Berry Maid First Again.: Defeats Keenes Fast Colt, Besom, Decisively In The Arverne Stakes.; Zienap Scores One of Her Infrequent Wins, Defeating Rifleman, and Jubilee--Economy a Disappointment in the Jumping Race., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-23


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BERRY MAID FIRST AGAIN DEFEATS KEENES FAST COLT BESOM DECIS IVELY IN THE ARVERNE STAKES Zienap Scores One of Her Infrequent Wins Defeat ¬ ing Rifleman and Jubilee Economy a Dis ¬ appointment in the Jumping Race New York April 22 Jubilee was unable to tate up the weight asked by tbe bandlcapper In the overnight handicap at Aqueduct today and sus ¬ tained bis first defeat of the season this being his sixth race since March 26 Todays race was at one mile Jubilee was asked to concede from thirteen pounds upward to the other starters He was favorite and was well supported but was out ¬ run In the early part of the race being last at tbe far turn and although be closed much ground In tbe stretch was never able to overtake tbe lightly weighted pacemaker Zienap which was well backed Jubilee was nodding slightly when brought bqck to tbe scales but walked out of It and his owner Fred Littleficld thought there was no seri ¬ ous trouble Klfleman showed much improvement finishing a good second to Zienap and evidently is close to his topnotch form formThe The Arverne Stakes was the feature and resulted disastrously for tbe public as Cohort an added starter and favorite was never prominent in the running while Besom tbe heavily backed second choice was outgamed by Berry Maid in a long stretch struggle Cohort won the Great American Stakes and other good races last season and was accounted a highclass colt Before the running of the Carter Handicap he had worked in such a tnanner as to attract attention In the antepost gossip of the race and on the strength of this he was installed favorite today although making liberal weight concessions to the other starters startersCohorts Cohorts appearance was surprising but at the same time convincing to his backers The sur ¬ prising feature was his growth from a cobby little horse to one of good size and scope but be appeared to be as fine as be could be made without actual racing After an Indifferent beginning he was never able to get within striking distance of Besom and Berry Maid Besom showed tbe most early speed but to the disappointment of his backers be was in ¬ clined to quit when the pressure was put on and Berry Maid won easily enough by a length and a half Bosom had no mishaps Before tbe twoyear olds of Mr Keenes stable bad raced last year be was considered the equal if not the superior of Colin but while be may develop into a good sprinter there Is little ground to believe he will ever become highly distinguished Berry Maid has improved and promises to be a decidedly useful member of tbe second division of threeyearolds threeyearoldsTbe Tbe tabulated history of tbe Arverne Stakes for tbe past six years is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1903 Dr Saylor 10S T Burns 17201201 1004 Spring 105 McCafferty 1430 12G 1005 Preen 105 Creamer 1070 114 114100C 100C Clark GriUith 100 Lyne lCSO 113 1007 Okenlte 112 Mountain 1715 114 114100S 100S Berry Maid 103 Musgrave 1500 114 Uun at 7S mile prior to 1005 1005Economy Economy made a very poor showing In the handi ¬ cap steeplechase for which she was an oddson favorite and seemed to be legitimately so She tried to run out at the first fence and the only excuses that could be offered was that she bad not been schooled in sometime although she had been working well on the flat flatCbantilly Cbantilly was the medium of heavy support for tbe first race which he won in a drive from Saylor while Mary Hall winner of the maiden race at the end of the card wcs backed from 15 to 1 to 5 to 1 Red Bonnet was a hot public choice for the race but showed nothing and must be passed up as a bad proposition propositionPhil Phil Chlnn won another race with his useful geld ¬ ing Madrlleno which had to do his best to beat Tom Ileid It was the latters first appearance He ran a thoroughly good race and should soon be graduated from the maiden class Chinns rider Musgrave rode two winners and is in good form now nowAugust August Belmont was at Sheepshead Bay early this morning to see the horses in his stable put through their paces He seemed to be especially pleased with the twoyearolds Merry Gift and Golden View both of which are Tery promising and also with Fair Play which has developed Into a splen ¬ didlooking threeyearold threeyearoldWhen When the word reached the track today that Sen ¬ ator Agnew had given up his fight against racing for the present session of the assembly one of the wits of the clubhouse remarked Hes abandoned the baby and left It on the governors doorsteps doorstepsAt At a meeting of the Wes Side Republican Club last night a resolution endorsing the governors attitude toward racing was beaten by a vote of 32 to 10 This club Is an influential organization and the clubhouse Is situated near the home of Governor Hughes

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