Tuesdays Aqueduct Racing: Naturalist Too Fast for His Opponents in Hamburg Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-06


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TUESDAYS AQUEDUCT RACING : Naturalist Too Fast for His Opponents in Hamburg Handicap. Black Rascals Victory in Wood-haven Stakes a Costly One Valor Takes the Banquet. NEW YOBK. N. Y., July 3. That good old Frenchman, Naturalist, freshened by some physic and a rest, showed a return to the speed which has made Mr. Wideners gelding so much of a racing favorite with New Yorkers. He came into action again in the opening race at Aqueduct this afternoon. It was the Hamburg High-weight Handicap at six and a half furlongs. Naturalist and the elder Kummer in artist in sprint races nowadays got along well together, and Bill McLaughlin, Dry Moon, et al, were playthings to him. Naturalist, off i.icely, went into the lead at once and won in a common canter by a couple of lengths. Dry Moon, which sought to contend with Naturalist, could not withstand Billy McLaughlins challenge at the end and was. third, beaten nearly his own length after running a good race. Naturalist wis suspected and not backed as he should have been. Faumis was pretty well oiled. There was no reason shown in the race why he should have been. Georgie expected to give Naturalist an argument was scratched. The western Derby winner. Crack o Dawn, ran out on the turn and was eased up. Naturalists race was fast and even, considering how little pressure was put upon ,h:m. He was ilW3ys In front when the fractions were taken and ran his first two quarters in 23 and 23. The Greentree Stables Black Toney Whisk Broom colt Black Rascal one of those uncouth Bradley names has been threatening to beat hotter ones than those opposed to him today for some time. He had won a good race at Belmont Park. too. Black" Rascal was backed into second speculative place to the Itancocas pair, Budana and Timbrel, to win Tuesdays Aqueduct feature, the Wood-haven Selling Stakes, at five-eighths from the chute, for two-year-olds. Black Bascal, beginning quickly as usual, smothered his company for early speed. Sande and Budana were after him always, but the energetic Master Penman kept Black Bascal going long enough to get to the deciding post a long neck to the good of Budana, with Dr. T. S. Dabney his own length away third. There was some interference coming out of the chute. The game, true running Budana suffered by it. Sandc claimed that Black Rascal had fouled him. Raneocas is out of luck nowadays. The stewards let the judicial placing stand. Dr. T. S. Dabney probably had more ill luck in the chute mixup than Budana. Bunnyol acted badly at the post. Such behavior is regular with him. Mrs. Payne Whitney saw her colt Black Bascal win. but had to pay ,005 to keep him in the" Greentree Stable establishment. Sam Louis raised the colts ,000 entered price to .,000. LANIUS TREATED WITH RESPECT. Andrew Jackson Joyner, a past master with bad legged horses, dropped George Wideners old English gelding Lanius into the mile condition race, which wound up Tuesdays action. Lanius was treated witli great respect by those who recalled his past. In his more or less sound days of 1919 Lanius had beaten Flags and Star Master in wiu-ning the Metropolitan Handicap. Joyner had been "foolin " witli Lanius racing members for months and decided to try them against Paddy Whack ami Anniversary. Lanius quality stifled the lawn. A few chance takers speculated on his legs merely. Frank Keogh rode the gelding to win in a canter almost. It wasnt a race in front. Paddy Whack and Anniversary ran one in the rear and Paddy Whack won that contest by an extremely busy half lengtli of himself. Old Syrdarya, which tumbled under the weight of his backing last Saturday, was among the same sort cross-country moderates in the short course steeplechase. Syrdarya won like an elderly jumping gentleman, going the route under restraint behind the speedy Toppy Nix a bold fencer and fast racer. A quarter of a mile from home and with two fences before him Syrdarya was sent to the front by Cheync none the worse for last Saturdays mishap and he won with plenty left from Toppy Nix. which tired in the home run, but man aged to keep going long enough to beat Crest Hill and the fast closing Lochiel II. Beck was up the course. Crest Hill and Beck were the coupled choices as the J. II. Lewis entry. The Hildreth luck changed for good, perhaps when old Valor raced witli five, moderates, among which were two ex-Hildrethites Begal Lodge ami Tom McTaggart for the eight and one-half furlongs Banquet Handicap. Seven of the field of twelve stayed at home. Valor won. He was a stout and natural favorite. Begal Lodge was thought to have a chance to beat him, but failed. Sande sent Valor to the front early and in front he stayed. The pace suited him and he won as he chose by nearly four lengths from Begal Lodge. William Tilighman of Oklahoma is an arrival witli a few horses. Tilighman is one of the real picturesque figures of Western country, having been a frontiersman for years. He has acted as scout, plainsman. United States marshal, state senator, peace officer and gunman on the side of justice, and in Oklahoma is known as the man who cleared the state of outlaws.

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