The Second Best Tow-Year-Old Colt of the Present Year, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-04

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! - X . ! . -... 4 4 : . j THE SECOND BEST TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT OF THE PRESENT YEAR. JAMES R. KEENES BR. C. 2, HEIMET, BY DISGUISE ST. MILDRED. . 5 . 1 1 ! : a . 1 ; : 1 . Knrlv last -spring the usual current of guessintr .1 1 what might be the bright particular star among the two-year-olds in the Keene stable set in. After soi ue time it was agreed that it was the Disguise St. Mildred colt. So when the names of the Keene two-year-olds were made public people interested in racing awaited the first appearnnce of Helmet with curiosity and impatience. Trainer Rowe did not seem to share in this and it was not until the fourth day of the SU-epshead Bay meeting. Tuesday. June that Helmet was started in a race. This was for a purse at file-eighths of a mile and the other starters were Con-naught Ranger. Turncoat. Marse Abe, Fnlield, TroiK Temp and Ruxton. Helmet had tip 117 pounds and. running as if not knowing what was expected of him. swerved about considerably, but drew out in the t-trcteh and won by two lengths from Connaught R.:ingcr in C.Ojl seconds, quite fast enough to constitute satisfactory trial. His next appearance was in the more important role of a contender for the S.OOO Great Trial Stakes, at the same track, June li7. The starters were Sir Martin. 12.; Fayette. 1M: Helmet. V22: Bobbin, 1212: Esperanto. 117; TorbelHno. 1. and Rossfenton. 12T-. Sir Martin won by two lengths and Fayette beat Helmet bv a head for second lyoney. This at. once; disposed of the expectation that lie might prove the star colt of the vear, but did not discredit his being; a good one. On the last day of that meeting he ran Hvond to Sir Martin in the second half of the Double -Event. Weights were the same as in the Great Trial and Sir Martin won bv three lengths, but this time Helmet beat Fayette a length and a half for second place. He was the pacemaker nearly all the way anil showed great speed. He was raced no more until the Saratoga meeting came m. Ilis first start there was in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes. The track was muddy and. sie-mingly unable to stride freely, he ran unplaced, Edward winning. This race look place August 12. Three days later he secured ample revenge when lie won the valuable Hopeful Stakes and ran its three-quarters of a mile in 1:12. The. starters were Helmet. 115: Fergus 115- Fayette. KiO: Sir Martin. l."0: Bobbin. J15: Statesman. 122. and Strike Out. 112. Showing extraordinary speed. Helmet led all the way and won eased up by lliree lengths, with Perseus second and Fnvette third His onlv other start was in tin: Futurity. This his stablemate, Maskette. won by three len"lhs and Sir Martin "heat him bv a head for second place. Sir Martin carried 127 pounds and Helmet F:f Experts had advanced the oiunion early that I.-elmet would improve as the season advauced and this race with Sir Martin seemed to confirm the accuracy of this prognostication. In their early meetings Sir M irtiu had given him seven iKiunds and an easy beiiting. In the Hopeful Stakes he had failed badly in trying to concede -him fifteen pounds and hero he had great difficulty in giving him four. On this showing Ilemet can be made out the second best colt of the year and that is what he really is. He will probably do bis last racing of ihe year at Belmont Park, where he is engaged in the Matron Stakes. Nursery Handicap and Champagne Stakes. To date his record is as; follows: ,.ar Sis. 1st. 2nd. :rd. TJnp. Won. ,; 1 1 Sl.67 U0S" , - - . The interesting pedigree of this grand young raiser is here presented: I Alarm j Kclinse. IHimyar -j I Maud. - Hira J Lexington. f Domino Hegira. ? Lt !,, i - Enquirer J Leamington. " LManniu Grey I Lida. . I . I Lizzie 0 J War Dance. f Disguise H : I Lccompto mare. "I - " Vedette J yoKisuur- . fGalopiu Mrs. Rulgway. jS "I - Flying Duchess. .. J- Fly- Dutchman. J , HBonnioGal ..J ; SgVlbourne. rg i"-..t i -- . , Rapid Rhone - Mare by Lanercost ...kKonnw lKwit J til v or Retriever. S 1 Queen Mary - Gladiator. p - . - Daughter of Pleni 3-2 . s - .Vedette potentiary. M I x fGalopiu . J "lway Ib-IuK Duchess . , s, piy. Dutchman. 0 fSU Siujou A s ... . Merope. . . I . King lorn J Harkaway. ,3 1 .St, Angela J I Pocoaontas. - Adeline , Ion. - L.St. ."Mildriid ;. ri" 7:- - " Little Fairy. " Iiord of the Isles. J Touchstone. . rwtisi. chief jM. . a,rr?,;1r;- i jv v 1- .Mihs Ann 4 J. Tho Little Known. .llS !n.W; . Kettledrum Rataplan?"" - - .; : . - nybla. iHawthorn Bloom.. 7 Nowmlnster. v t L y Alice H nu-n.m th rn " jiaJr nawthorn.

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