Purchase Beats Hannibal: Hildreths Crack Takes the Huron Handicap in a Canter, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-27


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PURCHASE BEATS HANNIBAL f i Hildreths Crack Takes the Huron Handicap in a Canter. i i Five Hot Favorites Fail Their Admirers Abadane Brings Especial Distress. BY J. L. DEMPSEY. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 25. Sam C. Hildreths crack three-year-old Purchase removed a formidable pretender to the three-year-old crown this afternoon when he administered a sound drubbing to R. T. Wilsons Hannibal, which he mot in the Huron Handicap of 3,000, of which the winners net share amounted to ,325. There was no vestige of excuse for Hannibal. His defeat was decisive and thorough. So badly was he done for in the last eighth that he proved a victim to Tet-leys final rush and relinquished second place to the Weir representative in the final strides. Purchase was weighted with 134 pounds, eight more than was carried by the Wilson representative, and the weights graduating downward on the others to the ninety-three carried by Tetley. Cirrus, also representing the Hildreth stable, was not much of a factor with the speculatively inclined, who favored Purchase, for they regarded his chances, in Xievi .otchisiipoarelwwiiiES-There; -asr-iiil:- -Their confidence was reposed solely in the big son of Ormondale Cherryola. Practically it resolved itself into a duel of dollars between Purchase and Hannibal, with the former, through the weight of his backing, finally an outstanding choice. PURCHASE KEPT UNDER RESERVE. Both racers were away in a forward position and Elisor rushed Hannibal into the lead and rounded the first turn a good length in advance, but instantly, lost his advantage to Crystal Ford, which then essayed paccmaking with Hauuibal following and pursued closely by Purchase and Pastoral Swain, with Tetley and Cirrus far back,- Cirrus especially laboring and showing a dislike for his task. Hannibal again wrested the lead after half the race was done and his seemingly easy style of going encouraged his supporters to the jubilant stage, but Knapp had Purchase well in reserve when approaching the stretch turn and on the least call by Knapp Purchase darted by the leader, which once headed for the straight rush to the finish began displaying distress signals. It was no effort on the part of Purchase to win as his rider pleased. Tetley came with a good sprint in the last eighth and headed Hannibal right at the end. Hannibal walked off the track with a slight limp as if bothered with foot trouble. Ho acted fractiously while on the way from the paddock to the start and in rearing up fell heavily, pinning Elisor under him, but he seemed uninjured by the incident. The race proved conclusively Purchases superiority and, as he triumphed over Sir Barton, the three-year-old honors of the year must he conceded to him. It was in general a dull day for racing, with featureless Card, in keeping with the weather conditions, excepting the race that brought about the meeting of Purchase and Hannibal. The overcast skies finally produced a downpour, but it was of brief duration and the track did not suffer to any. extent. The attendance,- however, was good and the racing fairly interesting and close. KNAPP S RIDE BEATS ABADANE. The backers of favorites suffered keenly by the failure of five choices, . their most pronounced disappointment coming in the third race with the defeat of Larry Waterburys recent acquisition, Abadane. That racer was best, but his failure was brought about by the mistaken tactics of jockey Knapp. The rider got the heavily backed odds-on favorite away poorly and in addition spoiled his mounts chances by electing to come wide. The ground he lost by this was enough to have brought him victory by a daylight margin. The finish found him in third place, beaten only by inches by Back Bay and Valerie West. "Anybody could have won on that hore," remarked Knapp to Henry McDaniel, who was standing near by as he dismounted from Abadane. "Yes," retorted Mr. McDaniel, "you proved it." Abadane was entered for ,000, but anticipating a claim for him, P. T. Cliinn put in one for 3,025 for his owners account and retained the horse. Another failure of the afternoon, principally due to a bad ride, was that of American Soldier in the opening race. American Soldier was the best, but Lang was away from the barrier with him in last place and then elected to go around the others, costing him much ground with the result that Biff P.ang beat him to the finish by a smull margin. American Soldiers form was so outstanding oyer the other starters that,he attracted the attention of several claims, Mrs. J. Garsons bid being the highest and she secured him for 1,810, which was 1.310 more than his entered price. Continued on second page. PURCHASE BEATS HANNIBAL Continued from first page. Sunny Hill furnished the upset in the third race, which brought together a cheap band, with Water War the one most favored. The winner showed,,. q, high, order , of sneeu from the start and held sway for the entire distance. Sir William Johnson, making a game finish, landed in second place, and Water War managed to outstay the others for third place. Kentucky representatives were to the fore in the last two races. Precious made a runaway of the fifth race, which was, over the mile and a quarter route, and won the first purse that T. C. McDowell has garnered during the meeting. She showed fine speed all the way and wfis only mildly ridden to lead African Arrow to the finish. - The final race went to E. R. Bradley, whose Busy Signal headed Masked Dancer in. the last sixteenth to win an easy victory. Masked Dancer, with her high speed, raced into a good lead in the early running .and appeared a certain winner on the stretch turn, but tired fast in the last eighth and succumbed to Busy Signals game challenge, Beck and Call, which has been a factor in all her races here, landing third place, with Lunetta, making her , first, start in the J. J. Hallenbeck colors, following. A. G. Blakely has added to his stable the two-7ear-old Rosary, by Macdonald II. Monastir, which ho purchased on private terms from John Sanford. The youngster was bred in France. The horses Blakely is training for R. II. McC; Potter and T. II. Cross will bo shipped to .Tamiaca ami raced iW,.aH.iJe.ew...Yort,1iraek during the fall racing season. They will be later transferred to Maryland and campaign in New Orleans next winter. Jockey Simpson Boyle will go to New York after leaving here and have an operation performed to remove his tonsils and adenoids. He will ride in Kentucky next fall. . Permission has been granted for the one-day race meeting at G. 1. Widcners Erdcnhcini Farm, near Flourtown, Pa., by the White Marsh Valley Hunts Club, to be held October 11. The promoters of the project arc planning on an ambitious scale and likewise intend if to be a social function of the season lor tho3e parts. The crack steeplechaser Weldship is again taking his training in, promising style and is intended to race in the rich fixtures during the Maryland fall season. Jack Goldsborough, who is training The Young Cavalier, reports that the horse is progressing splendidly in his work and that ho now feels almost certain of taking him to Latonia to start in the 550,000 Latonia Championship Stakes. The colt is owned by II. T. Oxnard. Trainer Max Hirsch, who recently bought Jean Bullant from John Sanford for the account of Sam Lewis, will train the youngster. 1 1 1 1 1 : : 1 f 1 1

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