Cudgel Will Be Absentee: J. K. L. Ross Crack Racer Will Not Start in Saratoga Cup.; Will Be Raced Sparingly In the Fall to Save Him for Next Year., Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-29


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CUDGEL WILL BE ABSENTEE J K L Ross Crack Racer Will Not Start in Saratoga Cup Will Be Eaced Sparingly In the Fall to Save Him for Next Year By J R Tcffery TcfferySaratoga Saratoga X Y August US Tin mighty Cudgel will In in absentee from tin running of tlie Sara ¬ toga Cup ne mile and threequarters 01 Saturday next H G IScdweJl trainer and racing manager for Commander T K L Koss let it ho known tiNliy that it is not his intention that Cudgel sliill take part in the notable rue fur stayers with which tin Saratoga season will lie brought to a osr Trainer Bedwcll has ambitious plans for Cudgel looking forward to next years racing and lie does not feel Inclined to ask the liorse to do much more severe campaigning this year especially in the long distance races that will feature fall racing in the various sections of the United Status for which racing is scheduled scheduledCudgel Cudgel will IH campiigncd sparingly ill Mary ¬ land during the fall months and his final appear ¬ ance if the year probably will l le e in the Bowi llndicai Jit Pimlico one mile and a half if all goes well in the meantime Trainer Bedwell fig ¬ ures tat i nice at this distance at the close of his seasons campaign will not be in any way detrimental to Cudgels chances to come back is good as ever next year While he thinks that the slippery track may have had something to do with Cudgels failure in the Merchants and Citi ¬ zens Handicap on Saturday last lie is more in ¬ clined to attribute the horses defeat to the inability of jockey Kummer to ride him s he was instructed to Cudgel is by no means an easy horse to ride and KummerM uiifaniiliarify witii his mount had much opinionThe to do with his failure in lledwclls opinion The manner in which W 11 Coes good colt Sweep On by Sweep Vodler won the sixteenth running of the Grand fnion Hotel Stakes on Satur ¬ day following so closely upon his close second to Hilly Kelly in the Crab Hag Handicap a few days jircviously will result in a big folloving for him in the rich Hopeful Stakes of 0WO on Saturday licxt Sweejt On had no chance on Saturday to show the early speed that brought Billy Kelly to the hardest drive t hs career to take Jiis measura He was the victim of rough riding that marked this early stages of the race Hut once he got into his stride and obtained a clear path he ran like a streak and no victory scored here this year has been more sensationally achieved unless it was wJicn rolymelian won on the occasion of his last appearance lloth horses scored under much the Kami circumstances Of all the twoyearolds shown here it looks as if Sweep On is the one that would have taken the years honors had not Hilly Kelly flashed upon the horizon Sweep On will in all probability be one of the choices for the Hopeful HopefulSir Sir Barton recently purchased by Commander T K L Koss from John E Madden is another colt that will Iiavc a considerable following for the Hopeful Since his acquisition by the Ross stable be has been showing some sensationally good work On the day he was purchased he worked fiveeighths in 59 and Monday he went threequarters around the dogs over a slow track in 11 Trainer HIM well of the Ross stable made no secret of his satisfaction over this latter piece of work Sir Barton is by Star Shoot Lady Sterling and there ¬ fore n halfbrother to the sensational Sir Martin which Mr Madden sold Louis Winans for racing in England after the colt had made an cxception silly fill record as i twovearoll in this count rv Mr Barton is eligible for the Futurity at Helinoiil Park as well as for the Hopeful and is destined to carry Commander Ross colors in both of these im ¬ portant races lie will go from here to Maryland with tie rest of the Ross horses and will be taken to Belmont Park from Havre de rice by trainer Iedwcll when the time comes for filling his Fu ¬ turity engagement It may be that he will turn out to be one of the Ionnotch juveniles of the year

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