Whitney Entries in Big Handicaps, Daily Racing Form, 1916-01-03


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1 I I 1 1 [ " ! ; WHITNEY ENTRIES IN BIG HANDICAPS. It is quite noticeable that, notwithstanding its wealth of horses, the Whitney stable is represented in the two great handicaps of the Pelmont Park -j. ring meeting, the Metropolitan at a mile, ami the Suburban at a mile and a quarter, by out three hi.rses. the same three being nominated in each case. The veteran of the trio is Rorrow and the other two are the bred in England three-year-old colts Clappetbill and Chicle. There is sonic thing significant in this. So far as Borrow is concerned, his form is public property and. splendid old warrior of the race track that he is. he is getting along in jears and sure to be placed next to Boamer in the matter of high weight. Inder the circumstances lie could hardly be relied on confidently to win either of the big races and it is a plain inference that the two three-year-olds will be depended upon by the stable. It is also a suggestion that they have impressed trainer Rowe more than favorably. After he was brought over from England Clapper-bill was entered in stake races at Laurel, but he-was not started. There was a story current to the effect that he had shown in private that he could beat anything of his age in the stable, so it was decided not to expose his form in Maryland racing. IMS may or may not have been true, but there is one certainty attaching to Clappetbill and that is that so tar as he raced in England he had no superior there. In his last race there, the Norfolk Two-Year-Old Plate, at Newmarket, May 11. be carried 191 pounds and won with great ease at five-eighths of a mile in 1:99%, defeating I.iserb Sure and fourteen more. One ot" the unplaced ones was Figaro, which, afterwards came to be considered about the best colt of his age in England. There is good reason to think that Clapperblll is to show us what a really high-class English three* ■ year-old is like and the manner of his running. So far as Chicle is concerned, it is enough to say that he is a Spearmint and the Spearmints arc not: precocious; but are horses that improve over their two-year-old form and are notably stayers. Chicle won two of his four races last year, taking a parse at Saratoga and the Champagne Stakes at the Belmont Park fall meeting. In this he ran seven-1 eighths of a mile in 1:24% and defeated Air Man. Whimsy. Friar Rock. Slipshod. Kilmer and Churchill with eitse. carrying 112 pounds. From the prefer-: ence awarded him in the two big handicaps, be must have thriven and improved greatly after hi; retirement from his short racing campaign. His dam is that splendid Hamburg — I.ady lrivoles 1il!- which, in her two-year-old days, won for herself the distinction of being considered the best lilly of her age in England. I.ady I moles i- a St. Simon mare and Chicle is well enough bred to d., anything.

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