Naturalist Just Quits: Shows Usual Wonderful Speed but No Liking for Battle.; Captain Alcock Wins Garden City Stakes and Establishes a New Track Record., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-04


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NATURALIST JUST QUITS Shows Usual Wonderful Speed but No Liking for Battle Captain Alcock Wins Garden City CityStakes Stakes and Establishes a aNew New Track Eecord NEW TORK N T June 3 J E Wideners eldtrly gelding of French extraction but none the less the past and present pride of Tom Welch and his owner is too much warworn to bo true in the racing of those days of ours The old battler like other atldetes of maturity has lost his dash and resiliency in exchange for years and experience experienceMankind Mankind can use the latter to offset losses Horses cannot at least horses of the Naturalist kind cannot Elderly geldings which cannot win may be ornamental They are not useful usefulNaturalist Naturalist Is seven years old and has boon racing for five hard years He has run at all distances under all weights with the best as they came along and earned more than his shnre of glory and some money The high and mighty and lesser lights of turfdom have fallen before his speed and courage and he Is tired of it all allHe He has grown notional and is sometimes sullen when contention bothers him Today he quit in front was well beaten and seemed to think in his equine way that it was not the time or the place to fuss about being in front that he did not owe the public anything that he hadnt long ago paid and that it was time to let the youthfully ambitious tussore fnrElufjuataeTllSJ fnrElufjuataeTllSJldVrsgatheSlthc ldVrsgatheSlthc service palms and spoils due to them in their run runSo So Naturalist quit and loitered home in a satis ¬ fied sort of way Who can blame him himAH AH this happened in Belmont Parks best race this afternoon It was the Garden City Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth The race was a good one A record for distance was smashed by the wjnner Captain Alcock a neat and fleet chestnut colt in James Fitzsimmons Quincy Stable an able organization in these windy days Naturalist was the favorite He was a rational though question ¬ able one Even money was the best that the fiscal gentry would lay against him All sorts and con ¬ ditions of men backed Naturalist and the financiers took their chances on his temper and won Both Captain Alcock and Thunderstorm were mildly and wisely backed to beat him There was only humble Piraeus against the trio Naturalist strode to the front at once and led his company at a merry pace to the turn for home The quarter was in 23 the half in 4G the threequarters in 111 and the mile in 130 But at the head of the stretch Naturalist was considering things and when Thun ¬ derstorm 011110 up to dispute the lead he let the argument go and Thunderstorm raced on to be nailed by Captain Alcock in his turn and beaten by two lengths in 143 threefifths of a second faster than the track record 143 held by Lord Brighton and Milkmaid Naturalist was a trailer eased behind Piraeus PiraeusBELMONT BELMONT TRACK LIGHTNING FAST FASTBelmont Belmont Park is lightning fast nowadays Any good horse can run its main course mile in 130 or s Tlio lone roafli stretch is especially inviting for speed The only suspicious bit is on the stretch turn It is noticeable that a good many winners round that turn on the Ijigher ground from the rails and toward the center of that part of the course courseThere There was a big crowd out though it didnt look ns III as it might in a smaller establishment and the air was only imperfect through a northwest wind that gave ze st to horses in exchange for its impediment to their stretch speed speedA A Hurkes Rorrington a colt by Borrilldon Qiuon Vastolo which his owner won from Sam Louis by a cast of the dico took the opening race for twoyearolds over the straight four and a half furlongs Borrington was a rank outsider Cliff Robinson the Western jockey rode him judiciously md well to bent Margaret White and Hyperbole lioti at long prices in a petty finish Fred Kin noy the favorite away poorly ran mildly to the last and Friars Rush the other choice was beaten a head for third place placeThere There was but two lengths distributed among the ten first horses at the end endDream Dream of the Valley really good nowadays ran away with the second race a conditional mile dash Off flying he was never caught Fair Gain chased him homo and was bet on for tens of thousands at 3 to 5 and less to win Clarence Kuinmer rode Dream of the Valley nicely in front and Fair Gain was never really dangerous His quality is being badly misjudged nowadays nowadaysNino Nino good youngsters just below the first class started in tin third race at four and onehalf furlongs on the straight course It T Wilsons pair Pillory and Neapolitan were soundly backed thoir odds going down from 4 to 1 to 7 to 5 Galantman the opening choice was also loyally supported The wellnamed Pillory lie is a brother of Dinuncsdalc and a son of Hester Prynne a scarlet letter group in nomenclature was the best of the band and ridden by Sando released iiy Billy Watts retirement beat Galantman in a twohorse race all the way MISS PETITE ALL THE WAY WAYThe The fifth race was a seller at a mile with appren ¬ tices without publicwinning performance riding Miss Petite at evens and American Boy the good thing backed from 5 to 1 to 3 12 to 1 were the pair favored and the contestants at the end though American Boys bid In the stretcli was inefficient Miss Petite as she should have done led all the way wayS S C Hildreth brought Purchase Lucullite and Sunfiash II from the farm and will try them out at Belmont Park to learn whether they will stand training Mr Hildreth regards Purchase as the best horse he ever trained All three of these liorses have served a season in the stud at Rancocas RancocasGeorge George Strate yesterday received a shipment of four twoyearolds from J II Rosseters California ranch Hand Grenade came in the same shipment He belongs to A K Macomber and was taken over by Walter Jennings Following are tlie juveniles Aspinwall ch c by Friar Rock Rose of Gold by Top Gallant Singapore ch c by Friar Rock Dancoress by Ogdcn Underwriter b c by Dis ¬ guise Agnes Velasquez by Valasquez and Crock o Gold ch f by Friar Rock Collar of Roses by Collar Aspinwall is a brother to Incheape IncheapeT T J Healoy representing R T Wilson sold Friars Rush to Sam Louis He also disposed tit Spring Tide to J W Pangle who will ship the filly to Montreal Frank Byer bought Natalie and Tricolote TricoloteAfter After shipping the horses of Mrs F A Clark to Belmont Park from Toronto T Donahue reloaded them and shipped them to Blue Bonnets BonnetsB B A Lane claimed Berrington from E A Burke for 2205 2205Frank Frank Frishie arrived at Gravesend with six horses belogning to Dr J S Tyree D Sterling accompanied the stable and will do its riding ridingOn On the Old North State when it reached New York Thursday with the Macomber horses aboard were two belonging to Francis It Hitchcock They are undersized and will be tried at polo poloMeddlesome Meddlesome Maid the good long distance mare in the Macomber French string has gone wrong and will be retired to the stud She is by Irish Lad and her dam Colonial Girl by Meddler de ¬ feated Hermis in the Worlds Fair Handicap at St Louis Meddlesome Maid was a great mare over a long route She was bred by Joseph Widener and sold by him to her present owner two years ago

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