Miss Jemina Dethroned: Fairly and Squarely Beaten in the Schuylerville Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-22


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MISS JEMIMA DETHRONED , Fairly and Squarely Beaten in the Schuylerville Stakes. Homely Bought by L. Waterbury Before the Race and Wins Easily for Her New Owner. 1 4 BY J. L. DEMPSEY. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 21. The running of the Schuylerville Stakes, in which two-year-old fillies contested, brought about the dethroning of Miss Jemima, a heretofore popular idol, and by critics and close observing racing followers regarded as the best of her sex. Her undoing was complete, for she failed to land better than third. Homely and Constancy leading her to the finish. Homely was only bought just prior to the race by Larry Waterbury for 2,000 and carried- the. colors of her new owner. Her success was achieved witfi ease, but a clear course Avas a contributing factor to her easy triumph, for with the same kind of racing luck Constancy would have been dangerous. No excuses can be offered for Miss Jemima. She began fast, showed a high order of speed, and Knapp, her rider, had the choice of the track to pick her course. That he elected to come a trifle wide .onJthe Jastturn gave - Homely an advantage and made" her victory the more certain. While Homely ran a remarkably good race, saving much ground at the head of the stretch, the best judges at the track consider Constancy the heroine of the contest, as this filly was on - the outside of the field all the way and displayed great gameness under her burden of 127 pounds. Homely did not give her a twenty-piund beating by any means. Credit should be given to trainer Max Hirsch for his skill in preparing Constancy antl. Homely for their recent races. Hirsch is a horseman of tho old school and was a good class rider for the Morris confederacy before he took up training. Mr. Waterbury was not present to see Homely win, but friends telephoned him in New York when the filly passed tlie post. From a monetary point the race did not amount to much, for ,325 was the winners share, but as the fastest fillies nw racing took part in the contest, it was vested with more than usual interest. Homelys victory makes the two-year-old filly problem more complex, and -whether she can carry 127 pounds, as Constancy and Miss Jemima did this afternoon and beat them, is a serious question. FINISHES OF THE CLOSE ORDER. Track conditions this afternoon, while steadily improving, had form Students guessing,, for the go-" ing was unsuited to either strictly drytrack or mud runners, but fairly fast time was the order iu most instances. The finishes were cl6se in many of the dashes. About the worst band that has started at the meeting tried conclusions in the opening race and it furnished a rousing stretch duel, with Dottas Best the winner from P. G. King, by a matter of inches. Dottas Best was lucky to score and in a measure his victory was due to the perseverance of Myers and the poorly judged ride that Sneidman" gave P. G. King during the last quarter, for had the latter been kept close to tho inner rail on the stretch turn he would have effectively prevented Dottas Best from getting through and this would have meant a big loss of ground had Myers attempted to come around. P. O. King was the intended medium of a profitable coup and it .would have been successful but for the blunder of his rider. Another "scratch" victory developed in the second race when the uncertain Wise Man triumphed over Gleipner by the closest of margins, with Gleipner being best hut succumbing on account of tlie blunder of his rider, who permitted the horse to come extremely wide into tlie stretch ami when he had the race seemingly won took matters overconfidently, with the result that Connelly, riding one of his best finishes, managed to slip Wise Man up to snatch the purse in the last stride. Arravan was the one regarded with the most favor in this, but after flattering until reaching the last quarter, he. showed distress and dropped completely out of contention, Capt. Hodge landing in third place. A pronounced upset developed with the running of the third race, which hrought together fillies and mares three years old and over. Fairy Wand and Elfin Queen were the pair deemed to hold the others safe and really absorbed most of the attention of the speculators, but when it came to the running Ormonda proved by far the best and outstayed Fairy AVand, with the extreme outsider. Chimney Swift, taking third and Elfin Queen following the others home. Elfin Queen displayed her usual burst of extreme speed, but when it canie to the real racing she, .tired badly. Fairy AVand was kept in restraint until the stretch was: reached and finished gamely but could not make up the gap "that separated her from the winner. War Kiss was given none too brilliant a ride. Continued on second page.- MISS JEMIMA DETHRONED Continued from first pagcO The mile and a quarter race found the backers again going astray when they gave Tailor Maid alld Snapdragon II. preference, for the winner turned up in African Arrow, which was rushed into a good lead soon after the start, and maintaining his advantage well retained command and beat Taylor Maid by a close margin, with Jim Diuney, the extreme .outsider, pressing the pair closely and having run- a smashing race. Snapdragon II.s showing ivas a, duj lone,, and lie was beaten badly." The disaster inaugurated in the opening race for backers of favorites continued until the end, for in. the final race the: AV. R. Coo entry, consisting of Star Court and Shoot On, was installed as favorite, with Sandy Beal next favored, but the consistent Beck and Call had little difficulty beating them to the finish. Beck and Call was by means neglected, for shu received attention from some or the smart set, and the support accorded was responsible for a big reduction in her opening odds. Sun Briar and Exterminator worked a mile and an eighth for the Merchants and Citizens Handicap, to be run Saturday. They hung together for seven-. eighths, where Sun Briar drew away about length and held the advantage comfortably to end of the route, whieh they covered in 1:54. Sun Briar was cantering at the close. P. T. Chinn, who presides over the destinies the Kentucky Stable, has added Ticket, Sundial and Aberdeen to his establishment. The horses were bought by Lawrence Waterbury from Messrs. J. E. and G. I. Widencr and Andrew Miller. Otto Stiefel, who is part owner in Miss Jemima, came from St. Louis this morning to witness the fillys performance in the Schuylerville Stakes. Miss Jemima will be shipped ill a few days- to Belmont Park t6 get accustomed to that course with a view to, her engagement in the Futurity! J. O. Keene :this morning sold on private terms the two-year-old Lunetta and the five-year-old Basilius to J. J. Hallenbeck. Flags on the clubhouse were half-masted out of jespect to Jtcia Landers, who died yesterday.- . s d it d J g . " ii? no 10 m is 1,1 p, " !l a the ie of 3f id

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