Muddy Track At Saratoga: Heavy Downfall of Rain Spoils a Card Full of Promise.; Flags Takes His Race--Papp Wins His First Race, but Is Injured--Track Talk., Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-30


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MUDDY TRACK AT SARATOGA Heavy Downfall of Rain Spoils a aCard Card Full of Promise Flags Takes His Eace Papp PappWins Wins His First Race but Is IsInjured Injured Track Talk Ity J L Dempsey DempseySaratoga Saratoga N Y August 29 A steady downpour which Iiegnn early this morning was responsible for a changed track and the wholesale riddling of what otherwise would have been one of the best midweek cards luring the present meeting As a result of the many withdrawals there was an absence of the better class horses and the different races were contested for by small fields fieldsConsidering Considering track and atmospheric conditions the sport was good with several close finishes enliven ¬ ing proceedingsThe the proceedings The highweight handicap in which originally eighteen were named to start dwindled down to i contest of three with Flags the ultimate winner from Kegal Lodge and Oeorge Starr accounting for the shorter portion of the nurse Doubt as to Flags ability to run well in tlie going was re ¬ sponsible for the liberal odds against him George Smith his owner who races under the nom de course of the Brighton Stable profited handsomely by his success hut in nowise near the amount that he profited when his purchase led home a fairly good band of twoyearolds in the closing dash Tlie Purchase connections made a veritable old fashioned killing by the victory Purchase had to be much the best to win for he had to race wide for the first half mile entailing a big loss of ground but Lykes energetic riding kept him well up and he managed to acquire the lead on the stretch turn and keep it for the rest of the way to win from Balustrade and Peter PeterThe The mile handicap fell to Naturalist which shoved himself thoroughly at home in the going and raced more kindly than in the last pair of starts Crank gave him some contention hut not enough to cause Naturalists extension and he won under restraint Valor the only other starter in the race was beaten off offTlie Tlie closest finish of the afternoon developed with the running of the mile race in which Papp which ranked only slightly below Siui Briar as a two yearold was making his first start here He won by a nose from Poacher and he returned with i badly cut hind leg that may keep him from racing again for some time timeDuchess Duchess Lace was regarded with the most favor in the opening Rice Ambassador III proved liest but only succeeded in getting up to beat Bettie Bluff right at the end Interference that he was subjected to by Lyke on Duchess Lace during the early racing was responsible for his near failure Lyke also subjected Itettie Bluff to interference when he forced her to race wide A complaint against him was not acted on by the stewards stewardsSlippery Slippery Elm again showed himself to he a good Ricer when he led home a fair band masquerading as platers in the third race Wyoming which had the best of the start outstayed Sasm for second place placeSUN SUN BRIARS TRIAL NEXT VTEEK VTEEKAs As it is unlikely that the track will again be in condition for Sun Briars time test during the present meeting owner W S Kilmer lute this afternoon asked the stewards of the Jockey Club to gRint permission for a trial some day next week when the course here is as good as it was when Sun Briar RHI in l3Ji Mr Kilmer offered to pay all expenses in connection with the prepara ¬ tion of the course and the sending of special offici ¬ als to supervise the performance performanceEverest Everest came out of his race this afternoon limp ¬ ing perceptibly He has a suspicious ankle ankleII II J Bedwoll acting for Commander J K L Uoss has taken over the contract on the apprentice J Wessler Cudgel WesslerCudgel will not be a starter in the Saratoga Cup CupBob Bob Keating wellknown to racegoers as a transportation agent is bedridden suffering from a nervous affection affectionIt It is unlikely that Tokay will face the barrier again this year having fallen lame in a recent race raceT T P Thomes string and those trained by James Fitzsimmons and Andrew Blakeley have departed for Long Island IslandP P A Clark whose horses have been shipped to Belmont Park has restricted jockey Bnsors riding while here to that of K T Wilsons stable stableDuchess Duchess Lace was claimed after the first race by U I Miller for 1 00 00Kntries Kntries for the Belmont Park opening days racing will be received at the secretarys office here until 2 p m Saturday SaturdayTlie Tlie purse in tomorrows fourth race will be Sl2 i250 while four of the other races will have a value of 80250 80250The The horses of Howard Oots will l e split in two divisions and raced on the New York tracks and in Kentucky in the fall fallE E K Bradley bought back Blue Paradise from Sam Louis this morning morningThe The storm of this morning bringing about the changed track caused the postponement of the Sun Briar mile Rice against time It is questionable now if Sun Briar will have the onnortunity to make the trial trialMost Most of E K Bradleys horses arc intended for shipment to Lexington next Sunday if the promised express cars are available availableU U A Smith will ship the Woodland Stock Farm racers to New York Sunday and campaign them there until the Pimlico meeting where they will also race and then be shipped to New Orleans for winter racing

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