contract to J. Fitzsimmons, and will have him do most of the lightweight riding for Ills stable. James Duckworth, Colin and Adams and G. Durant were additions to the bookmaklng ranks. The last-named two were in line today. Jockey Yourell, who fell from Peter Becker, feigned to be hurt ami was conveyed across the track to the jockeys quarters on a stretcher. On Ids arrival in the paddock he jumped out of the stretcher and gave his carriers the laugh. Starter Cassidy is said to have left Washington today, and is expected to arrive Monday. Many changes are in contemplation for City Park during the period of two weeks tbat racing will be held at the Fair Grounds.

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