Daughter of Plaudit the Best Two-Year-Old Filly of Last Year, Daily Racing Form, 1914-03-16


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I DAUGHTER OF PLAUDIT THE BEST TWO -YEAR -OLD FILLY OF LAST YEAR j- In his few years on the turf on an extensive scale the Canadian owner, R. Davies, has been fortunate in having his colors carried by winning horses of good class. In this line it fell to him last year to possess decidedly the best two-year-old lilly owned in Canada or the United States. This was the Plaudit tilly. Southern Maid, which hut for the tleetness and courage of Pennant, would have taken the spoils of the l uturity Stakes to Canada for the second time in the history of that richest of American stakes for two-yi ar-ohls. Her dam, Sally IC, is a half sister to King James, so Southern Maid is closely related to that gnat race horse and probable good sire of the future. Southern .Maid appeared in public racing for the first time at the Toronto spring meeting on Saturday. May iy, l!i:;. It was a purse race for two-year-olds at four and a half furlongs, in which, outside of .Miss Jayie, she was not called upon to meet anything of much account in a racing way. Showing speed of the highest order, she ran away from Miss Gayle and, setting a new track record, won by ten lengths in 51! f,. Having up only 102 jHiuiids to 112 pounds on Miss Gayle, the latter was attempting the Impossible task of conceding her ten pounds and naturally failed, hut ran a good race herself and outstayed Fuzzy Wuzzy for second place. This race was educational for the winner. Her next appearance was in the Victoria Stakes, al ihe same track liny SO, at live-eighths of a mile. This she won all the way never extended and, covering the distance in 1:00,, finished in a canter a length and a half in front of Miss Gayle, with Recoil good bird and two others unplaced. She carried 115 pounds to 110 on Miss Gayle and was at 1 to 4 in the betting. In tier next race she met opposition of a decidedly different class and was vanquished. This was in a purse race at Hamilton, June 25, the distance being live-eighths of a mile. She carried II.! pounds to IDS on the famous Little Nephew and, while she ran a grand race, could not give that weight to him. although defeating the other four starters easily enough. Racing stride for stride. Little Nephew led her by a head at a swift pace around to the last eighth in the homestretch, then drew away and won from her by a length and a half In the Canadian record time of 59. Lyric Muse was thiol four lengths back. S -coiid again was the best she could do in her next attempt. This was In the Spring Brewery Stakes id" live eiglitiis of a miie, at Hamilton, .Inly 2. For this event the starters were Vandergrift, IK! pounds; Southern Maid, 12U; The Fsher, 111. and Silent Pilot, 111. Vandergrift, a good Ken Brush colt belonging lo John W. Schorr, was in lino fettle that day and the lilly found the task of giving him seven pounds, besides her sex allowance, beyond her power, so in a fast -run race he won by two lengths in 1:00, with Southern Maid second a length in from of her stablemale. The Usher. Then the tide turned her way and vlic won her next three races. The lirsi ol the three was the Niagara Slakes, at Fort Erie, July 7, and in this she revenged the defeat I.illle Nephew had given her at Hamilton. It was practically a two-horse race, the Davies pair. Southern Maid. 115 pounds, and The Usher. 108 pounds, against Little Nephew, 115. The track was safe, but not last, the distance live-eighths of a mile and Little Nephew was at ! to 20 in the betting, with 9 to 5 laid against Ihe pair. There" was consternation in the Little Nephew camp when Southern Maid went out in rout at once and, leading all the way, won with great ease by two lengths. Little Nephew beating The Usher by the same interval. One effect of this unexpected result was to convince the owner of Little Nephew" that sta!eness was impending, so he was hurried on to Saratoga and at healthful "Horse Haven" was given a benelicial rest that helped him lo race brilliantly when the Saratoga meeting came on. The second of the three races was at Windsor, July 17. in the Kdenwold Stakes, at live-eighths of a mile over a heavy track. She had to carry 115 pounds to 10.! each on Czar Michael, John P. Nixon and Superl, but so far outclassed her competitors that she went to the post at 1 to S in the betting and won in a canter by Ix lengths in l:i4. Czar Michael finishing second and John I. Nixon third. In her next race she was lor the first time asked to run three-quarters of a mile and acquitted herself grandly. It was the Nursery Pate, at Hamilton, run July 2. over a fast track. Of her four opponents only Iilack Toncy was of much account, but he was in good form himself that day and made her put her best