Figents Win Displeases: Defeats Fast Ones at Long Odds and is Rewarded with Hisses, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-01


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FIGENTS WIN DISPLEASES. DEFEATS PAST ONES AT LONG ODDS AND IS REWARDED WITH HISSES. IJadzu Takes the Long-Distancc Race Collector Jessup Scores at Last Emma G. in Front. San Francisco, Cal.. November 30. Figent, suddenly transformed from a dry-skinned. lethargic-striding lilly. into a iiery, perspiring ambitious race lion:c, created a sensation by winning the second lace at Oakland today from eleven hitherto swifter pponents. Notoriously unlit in Iter previous three start?!, close observers backed the Belmont enstoff at 25 to 1 immediately after noting his improved rppt arance on his way to the post. Trainer .1. .tones pursued similar tactics witli Madman. Both had been unable to raise respectable gallops when hot favorites, then displayed extraordinary improvement. Tin? stewards are investigating their running. An imiiMial demonstration of groans and hisses greeted the winner. Apto Oro, tin: runner-up. just tailed after a phenomenal effort, while Itighteasy. tl;; favorite, finished just out of the money after getting away poorly. the remaining two winners of the first half of the card. Emma G. and Aftermath, were well backed si cond choices. Favorites predominated in the last half. Nadzu, Byronerd-jle anil Collector .Tessup. Every race was spectacular, exciting and truly run. Considering the quality of the horses engaged it. wa:i the most interesting afternoons sport of the meeting. The iirincipal race was the purse that wound up the card. Collector Jessup scored decisively and carried more money than all tile other favorites on the program combined, Ellisons .1. C. Core Kin up to his unenviable reputation gained in the past two years by finishing unplaced. Itettig. Buxton. A. W-.ilsli. E. Sullivan. W. Miller and 1. McCarthy each won a race. Miller also tin islied second twice, Buxton, Sullivan and Walsh once ucli. Tho .starting was remarkable for uniform excellence and the riding for entire freedom from fouling. F. 1. Weir, in retaliation, advanced Nadzu 00 above his entered price after winning the fourth race, Bedwell went 00 more and the horse was knocked down to him at ,200. Eisrht of J. I. Millins yearlings, by Cunard. fvciked in 2ft soconils during The morning and will be sold at auction shortly. Durante galloped a .mile under a pull in 1:4S in lireparation for Wednesdays handicap, in which he is a proliahlc starter. ieorge W. Briggs arrival is expected from Marys-ville, Mo., witli seven horses, mostly coming two-year-olds. Three by Cesarion are recent purchases at the .Milton Young sale. Jockey Dick Scoville arrived today after a season of riding in .lapan. He says the sport over there is mostly patronized and kept up hi English residents, lie won tlie Emperors Cup at a mile, the greatest r ce there, on Penelope, an Australian mare. He also won the Derby, at a mile and a half, on Tonic, formerly the property of Colonel W. B. Applegate. liea ting his employers horse. Triumphant, ami headed the list of winning jockeys while there. The Jap lxys have begun copying his style of riding.

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