Audacious Dazzling Speed: Wins Carter Handicap in Fast and Track-Equaling Time, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-05


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AUDACIOUS DAZZLING SPEED r- Wins Carter Handicap in Fast and Track-Equaling Time. Popular Astoria Dinner Stakes to 1 My Reverie Big Coup with Sidereal. NEW YORK, X. Y., July 4. The Carter Handicap usually gives New York racing folks something to enjoy and talk about. Average Carter finishes have been keen and shiny. On the Carters roll of winners are many notable American sprinters. Its distance calls for nearly the limit of exuberant speed. Excessive and continuous speed can be carried no further than a mile except by phenomenal creatures. They come rarely. None are in present sight. The Carters distance is seven-eighths. Roamcr in 1914 set a smart Carter record 1:24. In 1918 Old Koenig, fast just then, cut it to. 1:23. The next year Naturalist, too young for moods, won the race in 1:23. That was the track record also. Among the Carters winners have been Beldame, Roseben, Jack Atkin and Old Rosebud, all excessively fast horses. Audacious won the Carter Handicap of last year. He won it again today on Aqueducts buoyant seven -eighths and equaled the record for the race and course. Audacious speed was dazzling throughout. He won as he chose and without opposition at the end, with a last quarter in better than 22 seconds, because that was the time of the quarter and Audacious was not in front when the taking of that time began. The race was marked only by speed throughout. The ease" of""its winning dulled the spectacle. One of the notable bits of the contest was the inability of the bronze Gladiator to get into it at any part of the journey. It was Major Cochrans fast Smoke Screen which set the pace. Kennedy took Smoke Screen into the lead at once and headed well into the stretch, the first quarter in 22if, seconds, a second in 23Vf. seconds tind the third in 23. This was three-quarters of a mile in 1:10 5and, two fractions of a second faster than Thunderers 1910 Aqueduct record for the distance, 1:11. Smoke Screens speed could be carried no further and Audacious and Clarnnce Kummer, always racing snugly in second place, came on when they chose, headed Smoke Screen and, racing smoothly and easily to the finish, Audacious was merely hand ridden to pass the winning post two lengths in front of the hard driven Sonnings Park under Sande, which caught Smoke Scre. n tiring and beat him by nearly four lengths. Itchind Sennings Park, and running fast also, was Idle Dell. Then came Gladiator, Thunderstorm and Pen Rose. Audacious was always the favorite and caught all kinds of backing. He is a most popular horse just now. Smoke Screens race was no surprise to his home folks. He was well supported. MY REVERIE A SPEEDY MISS. Speed is speed anywhere, in any season. There was a shifty filly racing at New Orleans last winter known as My Reverie. Perhaps her name was suggested by that of her dam she is by Ultimus Reflex and a neat looking bit of goods she was. My Keveiie came North to avoid the heat and for her health and was among a fair lot of two-year-old fillies in the Astoria Dinner Stakes, at five-eighths from the chute and worth ,275. Naturally My Iteverie was at long odds, though backed heavily by her own. She was meeting the Kan-cocas filly Hose Brigade, the Ascot folks Lucky Button, the Whitney Penitent, Glendenning Ryans Slientndo and other lesser lights. All these had been tried. All but Penitent had won. She had piomised much behind Budana. But, as written above, speed is speed universally and New Orleans speed, repeated in New York, won here, as it had won in the South. Kummer, the elder, was on My Reveries back, took her away fiom the post fast and got her to the front early and drove her hard all the way to win by a length from Rose Brigade, she nearly clear of Lucky Button, which had far less than good fortune, or a clear course iu the running. Penitent, the favorite, was fourth and didnt have clear sailing herself. All this does not file any edge off My Reveries merit. She ran fast and gamely. The pace, was sharp throughout and the Ultimus filly is far above the average. KNOBBIES IROQUOIS HANDICAP. There was little or nothing to the Iroquois Handicap, for three-year-olds, but a glimpse of the quality of the Rancocas Stables Knobbie in racing a winning and rated mile in front and in 1:37. The carded contenders. Billy McLaughlin and Dry Moon, were declared out and Knobbie, a top-heavy choice. Fator was up and had one of the rides he enjoys in front and without menace. Ho took Knobbie away fast and the Wrack colt won in a gallop by a couple of lengths from the improving Copper Demon, which was a busy second before Sedgefield and Rilly Barton, which ran better than he has done of late. The latter happening was full of finance and came out of the sixth race, in which the Max Hirsnh-Kedstone Stable ally had an illy-named but handsome non-wiuning colt named Sidereal, lie is a chestnut, by Star Shoot Old Squaw, and had run three melancholy races in good company and at long odds. Sidereal was in with twelve other maiden two-year-olds of recent and respectable performance at five-eighths from the chute. There was much opinion about the proiablo winner, lltimo, Northcliff. Slievcconard and May Hampton were all well supported. But there was a colossal plunge on the Hirsch colt and, by persistent backing. Sidereals odds were driven from 30 to 1 to 5 to 1, with few closing takers at the latter figure. Sidereal won and the lawn was well d-cssed. The colt ran in blinkers and had "W. Kelsay as his rider. Sidereal was away well, followed tJie pace judgniatienlly ridden of Ultimo, Northcliff, Brainstorm and Yankee Star, came? int-i the lead at. the beginning of the finishing furlong of the nice and ridden out, won by more than -i length from Ultimo, he clear of Northcliff. The winner ran as the beet ami had evidently been iiirefully prepared. .1 Uyrr clairacd Squaw Man tir.vs. L. W. Price lor ,b2p after the gelding tvm tie opening race.

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