Polly Anns Unruliness: Dashes Hopes of Her Admirers in the Ladies Handicap.; Pen Rose Is the Winner--Hollow Victory for Sweepment in New York Steeplechase., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-29


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POLLY ANNS UNRIILINESS Dashes Hopes of Her Admirers in the Ladies Handicap Pen Rose Is the Winner Hollow HollowVictory Victory for Sweepment in New NewYork York Steeplechase NEW YORK N Y May 28 Belmont Parks Saturday afternoon of sound racing was marred by an unfortunate incident before its best race The Marylandowned filly Polly Ann she belongs to hpanldliig Low Jenkins president of the Maryland State Fair course at Laurel Mil a fine filly of generous proportion and more than her share of good looks was selected by turf wiseacres and all uivFiin in iuinn jiu JlKe 10 DOi OH a good horse as most likely to win Polly Ann thus carried the public money and good wishes She was an even money favorite favoriteThreeyearolds Threeyearolds fillies aro pretty brittle about this time of the year Polly Ann was left at the post It was her own fault Always a slow starter she stuck to her program Her rider Sande sensed Pollys mood and so told starter Iitz Gerald Fitz was patient with her and would not spring the barrier while she leaned on other horses At last she seemed clear and the web arose Polly Ann was flatfootedly out of motion When she was kicked intd action she was thirty lengths behind the racing field The filly had a good exercise mile but that was all The Ladies Handicap was fourth on the card at a mile and worth 3175 to the winner winnerWithout Without Polly Ann the field was away well Pen Rose neglected in financial calculations over the race had dropped from 4 to 1 to 7 to 1 She and Banksia were early in front Pen Rose a veteran in feminine racing contests of four vears fell back at Fators wish They preferred to let the younger frivolors Pen Rose was the only oldster in the lead cut capers in front When Banksia and Oood Bye had flirted enough in for ¬ ward contention nearly to the eighth post Pen Rose came through and was soberly sauntering off with the prize when tho foreign alert La Rablce came nlong with her branch flash and air and rather flustered the old lady in front by getting within a neck s length of her at the finish Banksia lasted to be a tired third and Polly Ann just to show what she could have done had she tried beat Oood Bye homo The mile was a fast one of 138 138There There were two other fixtures on the card The first was the New York Steeplechase Handicap of about two miles and worth 2700 second on the racing card Mrs Geo W Lofts Sweep Raiment gelding Sweepment which has grown in field er perionce he always had speed ran away with the race from the start He was at 9 to 5 in the betting with Uncle Billy Garths pair Royal Arch and Bullseye second in choice at 11 to 5 Sweep ¬ ment led all the way Vincent Powers Greentree stables Roi Craig followed him and was closing near the end in a tired sort of a way Hurried at the last jump he came a cropper and Sweepment won alone in record time for the course and race 353 353AMATEUR AMATEUR CUP TO IA RABLEE RABLEEThe The third event in importance the Amateur Cup with heavy weights ruling and amateurs rid ¬ ing fell to Servitor much the nest and best ridden by Mr Tucker who handled and rated the Whisk Broom II gelding soundly and well When real racing began Servitor was in front and stayed there Piraeus a long shot energetically ridden at the end could not quite get up lint was only a neck away Routledge the oddson favorite found the route too far for him but was a good third thirdThere There was a big Saturday crowd out It was probably twenty thousand strong but did not nearly fill the stand though the lawn was a mass of humanity all the afternoon The course was at its best and the air ideal fir a race course and its doings doingsOf Of the six favorites four wre beaten Only th old reliable Hildretb Stable with Thunderclap In the Hempstead Handicap and Mrs Lofts Sweep ¬ ment in tlie crosscountry stake saved the slaugh ¬ ter terIn In the opener a claiming race of threequarters of a mile on the main course racing wisdom got a facer for the 30 to 1 third outsider Hold Up raced with Sweetest Story Theodosia and Jock Scot ill the way and freshest and lightest right at the end got up on the inside right at the finish to win by an extremely long nose or a more than a short head The favorite Jock Scot 11 to 10 was the victim of Hold Ups closing rush The wellplaced Theodosla from Marylands fair field was third backed cjiiefly to be there but whose general quo ¬ tation was hardened from 20 to 1 to 12 to 1 It was a pretty bit of racing In it the young Tijuana New York rider Marinelli acted well on Hold Up It was his first local win and also first racing blood for Mr Mutt and Jeff Fisher who owns the Plaudit filly fillyThunderclap Thunderclap right good just now won tlie Hemp stead Handicap at seveneighths third of the aiter noons races He and Lord Brighton were only opposed by Neddam Montalvo and Debadou Nat ¬ urally the Hildreth pair were oddson favorites favoritesLord Lord Brighton attended by Montalvo made a fast pace for nearly fiveeighths Then Sande brought Thunderclap through and tlie black gelding went on and won at his leisure It was nice rid ¬ ing team work by Fator on Lord Brighton and Snnde on the winner The first half by Lord Brighton and Montalvo Was run fast 40 Neddam came fast near tlie finish and was second before the tired Montalvo which ran fast and truly as long as he was able to do so The closing dash was for maiden twoyearold fillies over the four and a half furlongs straight lefthand course It fell to a new starter from the Ascot Stable Lucky Button shapely brown filly by Sweep Buttonhole by Stalwart She was a long shot In speculative circles and off fa t under Master Marinelli ran a smart race to beat the highly tried Mission Bells by a length Bal ¬ ance the Whitney stable filley and favorite flu Islicd fast but could not get up ana was third

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