Rainy Day at Saratoga: Papp Scores Another Victory and Defeats the Western Crack Escoba, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-16


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RAINY DAY AT SARATOGA. PAPP SCORES ANOTHER VICTORY AND DEFEATS THE WESTERN CRACK ESCOBA. Valor Surprises in Defeating Chiclet and Woodtrap Moscowa Helped by the Mud and An Easy Victor Track Gossip. By J. L. Dempsoy. Saratoga, X. Y.. August 15. G. W. Lofts good two-year-old colt Papp regained his laurels as premier in the juvenile division here by his splendid victory in the Sanford Memorial, at three-quar,ters and worth ,825 net to the winner. Kashmir, carrying W. C. Clancys colors, landed in second place and the western crack, Escoba, headed the eight others. The trio of placed ones were driving to the limit, with Kashmir finishing the fastest and steadily gaining on the winner. Papp, with his customary style of .racing close to the inner rail, was lucky in escaping any possible interference and followed Nutcracker, the early leader, closely and disposed him from the lead just as the lower turn, was reached. When fully straightened away for the stretch racing the Loft youngster increased his advantage and appeared the easiest kind of a winner, but the steadying impost of 130 pounds, coupled with the muddy going, served to tire him and his rider, Allen, was forced to his whip to first outstay Eseoba, which had loomed up with a momentary threatening challenge and later the fast coming Kashmir. The latter lost some ground by being forced to Rice wide on the turns, but tflte fifteen-pound weight concession lie received from Papp almost brought about his success and he would have won at a longer distance. On his showing this afternoon Papp demonstrated that he holds the other two-year-olds safe, at least in muddy going and at a distance of three-quarters or under. The Sanford Memorial Stakes was instituted in 1913 in honor of the memory of Gen. Stephen Sanford, and its brief history is here shown: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1013 Little Nephew. ... IK. T. KiHwth,050 1:14 1014 Regret 127 .T. Notter. .. 2,675 1 :13 1915 Pulse 127 C. Ganz 2,075 1 :! 1911 Campfire ........125 J. "McTagt. 2,850 1:13 1917 Papi . . .130 L. Allen. ... 3,825 1:15 Iftfrd ralTiif of this morning and again before race tim, was responsible for changed track conditions and si decrease in attendance. There was a cessation of the rain during the racing, but the threatening overhead aspect kept many from journeying to the course. As a result of the changed track conditions, withdrawals were numerous and several surprises developed. The most outstanding one came when W. J. Youngs neglected Valor landed in advance of Chiclet and AVoodtrap after a sensational drive. Chiclet and Woodtrap absorbed all the betting attention in the race, but the outsider joined issue witli tlieip at once and disputed every foot of ground, triumphing at the end by a scant length. Chiclet just lasting to outstay the badly managed Woodtrap. Moscowa, smother Kentucky owned, duplicated Valors success when lie won in runaway style in the Corinth Handicap, for which Dick Williams was given confident support. The latter flattered extensively by staying close to Fnux-Col and Manager Waite and passing into the lead when his rider urged him. Once in the lead his victory appeared certain, but Moscowa, which also had been following close up, came with a sensational rush within the stretch turn and ultimately won with the utmost ease. Dick Williams landed second place far in advance of Manager Waite, which again came in the stretch to head the others. Steeplechase Closely Run Affair. The steeplechase was. a closely run affair, all the starters going the course in close order and without mishap. Syosset under Powers good ride landed by a slight margin in front of Ballbay and New Haven. A change in riders would have brought about Pallybays triumph. Diversion, which was running in the sole interest of James Corrigan, that sportsman having bought out his partner. Price McKinneys interest yesterday, scored at the first asking when she managed to outstay Bcaverkill, Harvest King lauding in third place. W. L. .Teffords good cold Red Sox showed a good performance in scoring in the closing race from u supposedly good band that included II. P. Whitneys Payment and John 13. Maddens Wyoming. II. C. Applegate, owner of Old Rosebud and secretary of the New Louisville Jockey Club, was an arrival this morning and will remain here doing some missionary work in the interest of stakes to be offered by his association. He .stated that horses already have begun to flock to Louisville. The comers being mostly from Canada, according to Mr. Applegate there will be more . good horses available for Kentucky racing this fall than ever before. lie also expressed his elation over the lerformanees of OU Rosebud. Secretary W. K. Nortliey, of the I.lue Bonnets, Montreal Association, was an arrival this morning. He stated that the Blue Bonnets expansive plot of ground would be put under cultivation during the term of suspension of racing in Canada, and that the centre field is already hearing a harvest of oats. He spoke hopefully of a resumption of racing next year, for at least a short term. G. W. Lofts Papp to Race in Kentucky. Mid Hirsch, trainer of Congressman G. W. Lofts baud of racers, stated this afternoon that he would be a liberal nominator to the valuable stakes that will Ik; offered by the Kentucky Associations next fall. The crack youngster Papp, is especially destined for all the big fixtures of his age. Another well known owner who has signified his intention to have his colors represented in Kentucky next fall and will send some of his best is A. A. Reilly, the young New York broker. His stable will bo under the management of Andy Blakcly and jockey Troise will do the riding. S. A. Clopton, acting for J. 0. Talhott, has secured at private terms the horses Monomy and . Warsaw,- formerly raced in Thomas Clydes colors. The useful racer Arnold lias been sold at private terms by trainer Jack McGinnis to L. Leavitt. E. McBrides extensive band of horses were 4t shipped this afternoon to the gentlemens driving F park near Baltimore, where they will be rested w until the beginning of Maryland fall racing. Jockey Molesworth claimed a foul against Schuttinger on Diversion in the opening race, but the stewards did not give it serious consideration. Hanovia, in E. T. Coltons string, will not be raced until October, due to a leg ailment. His good mare Pan Zareia will also be rested until the Belmont Park meeting and, after the close of that meeting, the Colton horses will be shipped to Kentucky. The twenty-nine yearlings and older horses that trainer Jerry Carroll is training for W. R. Coe, will be taken from here to Belmont park and raced at that track. They will not be campaigned next winter and be put iuto winter quarters at Belmont Park.

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