More for Commander Ross: Constancy and War Marvel Win Two Races for Him, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-05


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MORE FOR COMMANDER ROSS i : 1 Constancy and War Marvel Win Two Races for Him. L 1 Naturalist Defeats Billy Kelly by Inches in a Great Finish Belmont Park Improves. 4 NEW YORK, N. Y., September 4. Improved weather conditions accounted for an increased attendance at Belmont Park today. Better fields contended than in the past few days, making the afternoons sport much more interesting from every standpoint than heretofore. Perhaps tlie best field that has faced the barrier at tlie meeting was seen in the Autumn Highweight Handicap over tlie three-quarters straight course. It embraced Naturalist. Billy Kelly, Enfilade and Peter Piper, being worth S2.900 net. It furnished a close and thrilling finish between Naturalist and Bill- Kelly, tlie former getting a nose decision. To many in tlie stand it appeared that Billy Kelly had won. lie was on the side nearest tlie spectators, toward tlie outer rail, while Naturalist was on tlie inside. Tlie time was fast, for the track was not entirely dried out. Commander J. K. L. Ross Constancy had little contention for first lienors ill the opening race, this good filly only cantering to win from Aretliusa and Ricochet. Masked Dancer was withdrawn, as was .His Choice, ..the2theejalri Lucius had little " trouble in f akirfc. tficn1casufc of tlie others he was meeting in the third race. Although defeated the day before, lie was again well supported, and at the end was a long margin ahead of Capt. Hodge and Gleipner. A well-matched field started in the fourth, a selling handicap, over a distance of a mile and a sixteenth. Recount was installed favorite on tlie strength of his recent good form, buUthe consistent Ivry was returned the. winner after .wearing Recount down in tlie final eighth. Commander J. K. L. Ross colors were triumphant in the closing nice, :i three-quarters dash over tlie regular course, for three-year-olds, when AVar Marvel, well ridden by Sarnie, was first, making it a double for this owner. War Drive was second and Leading Star third. Racing folks hereabouts .will have enough racing Saturday when the final meeting of the United Hunts will begin at eleven oclock in the morning so as to be completed in time for the afternoon program at Belmont Park. Thomas Monahau has transferred his horses from trainer A. J., Goldsborough to J. H. McAvoy. They include King Albert, Fruit of tlie Loom and Royal Low, all two-year-olds. Mr. -McAvoy- lias in hand several horses of Mr. Monahans which, he purchased from Mrs. Livingston, but have not yet been raced.

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