Gladiator Real Champion: Best Sprinter on American Turf Since Days of Mighty Roseben.; Sweepment Beaten in Grand National Steeplechase by Merglers Poor Riding., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-16


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GLADIATOR REAL CHAMPION Best Sprinter on American Turf Since Days of Mighty Roseben Sweepment Beaten in Grand Na ¬ tional Steeplechase by Merg lers Poor Riding NEW YORK N Y June 15 It was worth going a long way to see Gladiator run in the Dunton Highweight Handicap at Belmont Park this after ¬ noon Gladiator is the horse of the year and a champion if ever there was one He won the Dunton easily It wasnt the time of the race that was slow for him It was the way in which lie traversed the threequarters of a mile of straight racing ground and the manner of his winning Fit well and not too heavily weighted no horse will take Gladiators measure this year He is well named Jack Atkins record for the Bclniont straight threequarters is 108 It was made thirteen years ago when the Schreiber horse a champion in his day was at his best and under 137 pounds Roseben was New Yorks sprinting idol of his time But Roseben was a gelding and rather unlovely except in action Gladiator is a he horse of great character a noble bronze a big one and a champion up to a mile and perhaps further even though his throat apertures were im ¬ paired by last summers illness at Saratoga from wliich Dr McCullys skill saved him himGladiator Gladiator fills thq eye with his great and shapely proportions jglitterinE bronze coat perfect general action and easyrrffctionlessstride He was named after the early French Gladiator which won might ¬ ily before turf history was in shape not the more modern avenger of Waterloo and Eng ¬ lish Triple Crown winner Count F de Lagranges Gladiatenr Our Gladiator is the best sprinter we have seen since Davy Johnsons Roseben RosebenBIG BIG TRAINS FINE RECORD RECORDThe The Big Train as racing folks nicknamed him was at his best Rosebens best performances under high weights were recorded in 1900 when he was a fiveyearold although in the previous year he carried 147 pounds and won at threequarters in 111 his best at that distance and weight With 147 pounds lie won twice in 1900 in 112 and 112 and with 140 won at seveneighths in 127 It was in this year that he made his record of seveneighths in 122 wliich still stands He only carried 12 pounds With 133 pounds up he won at seven and a half furlongs in 132 In 1907 he won at threequarters in 112 with 147 up and in 112 when carrying 140 His limit seemed to be 147 pounds He won a number of times with that crusher up but never more although he tried several times with 150 pounds twice run ¬ ning second with that weight up upGladiator Gladiator has beaten Rosebens best time and when the time and the place turns up one of these sunny afternoons the big horse will beat Jack Atkins He was a universal choice for the Dunton today got off second to Dream of the Valley Cum Sail and Idle Dell there were but four in the race ¬ strode to the front in the center of the course and won all the way as champions win He seemed to wallow in supremacy and Clarence Kunimer simply held him together to gallop jocosely in front and win by two lengths in 113 The wind was in Gladiators handsome face and there was no horse around to make him hurry Old Cum Snli which still lias some class was second and beat the stoutly backed Idle Dell by more than his own length lengthThe The fancy got a favor in the opening race of a straight fiveeighths for moderate twoyearolds for Evelyn White of winter prowess recent respectl bility and long odds contended with and beat Boamer half a length in a stirring finish with Mad Nell another outsider a head away Manna the favorite and Dick Deadeye well fancied were in the ruck Manna had no luck and was blocked into a rear position Dick Deadeye had bis chance MATHEMATICIANS AT SEA SEAFollowed Followed a mile claimer wliich found the mathe ¬ maticians at sea The field was second rate and nine strong Gloomy Gus couldnt liave liked his surroundings He was second choice and ran drearily Mayhap he has imbibed his name Star Realm looked best in the light of an intermittent past despite his resignation of Saturday last Ensor may have caught his fancy At any rate he and the reticent Phalaris had the affair between them Phalaris in front in the stretch twice spurned Star Realms winning bid only to succumb at the third offer and beaten in the closing strides by a neck of street costume length The rest were six lengths in the rear of the strenuous contenders contendersGladiators Gladiators stable companion upper berth was in a soft spot in the fifth race at a mile under claiming conditions He was so considered by turf wisdom Davastation won all right uut hes not a good horse and Clarence Kunimer had to warn him of his danger by a more than mild finishing drive to beat the overdue Rep RepThe The stake race of the afternoon was the Grand National Steeplechase Handicap at about two miles Sweepiuent e crosscountryite of best power so far thii year was beaten in it He shouldnt have been Mergler rode him a slovenly race and with bad judgment The big gelding resented his mis ¬ management by balking clumsily at four of tlie obstacles Twice he threatened to go down Then too he was restrainingly choked at odd times and when Earlocker no mean jumper himself just now closed on and got to him as they came to the last jump Sweepment was done and Earlocker won alone Ticket got home before the favorite Decisive was up the course The horses were all exhausted at the finish As a spectacle the handi ¬ cap was all right but Sweepment better managed would have won wonIT IT P Whitneys Broomster a brother to Broom spun won the concluding race at fiveeighths for twoyearolds over the straight course Alertly handled by Clarence ICtimmer the son of Broom I Continued on socoud page GLADIATOR REAL CHAMPION Continued from first page stick Spunglass held his horses safe for speed throughout and won by a length and half under mild urging Modo the favorite was second and New Orleans third thirdG G W Carroll trainer of the A B Spreckcls horses will send three or four twoyearolds to Hamilton on Monday in care of Edward Rcilly Mr Carroll finds that he has too many youngsters of about the same class to be campaigned in the string conveniently The Sprockets horses will leave New York in the same consignment with the horses being taken to Canada by J Marino C Buxton and Albert Sinlqiis In the band going to Hamilton in care of Mr Simons will be included the twoyearold New Orleans which will carry the colors of S A Cloptou in the Spring Brewery Stakes StakesExterminator Exterminator and a stable pony leave Monday for Latonia where the McGee gelding will fill two en ¬ gagements gagementsFour Four claims were entered for Star Realm after his winning effort W A Buck obtained the gelding for 2900 Six claims were lodged for Rep G A Marshall led him away for 3250 3250James James Johnson arrived from Montreal with the twoyearolds Misdeal and Jiminie B He sold Justina E and Lucky Lass to E B Summcrficld before leaving Canada CanadaCaptain Captain William Lourie a wealthy resident of Rio de Janeiro is an arrival to study racing in this country He may buy a few brood marcs before returning to his own land landThe The Cobiirn horses will be divided following the Belmont Park meeting G W Coinirn will remain here with half of the string and his brother J A will ship to Hamilton HamiltonJ J W McClelland bought from C K Moore the contract on Thomas Burns who is a son of the late Tommy Burns and a grandson of James Mc Laughlin both riders of renown iii days gone by byS S Louis bought Current Events from the Quincy Stable after the geldings performance in the fifth race today todayArthur Arthur Collins was fined 50 by the stewards for brutally beating Rep over Ue head with his whip

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