foot foremost. She rushed lulo the lead at once and, running the first quarter in 2:if.. the half mile in 4V,, finally drew away in the homestretch and won by four lengths in 1:ll. She carried 118 pounds in this noble performance to 115 on Klack Toncy, 115 on Centaiiri and ICS on Perpetual and Willie AVaddell. P.lack Toncy ran a capital lace himself and finished ten lengths before Centaur! for second place. Then the good black daughter of Plaudit was laken to Saratoga for an unfruitful, but entirely creditable, campaign against high-class oppo-stioii. At Saratoga she did not win, in fact her victory in the Nursery Plate was her last, of the year. lint even in defeat she did so well as to win general admiraiion and the genuine respect of owners of other two-year-olds brought into competition with her there. Holding an engagement in the Futurity, her mission there was lo win that important event if she could. She was not started until August 21 and then in a handicap nurse race at three-quarters of a mile, in which she was the top weight with 120 pounds- in the saddle. The other starters and weights were Surprising. 118 pounds: P.lack Toncy, IK!; Punch I!ov;l, 112: Crossbun. Hi: Cutaway, 10i: Harry L.. 115. and Trumps and Watermelon, 107 each. Obviously here was racing material of a character to give Ihe iilly all that could be desired in the way of a race to put her in the bloom of perfect condition for the Futurity. She went to ihe post favorite at to 2. hut at the end of i fast and well contested race was second lo the good olt. Surprising, beaten a length in l:12i, with P.lack Toncy a close up third. Interference she W i soon after the start probably caused her defeat, as she was gaining on the winner at the end. However, to he beaten by Surprising was no discredit to any two-voarold. The Futurity was run seven days !ater. There were eight starters, being Pennant, Southern Maid. Karly Rose and Anytime. 119 pounds each; Adilie M.. 114: Rringhurst. 120; Klack Toncy. 117. and Forum. 122, the latter being coupled witli Pennant as the Whitney entry. In the belting there was not niich to choose between the Whitney entry and Southern Maid, the entry going to the post at S to 5, while siic was 9 to 5. Rringhurst was away well and cut out Ihe running to the stretch, while Pennant and Southern Maid got away in the rear and the latter was at once cut olT by Anytime. Pennant ran sluggishly al lirst. but finally got into his stride and passed Rringhurst in the stretch, but was brought to the whip at tin. end to withstand the rush of the fast -coming Southern Maid and finally won all out by a length. Meantime the lilly had been having much trouble and while Pennant was in the lead midway of the homestretch she was then lift li and live or six lengths behind him. That she made up nearly all of that ground and was on v beaten a scant length shows that she would probably have won if away well and unhampered in the running. Under Kill wells vigorous riding Addio M. ran the race of her career and was a close up third. It was a slow track and the time was 1:15. She ran twice afterwards, ltotli times at the Toronto fall meeting. Here, on September 20, Hodge beat her by a head at three-quarters of a mile in 1:1" . with Surprising third a length and a half back. The two leaders carried 115 pounds and Surprising IIS. September 2:! the trio met again in the Michaelmas Handicap, at the same distance, along with five more two-vear-ohls. Hodge won again, this time in 1:12. with 125 pounds up. He only beat Surprising a head and he also carried 125 pounds. Southern Maid was given 120 jHiunds and. after leading to Ihe stretch, tired and let Czar Michael. 102 pounds, up for third place, it being the only time she was unplaced last vear. She ran the first half in 41! If. a circumstance that would readily account for her tiring under her lioavv impost. Then she was retired for the year and her record and pedigree are as follows: Vear. Age. Sts. 1st. 2nd. ."rd. Unp. Won. p.ii:: ..2 li r. 5 o i .::7:: ,. C ITclipse J Orlando -U"" Gaze Maud 3 Stockwell f r... -! 7 C. of AlbeinnrJo ... 1 Lexington 5 Koston 1! U Ilu-ii. .? J I Alice Carneal Ilcgira j Ambassador 1 Flight WV, I!ui," "r, King Tom i Harkaway f Tomahawk Pocahontas P LOiuderella J Mincemeat J t1,l,:,t S B ! Krown Kread Weatherbit s ..Manna I Krown Agnes 1 J I Tartlet Kirdcatcher ft J v I Mare by Don John W P 8 r . Speculum j Vedette H x f. Hagioscope Donilice 1 f Mirthful Sophia j Macaroni 3 - J . , . , , Ielrarch J Lord Clifden Sister Cheerful a "j Laura I Nun Bacchus The Siiiv IC K -. "j" v V.-in-v Chanoiuesso . ! Scottish Chief j Ld of the Isles f Fursebearer J -j Miss Ann I. Thrift Stockwell - Unsightly Kraxey I ,., Himyar Alarm IIira Villa llira Tolima Glen Athol C Maggie Morgan

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