Grayssians Capital Race: Takes the Adirondack Handicap from Kinnoul in Easy Style, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-28


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GRAYSSIANS CAPITAL RACE Takes the Adirondack Handicap from Kinnoul in Easy Style. . . Robert Oliver First in the Steeplechase, but Is Disqualified- Dominique a Speedy Colt. RY J. L. DEMPSEY. SARATOGA SPRINGS. N. Y., August 27. The Cuban-owned Grayssian, carrying the colors of Senor , A. H. Diaz of navann, carried off honors of the afternoon by his splendid triumph over some highly considered two-year-olds that started in the Adirondack Handicap of ,000, of which ,925 net went to the winner. Kinnoul, an added starter, representing AAaltor M. Jeffords, landed in second place, and Harry Payne Whitneys Sammy headed the others for the shorter portion of the stakes. Grayssian, with his impost of 111 pounds, showed n sparkling performance and ran as if much the best, for he kept well up in the early running, and-although his rider blundered and lost much ground by guiding him away from the inner rail to come around the others in the stretch the colt drew away from Kinnoul in the last eighth to win easing up. Kinnoul followed the fast Carmandale closely for the first three-eighths, and shortly after rounding the stretch turn showed in front, but the winners rush was too -;much for- himand-lie.-.steadily tired and barely lasted long enough to beat Sammy. Round Robin closed an immense gap and landed in fourth place. The start practically eliminated King Thrush, a supposed dangerous contender, for he got tangled in the barrier and was forced to trail the tape behind him for the entire race. His race, considering his mishap, was a fine one and he might have been the victor but for the lost accident. DISAGREEABLE WEATHER FOR RACING. Rleak, cold, showery weather ruled during the most part of the afternoon, but it did" not have much effect in reducing the attendance.. The early showers were beneficial to the, course, as indicated by the time in the opening race. The sun made strong efforts during the afternoon to dispel the clouds and succeeded on several occasions, but the showers prevailed at intervals until just before the post time for the final race. With no more rain the track will be lightning fast for tomorrows racing. A spectacular match between two crack steeplechasers finally culminated in a seeming victory for Robert Oliver over AVeldship. Rut he was disqualified later by the stewards for having impeded AVeldship while going over the last jump. There were originally three in the race, but the withdrawal of King Simon left the- above pair to furnish the contest. In his customary style AVeldship took the lead at once, but Robert Oliver kept doggedly after him and just before the last jump it appeared that lie would be an easy winner. At the last jump, however, Robert Oliver took off toward the inside and landed directly in front of AAeldship. The stewards evidently regarded AATeldship sufficiently impeded to warrant a disqualification. Weldship was clearly beaten at the time and had the mishap not occurred Robert Oliver would have beaten him easily. It was AVeldships first start since last year and he might have been a trifle .short. The disqualification was the first that has occurred here at the meeting. DOMINIQUE SCORES IN FAST TIME. In Dominique, winner of the opening race, Sam Hildreth uncovered a speed marvel, for the colt won with ridiculous ease in the fast time of 1:04 one-fifth of a second off from the track record. A good, band of youngsters were starters in the race, with the Hildreth representative the favorite and he. never gave his backers much concern, for ho raced into a good lead soon after the start and continued in the van hard held. Cleopatra essayed to keep him close company in the early running, but found the task a difficult one, particularly after Dominique had traveled the first eighth in 11 seconds. He turned the next quarter in 21iJ. The dazzling speed he turned on for the first three-eighths proved the others undoing. Cleopatra, under a hard drive, outstayed Captain llershler for second place. The hitters race was a good one and he closed a big gap in the last quarter. The mile race brought to the post a band of good ones, with Rifle the one most fancied. The favorites path was, however, beset with obstacles, from tho start, as Midnight Sun would not allow him to get far away in the early stages of the race and it seemingly discouraged Rifle, for he garc way on the stretch turn to Midnight Sun and the latter came home an easy winner. Kashmir made a game but unavailing stretch challenge and lauded in second place, many lengths before Rifle, which barely lasted to takehird place. Trite was in a . prominent, position when he broke down and it" was with difficulty that he passed the finish. ITo was : ; Continued on sccpud page. GRAYSSIAS CAPITAL RACE Continued from, first page. later dismounted by his rider on the upper part of the track. The 0,000 top price claiming race, which was put on with a view to attracting a high-grade band of starters, was left to three horses to make the contest, with Slippery Elm ah outstanding favorite over Wyoming and Buford, the extreme outsiders. Slippery Elm took the lead at once and kept in front of Wyoming throughout, eventually winning with ease. JBuford followed the others with his rider seeminglycontent to let the horse just gallop along. Some. . fast sprinters were among the starters in the final race and incidentally it was the largest field starting during the afternoon. High Time was held to be the best and accorded confident backing and flattered extensively when leading by a big margin for the first half mile, but . Joyful, which had got away forwardly and was running in her best style, took the lead on the stretch turn and, under ,alert riding on the part of Kummer, showed the others the way home. War Drive made a fast sprint in the last eighth and it carried him into second place. Cock 6 the Main, after a slow beginning and forced wide on the stretch turn, came with a rush at the end and it enabled him to overhaul Rapid Day for third place. High Time quit in the stretch. John Hachmoister, former manager of the La-tonia and Douglas Park tracks, was among todays visitors and will remain until the close of racing here. "Am practically out of touch with the sport," said Mr. Hachmeister, "as I have been taking matters leisurely since relinquishing the management of Latonia and Douglas Park. Have put in a good bit of time recently in northern Canada motoring and fishing, and propose to continue for some time to idle." There is keen regret that Cudgel will not be a starter in the Saratoga Cup next Saturday, the horse having been""transferred to Belmont Park, where he will start in the feature handicap of the opening day. A special consisting of the horses owned by William Jennings, James Arthur, J. J. Farrell, Jr., G. E. Hall, S. Polk, J. W. May, II. Rites and G. Peterson left here this afternoon for Havre de Grace.- G. E. Hall bought at private terms today the two-year-old Link Boy from P. A. Clark. Joseph McLennan, who has served as racing secretary at the Fair Grounds since the resumption of racing in the Crescent City, will again occupy that position, having been notified of his appointment yesterday. Jockey Musgrave received a riding fee of 00 from Andrew Miller for piloting Biff Bang to victory in yesterdays opening dash. II. S. Koppins horses have been turned over to T. J. Carroll to train. At present his racing string consists of Wcsty Hogan,. Dragon Rock, Monomoy. Surplice and Cadillac. They will be shipped to New York from here to be raced oil eastern tracks and later transferred to New Orleans, where they will be campaigned next winter. Grayssian, the winner of the Adirondack Handicap, cost his owner, Senor A. II. Diaz of Havana, Cuba, 00 as a yearling last year. The colt was shipped to Cuba with several others and was a good winner at the meeting of the Cuba-American Jockey Club.

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