"Crack" Two-Year-Olds Of 1920: Tryster And Inchcape, Daily Racing Form, 1921-03-02


view raw text

CRACK TWOYEAROLDS OF 1920 TRYSTER AND INCHCAPE By V S VOSBURGH VOSBURGHWhen When wo speak of the twoyearolds of a current season we estimate them as twoyearolds with ¬ out regard to what we expect oTthem at threeyearolds and upward Its quite natural to do so but it involves a fallacy A race horse whose merit consists of performances as a twoyearold is hardly the Ideal of a great horse Of course if his failure to excel at three or four years old is due to an accident that incapacitates him from doing so thats a different matter lint si colt which shows high form at two years old and with no excuse in the shape of accident fails to renew his form later falls short of the claim of greatness greatnessThe The number of colts and lillies which have performed in a sensational manner as twoyearolds and failed at three and four are numerous Trcmimt King Fish Ilevna DeMund Dominant Thunderer Klectioneer Portland Bully lioo ley Yankee Protection for example There are many reasons for the decline of brilliant twoyearolds One of the most ingenious is that offered by an eminent English authority Dr Kobertson who states that the nerve cells do not increase after birth and that they are almost irreparable when injured or severely overtaxed further that after the nerve cells have reached maturity they slowly decline and In those families in which they reach their zenith at a very early period there is usually a premature decay lie cites the colt Democrat which Mr lorillard took to Kng land lie could beat anything out at two but at three he lost all form formDuring During the winter of llli0 I had occasion to remark that while the threeyearolds of 11 seemed to be a lot with Considerable class I thought the twoyearolds were not a good lot Man o War was the only good one the others ran in and out and beat each other alternately They iilt at the llnisli and seemed to lack stamina There was no Purchase as in 191S no Sir Harton no Eternal no Sweep On I judged them as I have previously stated not alone as twoyearold performers but as prospective candidates for the great threeyearold sweepstakes of the following season seasonIn In considering the racing of the twoyearolds of 1910 I should say they were as twoyearolds quite a superior lot but many of them Were not of the kind to encourage gi the stakes for threeyearolds in 1021 Too many of them were of the kind bred for twoyearold racing and successfully so shortbodied hiad legs well under them quick as a Hash at the post with that short choppy action that marks a quick beginner That is the kind of horse to win races nowadays when most of the valuable races are for twoyearolds Put they often fail at three because their con rorhTauoif ainl aTtJoTT doe1Tll TiimrlJie tnelirfiTciTfryi their speed over the distance of such rac1jf aTthe Pelmoiit Stakes or localization localizationEXCELLENCE EXCELLENCE OF TRYSTER AND INCHCAPE Trystor must of course be awarded the palm as the colt of the year He won all his races mostly without being pressed 15nt as a race hore I fancied Inchcape more than any colt I saw A great slashing chestnut with a large star and marked with the black spots over his quarters just as his sire Friar Hock was and which comes from the Marquis of Westminsters old horse Pantaloon whose son Windhound sired Thonnaiiby wild in turn sired Hougc Kose the dam of Iend Or he the sire of Fairy Gold the dam of Friar Uock Fred ISurlew who trained Inchcape tells me all the chestnuts by Friar Hock have it Inehcapo is a taller and heavier horse than his sire whom I have always considered one of the best colts 1 had seen out within the last live years He did what m other threeyearold has ever done namely won the lielmont and then entered the allaged class anil defeated them winning the Brooklyn and Suburban Handicaps HandicapsIt It will probably be said that Inchcape only ran two races and while he won both he beat noth ¬ ing There is some force to the argument Promaspuu and Sporting Itlood finished closest to him Itoth very highly tried colts hut on public form not in the first llight However Mr Wilsons colt Kirklcvingloii was far behind Inchcape for the Tremaut Stakes and Kirklevington had run Tryster to a head for the Kcelie Memorial True lie was iu receipt of sixteen pounds but he had Tryster all out at the finishing post Hut the manner in which Inchcape won the Trcmont was something such as wo had not seen since the days of Tremont and Domino As the barrier rose he sprang into the air and in an instant he had two or three lengths of lead A quarter of a mile and he had four lengths a half mile and he had six lengths at tireeighths they had got to within two lengths of him but like Spring ¬ fields champion stakes in England One by one they were falling away and in tho last three