Mud Runners to the Fore: Simpleton Wins Rainbow Selling Stakes at Empire City, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-15


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MUD RUNNERS TO THE FORE Simpleton Wins Rainbow Selling Stakes at Empire City. Snapdragon II. Finds Going to His Liking in the Mile and a Quarter Race. NEW YORK, N. Y., October 14. The Rainbow Selling Stakes, for two-year-olds, worth 1,340 net to the winner, served as the feature of the program at the Yonkers traek today, in which only well known mud runners participated. Track conditions reduced the field to three, among which favortism was equally divided between Simpleton and Sister Ilelene. The race proved no contest for Simpleton, the Luke McLukc colt going to the front at the start and drawing away at the finish. Sister Helene did her best and made a challenge in the stretch. Eastern Glow "Was a, distant follower all the way. As a secondary attraction the Boston Selling Handicap, at one and a quarter miles, excited considerable interest, Bally being the only absentee. Snapdragon II., with his well-known capability in the going, was installed fnvorite, and justified expectations by winning easily after following the others until the stretch was reached, when Kummer made his move. The horse responded gamely and overhauled the leaders in the final eighth. Woodtrap was .shuffled back on the stretch turn, but came again and outstayed Albert A., which proved better than Panamau, which" tired badly after making the early pace. After Shenandoah ran away a half mile at a slow pace in the first race, delaying the start twelve minutes, the field was sent away to a good start. Foreclosure soon raced into the lead and maintained the position to the end. Edith K.. the favorite, began slowly, but finished gamely and outstayed Shenandoah for second place. The second race developed a rare mudlark in Ileroisnie, which raced into a long lead early and won in hollow fashion from Susan M. and Sir Grafton, which followed close up throughout, finishing in the order named. After Hack Hay was forced wide on the stretch turn in the third race Manoevre, henvily backed, came through on the inside and won by a comfortable margin. Koh-i-Noor was a disappointing odds-on choice in the final race of the afternoon, the Arlington racer failing in the last eighth after leading by a wide margin in the early running. Zinnia was the winner after a splendid performance, she overcoming early interferece and closing fast and gamely at the end. W. J. Hiedel claimed Belle Roberts out of the sixth race Monday for ,875, and J. W. Williams retained Jack Mount, winner of the race, for ,210.

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