Top o Th Morningss Speed: Weight Carrying Sprinter Runs the Fastest Race of the Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-24


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TOP 0 TH MORNINGS SPEED. WEIGHT CARRYING SPRINTER RUNS THE FASTEST RACE OF THE MEETING. Quartz Sots a Fast Pace and Is Only Beaten by a Head George Smith Shows Good Form in Win- . ning His Race Several Big Run-Ups. New York, July 23. In the fastest run race of the meeting, Paul Powers consistent sprinter Top o th Morning scored a driving victory in the Arrow Selling Stakes, the feature of the afternoons sport at the Yonkers track, and ran the short three-quarters distance in the excellent time of 1:00. A head back came F. F. Tighes Quartz, which tired slightly right at the end, after setting a hot early pace. Schuyler L. Parsons Rivcrdale was a beaten off third, while the western speedster Bringhurst raced disappointingly to take fourth place. With his accustomed alertness at the barrier, Top o th Morning readily took the lead at the start, but was quickly joined by Quartz and the pair raced head and head for an eighth. Then Buxton eased his mount back and Quartz went out to make the running, racing to a lead of several lengths. While rounding the turn, Buxton moved up with the Powers sprinter and, after turning for home, the race had resolved into a duel between Quartz and Top o th Morning. Quartz was holding on with unaccustomed gameness today and as the pair raced side by side down the straightaway, there was little to chooose between the two. Buxton, however, was putting up one of his best finishes and right at the end Top o th Morning proved the gamer and drew out to win by a head. Quartz, though beaten, showed his best race of the year. This was the seventh running of the Arrow Stakes, the brief history of which is as follows: Year. Winner. A.AVt. Jockey. Val. Time. 100S Spooner 3 108 Sumter ,755 1:12 1909 Besom 4 105 Taplin 1,135 1:11 1010 Folliq .Lory ...3 113 AV. Knapp.. 1,150 1:11 1014 Granite 0 123 J. Butwell.. 075 1:12 1915 Etruscan 3 100 J. McTaggt 075 1:11 1010 Miss Puzzle ...3 109 F. Keogh .. 1,000 1:09 1917 T.othMorning 5 120 M. Buxton.. 1,000 1:09 No racing at Empire City in 1911, 1912 and 1913. Run at Belmont Park in 1915. Run at 3-4 mile until 1910. Georgo Smith Runs a Milo in 1:39. John Sanfords star four-year-old Georgo Smith, winner of the 1910 running of the Kentucky Derby, showed a return to his best form when lie galloped a mile in 1:39 to defeat a fair band in the fourth race. The son of Out of Reach, after beginning fast, was saved behind the leader to the half mile post, where lie went to the front and was never thratened. At the end he was being cased up. The track was fast today for the first time during the meeting and good time was recorded in the majority of the races. J. W. Schorr registered his first victory of the meeting, when lima Schorr was returned a easy winner in the second from a fair band of juvenile platers. Paul Powers claimed AV. II. Bakers Bringhurst out of the Arrow Selling Stakes for ,500. This was in retaliation for the bidding up of Top o th Morning. The major portion of the J. AV. Schorr racers left for Saratoga this afternoon, where they will be rested until the August meeting begins. This move was necessitated by the fact that they shipped poorly from Kentucky. Included in the band which made tiie trip were the good three-year-olds Cudgel, Harry Kelly and Butterscotch II. Eddie Delling, who is recovering rapidly from his recent illness, was an arrival from Buffalo. N. L. Snelson was another of the afternoons arrivals. Frank Keogh, who has been enjoying a short vacation, was a visitor at the track and will depart for Saratoga tonight with the J. E. Wcdcner stable. Paul Powers Top o th Morning was bid up from ,000 to ,900 by AV. II. Baker after his victory in the Arrow Stakes. He was bought in by trainer Shields for ,000. AValtcr II. Pearce bid up lima Schorr to ,000 after that filly won the second raco, but she was bought in by tho stable on a advance. This was an advance of over her entered price. H. Fink claimed Intone out of the fifth nice for ,405. AValter II. Pearce entered a ,310 claim for the plater, while J. T. Looneys claim was accompanied by ,300.

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