Deeds in Racing of a Two-Year-Old Which is a Dangerous Contender for the Championship, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-21


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: DEEDS IN EACING OF A TWO-YEAR-OLD WHICH IS A DANGEROUS CONTENDER TOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP : : i Peter Quinces now distinguished sou Papp, began his racing career by making himself extremely obnoxious to the starter and general public because of his unruly antics while at the post. Reforming somewhat in this particular, he shifted his activities into a solid habit of persistently making himself obnoxious to the owners of .other gool two-year-old aspirants to the championship of the present year. At Saratoga his exploits have been such as to force the conclusion that he is about the best two-year-old out, subject to the reservation that the Hopeful Stakes or the Futurity, may reveal something better, which lias been, in reserve for those great prizes of the .turf. In his ancestry Papp has every right to shine in .racing and is proof of the continued potency of that native line of breeding which comes to the present day through the male- line of Alarm, Himyar, Domino and Commando. Papps debut was at Belmont Park, Juno 2, in a dash of four and a half furlongs. As lie opened at 8 to 1 and closed at 5 to 1, there was a hint given that some one thought -pretty well of his chances. But after lending for a while he gave way and in the end it was. Seamstress, first; Green Gold, second and Papp third. It was a "slow track and the race was run in 53. Papp was four and one half lengths behind the winner. His" next endeavor was attended witli better results. This was at Jamaica, June 18, in a dash of five-eighths of a mile, for maiden two-year-olds. Thirteen started for this and getting away first, after delaying the start, Papp lead all the way and won by three lengths in 1:01 with Tea Party second and Princeps third. All carried 115 pounds and Papp was second choice to Princeps at 3 to 1. At the same track June 23, Papp gave another convincing example of his speed, when he finished first at five-eighths in 1:00, but was disqualified for fouling several of his competitors soon after the start, the race going to Heredity, with Green. Sold second and Play Toy third. This was one of the incidents giving Papp a bad reputation. June; 25, at Aqueduct he started in the Hudson Stakes i as the post favorite at 11 to 10. But he ran his race at .the post and after causing, a long delay there, got off well Jind raced in second place to the last turn, then, Iiq idfeapncared-from-.tlib front rank and brought up in last place. Drastic winning in 1:00 with Bughouse .second and Panamau third. His conduct on this .occasion increased his ill repute in public estimation. In his next race, j the Great American Stakes, at Aqueduct, June 30, ;i lie was at 15 to 1 in tho betting .and finished i last, it being that memorable race in which Sun 1 Briar, with 112 pounds up was first, -with Lucul-lite, 128 pounds, second and Tracksend, 125 pounds, third. Tracksend being at 0 to 10 in the betting and Lucullite at 0 to, 5. July 5 he started again at Aqueduct, this time in a purse race, at five-eighths. He made the pace to the last eighth, but surrendered to .a challenge and finished third to Happy Go Lucky and Midnight Sun in 1:01. At the Empiro City meeting Papp set about revealing himself to the public in the guise of a real and reformed race horse. Starting there July 14, in the Whirl Stakes at five and a half furlongs, he went to the post the extreme outsider in the betting at 12 to 1. The starters were Sun Briar, 125 pounds, Papp. Ultima Thule, The Spinner and Bughouse, 114 each and Bantry. 