hundred yards Inchcape racing with the heart of a lion anil the speed of a motor car ran clear away from them and won by ten lengths Such an exhibition of speed and stamina was not seen again and justified the remark of a bystander That colt Why hes a submarine a third rail railThe The most impressive incident in Inehcapos race was that he had so much left at the finish finisho o come away as he did and which might be taken to indicate his possession jf stamina He had made all the pace a quarter in 3i a half in i At liveeighths they had drawn near him but notwithstanding the furious pace he had set he was able to race away from them and win by ten lengths PerhaW somebody will say The others pulled up but no liroomspun the second to linish only beat Jeg for the place by half a length ridden out outSPLENDID SPLENDID STRUCTURE OF SAM HILDRETHS COLT COLTInchcape Inchcape is a colt of heroic mould He has size and power a handsome head a stout muscular neck deep in the brisket a welllaid but rather heavy shoulder his barrel is well ribbed home to the coupling and the power of his quarters and gaskias is enormous for propulsive purposes his legs are well under him for the purpose of quick starting and his action is rapid for as longstriding a colt as he is lie cuts away behind the croup but this conformation puts his hind legs well under him and is a peculiarity of quick beginners Inchcapes dam Kose of Cold is by Top Gallant her dam Hose Gold by Goldfinch granddam Ia Trappe by Hermit HermitOf Of Tryster one cannot say too much Like Sensation Trcmont and Domino he is undefeated Nor has that been accomplished by dodging races where success was coupled with a doubt Six races lie ran and won them all starting at lielmont Park March 117 and finishing at Louisville November 0 He had been struck out of the Futurity before he had been tried Had he been a qualified starter he would have had to carry 130 pounds and judging from his form he should have been able to carry it success ¬ fully with fair racing luck Already he had done so in the Youthful Stakes at Jamaica conceding fourteen pounds to Pluribus That Tryster is a game colt he successfully established as early as in the race for the Keenc Memorial at Itoliuont Park in Jiino when with pounds he defeated Kirklevington with 112 pounds Tryster despite his concession f sixteen pounds made all the running but at the finish Kirklevington canii with a rush and it was a bitter struggle to tho post Kirklevington tired and waring over on Tryster bumped the latter several times hut Tryster despite it all won by a short head it was no fluke Kirklevingtoii was known to iie a thoroughly good colt but it was a severe race and he never seemed the same cult after it Trystors success in the Saratoga Special again showed him to be a thoroughly game bit of horse ¬ flesh Tfiis time lie was accompanied by his stable companion the tilly Prudery and the pair had the race entirely to themselves as the other starters were beaten off There was a great deal of curiosity to KOO which of the pair was the better but while Tryster was the winner it was by so small a margin that many preferred the filly after all Tryster made the pace Prudery laid away Tryster was never headed Prudery waited until in the last three hundred yards when she came through and Kodrignez had to use his whip on Tryster to keep him ahead of the Jllly JlllyThe The liual appearance of Tryster at Louisville in November for the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes was apparently an easy matter for him Mr Hildreth had tried Grey Lag good enough to win he thought and went to Louisville under the belief that Tryster would be a nonstarter To his amazement Tryster ap ¬ peared and taking the lead as usual was never headed In this race however he met his Held at bvcl weights a very different proposition from many he had put to him in the Hast and was in no manner enlightening as to how much he vas superior to the others othersTryster Tryster is a black colt without any white marks He has a beautiful expressive head very blood like although he is slightly inclined to l e lopcared and his forehead is prominent which seldom adds to beauty His nostrils are rather smuller than we like to see His neck is of the bloodlike type his back short very high at croup iis hind legs are straight and well under him and his knees and hocks are well let down He is nut a large coll When he and Prudery were walking in the Saratoga paddock htfoiv the race for the Special 1 could nut help remarking that tho lilly was the taller of the puir Tryst by St Amaiit second dam Grcenvale by Hamburg third dam Mincola by Meddler a pedigree more ccjubrated for speed than stamina

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1921030201/drf1921030201_1_6
Local Identifier: drf1921030201_1_6
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800