110. Papp forged into the lead quickly and making the pace fast was never headed, but was periously near it at the finish, beating Ultima Thulo but a nose in 1:07. Two lengths back Sun Briar was third. His next essay at the same track was in the Wakefield Handicap, at the same distance, July 20. In this, lie was given 118 pounds to 113 on Ultima Thule. The close finish between the two colts in the Whirl Stakes indicated that the latter should vanquish Papp at the weights and so he did. He was the favorite at 9 to 5 and, leading nearly all the way at a fast rate, won by two and a half lengths in 1:07, while Top Coat, carrying 110 pounds, defeated Papp by a half length for second money July 30 he took up- 120 pounds and picked up a bit of easy money for his owner in a purse ?i!c, fr0IV. Tr,ly. 1X pounds, Auruni, 110, and thief Lally, 112. This concluded his adventures over the metropolitan tracks and lie journeyed north to Saratoga to see what he could do over the old track at the "Place of Healing Waters " Right away he began acquiring the credit of being a topnotchcr. On the first day of the hieet- ,nF ,!.c. tooK. 110 1-7 1ounds. and won the long-established Flash Stakes at five and a half furlongs over a muddy track in 1:07. The other starters and their weights were Adeline Patricia, 110: Top Coat. 110, Drastic, 125, JIatiiiee Idol, 111. Cur-Tcnc-vV l10;,IIerald HO. Bulb Boy. 113, Drill Jlas-ter, 10, Heredity, 119 and Eliminator, 107. The imposter Bully Boy was a hot favorite at 13 to 10 and, with L. Allen on his back, Papp was at 12 to 1 and given scant consideration excent by his stable connections. Nevertheless, he arssed the pacemaker. Adeline Patricia, in the stretch and won by a good length from her. with Top Coat bringing up in third place. This meritorious achievement penalized him to the extent that when he next ap-I peared m public lie had to carry 130 pounds. This was mi August 1 in the United States Hotel Stakes . at three-quarters of a mUe. It was contested bv .sixteen, one of which was the western crack Escoba. The starters, weights and order of the finish were Papp, 130 pounds, Drastic, 125: Nutcracker. 112; Sun Briar. 130. Bully Boy, 115, War Machine 115, Thistle, 112. Escoba, 127, Happy Jo Lucky. 115, American Eagle, 115. Sycamoor, 112, Sinn Fein, 112, Bantry, 115, Turf. 112. Jusqu an 1 out, 112 and Bughouse, 115. War JIachine was the post favorite at 3 to 1. Papp opened at 10 to 1 and closed at 8 to 1. In such a big field there was of necessity crowding and knocking alwwt, of which Papp had his share, but he came into the stretch on good terms witli the leaders and at the end of a furious and exciting drive, Papn triumphed by a half length, witli Drastic second another half lengtli before Nutcracker, while tho latter lust nosed Sun Briar out for third place. T i Papps next race brought him defeat, but defeat with honor. This was in the Saratoga Special run August 11, at three-quarters of a mile. For tins Tracksend Avas the favorite, but ran a race suggestive of having trained off and had nothing to V?oWiy,1 t,l5r.L8,,lt; Colts carried 122 pounds, fillies 119. Jlr. Whitneys crack filly Kosie OGrady made the pace and made it fast to the last eighth, where Sun Briar came with a wet sail and rushing past her won by a length and a half in 1:15, the filly sticking to her work long enough to hold second place. Of the nine starters Papp was away last but made up ground steadily into a fast rushing " third. Papps next and last race to date was for the Sanford Memorial Stakes at three-quarters over a muddy track last Wednesday. How lie took up 130 pounds again and won Kashmir. Escoba and eight more in 1:15, is an event of such recent occurence as to call for no description here. His further engagements at Saratoga are in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes. August 25 and the 0,000 Hopeful Stakes, August 30. Should he capture the latter richest stake of this year, he will undoubtedly figure as the leading money earning horse of tne year. In the meantime his record and pedigree Tom- Ao6- S 1S 2"d- 3rd- Unp. Won. 1910 13 6 0 4 3 1,511 . f Domino Himyar HuT If Commando.... J . ... Jlannie Gray J Eiwiec. ! - Darebin J The Peer I. Emma C J j Lurline . r Peter Quince.. J v Gucnn Flood 2 i Glcndew - it s . - Lord Lyon i Stockwcll S .rTouchet.- I Paradigm S ? Lady Audley S Lord Clifden a 7 .1 Fair Vision.. .- Icicle - I Scottish Chief J Lord of the Isles nr. .1 Enchantress , . Miss Ann S "5 " . - Lady Love T j Blair Atliol J , I Vergiss-Jlein Nicht Pi . f Hend Or 5 Doncaster ii . ".jrartagon J Bouge Hose j . 1 Tiger Lily 5 JIacaroni w ;,f JIazagan - Polly Agnes H ,i .; .7.1, Hampton Lord Clifden I . , I. JIaize 1 Lady Langden 2 - I ,, Palmf lower i The Palmer 3 V.phebe G j 1 Jenny Diver f Sir Jlodred j Traducer f Bendoran J c Idalia "7 Oran J Bend Or Amy J 1 Strathfleet , Galiard J Gaiopin ; i Fair Recluse -j j JIavis Royal Nun j Hermit 1 Princess JIary II.

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